Zeditave Stakes

The Zeditave Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse on Blue Diamond Stakes Day during the autumn.

2021 Neds Zeditave Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Oxley Road
  • 2nd: #5 It'sourtime
  • 3rd: #3 Valaquenta



The Zeditave Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne on Blue Diamond Stakes Day each February.

The Zeditave Stakes is a popular target for in-form three year old colts and geldings heading towards tougher races in autumn carnival including Sydney’s Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at Randwick during The Championships in April. In 2017 the Zeditave Stakes third placegetter Derryn went on to win the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint three runs later in Sydney.

Held over 1200m under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Zeditave Stakes pays $160,000 prize money. It is a fairly lucrative race for that time of year, and is often employed as a lead-up race to the autumn carnival at Caulfield. With so many major races following it, many trainers direct their better three year olds towards this race.

Prior to the Zeditave Stakes, there are few lead-up races to consider. Many horses contest the Zeditave Stakes first up or near enough to as part of their return to racing following a break after the spring racing carnival.

The 2021 Neds Zeditave Stakes ran on Saturday February 20, 2021 at Caulfield Racecourse and was won by the Peter Moody-trained favourite Oxley Road. 

Zeditave Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 3YO C&G – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2021 Zeditave Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Oxley Road
  • 2nd: #5 It’sourtime
  • 3rd: #3 Valaquenta

Peter Moody’s promising Snitzel colt Oxley Road ($2.50F) remains undefeated after a powerful 1.75 length victory over It’sourtime in the 2021 Zeditave Stakes results, the three-year-old proving very versatile on the Good (4) track after a debut win on Heavy going at Flemington last month.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6 56kg $2.50F
2 5 IT’SOURTIME Danny O’Brien Ms Jamie Kah 1.75L 1 56kg $3.40
3 3 VALAQUENTA James Cummings Damien Oliver 3.5L 4 57kg $5
4 2 CONCEITED James Cummings Damian Lane 4.25L 3 57kg $8
5 8 GRAND POPE Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 4.75L 2 56kg $41
6 1 CONFRONTATIONAL Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Dwayne Dunn 5.75L 7 57.5kg $19
7 4 SALTPETER John Moloney Jye McNeil 5.85L 5 57kg $51
6 VOWMASTER Chris Waller 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Zeditave Stakes Odds

The official Zeditave Stakes 2021 betting odds will be available below as soon as markets on the sprint for three-year-old colts and geldings are released by Ladbrokes.com.au this autumn.

The latest favourites in Zeditave Stakes betting to salute for the punters were Overshare ($3.80 in 2018) and Oxley Road ($2.50 in 2021).

2021 Zeditave Stakes Field

Amongst the Zeditave Stakes field you can usually find some of the better three year olds who are currently on the racing circuit. Because of its convenient location in the racing calendar, the Zeditave Stakes field often features horses that will continue to race throughout March and April.

The official Zeditave Stakes 2021 field and barriers will be released below the Wednesday leading up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2021.

Danny O’Brien’s last-start Autumn Stakes runner-up It’sourtime to be ridden by the flying Jamie Kah from the inside alley is favourite of the eight three-year-olds in the 2021 Zeditave Stakes final field.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 233441312x CONFRONTATIONAL Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Dwayne Dunn 7 57.5kg 76
2 123x CONCEITED James Cummings Damian Lane 3 57kg 78
3 8x71x253x6 VALAQUENTA James Cummings Damien Oliver 4 57kg 74
4 511x644x7 SALTPETER John Moloney Jye McNeil 5 57kg 66
5 113 IT’SOURTIME Danny O’Brien Ms Jamie Kah 1 56kg 72
6 11x VOWMASTER Chris Waller 8 56kg 69
7 1 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6 56kg 64
8 85x05x1 GRAND POPE Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 2 56kg 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Zeditave Stakes Nominations

Early nominations on the Zeditave Stakes in 2021 are announced the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1541×01 PORTLAND SKY C 3 Matt Laurie 1 58.5kg 95
2 233441312x CONFRONTATIONAL C 3 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 2 57.5kg 76
3 123x CONCEITED C 3 James Cummings 3 57kg 78
4 8x71x253x6 VALAQUENTA G 3 James Cummings 4 57kg 74
5 511x644x7 SALTPETER G 3 John Moloney 5 57kg 66
6 32x17x22 SAVANNAH CLOUD (NZ) C 3 Phillip Stokes 6 56kg 64
7 113 IT’SOURTIME G 3 Danny O’Brien 7 56kg 72
8 11x VOWMASTER G 3 Chris Waller 8 56kg 69
9 1 OXLEY ROAD C 3 Peter G Moody 9 56kg 64
10 382×8 THE CRUISER C 3 Frankie Stockdale 10 56kg 63
11 85x05x1 GRAND POPE G 3 Nick Ryan 11 56kg 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Zeditave Stakes History

The Zeditave Stakes was a listed event prior to 2013, when it received an upgrade to Group 3 status. It became a feature event for the first time in 2014, having previously been held on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The race is named after the 1988 winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes and renowned sprinter Zeditave.

Previously restricted to colts and geldings, the Zeditave Stakes is now an open event, allowing many horses to employ it as a leadup event.

Notable Zeditave Stakes winners include Almurtajaz (1989), Blaze The Turf (1998), Not A Single Doubt (2005) and Not Listenin’tome (2014). Zeditave Stakes results and winning times are listed below.

Recent Zeditave Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Neds Zeditave Stakes
1st Oxley Road 1 minute 09.99 seconds
2nd It’sourtime
3rd Valaquenta
2020
Neds Zeditave Stakes
1st He’ll Haunt Us 1 minute 09.28 seconds
2nd Sansom
3rd Spend
2019
Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes
1st Terbium 1 minute 09.97 seconds
2nd Zousain
3rd Yulong January
2018
Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes
1st Overshare 1 minute 09.16 seconds
2nd Wild Heart
3rd Streets Of Avalon
2017
Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes
1st Benz 1 minute 08.71 seconds
2nd Hard Promise
3rd Derryn
2016
Zeditave Stakes
1st Santa Ana Lane 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Brockhoff
3rd Bassett
2015
Zeditave Stakes
1st Rommel 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Galaxy Pegasus
3rd Convincible
2014
Zeditave Stakes
1st Not Listenin’tome 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Consorting
3rd Thermal Current
2013
Zeditave Stakes
1st Happy Galaxy 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Rusambo
3rd Wakeel
2012
Zeditave Stakes
1st Instinction 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Specter
3rd Petman
2011
Zeditave Stakes
1st Eclair Mystic 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Spirited Eagle
3rd Po Ching King
2010
Zeditave Stakes
1st Denman 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Carrara
3rd Spacecraft
2009
Zeditave Stakes
1st Time Thief 1 minute 10.03 seconds
2nd Fravashi
3rd Fernandina
2008
Zeditave Stakes
1st Bundle O’ Gold 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Lord Monty
3rd El Mandon
2007
Zeditave Stakes
1st Haradasun 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Eclair Passion
3rd Churchill Downs
2006
Zeditave Stakes
1st Minson 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Red Dazzler
3rd Thin And Crispy
2005
Zeditave Stakes
1st Not A Single Doubt 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Danehill Express
3rd Volitant
2004
Zeditave Stakes
1st St Elmo’s Fire 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Abdullah
3rd Bushido

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