Well it’s back to Morphettville this week for the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes, held over 1200m for fillies and mares, under weight-for-age conditions. With a total purse of $502,250, the Sangster has been a highlight on Adelaide's racing calenda...
In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Robert Sangster Stakes:
|Date||Saturday, 6th May, 2023|
|Racecourse||Morphettville Racecourse, SA, Australia|
The Robert Sangster Stakes is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in May. The race in 2023 will be held on Saturday 6th of May at Morphettville Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2022, it was won by Snapdancer.
Named after the flamboyant owner Robert Sangster who had an impact on South Australian racing with his partnership with Colin Hayes, this race was first conducted in 1983 when won by Ranee’s Palace.
Run at weight-for-age for fillies and mares two-years-old and upwards, it is run over the sprint distance of 1200m.
Some of Australia’s greatest fillies and mares have been successful in this race. The Lee Freedman mare Alinghi (2005) won this race with her typical finishing burst, then Peter Moody took Black Caviar across the border and she won with her usual authority in 2012 before going overseas for Royal Ascot glory.
The race was elevated to Group 1 status in 2005, the year Alinghi won and ironically Lee Freedman trained the winner the first three times the race was run at Group 1 level and he is joint record holder with Mick Price who has also won this race on three occasions.
Damien Oliver is the most successful rider with three wins to his credit.
The Robert Sangster Stakes is an Australian Group 1 held at Morphettville Racecourse, it is one of the major races in the South Australian racing calendar and the $502,250 prizemoney attached to it means the race attracts some of the biggest and best horses from across the country to South Australia. It also attracts many Australians who enjoy having a punt on the major races on the calendar. Our expert racing tipsters will put together a list of Robert Sangster Stakes tips so you can place your bets with confidence.
As the nominations are yet to be accepted for the Robert Sangster Stakes in 2023, it is hard to provide updates on our tips. However, as the racing carnival in South Australia kicks into gear, the horses that are aiming for this race will become a lot clearer, and this is when we will provide you with our tips. If you are after Robert Sangster Stakes horse tips, then we will keep you updated with the type of horses that are most likely to be running, which means you can get on the punt with more confidence.
However, there are no online bookies that are offering Robert Sangster Stakes odds at this time, but we will keep on top of this for you and provide you with information as it comes through. When looking for Robert Sangster Stakes tips, have a read of our betting section below as we have indicated some key factors to success.
We will list The Sharks’ Robert Sangster Stakes best tips for the race in 2023 closer to the race day. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!
Our tips are not out for the Robert Sangster Stakes in 2023 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Robert Sangster Stakes is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2023 Robert Sangster Stakes.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the Robert Sangster Stakes. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Is Previous Robert Sangster Stakes Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?
There has not been a multiple winner of the Robert Sangster Stakes suggesting that the form from the previous year has not been a good guide to finding the winner the following season.
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Robert Sangster Stakes?
Only four favourites have been successful since 1999 and two of them were the champions in Alinghi and Black Caviar suggesting that favourites have found it hard to win this race.
Since the first running of this race in 1983 only 9 favourites have won the Robert Sangster Stakes. Unless the filly or mare is an out and out champion, we would be looking away from the favourites.
Formlines from Lead Up Races
The traditional local race leading into this is the R.N. Irwin Stakes over 1100m run at Morphettville two weeks before this.
Look for fillies and mares who have had a successful stint during the Victorian Autumn Carnival as a guide to finding the winner.
The older mares have had the wood on fillies in recent years. Two of the last four winners have been six-year-old mares, while Snapdancer (2022) won as a 5YO.
The race is run under weight-for-age conditions and should be even to all ages. At this time of the season, three-year-old fillies may get a slight advantage but they must be very good to beat the older mares.
Race is restricted to fillies and mares and the mares have a very good record over the fillies. The last three-year-old to win was Rostova (2010).
Our Robert Sangster Stakes best bets for 2023 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.
You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!
Well before the Robert Sangster Stakes field is released – many bookmakers will open up early markets, or even all-in markets, for Robert Sangster Stakes betting. Many believe that this is the ideal time to bet on your horse because you could get really great odds on your choice.
Once the bookies release their Robert Sangster Stakes odds for 2023, they will tend to fluctuate all the time. There are a few things that cause this, but when we get a better idea of the type of horses that will be aiming for the Robert Sangster Stakes, along with their recent form, you will see the odds change dramatically.
If you do choose to place your bets in these early markets, it means you could find the favourite at odds of $10 or more. This means, if your horse does go on to win, you will get more return on your bet! However, there is additional risk if you do choose this option and you should be aware of what’s at stake.
This is because depending on when you place your 2023 Robert Sangster Stakes futures bet, your horse may not even get a run, but you also won’t get your money back, which occurs when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the starting date. If you are looking to have a bet when it says ‘Before Noms’, then you can rest easy knowing you’ll receive your money back if your horse doesn’t run in the Robert Sangster Stakes.
The 2023 Robert Sangster Stakes odds are not out just yet, as it is too far away from the event. Please be sure to check back here closer to race day!
A great field filled with high quality runners was announced to contest the 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes. Eventually there was one scratching, which meant there were 15 runners taking part in the race. The betting was led by $4.60 favourite, September Run. Having just won the Group 1 William Reid Stakes in her last start, punters really liked the look of the 4YO.
Next up in the betting markets was Bella Nipotina, at $6.00. The 4YO also won her last start, which was a gap of 4 weeks between races, and was the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes. She has never won at Group 1 level though.
Then we had Away Game on the third line of betting, at $8.00, who most recently finished 7th in the Group 1 The Galaxy, but before that race, she finished in 2nd place in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate. Has been tried 7 times at Group 1 level and is yet to cross the line in first place.
With the 2023 Robert Sangster Stakes field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2022 field, headlined by winner Snapdancer:
|1. SEPTEMBER RUN (56.5kg)||5||Craig Williams||Chris Waller|
|2. BELLA NIPOTINA (56.5kg)||3||John Allen||C Maher & D Eustace|
|3. INSTANT CELEBRITY (56.5kg)||12||Daniel Moor||Phillip Stokes|
|4. BELLA VELLA (56.5kg)||7||Kayla Crowther||Will Clarken|
|5. BROOKLYN HUSTLE (56.5kg)||10||Jamie Kah||J Warren & D Krongold|
|6. AWAY GAME (56.5kg)||1||Linda Meech||C Maher & D Eustace|
|7. SNAPDANCER (56.5kg)||16||Ethan Brown||C Maher & D Eustace|
|8. ALL BANTER (56.5kg)||9||Jake Toeroek||R & C Jolly|
|9. CHAILLOT (56.5kg)||6||Declan Bates||Archie Alexander|
|10. SO YOU ASSUME (56.5kg)||11||Joe Bowditch||Shane Nichols|
|11. ANOTHER AWARD (56.5kg)||2||Jessica Eaton||L Macdonald & A Gluyas|
|12. GAZE GRISE (56.5kg)||15||Lachlan Neindorf (a)||David Jolly|
|13. ARGENTIA (55kg)||13||Mark Zahra||A & S Freedman|
|14. HERESY (55kg)||8||Damien Oliver||James Cummings|
|15. GIMMIE PAR (55kg) – Scratched||14||Barend Vorster||Peter G Moody|
|16. CHAMPAGNE DREAMS (55kg)||4||Pail Gatt||W Francis & G Kent|
It was a fairly open field for the 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes, with no heavy favourite for punters to jump on. In the end the $4.60 favourite, September Run, didn’t even win the race, it was in fact $12 chance Snapdancer.
Snapdancer had a great ride from jockey Ethan Brown, and was able to overcome the widest barrier of them all (15) to get the chocolates, finishing 1.5L ahead of second place.
Snapdancer jumped beautifully and it all looked pretty much over from there, as the 5Yo cut across the field instantly, put a sizable gap between herself and the rest of the field, and led the race from start to finish.
It was a great effort by Away Game, who started from the inside barrier, but at the end of the day just didn’t have the speed to get home first, so she had to finish for second place, 1.5L off the pace.
Wrapping up the minor placings was September Run, who just wasn’t able to get the space after settling in near the back of the field, and had to fight off a challenge from Another Award and Bella Nipotina, who finished in 4th and 5th, respectively.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes race:
Here are the results from the Robert Sangster Stakes in 2022:
|1st||7. SNAPDANCER (56.5kg)||Ethan Brown||–|
|2nd||6. AWAY GAME (56.5kg)||Linda Meech||1.5L|
|3rd||1. SEPTEMBER RUN (56.5kg)||Craig Williams||2.8L|
|4th||11. ANOTHER AWARD (56.5kg)||Jessica Eaton||2.9L|
|5th||2. BELLA NIPOTINA (56.5kg)||John Allen||3.2L|
|6th||5. BROOKLYN HUSTLE (56.5kg)||Jamie Kah||3.7L|
|7th||13. ARGENTIA (55kg)||Mark Zahra||6.2L|
|8th||9. CHAILLOT (56.5kg)||Declan Bates||6.3L|
|9th||3. INSTANT CELEBRITY (56.5kg)||Daniel Moor||7L|
|10th||8. ALL BANTER (56.5kg)||Jake Toeroek||7.4L|
|11th||16. CHAMPAGNE DREAMS (55kg)||Pail Gatt||9.4L|
|12th||14. HERESY (55kg)||Damien Oliver||10.2L|
|13th||4. BELLA VELLA (56.5kg)||Kayla Crowther||10.4L|
|14th||12. GAZE GRISE (56.5kg)||Lachlan Neindorf (a)||14.1L|
|15th||10. SO YOU ASSUME (56.5kg)||Joe Bowditch||15.9L|
The results for the upcoming Robert Sangster Stakes are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2022||Snapdancer||Away Game||September Run|
|2020||Bella Vella||Lyre||Bam’s On Fire|
|2019||Spright||Cool Passion||Bella Martini|
|2018||Shoals||Secret Agenda||Mica Lil|
|2017||Secret Agenda||Viddora||I Am A Star|
|2016||Precious Gem||Sheidel||I Love It|
|2015||Miracles Of Life||Gregers||I Love It|
|2012||Black Caviar||Sistine Angel||Power Princess|