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In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Classique Legend Stakes:
|Date||Saturday, 30th October, 2021|
|Racecourse||Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, Australia|
|Grade||Not a Group 1|
The Classique Legend (Winner) Stakes is a recently added race on the NSW calendar to compete with the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival. While this race isn’t technically a Group 1, the amount of prizemoney available means that some of the best horses in Australia come to compete.
The name of this race changes every year to the name of the previous year’s winner of The Everest. The race in 2021 will be held on Saturday 30th October at Rosehill Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2020, it was won by Gytrash.
The Winner Stakes is a 1,300m race held at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney. It has set weights plus penalties and a total prize pool of $1 million. It is named after whichever horse won The Everest the year prior, so in 2021 it will be called the Classique Legend Stakes, and will be run on Saturday, October 30.
The Winner Stakes is yet another effort from Racing NSW to strengthen their Spring Racing Carnival. It is raced on the same day as the Golden Eagle and Winners Stakes and takes place two weeks after The Everest.
In 2019, a number of horses who either ran in The Everest, but failed to win, or missed out on a slot, then went on to compete in the Winners Stakes. That trend is expected to continue over the coming years.
Gytrash won the 2020 Winner Stakes with a time of 1:17.76, and although he dominated the last 100 metres of the race to steal a victory, the time was still over three seconds behind the 1,300m Rosehill track record. That honour belongs to Trapeze Artist, who ran 1:14.19 in early 2019.
The Winner Stakes is one of the new races to be added to Sydney’s Everest carnival, it is run over 1,300m under Set Weight conditions with no restrictions in regards to age or gender. Our expert tipsters will put together a short list of Winner Stakes tips to look out for in the leadup to the big race.
As nominations for the 2021 Winner Stakes are still open, 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 Winner 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!
Unfortunately no betting agencies are currently providing 2021 Winner Stakes odds, but we will continue to keep on top of information when it comes in and bring it to you as early as we can. When looking for Winner Stakes tips, we have indicated some key indicators to success in the betting section below!
We will list The Sharks’ Classique Legend 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!
Our tips are not out for the Classique Legend Stakes in 2021 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Classique Legend Stakes is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2021 Classique Legend Stakes.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
As it is just the third year of the race’s history, we don’t have heaps of results to draw correlations from when looking at the Classique Legend Stakes. However, there are a lot of important factors to consider before betting at this race.
Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Classique Legend Stakes?
In the two previous meetings of the Classique Legend Stakes, the results have been kind to the punters with both favourites running victorious. Pierata won the inaugural meeting in 2019 at $2.60 odds before Gytrash won the second running in 2020 at $3.60 odds.
Is Previous Form in the Classique Legend Stakes a Good Indicator of Future Success?
Like any race, the form and success of a horse entering the Classique Legend Stakes is important. When looking at the field for the Winners Stakes in its two year history, a number of horses that participate in the $14 million The Everest often graduate to the Winner Stakes.
The Everest is the major sprint of the carnival and it takes place two weeks before the Classique Legend Stakes, giving the horses fourteen days before they have the chance to compete again. Sprinters with genuine Group 1 and Group 2 racing form and those that have proven to perform at Rosehill are the ones to consider backing.
In the first two runs of the Winners Stakes at Rosehill male horses have run victorious, with Pierata (stallion) winning in 2019 and Gytrash (gelding) winning in 2020. However, there are no restrictions on gender for the sprint.
More often than not, weight is an important factor that must be considered before making a bet on any race. However, as the Classique Legend Stakes is run at a set weight, this is less of a factor. As both previous winners of the Classique Legend Stakes were male, they both won the race while carrying 58.5kgs.
In the previous two meetings of the Winner Stakes, we have seen Pierata win the race as a four year old and Gytrash more recently running victorious at five years of age. However, there are no age restrictions for the sprint.
Our Classique Legend Stakes best bets for 2021 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!
Once the bookies release the 2021 Classique Legend 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 meeting.
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 2021 Classique Legend 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.
Unfortunately, the 2021 Classique Legend Stakes betting odds are yet to be released, but you can rest easy knowing that we will provide them for you as soon as they are released!
When looking at a horse racing field, it is essentially just the lineup of horses that will be taking part in any given race. As one of the newest Rosehill races on the Spring Carnival calendar, the Classique Legend Stakes attracts lesser known genuine sprinters that are looking to get involved in the Spring riches in NSW.
With the 2021 Classique Legend Stakes field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2020 field, headlined by winner Gytrash:
|1. Gytrash (58.5kg)||12||Jason Collett||Gordon Richards|
|2. Mister Sea Wolf (IRE) (57.5kg)||6||Sam Clipperton||Chris Waller|
|3. Eduardo (57.5kg)||1||Nash Rawiller||Joseph Pride|
|4. Imaging (GB) (57.5kg)||13||Kathy O’Hara||Chris Waller|
|5. Wild Planet (57.5kg)||8||Koby Jennings||M, W & J Hawkes|
|6. Standout (57.5kg)||4||James Innes Jnr||G Ryan & S Alexiou|
|7. Star Of The Seas (NZ) (56.5kg)||11||Jay Ford||Chris Waller|
|8. Deprive (56.5kg)||2||Rachel King||James Cummings|
|9. Man Of Peace (56kg)||3||Louise Day (a)||Matthew Dale|
|10. Signore Fox (56kg)||10||–||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|11. Prime Candidate (56kg)||5||Joshua Parr||Bjorn Baker|
|12. Haut Brion Her (55.5kg)||9||Brenton Avdulla||Chris Waller|
|13. Dame Giselle (52.5kg)||7||Tommy Berry||P & P Snowden|
With the race yet to be run, we still don’t know what the Classique Legend Stakes results for 2021 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 last year, Gytrash backed up an impressive third place finish at the 2020 The Everest by winning the lucrative second running of the Classique Legend Stakes at Rosehill.
Chris Waller’s Haut Brion Her looked all but home down the Rosehill straight before the Gordon Richards trained Gytrash stormed home in the last furlong to win the race by less than half a length. Haut Brion Her finished in second and Imaging finished in third, 2.36 lengths behind the leader.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2020 Classique Legend Stakes race:
Here are the results from the Classique Legend Stakes in 2020:
|1st||1. Gytrash (58.5kg)||Jason Collett||–|
|2nd||12. Haut Brion Her (55.5kg)||Brenton Avdulla||0.3L|
|3rd||4. Imaging (GB) (57.5kg)||Kathy O’Hara||2.6L|
|4th||3. Eduardo (57.5kg)||Nash Rawiller||2.8L|
|5th||7. Star Of The Seas (NZ) (56.5kg)||Jay Ford||3L|
|6th||2. Mister Sea Wolf (IRE) (57.5kg)||Sam Clipperton||3.1L|
|7th||9. Man Of Peace (56kg)||Louise Day (a)||3.3L|
|8th||8. Deprive (56.5kg)||Rachel King||9.4L|
|9th||11. Prime Candidate (56kg)||Joshua Parr||13.8L|
The results for the upcoming Classique Legend Stakes are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2020||Gytrash||Haut Brion Her||Imaging|
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