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The The Vanity is a Group 3 race for Oaks-bound three-year-old fillies run at Flemington Racecourse during February on Black Caviar Lightning Day each autumn carnival.
2020 The Vanity Results
- 1st: #3 Bonvicini
- 2nd: #1 Pretty Brazen
- 3rd: #5 Meuse
The Vanity News
The Vanity is a Group 3 race run at the famous Flemington Racecourse in February during the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
The 1400m set weights plus penalties event is open only to three-year-old fillies and offers $160,000 in total prize money. It is one of the support races on the Black Caviar Lightning Day program that is headlined by the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) for sprinters. The meeting is also host to the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) for colts & geldings with the Australian Guineas in sight.
Fillies in The Vanity Stakes field may be first-up for the autumn and traditionally go on to contest other races for their age and sex such as the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) run a few weeks later on Newmarket Handicap Day. In 2015 Don’t Doubt Mamma won The Vanity before a second in the Kewney Stakes. Runner-up in the former Egypt also placed third in the Kewney Stakes. Solicit (2014) was the last filly to complete The Vanity – Kewney Stakes double.
More recently, the 2017 The Vanity winner Kenedna ran third int he Kewney Stakes before a stellar winter bid that included a second in the Group 1 Australasia Oaks (2010m) in Adelaide. That followed the Kewney Stakes second by the 2016 The Vanity champ Don’t Doubt Mamma.
The best fillies out of The Vanity may take on the boys in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) the following month or head to Sydney for elite level races including the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill or Randwick’s Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) during April’s ‘The Championships’. Recent Australian Guineas winners to come out of The Vanity include Shamrocker (4th in 2011) and Mosheen (2nd in 2012). In 2019 The Vanity winner Amphitrite went on to run third next start in the Australian Guineas.
The Vanity 2020 ran at Flemington on Saturday February 15, 2020 and was won in an upset by the Morphettville Guineas winner Bonvicini ($26).
|2020 The Vanity Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday February 15, 2020|
|Race Type:||3YO Fillies – SW+P|
2020 The Vanity Results
- 1st: #3 Bonvicini
- 2nd: #1 Pretty Brazen
- 3rd: #5 Meuse
Bonvicini came with a sweeping late run in The Vanity 2020 results to score a one length upset at big odds over the brave returning Sandown Guineas winner Pretty Brazen ($3.60) ahead of a possible run against the boys in the Group 1 Australian Guineas.
Click here to read more on the 2020 The Vanity winner Bonvicini who is also eyeing a run in next month’s Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill.
|1||3||BONVICINI||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Kerrin McEvoy||–||8||56.5kg||$26|
|2||1||PRETTY BRAZEN||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||1L||6||57.5kg||$3.60|
|3||5||MEUSE||Anthony Freedman||James McDonald||1.75L||5||56kg||$8|
|4||2||FASCINO (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Mark Zahra||1.85L||7||57.5kg||$18|
|5||9||KATALIN||James Cummings||Craig Williams||2.05L||10||55kg||$2.20F|
|6||4||PARMIE||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ms Linda Meech||2.25L||3||56kg||$10|
|7||7||LUNAR LIGHT||Will Clarken||Jamie Kah||3.25L||2||55kg||$21|
|8||8||SWING AND BOOM||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Damien Oliver||4L||9||55kg||$19|
|9||6||FEIGN||Robbie Griffiths||Brett Prebble||4.4L||4||55kg||$81|
|10||10||LADY D’ORO||Robbie Griffiths||Jye McNeil||9.15L||1||55kg||$41|
2020 The Vanity Betting Odds
The latest The Vanity 2020 odds and betting prices on the three-year-old fillies will be listed below as soon as markets are open at Ladbrokes.com.au.
2020 The Vanity Field
The Vanity field features a smart line-up of fillies looking to head towards tougher autumn runs in the coming weeks in both Melbourne and or Sydney, and is released by Racing Victoria the Wednesday before the race.
The official 2020 The Vanity Stakes field and barriers are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.
Ten three-year-old fillies make-up The Vanity 2020 final field this season with the returning Group 2 Sandown Guineas winner Pretty Brazen first-up in barrier six. The flying Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stables are in with two runners led by last start Moonee Valley Fillies Classic winner Fascino in gate seven.
Click here to read more on the 2020 The Vanity field featuring the Godolphin-raced favourite Katalin and returning Pretty Brazen.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||5x1681151x||PRETTY BRAZEN||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||6||57.5kg||87|
|2||345x1421x||FASCINO (NZ)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Mark Zahra||7||57.5kg||82|
|3||17104x||BONVICINI||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Kerrin McEvoy||8||56.5kg||73|
|4||89311×632||PARMIE||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ms Linda Meech||3||56kg||72|
|5||11x5x1||MEUSE||Anthony Freedman||James McDonald||5||56kg||73|
|6||577×174482||FEIGN||Robbie Griffiths||Brett Prebble||4||55kg||61|
|7||5×111||LUNAR LIGHT||Will Clarken||Jamie Kah||2||55kg||67|
|8||9×11||SWING AND BOOM||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Damien Oliver||9||55kg||68|
|9||11||KATALIN||James Cummings||Craig Williams||10||55kg||70|
|10||221||LADY D’ORO||Robbie Griffiths||Jye McNeil||1||55kg||62|
2020 The Vanity Nominations
The Vanity 2020 nominations close on Monday February 10, 2020 and will be released in full below as soon as available.
The 2020 The Vanity nominations attracted 16 three-year-old fillies including Godolphin’s Thousand Guineas winner Flit and last start Sandown Guineas champion Pretty Brazen.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||17104x||BONVICINI||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||73|
|2||37x8x21||EARLY MORNING RISE (NZ)||F||3||Danny O’Brien||61|
|3||345x1421x||FASCINO (NZ)||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||82|
|6||211×1||HEART OF THE OAK||F||3||Gerald Ryan||72|
|8||323116x20x||LA TENE||F||3||James Cummings||79|
|9||221||LADY D’ORO||F||3||Robbie Griffiths||62|
|10||5×111||LUNAR LIGHT||F||3||Will Clarken||67|
|12||647×311||MRS BECKHAM (NZ)||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||69|
|13||89311×632||PARMIE||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||72|
|14||1x105x380x||PIN SEC||F||3||James Cummings||74|
|15||5x1681151x||PRETTY BRAZEN||F||3||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||87|
|16||9×11||SWING AND BOOM||F||3||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||68|
The Vanity History
The Vanity has been run and won since 1987 and won by some classy fillies over the years including subsequent Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed (2011) and Solicit (2014). Originally run as a Listed race it was upgraded to its current Group 3 status in 2000. Along with Flemington it has taken place at Sandown Racecourse (1997) and Moonee Valley (2007). The race distance has changed several times, which has affected the winning times.
Recent The Vanity Winners
See below for a full list of The Vanity results and winners going back to 2000.
|1st||Bonvicini||1 minute 22.51 seconds|
|1st||Amphitrite||1 minute 22.14 seconds|
|1st||Rimraam||1 minute 22.04 seconds|
|2nd||Bring Me Roses|
|1st||Kenedna||1 minute 23.38 seconds|
|1st||Don’t Doubt Mamma||1 minute 22.7 seconds|
|1st||Sweet And Speedy||1 minute 24.1 seconds|
|1st||Solicit||1 minute 22.4 seconds|
|3rd||Girl In Flight|
|1st||Alzora||1 minute 22.5 seconds|
|2nd||You’re So Good|
|1st||Shopaholic||1 minute 22.7 seconds|
|2nd||Angel Of Mercy|
|1st||Southern Speed||1 minute 24.1 seconds|
|2nd||Do Ra Mi|
|3rd||Count Your Fingers|
|1st||Tallow||1 minute 23.5 seconds|
|1st||Romneya||1 minute 22.9 seconds|
|1st||Misidora||1 minute 22.4 seconds|
|1st||Universal Queen||1 minute 9.9 seconds|
|3rd||My Only Hope|
|1st||Pure Joy||1 minute 21.5 seconds|
|1st||Ballet Society||1 minute 24.1 seconds|
|1st||Country Lodge||1 minute 22.0 seconds|
|3rd||Deep In The Woods|
|1st||Dextrous||1 minute 22.3 seconds|
|1st||Gold Lottey||1 minute 23.2 seconds|
|1st||Lan Kwai Fong||1 minute 22.0 seconds|
|1st||Forest Express||1 minute 21.9 seconds|
|3rd||The Golden Dane|