Guy Walter Stakes

The Guy Walter Stakes is a Group 2 race run on Verry Elleegant Stakes Day (formerly Chipping Norton Stakes Day) during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival for mares only.

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Hell Hath No Fury
  • 2nd: #2 Hinged
  • 3rd: #5 More Secrets



The Guy Walter Stakes is a Group 2 middle distance sprint for mares aged four-years-old and above run on Chipping Norton Stakes Day – now Verry Elleegant Stakes Day – at Randwick Racecourse in late February or early March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Formerly a Group 3 event, in 2017 the 1400m set weights plus penalties clash is upgraded to Group 2 status and offers $300,000 in prize money as of 2024. The Wiggle Stakes was renamed as the Guy Walter Stakes from 2015 in honour of late trainer Guy Walter who prepared 36 Group 1 winners over his career.

The meeting’s marquee races are the Group 1 Verry Elleegant Stakes (formerly the Chipping Norton Stakes) run over the mile under weight-for-age conditions, along with the recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) for three-year-old fillies. Other features on the program include the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (Fillies) and Group 2 Skyline Stakes (Colts & Geldings) for Golden Slipper Stakes-bound two-year-olds.

Mares may come into the Guy Walter Stakes field via a number of earlier autumn lead-ups including the Group 3 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne a fortnight earlier or either the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) or Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) on the same day at Royal Randwick in Sydney. Alassio (2019) was the last mare to complete the Triscay Stakes – Guy Walter Stakes double.

Possible races Guy Walter Stakes graduates may continue on to include the Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) held over the mile at Randwick a week later or tougher races such as the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill in two weeks. Krone (2021) was the last mare to complete the Guy Walter Stakes – Coolmore Classic double.

Other recent Coolmore Classic winners to come off a run in the Guy Walter Stakes include Dixie Blossoms (2nd in 2019) and Peeping (3rd in 2016).

Looking further ahead of the Autumn Racing calendar events like the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Tancred Stakes Day Day and Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) during April’s ‘The Championships’ shape up as nice targets for the mares out of the Guy Walter Stakes.

The form out of the 2021 Guy Walter Stakes results were franked that spring with the third place-getter Icebath winning the inaugural edition of the $2 million The Invitation race.

The Guy Walter Stakes 2022 form was franked with the winner Forbidden Love backing-up to win the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) – Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) double at her next two starts before a fourth in that year’s Doncaster Mile results.

The 2022 Guy Walter runner-up Promise Of Success meanwhile went on to win that year’s The Invitation.

The Guy Walter Stakes form from 2023 was franked with the winner Hope In Your Heart running fourth in the Coolmore Classic and Doncaster Mile at her next two starts before finishing second in that autumn’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes results.

The 2024 Guy Walter Stakes ran on Saturday March 2nd, 2024 as a key Coolmore Classic lead-up race in Sydney and was won in a narrow upset by the in-form Annabel Neasham-trained Hell Hath No Fury ($9.50). 

Guy Walter Stakes 2024
Date: Saturday March 2nd, 2024
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties / 4YO&Up Mares
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Results

Check out the full Guy Walter Stakes 2024 Results and Finishing Order below once the race is run on Verry Elleegant Stakes Day this autumn in the lead-up to the Coolmore Classic.

  • 1st: #8 Hell Hath No Fury ($9.50)
  • 2nd: #2 Hinged
  • 3rd: #5 More Secrets

The progressive Annabel Neasham-trained Hellbent four-year-old Hell Hath No Fury ($9.50) was excellent up notably in grade holding on in an exciting finish to deny the favourite Hinged victory in the 2024 Guy Walter Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 HELL HATH NO FURY Annabel Neasham Jason Collett 2 54kg $9.50
2 2 HINGED Chris Waller James McDonald 0.02L 5 58kg $2.80F
3 5 MORE SECRETS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Zac Lloyd (a) 1.71L 7 54kg $7
4 7 MISS FABERGE John Sargent Dylan Gibbons (a) 2.48L 1 54kg $21
5 4 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Tom Marquand 2.99L 8 54kg (cd 55kg) $16
6 6 AUSBRED FLIRT Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 3.66L 3 54kg $3.40
7 9 MISS COUVER Anthony Cummings Chad Schofield 4.48L 4 54kg (cd 55kg) $26
8 1 DUAIS Edward Cummings Nash Rawiller 5.06L 6 59kg $7
3 OLENTIA Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Betting Odds

The autumn’s Guy Walter Stakes 2024 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

Dixie Blossoms (2018) in her successful title defence was the last favourite in Guy Walter Stakes betting to win.

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2024 Guy Walter Stakes Form Guide

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2024 Guy Walter Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Guy Walter Stakes 2024 Tips on the Randwick Group 2 this autumn.

  • To Win: #1 Duais ($5.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Edward Cummings’ mare Duais offers a touch of value in the Guy Walter. Though resuming from a break, her class is undeniable. Nash Rawiller returns to the saddle for the talented six-year-old who seeks her first win since the 2022 Tancred Stakes. While Duais hasn’t secured a victory recently, she remained competitive in top races last season, including a fourth-place finish in the Cox Plate and a second in the Champions Stakes. This Sydney Group 2 race could be the perfect stage for her return to the winners’ circle.

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Field

Each autumn the Guy Walter Stakes field attracts a class line-up of mares eyeing runs in tougher races over the coming weeks, and is released on the Wednesday before Verry Elleegant Stakes Day.

The official 2024 Guy Walter Stakes field and barriers are set for release by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The Guy Walter Stakes 2024 final field features nine runners including three-time Group 1 winning mare Duais kicking off her autumn and the resuming Chris Waller-trained Hinged to be ridden by James McDonald.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 43x793342x DUAIS Edward Cummings Nash Rawiller 7 59kg 112
2 844x40786x HINGED Chris Waller James McDonald 6 58kg 104
3 11x15800x2 OLENTIA Chris Waller Tommy Berry 3 55kg 96
4 23417420×0 BARBIE’S FOX Ben, Will & JD Hayes Tom Marquand 9 54kg 55kg 101
5 3x353x530x MORE SECRETS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Zac Lloyd (a) 8 54kg 97
6 x614x1250x AUSBRED FLIRT Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 4 54kg 92
7 220×152114 MISS FABERGE John Sargent Dylan Gibbons (a) 1 54kg 80
8 6685×42113 HELL HATH NO FURY Annabel Neasham Jason Collett 2 54kg 72
9 17203x MISS COUVER Anthony Cummings Chad Schofield 5 54kg 55kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Guy Walter Stakes in 2024 are taken the Monday ahead of the Group 2 showdown and will be listed below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x614x1250x AUSBRED FLIRT M 5 Brad Widdup 92
2 23417420×0 BARBIE’S FOX M 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 101
3 43x793342x DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings 112
4 844x40786x HINGED M 5 Chris Waller 104
5 458×656371 ITA M 6 Bjorn Baker 82
6 17203x MISS COUVER M 4 Anthony Cummings 60
7 220×152114 MISS FABERGE M 4 John Sargent 80
8 3x353x530x MORE SECRETS M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 97
9 11x15800x2 OLENTIA M 4 Chris Waller 96

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Guy Walter Stakes History

The Guy Walter Stakes was run as the Wiggle Stakes up until 2015 when it was renamed in honour of the late horseman Guy Walter. The race has also been run as the Wiggle Quality Handicap (1996-99 & 2005-2011) as well as the Wiggle Fillies and Mares Quality Handicap (2000-04). It began as a Listed race (1996-2013) before gaining Group 3 status in 2014. From 2017 onwards the Guy Walter Stakes will hold Group 2 status.

Prior to 2005 it was also open to three-year-old fillies, but is now restricted only to mares aged four-years-old or over. It has run under its current set weights plus penalties conditions since 2012.

Notable recent Guy Walter Stakes / Wiggle Stakes winners include Hot Danish (2008 & 2009), Steps In Time (2012 & 2013), Catkins (2014), Solicit (2016), and Dixie Blossoms (2017 & 2018). Dual champion Dixie Blossoms also ran second to Alassio when attempting a hat-trick in 2019 before winning the Group 1 Coolmore Classic next race.

Recent Guy Walter Stakes Winners

See below for a list of Wiggle Stakes winners (up until 2015) and Guy Walter Stakes winners (from 2015).

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Hell Hath No Fury 1 minute 23.25 seconds
2nd Hinged
3rd More Secretes
2023
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Hope In Your Heart 1 minute 22.56 seconds
2nd Larkspur Run
3rd Mustang Valley
2022
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Forbidden Love 1 minute 25.49 seconds
2nd Promise Of Success
3rd Vangelic
2021
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Krone 1 minute 22.76 seconds
2nd Tricky Gal
3rd Icebath
2020
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Dawn Dawn 1 minute 20.83 seconds
2nd Sweet Deal
3rd Pohutukawa
2019
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Alassio 1 minute 22.27 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Manicure
2018
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Dixie Blossoms 1 minute 22.66 seconds
2nd Raiment
3rd Francaletta
2017
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Dixie Blossoms 1 minute 26.58 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Flippant
2016
Guy Walter Stakes
1st Solicit 1 minute 20.3 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Peeping
2015
Guy Walkter Stakes
1st Danesiri 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Cosmic Endeavour
3rd Mahara
2014
Wiggle Stakes
1st Catkins 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Sharnee Rose
3rd Dear Demi
2013
Wiggle Stakes
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 21.6 seconds
2nd Streama
3rd Pear Tart
2012
Wiggle Stakes
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Foxtar
3rd Lady’s Angel
2011
Wiggle Stakes
1st Jersey Lily 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Graceful Anna
3rd Turnstiles
2010
Wiggle Stakes
1st Dane Julia 1 minute 23.79 seconds
2nd Bejewelled
3rd Messenger
2009
Wiggle Stakes
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 21.40 seconds
2nd Absolutelyfabulous
3rd Mary’s Grace
2008
Wiggle Stakes
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 23.63 seconds
2nd Like Me Wild
3rd Hairy
2007
Wiggle Stakes
1st Doubting 1 minute 22.61 seconds
2nd Grey Stream
3rd Shirl Pegasus
2006
Wiggle Stakes
1st Bhandara 1 minute 23.08 seconds
2nd Prisoner Of Love
3rd Pekalan
2005
Wiggle Stakes
1st Danni Martine 1 minute 23.78 seconds
2nd Golden Weekend
3rd Hec Of A Party
2004
Wiggle Stakes
1st Gold Lottey 1 minute 24.45 seconds
2nd Hennessy Waltz
3rd Lucida
2003
Wiggle Stakes
1st Forum Floozie 1 minute 22.89 seconds
2nd Size Her Up
3rd Brecon Rose
2002
Wiggle Stakes
1st Youhadyourwarning 1 minute 23.03 seconds
2nd Veloce
3rd Card Queen
2001
Wiggle Stakes
1st Corelli 1 minute 26.89 seconds
2nd Say Good Morning
3rd Sorrento
2000
Wiggle Stakes
1st Stella Maree 1 minute 28.59 seconds
2nd Mary Machree
3rd Little Pattie

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