Memsie Stakes

Group 1

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    Date: Aug 29th, 2020
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    Racecourse: Caulfield
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    Race Distance: 1,400m
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    Conditions: Weight For Age
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    Prize Money: $750,000


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The Memsie Stakes is the first Group 1 contest in of the racing season in Melbourne, and it is contested over the 1400m at Caulfield. In 2020, the race will be run on Saturday, August 29th.

With the race being run so early in the season, it generally attracts a high quality field of top-line middle distance runners who are kick starting their spring campaigns, as well as a crop of slightly less talented, but fully fit sprinter-miler types who are looking to snag a Group 1 before the stars are wound up and peaking.

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There are some exceptional names in the past winners’ list, with Phar Lap, Ajax, Comic Court, Manikato, Rubiton, Naturalism, Dane Ripper, Sunline, Makybe Diva, El Segundo, Miss Finland, Weekend Hussler, and So You Think some of the stars that have saluted.

Scales Of Justice took out the 2019 Memsie Stakes, clocking 1:22.14, a race record time, beating Dissident’s 1:22.7 in 2014, and Dane Ripper’s 1:22.8 in 1998.

Memsie Stakes Field

As mentioned, the Memsie Stakes usually attracts a high quality field, including top class middle distance runners aimed at bigger races later in the spring, as well as fully fit sprinter-milers looking to secure a Group 1 against their more fancied counterparts.

A good lead up race for the Memsie Stakes is the P.B. Lawrence Stakes, a Group 2 over the 1400m that is held two weeks prior at Caulfield. Horses that resume in that event can often perform well in the Memsie Stakes.

Here is the field for the 2020 Memsie Stakes:

1Regal PowerGrant & Alana WilliamsWilliam Pike112
2HarlemTom Dabernig & Ben HayesJamie Mott107
3GattingPeter MoodyLuke Nolan110
4So Si BonTom Dabernig & Ben HayesDaniel Stackhouse106
5Streets Of AvalonShane NicholsBen Melham110
6Mr QuickiePhillip StokesDwayne Dunn105
7BehemothDavid JollyCraig Williams105
8IconoclasmDanny O'BrienDaniel Moor101
9CascadianJames CummingsDamien Oliver106
10Begood Toya MotherDaniel BowmanDeclan Bates105
11Mystic JourneyAdam TrinderBilly Egan112
12Arcadia QueenGrant & Alana WilliamsDamian Lane110
13SavatianoJames CummingsMark Zahra111
14Princess JenniDavid BrideoakeEthan Brown102
15GlenfiddichPeter MoodyCraig Newitt88

Memsie Stakes Results and Betting

Punters have had a good time in the Memsie Stakes as of late, with 10 of the past 12 winners having a starting price of $7.50 or less, with only Humidor ($21) and Dissident ($12) being the knockout results.

2020BehemothDavid JollyCraig Williams3.3
2019Scales Of JusticeLindsey SmithDean Yendall3.7
2018HumidorDarren WeirDamian Lane21
2O17Vega MagicHayes & DabernigCraig Williams2.3
2016Black Heart BartDarren WeirBrad Rawiller2.1
2015BobanChris WallerGlyn Schofield5.5
2014DissidentPeter MoodyBen Melham12
2013Atlantic JewelMark KavanaghMichael Rodd2.25
2012SinceroStephen FarleyMichael Rodd3.5
2O11King's RosePeter MoodyLuke Nolen7.5
2010So You ThinkBart CummingsSteven Arnold6.5
2009Mic MacGreg EurellDanny Nikolic3
2008Weekend HusslerRoss McDonaldBrad Rawiller1.73