Robert Sangster Stakes

The Robert Sangster Stakes is a Group 1 race for fillies and mares held at Morphettville in South Australia in early May.

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Snapdancer
  • 2nd: #6 Away Game
  • 3rd: #1 September Run



The Robert Sangster Stakes is one of only four Group 1 races held in South Australia at Morphettville Racecourse as part of the esteemed Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

Conducted by the South Australia Jockey Club (SAJC) the other Group 1 races run are the Australasian Oaks (2000m) now held a week prior to the Robert Sangster Stakes, The Goodwood (1200m) and the South Australian Derby (2500m).

The Robert Sangster Stakes is the elite fillies and mares event of the carnival and is run under weight-for-age conditions. Raced over a sprint distance of 1200m the event is now worth just over $500,000 in total prize money. In 2020 the event was worth a reduced $400,000 due to COVID-19.

The contending females may have just contested the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) previous month at the Morphettville track, so keep an eye on the dominant fillies and mares in this other weight-for-age event. Driefontein (2014) was the last mare to do the RN Irwin Stakes – Robert Sangster Stakes double.

As the premier fillies and mares’ race in Adelaide, the event attracts all the best local gallopers and quite often an impressive interstate female will make the trip and claim victory in the Robert Sangster.

The most famous Robert Sangster Stakes winner was the world’s highest-rated mare Black Caviar who took out the 2012 edition in her Adelaide debut.

In 2021 the Robert Sangster Stakes form was franked with the winner Instant Celebrity going on to run second next-up in that year’s The Goodwood results. Platelet (2013) and Black Caviar (2012) both completed the Robert Sangster Stakes – The Goodwood double.

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2022 ran on Saturday May 7, 2022 as the second Group 1 event of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival and was won in an upset by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Snapdancer ($17). 

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes
Date: Saturday May 7, 2022
Track: Morphettville Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $502,250
Inaugurated: 1983

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Snapdancer ($17)
  • 2nd: #6 Away Game
  • 3rd: #1 September Run

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Snapdancer ($17) atoned for her last-start flop in Flemington’s Newmarket Handicap enjoying a stellar return to winning form with a one and a half-length upset over her stablemate Away Game ($7.50) in the 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes results in Adelaide.

Click here to read more on the upset win by Snapdancer in the Robert Sangster Stakes 2022.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 SNAPDANCER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ethan Brown 15 56.5kg $17
2 6 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 1.5L 1 56.5kg $7.50
3 1 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 2.8L 5 56.5kg $5F
4 11 ANOTHER AWARD Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ms Jessica Eaton 2.9L 2 56.5kg $31
5 2 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3.2L 3 56.5kg $9
6 5 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Ms Jamie Kah 3.7L 10 56.5kg $5.50
7 13 ARGENTIA Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 6.2L 13 55kg $8
8 9 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 6.3L 6 56.5kg $31
9 3 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Daniel Moor 7L 12 56.5kg $17
10 8 ALL BANTER Richard & Chantelle Jolly Jake Toeroek 7.4L 9 56.5kg $19
11 16 CHAMPAGNE DREAMS Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Paul Gatt 9.4L 4 55kg $31
12 14 HERESY James Cummings Damien Oliver 10.2L 8 55kg $13
13 4 BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Ms Kayla Crowther 10.4L 7 56.5kg $21
14 12 GAZE GRISE David Jolly Lachlan Neindorf (a) 14.1L 14 56.5kg $151
15 10 SO YOU ASSUME Shane Nichols Joe Bowditch 15.9L 11 56.5kg $151
15 GIMMIE PAR Peter G Moody Barend Vorster 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Robert Sangster Stakes 2022 odds including futures all-in betting on the Adelaide Group 1 autumn race will be available below as soon as markets are out at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Mares traditionally dominate Robert Sangster Stakes betting as since since Rostova in 2010 only two fillies have won: Shoals (2018) and Instant Celebrity (2021).

There were huge $41 Robert Sangster Stakes odds on offer for the upset 2020 champion Bella Vella and more value to be had again in 2022 with Snapdancer winning at $17.

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Field

The Robert Sangster Stakes field attracts strong locally-trained mares as well as interstate raiders that are starting to dominate the event. South Australian Racing announce the field the Tuesday of race week. The race also offers a SABOIS Breeders Super Bonus for qualified horses.

The official 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Tuesday May 3, 2022 and will be published in full below as soon as announced.

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2022 final field features a quality line-up of fillies and mares including recent Group 1 William Reid Stakes winner September Run for Chris Waller, Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Bella Nipotina coming off a Group 2 Sapphire Stakes win and her former top-line stablemate Away Game.

  • Scratched: #15 Gimmie Par (14)

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Robert Sangster Stakes 2022 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 8x37664x31 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 5 56.5kg 112
2 121323×581 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3 56.5kg 108
3 412x3677x2 INSTANT CELEBRITY Phillip Stokes Daniel Moor 12 56.5kg 107
4 x139x030x1 BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Ms Kayla Crowther 7 56.5kg 106
5 10x054x262 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Ms Jamie Kah 10 56.5kg 105
6 12286×2327 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 1 56.5kg 104
7 11339×2110 SNAPDANCER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ethan Brown 16 56.5kg 103
8 5x263x1611 ALL BANTER Richard & Chantelle Jolly Jake Toeroek 9 56.5kg 101
9 8x10x177x6 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 6 56.5kg 100
10 x93121119x SO YOU ASSUME Shane Nichols Joe Bowditch 11 56.5kg 96
11 41184×2711 ANOTHER AWARD Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ms Jessica Eaton 2 56.5kg 83
12 56210×6121 GAZE GRISE David Jolly Lachlan Neindorf (a) 15 56.5kg 79
13 1x8x122 ARGENTIA Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 13 55kg 94
14 23204×5415 HERESY James Cummings Damien Oliver 8 55kg 88
15 2x1x14x303 GIMMIE PAR Peter G Moody Barend Vorster 14 55kg 82
16 9x48x11321 CHAMPAGNE DREAMS Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Paul Gatt 4 55kg 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Robert Sangster Nominations

The Robert Sangster Stakes nominations for the race close the week prior and attract a better class of mares each season attracted to the big prize money on offer as an end-of-autumn run or as a nice lead-up into the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations closed April 26, 2022 and attracted 29 early entries led in all-in betting by the likes of the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game and Chris Waller’s dual Group 1 winner September Run.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5x263x1611 ALL BANTER M 4 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 101
2 41184×2711 ANOTHER AWARD M 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 83
3 1x8x122 ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 94
4 12286×2327 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 104
5 0x8849567x BAM’S ON FIRE M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 91
6 121323×581 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 108
7 x139x030x1 BELLA VELLA M 7 Will Clarken 106
8 10x054x262 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 105
9 8x10x177x6 CHAILLOT M 5 Archie Alexander 100
10 5317228×32 CHASSIS M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86
11 39x726134x DIAMONDS M 4 Chris Bieg 76
12 3833119×04 DIRTY THOUGHTS M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 96
13 4x3516x07x FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 92
14 156210×612 GAZE GRISE M 4 David Jolly 75
15 2x1x14x303 GIMMIE PAR F 3 Peter G Moody 82
16 23204×5415 HERESY F 3 James Cummings 88
17 412x3677x2 INSTANT CELEBRITY M 4 Phillip Stokes 107
18 1x418x9380 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 92
19 1x11x14 JUMP THE BROOM M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 80
20 133×127 LEMPICKA F 3 Ken & Kasey Keys 68
21 12x3139x55 MISS ALBANIA M 5 Paul Koumis 81
22 8x37664x31 SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller 112
23 11x5143x53 SERADESS F 3 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 79
24 11339×2110 SNAPDANCER M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
25 11x17x50 SNEAKY FIVE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 91
26 x93121119x SO YOU ASSUME M 4 Shane Nichols 96
27 8x8052x455 SWATS THAT M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 105
28 x0420x7164 WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 101
29 x169x555x7 WRITTEN BEAUTY M 4 Chris Waller 93

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Robert Sangster Stakes History

The Robert Sangster is one of the younger Australian thoroughbred races, first run in 1983 when Ranee’s Palace claimed victory. The race distance has remained the same from the inaugural race, but the status and race name have seen a number of changes. It began as a special race but became a listed race the next year in 1934. Two years later it gained Group 3 status until 2004 when it was installed as a Group 2 event. The following year in 2005 it became a prestigious Group 1 event. Originally registered and known as the Swettenham Stud Stakes, the race was renamed when it received Group 1 status as the Robert Sangster Stakes in honour of the legendary owner and breeder Robert Sangster who passed away the year before in 2004.

The Robert Sangster Stakes record was set by Dantelah in 1999 with a time of 1:07.9.

Robert Sangster Stakes Recent Winners

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2022
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Snapdancer 1 minute 10.14 seconds
2nd Away Game
3rd September Run
2021
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Instant Celebrity 1 minute 9.62 seconds
2nd Subpoenaed
3rd Rubisaki
2020
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Bella Vella 1 minute 11.07 seconds
2nd Lyre
3rd Bam’s On Fire
2019
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Spright 1 minute 9.28 seconds
2nd Cool Passion
3rd Bella Martini
2018
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Shoals 1 minute 9.19 seconds
2nd Secret Agenda
3rd Mica Lil
2017
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Secret Agenda 1 minute 09.15 seconds
2nd Viddora
3rd I Am A Star
2016
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Precious Gem 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Sheidel
3rd I Love It
2015
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Miracles Of Life 1 minutes 09.7 seconds
2nd Gregers
3rd I Love It
2014
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Driefontein 1 minutes 09.2 seconds
2nd Platelet
3rd Gregers
2013
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Platelet 1 minutes 11.0 seconds
2nd Angelic Light
3rd Yosei
2012
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Black Caviar 1 minutes 10.6 seconds
2nd Sistine Angel
3rd Power Princess
2011
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Response 1 minutes 09.0 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Miss Octopussy
2010
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Rostova 1 minute 9.42 seconds
2nd Velocitea
3rd Sister Madly
2009
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Bel Mer 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Hidden Energy
3rd Impressive Eagle
2008
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Juste Momente 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Zipanese
3rd Serious Speed
2007
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Universal Queen 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Media
3rd Flying Object
2006
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Ellicorsam 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Social Glow
3rd Truly Wicked
2005
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Alinghi 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Glamour Puss
3rd Solar Antiquity
2004
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st French Bid 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd Fly For Me
3rd Social Glow
2003
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Our Egyptian Raine 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Brief Embrace
3rd Dama De Noche
2002
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Suzy Grey 1 minute 13.2 seconds
2nd Regal Kiss
3rd Lady Belvedere
2001
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Umaline 1 minute 8.1 seconds
2nd Fayrouz
3rd Crixia
2000
Robert Sangster Stakes
1st Rain Dance Lady 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Tapalinga
3rd Daninkling

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