Moir Stakes 2021

Moir Stakes 2021

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Moir Stakes Quick Facts

In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Moir Stakes:

DateFriday, 23rd September, 2021
Start TimeTBA
RacecourseMoonee Valley Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Distance1,000 metres
GradeGroup 1
Prizemoney$1,000,000

Moir Stakes Introduction

The Moir Stakes is a Group One race over 1,000m and is run at Moonee Valley Racecourse. The race is for horses aged three or older and held under weight-for-age conditions with a total prizemoney pool of $1,000,000. The 2022 Moir Stakes will be held on Friday, September 23rd and was won by Wild Ruler in 2021.

The Melbourne Spring Carnival arrives at Moonee Valley Racecourse for the first time with the running of the Moir Stakes. Held under lights on the Friday night before the AFL Grand Final, this is the first Group One sprint race of the season and can be the launching pad for a late bid to fill a slot for The Everest, or set horses up for the Manikato and VRC Sprint Classic later in the carnival.

The $1,000,000 prizemoney on offer is more than enough for horses to target this race after coming out of a Winter campaign, however we often see most horses come in first or second up, fine tuning things before the bigger races later in the season. An odd note of the great race is that from 2007-2014, the race was extended to 1,200m but brought back to the original 1,000m in 2015.

The Group One sprint has always brought in some extremely talented horses, with the likes of Manikato, Miss Andretti, Black Caviar, Buffering and Nature Strip taking out the crown. Last year saw Wild Ruler burst from mid-field to win the Moir Stakes and book a ticket to The Everest shortly after, finishing just ahead of a fast finishing The Inferno, who was also given a The Everest slot after the race.

Be sure to check back in closer to the race time for our top tips. In the mean time, check out our stats and information on the history of the Moir Stakes.

Moir Stakes Tips 2022

The Moir Stakes is an Australian Group One race that brings some of the best horses and it attracts the attention of many Aussies who like to have a casual punt on. Our expert tipsters will put together a short list of Moir Stakes tips to look out for in the leadup to the big race.

Given nominations are yet to be accepted for the 2022 Moir Stakes, it is hard to provide any updates at this time. However, as the Spring Carnival gets going, the horses that are targeting this race will become clearer and we will be able to provide you with updates. If you are after Moir Stakes horse tips, then we will keep you informed with which horses are likely to be running, so you can place your futures bets with confidence!

We will list The Sharks’ Moir Stakes best tips for the race this year closer to the time of the race. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!

Moir Stakes Tips From Experts

Our Moir Stakes tips for 2022 aren’t currently available, but check back in closer to the race for all your betting action.

If you are after the best tips for Group One racing this weekend, check out our racing hub page. Alternatively, if you want the best racing tips and roughies every day, you’ll have to chat to The Shark!

Moir Stakes Betting 2022

Given it is the first Group One sprint of the carnival, there are plenty of different aspects that influence Moir Stakes betting tips. When beginning to look at Moir Stakes betting, there are a lot of important factors to consider, so make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:

Is Previous Form in the Moir Stakes a Good Indicator of Future Success?

Since 1976 there have been four horses that have won the Moir Stakes multiple times, all being in consecutive years. Buffering is the small outlier, winning first in 2012 before winning in both 2014 and 2015.

However looking more closely at the recent form, the last 21 years has seen six different horses finish in the top three on multiple occasions, with five of those winning in one of those years.

The 2002 edition of the Moir Stakes, which at the time was the Group Two Schweppes, saw Spinning Hill come 1st and Bomber Bill come 2nd. Spinning Hill then came out and ran second in 2003 while Bomber Bill came first in 2004.

Black Caviar won the race in back to back years in 2010-11 and then Buffering took over control of the race. The gelding won the first of his three in 2012, but finished 2nd by four lengths to Samaready in 2013.

He then came back and took out the next two Moir Stakes, being the most successful horse in the race’s history. Looking back as recently as the last four years, Viddora came 2nd in 2017 before doing one better in 2018, taking out the Moir Stakes. Trekking was the most recent, able to follow up his 2nd in 2020 with a third place finish in 2021.

These results show that previous success in the Moir Stakes can indicate future success in the race, seeing it as recently as three years ago. Six horses over the last 21 runnings of the Moir Stakes have been able to place on multiple occasions, with five of those having won at least once. That is pretty good compared to most other Group Ones and something to look for in this year’s edition of the race.

Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Moir Stakes?

Since 2010, the Moir Stakes has only been won by a horse priced under $3 on three occasions, Black Caviar at $1.40 and $1.10 in 2010-11 and Buffering at $2 in 2012. After that, Nature Strip, as $3.30 favourite in 2019, has had the shortest odds for a winner.

Over the last 12 years, since 2010, the horse who jumps as second favourite has been very fruitful for punters. Five of the 12 years have seen the second favourite win, with prices ranging from $4.40 to $7.

The three outliers are Samaready in 2013, Viddora in 2018 and Wild Ruler in 2021, who all won as fifth favourite, starting at $7, $12 and $10 respectively. These statistics show that, more often than not, you want to be backing horses on the top two lines of betting.

Formlines or First Up?

Six of the last eight and seven of the last ten winners of the Moir Stakes have contested the race first up from a spell. Wild Ruler in 2021, Nature Strip in 2019 and Samaready in 2013 are the only horses to win over that time after having a run prior.

Wild Ruler finished second behind Nature Strip in the G3 1000m Concorde Stakes first up before going down to Melbourne and winning the Moir Stakes second up. Nature Strip came fourth in the Group Two Concorde Stakes before heading down from Sydney to win the Moir while Samaready won the Group Three The Heath before upsetting Buffering in the Moir.

Buffering, who ran in the Moir Stakes for five straight years from 2012-16, contested the race first up every time. The outlier is Black Caviar, who ran in the Group Two Schillaci Stakes first up before going on to win the Moir Stakes in both 2010 and 2011.

When looking at the Moir Stakes best bets, it is common to see horses that are first up from a spell near the top of the list. Make sure you have a decent look at the Moir Stakes field to see which horses perform best when first up and they may be your ticket to success.

Age

While there has been a wide range of ages to win the Moir Stakes over the last 11 years, since 2010 there is one that sticks out more than others. Five-year-olds have won the event in four of the last 11 years while four-year-olds have each won three times and three-year-olds have won twice.

Nature Strip and Pippie, the winners in 2019 and 2020, joined Black Caviar and Buffering as five-year-olds to win the race and definitely show a trend. However, three-year-olds have won two of the last six runnings of the Moir Stakes and given how good the two-year-olds year during the 2021 Autumn preparation, they may surprise in the race. Wild Ruler bucked the trend in 2021, winning as a four-year-old.

Here is a table indicating the ages of winners of the Moir Stakes since the 2010 edition:

Age# of Wins
32
43
54
61
71
81

Weight

Given that the Moir Stakes is run under weight-for-age conditions there are two main weights that stick out, carried by geldings and mares. Mares carrying 56.5kg have won five of the last 12 Moir Stakes while Geldings carrying 58.5kg have won four of them. Wild Ruler won in 2021 as a stallion carrying 58.5kg.

That doesn’t make it any easier when looking at filtering out horses, given the conditions, but it is definitely worth noting. Here is a table indicating the weights of winners of the Moir Stakes since the 2010 edition:

Weight# of Wins
50kg1
52kg1
56.5kg5
58.5kg5

Gender

The two three-year-olds that won in 2016 and 2017 throw a spanner in the works once again, much like they did with the weights, but there are a clear two that stand out again. Five mares, four geldings, one stallion, one colt and one filly have won each of the last 12 runnings of the Moir Stakes. Wild Ruler, a stallion, Pippie, a mare, and Nature Strip, a gelding, have won the last three editions, providing further confusion in this category.

Based on our data that we have analysed so far, your Moir Stakes best bet is to look for a five-year-old that is first up from a spell. Whether they are a mare or gelding is up to you and it may be best to follow the money, given the favourite or second favourite has won nine of the last 12 runnings of the Moir.

Moir Stakes Best Bets

Our Moir Stakes tips aren’t currently available, but check back in closer to the race for all your betting action.

If you are after the best tips for Group One racing this weekend, check out our racing hub page. Alternatively, if you want the best racing tips and roughies every day, you’ll have to chat to The Shark!

Moir Stakes Odds 2022

Long before the Moir Stakes field is officially announced – online bookies will open early markets, or all-in markets, for Moir Stakes betting. This is prime time to bet on your favourite horse, as you might be able to bet on strong contenders for the 2022 Moir Stakes at double-digit odds.

Once the bookies release the 2022 Moir Stakes odds, they will obviously fluctuate frequently in the lead up to the race, especially when we have a better idea of which horses will be targeting the race and if they have had a first up run prior to challenging the Group One sprint.

Punting early on these markets can find you a favourite at prices of $10 or more, which will retain you a much higher return on investment. However, there is increased risk with doing this and you should be well aware.

Depending on when you place a futures bet on the Moir Stakes, your horse may not even run but you won’t get your money back, occurring when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the starting date. If you are betting when it says ‘Before Noms’, you have the security of receiving your money back if your horse doesn’t run.

The 2022 Moir Stakes odds are yet to be released, but in the mean time you can take a look back at the odds from the 2021 race. The odds listed below were taken a week before the race, showing that Wild Ruler had some good value. The below table shows the current Moir Stakes odds as of a week before the race, courtesy of Sportsbet:

HorseOdds
Profiteer$4.20
The Inferno$6
Enthaar$7
Brooklyn Hustle$9
September Run$9
Wild Ruler$9
Portland Sky$11
Swats That$13
Ballistic Lover$14

Moir Stakes Field 2022

Given that it is the first Group One sprint of the Spring Carnival, the Moir Stakes field is always packed with A-grade talent. This is often the first run of a preparation for some Australia’s best sprinters with The Everest, VRC Sprint Classic or the Winterbottom their Grand Finals later in the campaign.

The 2022 Moir Stakes is still some time away and the final field won’t be announced until Wednesday, September 21st. We will continue to provide updates with horses likely to run in the race and update our Moir Stakes tips accordingly.

While we wait, we can take a look back at the Moir Stakes field from 2021, headlined by Trekking, Profiteer, The Inferno and the winner, Wild Ruler:

HorseBarrierJockeyTrainer
1. Trekking (58.5kg)3Craig WilliamsJames Cummings
2. Wild Ruler (58.5kg)4Daniel MoorPeter & Paul Snowden
3. The Inferno (58.5kg)5Damian LaneCliff Brown
4. Portland Sky (58.5kg)8Luke CurrieMatt Laurie
5. September Run (56.5kg)1John AllenChris Waller
6. Swats That (56.5kg)9Damien OliverLeon & Troy Corstens
7. Brooklyn Hustle (56.5kg)10Brett PrebbleJ Warren & D Krongold
8. Ballistic Lover (56.5kg)6Blaike McDougallJoseph Pride
9. Miss Albania (56.5kg)11Liam RiordanEnver Jusufovic
10. Shaquero (52kg)2Damien ThorntonChris Waller
11. Profiteer (52kg)7Jye McNeilM Price & M Kent Jnr

Moir Stakes Results 2022

With the race yet to be run, we still don’t know what the Moir Stakes results for 2022 will be! However, check back in after the race and we will have all of the information on how the big race went and what the results are.

Looking back at the Moir Stakes results from 2021, Wild Ruler was able to get the perfect run and then broke free at the top of the straight to burst past the favourite, Profiteer, to the lead. He held off The Inferno and Trekking who both had extremely fast finishes but they weren’t able to make up the distance.

From barrier four, Daniel Moor was able to push Wild Ruler forward and get a sit just behind the leaders. They then did all of the hard work for him and then he worked his way to clean air at the top of the straight and never looked back.

The Inferno had one of the fastest finishes the race has ever seen but had too much work to do and had to settle for second. Heading around the bend, The Inferno was last in the field and he had to work wide to be able to avoid traffic. He then let down at the top of the straight but just couldn’t close the distance.

You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2021 Moir Stakes race:

Here are the full Moir Stakes results from 2021:

FinishHorseJockeyLengths
1st2. Wild Ruler (4)Daniel Moor
2nd3. The Inferno (5)Damian Lane0.1L
3rd1. Trekking (3)Craig Williams1.6L
4th8. Ballistic Lover (6)Blaike McDougall2.1L
5th10. Shaquero (2)Damien Thornton2.2L
6th11. Profiteer (7)Jye McNeil2.6L
7th5. September Run (1)John Allen2.8L
8th6. Swats That (9)Damien Oliver3.55L
9th9. Miss Albania (11)Liam Riordan6.8L
10th4. Portland Sky (8)Luke Currie6.9L
11th7. Brooklyn Hustle (10)Brett Prebble8.4L

Moir Stakes Winners

The results for the upcoming Moir Stakes are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:

YearWinnerSecondThird
2022TBATBATBA
2021Wild RulerThe InfernoTrekking
2020PippieTrekkingBella Vella
2019Nature StripMiss LeonidasSunlight
2018ViddoraBrave SmashSpright
2017She Will ReignViddoraSheidel
2016Extreme ChoiceHeatherlyWild Rain
2015BufferingBall Of MuscleAngelic Light
2014BufferingLankan RupeeRebel Dane
2013SamareadyBufferingLe Bonsir
2012BufferingReady To RipThankgodyou’rehere
2011Black CaviarDoubtful JackHere De Angels
2010Black CaviarHot DanishTrue Persuasion

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