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.

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results

  • 1st: #6 Yes Baby Yes
  • 2nd: #2 Ecumenical
  • 3rd: #3 Miss Inbetween



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 2020 ran on Saturday October 24, 2020 and was won in runaway fashion by Yes Baby Yes.

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
Date: Saturday October 24, 2020
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results

  • 1st: #6 Yes Baby Yes
  • 2nd: #2 Ecumenical
  • 3rd: #3 Miss Inbetween

Yes Baby Yes ($13) was ultra-impressive relishing the cut out of the ground to secure an all-the-way victory in the 2020 MV Fillies Classic results to defeat the favourite Ecumenical ($2.05F) by nearly four lengths.

Click here to read more on the runaway win by Yes Baby Yes in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2020 results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 5 57kg $13
2 2 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable John Allen 3.75L 9 57kg $2.05F
3 3 MISS INBETWEENSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Michael Mehegan William Pike 5.75L 4 57kg $21
4 10 LA MARSA Michelle Payne Ms Michelle Payne 6.5L 8 57kg $26
5 9 MISS MADECSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Ben Brisbourne Lewis German (a) 7.5L 6 57kg $51
6 8 MUSSENPHERE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 7.7L 7 57kg $19
7 5 QUEEN OF ROCKS Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Kerrin McEvoy 11.7L 2 57kg $31
8 1 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Damian Lane 13.95L 3 57kg $3.60
9 4 INCREDULOUS DREAM Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 15.95L 1 57kg $7.50
7 MISS CONDUCTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Betting Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2020 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.

2020 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.

Ten fillies make-up the 2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic final field including the surprising favourite Ecumenical coming off a lead-up fourth at big odds in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2110×28516 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Damian Lane 3 57kg 88
2 15115×864 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable John Allen 10 57kg 75
3 2374×2212 MISS INBETWEENSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Michael Mehegan William Pike 4 57kg 64
4 16×571 INCREDULOUS DREAM Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 1 57kg 68
5 3x375x2138 QUEEN OF ROCKS Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Kerrin McEvoy 2 57kg 62
6 48145462 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 5 57kg 66
7 3×515 MISS CONDUCTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 7 57kg 62
8 6×51 MUSSENPHERE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 8 57kg 62
9 L15 MISS MADECSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Ben Brisbourne Lewis German (a) 6 57kg 63
10 4×34 LA MARSA Michelle Payne Ms Michelle Payne 9 57kg 58

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Nominations

Nominations on the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic in 2020 are taken the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Fourteen fillies make-up the 2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic nominations including unlikely final acceptor Odeum coming off a Group 1 Thousand Guineas win at Caulfield.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1511 ODEUMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 1 57kg 103
2 2110×28516 THERMOSPHERE F 3 James Cummings 2 57kg 88
3 15115×864 ECUMENICAL F 3 Mick Huxtable 3 57kg 75
4 16×571 INCREDULOUS DREAM F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 57kg 68
5 2374×2212 MISS INBETWEENSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Michael Mehegan 5 57kg 64
6 3x375x2138 QUEEN OF ROCKS F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 6 57kg 62
7 48145462 YES BABY YES F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 7 57kg 66
8 3×515 MISS CONDUCTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 8 57kg 62
9 1033 TYCHE GODDESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 9 57kg 62
10 6×51 MUSSENPHERE F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 10 57kg 62
11 L15 MISS MADECSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Ben Brisbourne 11 57kg 63
12 4×34 LA MARSA F 3 Michelle Payne 12 57kg 58
13 72 ELECTRIC BELLE (NZ) F 3 Alexander Rae 13 57kg 59
14 6 ELOPEDSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew De Kock 14 57kg 59

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
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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