WH Stocks Stakes

The WH Stocks Stakes is a Group 2 event hosted at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Moir Stakes Night.

2021 Stocks Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 So You Assume
  • 2nd: #4 Magna Bella
  • 3rd: #1 Quantum Mechanic



The Group 2 WH Stocks Stakes is early on during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Taking place in late September at Moonee Valley on Moir Stakes Night, the WH Stocks is a 1600m middle distance event. Worth $300,000 in prize money as of 2021 it is for mares aged four-years-old and above, and is run under weight-for-age conditions.

Other races solely for mares held earlier in the carnival are the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Lets Elope Stakes (1400m), and a few runners may have previously contested these shorter distanced events.

The Stocks Stakes is an excellent lead up to events like the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) at Flemington and the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Caulfield Cup day in October.

The race usually attracts a field of handy mares and quality winners include Tuesday Joy (2008), Atlantic Jewel (2013) who ran second in that year’s Underwood Stakes before success in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and Dear Demi (2014).

The WH Stocks Stakes 2021 took place under the lights at Moonee Valley on Friday September 24, 2021 and was won by all-the-way winner So You Assume. 

2021 Stocks Stakes
Date: Friday September 24, 2021
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 4YO & Up Mares – Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2021 Stocks Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 So You Assume
  • 2nd: #4 Magna Bella
  • 3rd: #1 Quantum Mechanic

So You Assume ($8.50) led from pillar to post in an impressive 1.5 length victory in the WH Stocks Stakes 2021 results to continue her good form at The Valley.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 SO YOU ASSUME Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 7 56.5kg $8.50
2 4 MAGNA BELLA Andrew Clarken Ms Linda Meech 1.5L 1 57kg $14
3 1 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 1.6L 4 57kg $5
4 8 ONLY WORDS (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 1.7L 3 56.5kg $4.60F
5 11 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 2L 2 56.5kg $8.50
6 2 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 3.75L 5 57kg $9.50
7 6 KISS AND CRY Michael Kent Damian Lane 3.95L 12 57kg $81
8 10 TYCHE GODDESS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 4.25L 6 56.5kg $31
9 12 BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 5L 11 56.5kg $7
10 7 RIPPER RITA Greg Eurell Jamie Mott 6.25L 10 56.5kg $14
11 5 HORSE FOR HIGHER Dan O’Sullivan John Allen 7.25L 9 57kg $151
12 13 MISS GUGGENHEIM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Brett Prebble 12L 8 56.5kg $15
3 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Daniel Moor 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 W.H. Stocks Stakes Betting

The updated W.H. Stocks Stakes odds 2021 provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be detailed below complete with links to lock in your Stocks Stakes tips at the best spring racing odds online.

2021 Stocks Stakes Field

The WH Stocks Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of mares each spring that may have had a lead-up in a race like the Let’s Elope Stakes, the double achieved in 2016 by Don’t Doubt Mamma. In 2013 Atlantic Jewel won the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) before her success in the Stocks Stakes, a feat also achieved in 2011 by King’s Rose.

The official 2021 WH Stocks Stakes Final Field & Barriers will be available below once acceptances are taken the Wednesday of race week.

The Stocks Stakes 2021 field features 13 mares including Group 1 Queen Of The Turf third placegetter from the autumn Quantum Mechanic.

  • Scratched: #3 Don’ttelltheboss (10)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 53312133×0 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 4 57kg 104
2 81x1960x65 RICH HIPS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 5 57kg 100
3 2623155335 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Daniel Moor 10 57kg 77
4 314x140x43 MAGNA BELLA Andrew Clarken Ms Linda Meech 1 57kg 85
5 1549×92265 HORSE FOR HIGHER Dan O’Sullivan John Allen 9 57kg 65
6 37×3980783 KISS AND CRY Michael Kent Damian Lane 13 57kg 69
7 236x1313x0 RIPPER RITA Greg Eurell Jamie Mott 11 56.5kg 81
8 65619317×0 ONLY WORDS (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 3 56.5kg 88
9 281×931211 SO YOU ASSUME Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 7 56.5kg 78
10 330x2910x0 TYCHE GODDESS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 6 56.5kg 78
11 x1x4339x40 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 2 56.5kg 80
12 212×8 BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 12 56.5kg 78
13 x17x705x61 MISS GUGGENHEIM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Brett Prebble 8 56.5kg 66

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Stocks Stakes Nominations

The 2021 Stocks Stakes nominations are released on the Monday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 713×3 ANGELIC SCENT M 4 Matt Laurie 66
2 80x38478x9 BONVICINI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
3 212×8 BUTTER CHICKEN (NZ) M 4 Grahame Begg 78
4 2623155335 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS M 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 77
5 1549×92265 HORSE FOR HIGHER M 6 Dan O’Sullivan 65
6 x1x4339x40 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 80
7 4970249451 JUST STELLAR M 9 Christopher Davis 61
8 37×3980783 KISS AND CRY M 6 Michael Kent 69
9 314x140x43 MAGNA BELLA M 6 Andrew Clarken 85
10 x17x705x61 MISS GUGGENHEIM M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 66
11 65619317×0 ONLY WORDS (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 88
12 53312133×0 QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 104
13 37×113 QUINTELLO (IRE) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 67
14 81x1960x65 RICH HIPS M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 100
15 236x1313x0 RIPPER RITA M 4 Greg Eurell 81
16 281×931211 SO YOU ASSUME M 4 Shane Nichols 78
17 330x2910x0 TYCHE GODDESS M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 78

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

WH Stocks Stakes History

The inaugural race in 1973 was won by Mellition. It began as a principal race run over 1600m and then became a listed event in 1979. Over a decade later it was elevated to Group 3 status before finally becoming a Group 2 event in 2005. For the first seven years, the race was known as the Dallas Handicap. Then from 1980 onwards it became the W H Stocks Stakes.

Notable winners of the Stocks Stakes include Mellition (1973), Digger’s Lass (1985), Gold Lottey (2002), Atlantic Jewel (2013) and I Am A Star (2017-18). Stocks Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Stocks Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
W H Stocks Stakes
1st So You Assume 1 minute 36.32 seconds
2nd Magna Bella
3rd Quantum Mechanic
2020
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Mystic Journey 1 minute 37.62 seconds
2nd Perfect Jewel
3rd One More Try
2019
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Princess Jenni 1 minute 36.32 seconds
2nd Rondinella
3rd Oceanex
2018
W H Stocks Stakes
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 37.34 seconds
2nd Mrs Gardenia
3rd Samovare
2017
W H Stocks Stakes
1st I Am A Star 1 minute 37.31 seconds
2nd Flying Jess
3rd Hell Or Highwater
2016
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Don’t Doubt Mamma 1 minute 38.74 seconds
2nd Kaniana
3rd Miss Rose De Lago
2015
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Fenway 1 minute 34.98 seconds
2nd May’s Dream
3rd Scratchy Bottom
2014
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Dear Demi 1 minute 37.82 seconds
2nd Solicit
3rd Commanding Jewel
2013
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Atlantic Jewel 1 minute 36.88 seconds
2nd Oasis Bloom
3rd Oriental Ruby
2012
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Oasis Bloom 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Spirit Song
3rd Chateau Margaux
2011
W H Stocks Stakes
1st King’s Rose 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Pinker Pinker
3rd Lady Lynette
2010
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Avienus 1 minute 38.3 seconds
2nd Belscenica
3rd Lady Lynette
2009
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Zarita 1 minute 37 seconds
2nd Cats Whisker
3rd Soul Diva
2008
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Devil Moon
3rd Bird Of Fire
2007
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Devil Moon 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Brom Felinity
3rd Hidden Strings
2006
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Astrodame 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Brockman’s Lass
3rd Belle Bizaare
2005
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Flowerdrum 1 minute 38.5 seconds
2nd Honest Politician
3rd Taken
2004
W H Stocks Stakes
1st She’s Archie 1 minute 41.9 seconds
2nd Annie La Vie
3rd Zumanity
2003
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Sunday Joy 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Liberty Rose
3rd Monde Special
2002
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Gold Lottey 1 minute 38.7 seconds
2nd Tyrolean
3rd Visage
2001
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Lady Marion 1 minute 38.7 seconds
2nd Tickle My
3rd Tyrolean
2000
W H Stocks Stakes
1st Hula Wonder 1 minute 38.4 seconds
2nd Camarena
3rd Mrs Bentley

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