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.

2017 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results

  • 1st: #2 Banish
  • 2nd: #1 I'll Have A Bit
  • 3rd: #8 Touch Of Mink



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 $200,000 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 six 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 2017 ran on Saturday October 28, 2017 .

2017 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
Date: Saturday October 28, 2017
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results

  • 1st: #2 Banish
  • 2nd: #1 I’ll Have A Bit
  • 3rd: #8 Touch Of Mink

Check out the full Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won impressively by Banish for the Godolphin stable who beat home I’ll Have A Bit and Touch Of Mink.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 BANISH James Cummings Craig Williams 10 57kg $7.50
2 1 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Jamie Mott 0.75L 4 57kg $8.50
3 8 TOUCH OF MINK Matthew Smith Blake Shinn 1.5L 5 57kg $10
4 3 GLAM GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Damien Oliver 3.5L 8 57kg $9
5 5 SPEEDWAY James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 4.25L 1 57kg $5.50
6 10 SHEEZDASHING Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Katelyn Mallyon 4.75L 3 57kg $15
7 11 A MA SHAY Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 6.75L 6 57kg $101
8 6 PAGEANTRY Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 11.75L 2 57kg $6.50
9 7 NOTHIN’ ON ME (NZ) Aaron Purcell Patrick Moloney 13L 9 57kg $17
10 4 MINTHA Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 20L 7 57kg $4.80F
9 ROYAL DISGUISE Mick Price Beau Mertens (a) 0

2017 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Tips

  • 1st: #2 Banish
  • 2nd: #3 Glam Guru
  • 3rd: #8 Touch Of Mink

BANISH ($5.50) is drawn wide (11 of 11) but remains value coming off the BM70 win against the older mares over 1400m at Cranbourne a fortnight ago. She wasn’t disgraced at this track finishing mid-field sixth under two lengths off the winner Shoals in the Listed Atlantic Jewel earlier and looks like she’ll run out a mile with Craig Williams retaining the ride. Also finished ahead of subsequent Thousand Guineas winner Aloisia (5th) when third at Caulfield on September 23, so nice form lines. GLAM GURU ($8.50) represents a bit of value, Damien Oliver riding the Adelaide visitor who comes off a lead-up second at home over 1800m. She’s only won up to 1300m to date, but gets the chance to return to better form dropping back in distance for this and is a chance at odds. TOUCH OF MINK ($13) could prove overs having shown some ability in Sydney and likely ready for a mile after finishing a length away fifth in a Listed 1400m at Randwick on The Everest Day.

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Betting Odds

The latest Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 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.

2017 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 Myer Classic (1600m), a race the 2016 MV Fillies Classic third placegetter I Am A Star won next start.

The official Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field is released on the Wednesday leading up to Cox Plate Day and will be published in full below.

The 2017 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Final Field has drawn 11 hopefuls including Godolphin’s last start Cranbourne winner Banish to be ridden from the outside barrier by Craig Williams. Glam Guru is racing consistently at home in Adelaide and comes to Melbourne for the first time this spring, while the other Godolphin runner in the mix Speedway gets her chance from the inside alley with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle of last weekend’s Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) fifth placegetter.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 42x31x9746 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Jamie Mott 5 57kg 70
2 2x31x1631 BANISH James Cummings Craig Williams 11 57kg 72
3 60×1142 GLAM GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Damien Oliver 9 57kg 69
4 339×525 MINTHA Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8 57kg 66
5 553212215 SPEEDWAY James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 1 57kg 67
6 1534×6997 PAGEANTRY Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 3 57kg 63
7 35056×21 NOTHIN’ ON ME (NZ) Aaron Purcell Patrick Moloney 10 57kg 60
8 643×325 TOUCH OF MINK Matthew Smith Blake Shinn 6 57kg 60
9 6x821x062 ROYAL DISGUISE Mick Price Beau Mertens (a) 2 57kg 62
10 4×621 SHEEZDASHING Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Katelyn Mallyon 4 57kg 62
11 6×67 A MA SHAY Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 7 57kg 50

2017 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Nominations

The 2017 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic nominations are released by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week and will be announced below once the early entries are announced.

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2017 Nominations attracted 15 fillies including the Godolphin-raced Banish coming off a 1400m win at Cranbourne, the Chris Waller-trained daughter of Hinchinbrook Improvise and I’ll Have A Bit looking to improve on her sixth in the Edward Manifold Stakes last time out on October 7.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 6×67 A MA SHAY F 3 Pat Carey 50
2 58×621 AMTHAAL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 60
3 2x31x1631 BANISH F 3 James Cummings 72
4 60×1142 GLAM GURU F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 69
5 42x31x9746 I’LL HAVE A BIT F 3 John McArdle 70
6 3415 IMPROVISE F 3 Chris Waller 63
7 317×159 JUSTICE GLORY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 69
8 339×525 MINTHA F 3 Tony McEvoy 66
9 35056×21 NOTHIN’ ON ME (NZ) F 3 Aaron Purcell 60
10 1534×6997 PAGEANTRY F 3 Anthony Freedman 63
11 6x821x062 ROYAL DISGUISE F 3 Mick Price 62
12 4×621 SHEEZDASHING F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 62
13 553212215 SPEEDWAY F 3 James Cummings 67
14 8334320 THINK DIAMONDS F 3 Anthony Freedman 61
15 643×325 TOUCH OF MINK F 3 Matthew Smith 60

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.

Notable Moonee Valley Fillies Classic winners include Sunline (1999), Lights Of Heaven (2011) and My Poppette (2015). The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic results since 2000 are detailed below.

Recent Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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