The Desirable Stakes, which is registered as the Maybe Mahal Stakes, is a 1400m Listed race held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It has set weights plus penalties, is for three-year-old fillies and has a total prize pool of $150,000. In 2020, the Desirable Stakes will be held on Melbourne Cup Day, which is Tuesday, November 3.
The 2019 edition of the Desirable Stakes was won by Teleplay, with La Tigeresa placing second and Sweet Scandal finishing third. Damian Lane rounded out the first four onboard River Jewel. After winning the Desirable Stakes, Teleplay won the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes.
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The Listed Desirable Stakes was first won by Vintner back in 2005. Since then the Snowdens have had good success in the race, with either Peter, Paul, or the pair of them, winning the race three times in a nine-year stretch between 2008 and 2016.
Teleplay ran 1:24.35 to win the 2019 Desirable Stakes, and although it was a solid time, it wasn’t the fastest the race has seen over the last 15 years. That honour belongs Koonoomoo, who clocked 1:21.01 to beat Cabernet and Mid Summer Magic in 2012.
2020 Desirable Stakes Field, Barriers, & Odds
|1||Stellar Pauline (10)J: Damian Lane 56kg T: P & P Snowden||$18.00||$4.50||Bet Now|
|2||Joviality (12)J: James Mcdonald 56kg T: C J Waller||$2.80||$1.35||Bet Now|
|3||Twain’s Express (8)J: Jamie Mott 56kg T: John Mcardle||$3.70||$1.55||Bet Now|
|4||Sweet Reply (2)J: Damien Oliver 56kg T: R & M Freedman||$6.00||$2.20||Bet Now|
|5||Violinist (4)J: Luke Currie 56kg T: T & C Mcevoy||$15.00||$3.90||Bet Now|
|6||Pride Of Jenni (1)J: Noel Callow 56kg T: D R Brideoake||$11.00||$3.30||Bet Now|
|7||No Restriction (5)J: Declan Bates 56kg T: Archie Alexander||$26.00||$5.50||Bet Now|
|8||Miss Conduct (11)J: Jye Mcneil 56kg T: A & S Freedman||$21.00||$5.00||Bet Now|
|9||Vancity Gem (9)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 56kg T: T & C Mcevoy||$21.00||$5.00||Bet Now|
|10||Way To Go Paula (6)J: Jamie Kah 56kg T: P Stokes||$21.00||$5.00||Bet Now|
|11||Aswaat (7)J: Daniel Stackhouse 56kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes||$34.00||$6.50||Bet Now|
|12||Ripper Rita (3)J: Ben Melham 56kg T: G Eurell||$31.00||$6.00||Bet Now|
DESIRABLE STAKES WINNERS
2019 – Teleplay (1:24.35)
2018 – Cool Passion (1:24.01)
2017 – Pedrena (1:22.78)
2016 – Artistry (1:22.99)
2015 – Scarlet Billows (1:22.45)
2014 – Mahara (1:23.31)
2013 – Plucky Belle (1:22.67)
2012 – Koonoomoo (1:21.01)
2011 – Sophie’s Spirit (1:22.47)
2010 – Jersey Lily (1:23.43)