WA Champion Fillies Stakes

The WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a Group 3 mile event held at Ascot Racecourse in November during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

2020 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Watch Me Dance
  • 2nd: #5 Indigo Blue
  • 3rd: #11 Brave Angel



The 2020 WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse in mid-late November during the early stages of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

Held under set weights conditions, the WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a 1600m event restricted to three year old fillies. It’s worth $200,000, which makes it one of the more lucrative Group 3 events held at Ascot Racecourse.

The WA Champion Fillies Stakes is a feature event and shares a race program with the Group 3 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) and the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m), as well as the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m).

There aren’t really a host of leadup events to look to for this one, as many of the fillies come from non black-type backgrounds. However, the listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m), also held at Ascot, can sometimes provide a bit of an indication as to which fillies will perform well and produced the 2017 WA Champion Fillies Stakes winner Art Series who improved on a lead-up second.

The following year, Arcadia Queen (2018) improved on a third in the Burgess Queen Stakes to win the WA Champion Fillies Classic. She then went on to beat the boys in the Group 2 WA Guineas and the older horses in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic. In 2019 the WA Champion Fillies winner Tuscan Queen came off a lead-up second in the Burgess Queen Stakes, while the upset 2020 winner Watch Me Dance improved off an unplaced Burgess Queen eighth to win the Group 3.

Following a run in the Champion Fillies Stakes, the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) is a fairly common target for the stronger fillies who can step up in distance. Other fillies might choose to take on the boys in the lucrative Group 2 $500,000 WA Guineas (1600m) a week later, a race Art Series (1st in 2017) backed-up to run third in and Arcadia Queen (2018) completed the double in.

The 2020 WA Champion Fillies Stakes ran on Saturday November 14, 2020 and was won in an upset by Watch Me Dance. 

WA Champion Fillies Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday November 14, 2020
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Watch Me Dance
  • 2nd: #5 Indigo Blue
  • 3rd: #11 Brave Angel

There was a notable upset in the 2020 WA Champion Fillies Stakes results with the Steve Wolfe-trained Watch Me Dance ($21) improving on her unplaced Burgess Queen Stakes run to narrowly defeat fellow roughies Indigo Blue ($31) and Brave Angel ($17) in a very lucrative trifecta result!

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 4 55.5kg $21
2 5 INDIGO BLUE Adam Durrant Mitchell Pateman 0.06L 12 55.5kg $31
3 11 BRAVE ANGEL (NZ) Simon A Miller Patrick Carbery 0.33L 7 55.5kg $17
4 8 SOLAIA Darren McAuliffe Ms Lucy Warwick 1.22L 6 55.5kg $11
5 2 SNICKERDOODLEDANDY Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 1.93L 3 55.5kg $2.40F
6 4 MAGICAL DREAM Grant & Alana Williams Ms Jade McNaught 1.95L 11 55.5kg $5
7 7 CHICLETT Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 2.8L 13 55.5kg $81
8 9 ELIMINATE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 3.42L 1 55.5kg $26
9 10 BLOW ME OUT Brett Pope Ms Kyra Yuill 4.06L 8 55.5kg $51
10 6 MYSTICAL VIEW Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 4.17L 9 55.5kg $31
11 13 THERSYOURTROUBLE Justin Warwick Shaun O’Donnell 4.56L 5 55.5kg $201
12 3 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS Daniel Morton Brad Parnham 6.26L 2 55.5kg $4.60
13 12 SUNSET CRUISE Adam Fairey Ms Chloe Azzopardi (a) 8.2L 10 55.5kg $201

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Betting Odds

See below for the latest WA Champion Fillies Stakes odds 2020 provided by Ladbrokes.com.au where you can lock in your WA Champion Fillies Stakes Tips at the best summer racing prices.

The Grant & Alana Williams-trained fillies Arcadia Queen (2018) and Tuscan Queen (2019) both saluted for the punters as the $2.20 favourites in WA Champion Fillies Stakes betting on back-to-back years.

2020 WA Champion Fillies Stakes Field

The WA Champion Fillies Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of the best local three-year-old fillies coming off lead-up race like the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) ahead of a possible WA Guineas, WA Oaks or even WATC Derby run.

The 2020 WA Champion Fillies Stakes field is released the Wednesday prior to the race and will be available in full below once announced by Perth Racing.

The WA Champion Fillies Stakes 2020 final field features 13 young hopefuls led in betting by Dan Morton’s last start Burgess Queen Stakes winner Snickerdoodledandy.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 31221x3x38 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 4 55.5kg 76
2 311×51 SNICKERDOODLEDANDY Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 3 55.5kg 74
3 6x211x12 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS Daniel Morton Brad Parnham 2 55.5kg 72
4 1×113 MAGICAL DREAM Grant & Alana Williams Ms Jade McNaught 11 55.5kg 72
5 21436 INDIGO BLUE Adam Durrant Mitchell Pateman 12 55.5kg 62
6 1×127 MYSTICAL VIEW Grant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter 9 55.5kg 67
7 44×21510 CHICLETT Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 13 55.5kg 62
8 157×314 SOLAIA Darren McAuliffe Ms Lucy Warwick 6 55.5kg 62
9 155 ELIMINATE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 1 55.5kg 60
10 35×10 BLOW ME OUT Brett Pope Ms Kyra Yuill 8 55.5kg 58
11 7×21 BRAVE ANGEL (NZ) Simon A Miller Patrick Carbery 7 55.5kg 58
12 62×3 SUNSET CRUISE Adam Fairey Ms Chloe Azzopardi (a) 10 55.5kg 57
13 6742 THERSYOURTROUBLE Justin Warwick Shaun O’Donnell 5 55.5kg 56

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

WA Champion Fillies Stakes History

The Champion Fillies Stakes was inaugurated in 1946, with Burabudy the first champion filly. It has always been a mile (or eight furlong) event. When the race was transferred from a Principal Race in 1979 it was granted Group 2 status. However, in 1997 it was downgraded to Group 3.

The Champion Fillies Stakes was held for a year in 2003 at Belmont Park Racecourse. Scheduling adjustments led to two editions of the race in 2011, one in February and one in November. There were also two editions in 2001.

Since its inception there have been two years in which the Champion Fillies Stakes was not run, 1977 and 2007.

Notable Champion Fillies Stakes winners include Roman Maid (1951), Lady Orator (1956), La Trice (1968), Queen Inca (1980), Zabanella (1994), Spirit Lady (2003), Catechuchu (2006), Miss Rose De Lago (2013) and Arcadia Queen (2018). Champion Fillies Stakes results, placegetters and winning times since 2000 are published below.

WA Champion Fillies Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Watch Me Dance 1 minute 42.48 seconds
2nd Indigo Blue
3rd Brave Angel
2019
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Tuscan Queen 1 minute 36.58 seconds
2nd Sanabreanna
3rd Kay Cee
2018
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Arcadia Queen 1 minute 37.07 seconds
2nd Lady Cosmology
3rd Leading Girl
2017
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Art Series 1 minute 38.15 seconds
2nd Private Dancer
3rd Mikimoto
2016
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Samovare 1 minute 35.82 seconds
2nd Ellicazoom
3rd I Am Boudica
2015
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Perfect Reflection 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Arcadia Dream
3rd Blackwood
2014
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Delicacy 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Dancing Express
3rd Ideal Image
2013
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Miss Rose De Lago 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Via Laurentina
3rd Balmont Girl
2012
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Fuddle Dee Duddle 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Bippo No Bungus
3rd Antique Belle
2011(Dec)
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Eight Till Late 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Red Hot Sax
3rd Almanchino
2011(Feb)
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Dreamaway 1 minute 36.0 seconds
2nd Moonlight Bay
3rd For Your Eyes Only
2010
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Le Plunge 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Impressive Jeuney
3rd For Your Eyes Only
2009
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Danebeela 1 minute 34.6 seconds
2nd All Class
3rd Flight Path
2008
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Spirited One 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Hifalutin
3rd Xaar Boom
2007
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Catechuchu 1 minute 35.0 seconds
2nd Clarecastle
3rd Bella Pia
2005
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Hi On Love 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Danish Sea
3rd Wave Rock
2004
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Stormy Nova 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Moet Magic
3rd Holy Bounty
2003
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Spirited Lady 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Tissot
3rd Belhari
2002
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Superior Star 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Miss Belhus
3rd Trimagic
2001
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Tribula 1 minute 38.0 seconds
2nd Monkey Business
3rd Torolosa
2001
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Miss Precisely 1 minute 38.8 seconds
2nd Fortune Streak
3rd Honor Lap
2000
WA Champion Fillies Stakes
1st Ellendale 1 minute 38.1 seconds
2nd Uma Princess
3rd Gwalia Girl

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