Silver Shadow Stakes

The Silver Shadow Stakes is a Group 2 event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Winx Stakes Day.

2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Swift Witness
  • 2nd: #9 Latino Blend
  • 3rd: #1 Four Moves Ahead



The Silver Shadow Stakes is a Group 2 event for new season three-year-old fillies held annually during August on Winx Stakes Day, which now hosts the opening Group 1 event of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Hosted at the prestigious Royal Randwick Racecourse, the Silver Shadow Stakes is one of the major opening events of the carnival for young fillies heading towards a run through the Princess Series of races that culminates with the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) on Epsom Day.

Run under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Silver Shadow Stakes offers $200,000 in total prize money and takes place over 1200m.

The Silver Shadow Stakes 2021 took place on Saturday August 21, 2021 at Royal Randwick Racecourse and was won by Swift Witness. 

Silver Shadow Stakes
Date: Saturday August 21, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1980

The Silver Shadow Stakes shares a program with the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) – formerly the Warwick Stakes – and three Group 3 events: the Show County Quality (1200m), the Toy Show Quality (1300m) and the Up and Coming Stakes (1300m). The Silver Shadow Stakes is named in honour of the 1975 Warwick Stakes winner Silver Shadow.

Often fillies in the Silver Shadow Stakes field are resuming racing for the season. The Silver Shadow Stakes field usually attracts horses that had fairly decent two-year-old campaigns. Most entrants have a decent amount of black-type experience from their two-year-old season running in events including the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) in the autumn.

Fillies that see success in the Silver Shadow Stakes results tend to push on to later races such as the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) or the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) before stepping up to a mile in the Flight Stakes.

The 2018 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Fiesta ran second in Furious, Tea Rose and Flight Stakes, while the year before Formality completed the Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes double. The following year, Libertini also completed the Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes double before a third in the Tea Rose Stakes. She also went on to run third to the boys in Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes that Melbourne Cup Carnival.

In 2020 Dame Giselle completed the Silver Shadow – Furious – Tea Rose Stakes treble before running fourth in that year’s Flight Stakes results.

2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Swift Witness
  • 2nd: #9 Latino Blend
  • 3rd: #1 Four Moves Ahead

Click here to read more on the 2021 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Swift Witness.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 SWIFT WITNESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 55kg $7.50
2 9 LATINO BLEND (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0.41L 3 55kg $21
3 1 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent James McDonald 0.67L 6 57kg $2.50F
4 3 JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Tommy Berry 1.22L 2 57kg $8
5 4 MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jason Collett 1.79L 5 56kg $8
6 2 GLISTENING Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire (a) 2.47L 1 57kg $16
7 12 TRIFACCIA James Cummings Ms Rachel King 2.89L 9 55kg $12
8 11 LOVEMETENDER Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 8.91L 10 55kg $31
9 7 TILIANAM (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 13.94L 7 55kg $26
FF 8 XTREMETIME John Thompson Brenton Avdulla 4 55kg $9
10 PICARONES James Cummings Ms Kathy O’Hara 0
5 SHE’S ALL CLASS Chris Waller James McDonald 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Odds

The top Silver Shadow Stakes 2021 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Dame Giselle ($3.60 in 2020) was the last favourite in Silver Shadow Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Field

The official Silver Shadow Stakes 2021 final field and barriers are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to Winx Stakes Day and will be published in full below.

John Sargent’s dual Group 1 fourth placegetter Four Moves Ahead headlines the 2021 Silver Shadow Stakes field, which is down to 11 fillies after the early withdrawal of the Chris Waller-trained She’s All Class.

  • Scratched: #5 She’s All Class (6); #10 Picarones (2)

Click here to read more on the key fillies in the 2021 Silver Shadow Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1144x FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Nash Rawiller 8 57kg 92
2 210x GLISTENING Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire (a) 1 57kg 86
3 12621x JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Tommy Berry 3 57kg 86
4 2x139x MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jason Collett 7 56kg 82
5 3x132x SHE’S ALL CLASS Chris Waller James McDonald 6 55kg 55.5kg 86
6 31020x SWIFT WITNESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10 55kg 76
7 11x TILIANAM (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 9 55kg 76
8 5x11x XTREMETIME John Thompson Brenton Avdulla 5 55kg 75
9 14×3 LATINO BLEND (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 55kg 69
10 134×7 PICARONES James Cummings Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 55kg 67
11 6x38x1 LOVEMETENDER Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 12 55kg 65
12 337×2 TRIFACCIA James Cummings Ms Rachel King 11 55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Silver Shadow Stakes Nominations

The early Silver Shadow Stakes 2021 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the race, the full list of potential runners to be announced below.

Fifteen potential Group 1 Flight Stakes-bound fillies make-up the Silver Shadow Stakes 2021 nominations for Saturday including the John Sargent-trained Golden Slipper and Inglis Sires’ fourth-placegetter Four Moves Ahead along with the consistent She’s All Class for Chris Waller.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 12621x JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 1 57kg 86
2 1144x FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 2 57kg 92
3 3x132x SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Chris Waller 3 55kg 86
4 2x139x MALLORY F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 4 56kg 82
5 210x GLISTENING F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 5 57kg 86
6 31020x SWIFT WITNESS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 6 55kg 76
7 5x11x XTREMETIME F 3 John Thompson 7 55kg 75
8 134×7 PICARONES F 3 James Cummings 8 55kg 67
9 11x TILIANAM (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9 55kg 76
10 322x HOOVER LUCY F 3 Chris Waller 10 55kg
11 337×2 TRIFACCIA F 3 James Cummings 11 55kg
12 6x38x1 LOVEMETENDER F 3 Anthony Cummings 12 55kg 65
13 12 ENTERPRISE POMME F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 13 55kg 66
14 8628×7 CHILL F 3 Anthony Cummings 14 55kg
15 14×3 LATINO BLEND (NZ) F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 15 55kg 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Silver Shadow Stakes History

The Silver Shadow Stakes was inaugurated in 1980, with Moabite seizing the very first victory. Initially a Group 3 race, the Silver Shadow Stakes was upgraded to Group 2 in 1993. After enjoying more than a decade at the improved status, the race was reduced to Group 3 in 2005. For the 2013 edition, the Silver Shadow Stakes was again upgraded to Group 2, where it has remained since.

With the exception of 1989, the Silver Shadow Stakes has always been raced over 1200m. In 1989 the race distance was reduced to 1160m for one year. The Silver Shadow Stakes has a reputation for changing locations, and has been held variously at Warwick Farm Racecourse, Canterbury Park Racecourse and its current location Royal Randwick Racecourse over the years.

Silver Shadow Stakes Location

Period Location
1980-92 Warwick Farm
1993 Royal Randwick
1994-99 Warwick Farm
2000 Canterbury Park
2001-04 Warwick Farm
2005-06 Royal Randwick
2008 Warwick Farm
2009 Royal Randwick
2010-13 Warwick Farm
2014 – onwards Royal Randwick

Horses that see success in the Silver Shadow Stakes have usually experienced it elsewhere. A solid two -year-old campaign is almost a prerequisite for entry to the Silver Shadow Stakes field, particularly since the grade and prize upgrade in 2014.

Notable winners of the Silver Shadow Stakes include Startling Lass (1988), Angst (1993), Ha Ha (2001), Gold Edition (2006), Samantha Miss (2008), Formality (2017), Fiesta (2018) and Dame Giselle (2020). Silver Shadow Stakes results since 2000 are below.

Silver Shadow Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Swift Witness 1 minute 10.07 seconds
2nd Latino Blend
3rd Four Moves Ahead
2020
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Dame Giselle 1 minute 11.22 seconds
2nd Thermosphere
3rd Miss Canada
2019
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Libertini 1 minute 7.93 seconds
2nd Flit
3rd Let It Pour
2018
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Fiesta 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Outback Barbie
3rd Futooh
2017
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Formality 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Alizee
3rd Champagne Cuddles
2016
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Omei Sword 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Bacarella
3rd Quick Feet
2015
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Speak Fondly 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Kimberley Star
3rd Lake Geneva
2014
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Bring Me The Maid 1 minute 12.4 seconds
2nd Memorial
3rd Clover Lane
2013
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Thump 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Montsegur
2012
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Nechita 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Meidung
3rd Ichihara
2011
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Pane In The Glass 1 minute 13.4 seconds
2nd Florentina
3rd Streama
2010
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Parables 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Solar Charged
3rd Chance Bye
2009
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Deer Valley 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Hurtle Myrtle
2008
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Samantha Miss 1 minute 12.4 seconds
2nd Glowlamp
3rd Love And Kisses
2007
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Montmelo
3rd Heat Of The Fire
2005
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Mnemosyne 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Paulini
2004
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Our Sweet Moss 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Wager
3rd Trezevant
2003
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Regimental Gal 1 minute 12.0 seconds
2nd Legally Bay
3rd Dorky
2002
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Chantelaine
3rd Calaway Gal
2001
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Ha Ha 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Hosannah
3rd Oomph
2000
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Ateates 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Dynamic Love
3rd Unworldly

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