Moonee Valley Fillies Classic

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is a Group 2 mile event for fillies held towards the end of October on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.

2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results

  • 1st: #8 Mokulua
  • 2nd: #5 Whatafox
  • 3rd: #7 Maracana



The Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is a 1600m middle-distance event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day in late October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Open only to three-year-old fillies, the set weights showdown is worth $300,000 in total prize money and makes a nice lead-up to the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) the following weekend at Flemington on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The headline race at the meeting is the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), while the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is one of the other Group races on the card making for an ace day for the punters.

Many fillies in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field come via a run in either the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) held at Flemington three weeks before or the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield two weeks before Cox Plate Day.

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2021 ran on Saturday October 23, 2021 and was won in style by Mokulua ($12) who was impressive late. 

2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
Date: Saturday October 23, 2021
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results

  • 1st: #8 Mokulua ($12)
  • 2nd: #5 Whatafox
  • 3rd: #7 Maracana

The Clarry Conners-trained Mokulua ($12) improved on some recent poor lead-up runs to score a big 2.75 length victory in the 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic results after breaking away from the pack late.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 MOKULUA Clarry Conners James McDonald 3 57kg $12
2 5 WHATAFOX Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2.75L 2 57kg $8
3 7 MARACANA (NZ) Danny O’Brien Brett Prebble 3.05L 11 57kg $3.90
4 2 HERESY James Cummings Damien Oliver 3.55L 5 57kg $3.30F
5 12 NATIVE GIRL (NZ) Charlotte Littlefield Ms Linda Meech 4.05L 6 57kg $13
6 10 TESTA ROCK Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 4.15L 4 57kg $31
7 3 FORTUNATE KISS Daniel Bowman Daniel Moor 5.4L 10 57kg $6
8 4 STERN IMPULSE Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 5.5L 7 57kg $26
9 6 I LIKE BIG PUTTS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 7.25L 9 57kg $31
10 9 THE AMAZONIAN Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Newitt 7.45L 1 57kg $51
11 11 BRING ME FLOWERS Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Patrick Moloney 9.2L 8 57kg $31
1 VIANELLO James Cummings Damian Lane 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Betting Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2021 betting odds will be listed below once markets open at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in the best odds on your Moonee Valley Fillies Classic betting tips.

2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field

Each spring the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old fillies coming off lead-up races such as the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) the Saturday before on Caulfield Cup Day or Flemington’s Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at the start of the month.

The best fillies out of the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field may back-up against the older mares in the following weekend’s Group 1 Empire Rose Classic (1600m), a race the 2016 MV Fillies Classic third placegetter I Am A Star won next start.

A quality line-up of fillies face off in Saturday’s 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field led in betting by Heresy and Fortunate Kiss who ran 12th and fifth respectively last start in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m).

  • Scratched: #1 Vianello (5)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 320×443431 VIANELLO James Cummings Damian Lane 5 57kg 72
2 21×2320 HERESY James Cummings Damien Oliver 6 57kg 81
3 3×1255 FORTUNATE KISS Daniel Bowman Daniel Moor 11 57kg 68
4 3132 STERN IMPULSE Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 8 57kg 65
5 422×2 WHATAFOX Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2 57kg 64
6 3x72x214 I LIKE BIG PUTTS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 10 57kg 61
7 11 MARACANA (NZ) Danny O’Brien Brett Prebble 12 57kg 67
8 2×32779 MOKULUA Clarry Conners James McDonald 3 57kg 60
9 7×231 THE AMAZONIAN Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Newitt 1 57kg 61
10 21482 TESTA ROCK Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 4 57kg 61
11 6×541 BRING ME FLOWERS Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Patrick Moloney 9 57kg 62
12 23 NATIVE GIRL (NZ) Charlotte Littlefield Ms Linda Meech 7 57kg 60

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Nominations

Nominations on the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic in 2021 are taken the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 724×312 AUDREY GIRL F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
2 6×541 BRING ME FLOWERS F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
3 55×755 DE LA FAYETTE F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
4 3×1255 FORTUNATE KISS F 3 Daniel Bowman 68
5 21×2320 HERESY F 3 James Cummings 81
6 3x72x214 I LIKE BIG PUTTS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
7 11 MARACANA (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
8 2×32779 MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 60
9 23 NATIVE GIRL (NZ) F 3 Charlotte Littlefield
10 3132 STERN IMPULSE F 3 Shane Nichols 65
11 21482 TESTA ROCK F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
12 7×231 THE AMAZONIAN F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
13 422×2 WHATAFOX F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 64

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic History

Also known as the Woodstock Mile, Woodstock Classic, Hollylodge Classic, and the Moonee Valley Oaks, the race is now regarded by many as the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic. The first race in 1998 resulted in a dead heat between the two winners; Kensington Palace and Champagne. The race date was shifted from March to October in 2012, resulting in two editions for that year.

Originally a Listed race in 1998, the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic quickly became a Group 3 event in 1999 until 2000 and then changed to Group 2 status in 2001. Up until 2004, the race was a stayer’s event over a 2040 distance. It was then reduced to a mile in 2005 and then to 1500m in 2006. In 2010 the Moonee Valley Oaks race distance was changed to 1600m.

In 2019 the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic resulted in a dead-heat between Fascino and La Falaise.

Notable Moonee Valley Fillies Classic winners include Sunline (1999), Lights Of Heaven (2011), My Poppette (2015) and Mystic Journey (2018) who went on to win the Australian Guineas – All-Star Mile double in the autumn. The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic results since 2000 are detailed below.

Recent Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Mokulua 1 minute 38.99 seconds
2nd Whatafox
3rd Maracana
2020
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Yes Baby Yes 1 minute 39.15 seconds
2nd Ecumenical
3rd Miss Inbetween
2019
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st La Falaise 1 minute 37.21 seconds
1st Fascino
3rd Nudge
2018
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Mystic Journey 1 minute 35.40 seconds
2nd Fundamentalist
3rd El Dorado Dreaming
2017
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Banish 1 minute 36.56 seconds
2nd I’ll Have A Bit
3rd Touch Of Mink
2016
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Nurse Kitchen 1 minute 40.03 seconds
2nd Sezanne
3rd I Am A Star
2015
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st My Poppette 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Bengal Cat
3rd Thames Court
2014
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Lumosty 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Tahni Dancer
3rd Berimbau
2013
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Gypsy Diamond 1 minute 38.76 seconds
2nd Gregers
3rd Lady Tatra
2012 (2)
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Kazanluck 1 minute 38.4 seconds
2nd Stella Lante
3rd Moreau
2012
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Empress Rock 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Total Attraction
3rd Our Miss Jones
2011
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Lights Of Heaven 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Always Discreet
3rd Absolutely
2010
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st My Emotion 1 minute 36.46 seconds
2nd Speedy Natalie
3rd Aloha
2009
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Romneya 1 minute 30.6 seconds
2nd Lamarr
3rd Turquia
2008
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Absolut Glam 1 minute 30.3 seconds
2nd Miss Marielle
3rd Arapaho Miss
2007
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Anamato 1 minute 31 seconds
2nd Deloraine
3rd De Lago Mist
2006
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Pure Harmony 1 minute 30.8 seconds
2nd Pinezero
3rd Pasikatera
2005
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Dizelle 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd Hollow Bullet
3rd Truly Wicked
2004
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Special Harmony 2 minutes 7.2 seconds
2nd Demerger
3rd Sunnah
2003
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Ribe 2 minutes 9.9 seconds
2nd Lashed
3rd Thurman
2002
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Elegant Fashion 2 minute 7.8 seconds
2nd Damaschino
3rd Gold Lottery
2001
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Dandify 2 minutes 10.5 seconds
2nd Tanith
3rd Lovelorn
2000
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st Hill Of Grace 2 minutes 6.7 seconds
2nd Grand Echezeaux
3rd Shizu

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