Looking for early info on this year’s Let’s Elope Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,400 metres, the Let’s Elope Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Flemington Racecourse. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts a quality line-up of mares each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and takes place on Makybe Diva Stakes Day in mid-September.
From 1987-1993 the event ran as the Milady Stakes before being renamed in honour of Let’s Elope who won the 1991 Melbourne Cup.
The Let’s Elope Stakes has held its current Group 2 status since 2009 and serves as an excellent lead up into the Empire Rose Stakes, a Group 1 race formerly known as the Myer Classic. Rose Of Portland (1996) was the last to complete the Let’s Elope Stakes – Empire Rose Stakes double.
Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, September 12th, 2020
- Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,400 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights (with penalties)
- Qualification: Mares four years and over (maidens ineligible)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Flemington Racecourse
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1987
- 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes Winner: Pretty Brazen
let’s elope stakes 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 12, 2020.
- #3 Pretty Brazen
- #1 Arcadia Queen
- #7 Bonvicini
The 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes results saw an upset win by the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Sandown Guineas winner Pretty Brazen ($20) who improved on her first-up run to flash home and defeat Group 1 champ Arcadia Queen ($3.80) ahead of a potential seven day back-up into the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.
|1||3||PRETTY BRAZEN||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||9||58kg||$20|
|2||1||ARCADIA QUEEN||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||0.2L||12||58kg||$3.80|
|3||7||BONVICINI||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Jye McNeil||0.95L||3||57kg||$21|
|4||9||SHE SHAO FLY||Kevin Corstens||Ben Melham||1.05L||1||55kg||$16|
|5||11||SOUTHBANK||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Billy Egan||2.55L||5||55kg||$31|
|6||12||LADY LOFT||Julius Sandhu||Beau Mertens||2.75L||7||55kg||$101|
|7||10||STREET ICON||Kevin Corstens||Craig Williams||3.25L||2||55kg||$26|
|8||2||SAVATIANO||James Cummings||Mark Zahra||3.35L||4||58kg||$2.70F|
|9||6||SPANISH REEF||Ken & Kasey Keys||Craig Newitt||3.55L||11||57kg||$31|
|10||13||AFFAIR TO REMEMBER||Dan O’Sullivan||Michael Dee||4.3L||13||55kg||$21|
|11||5||MY GOLD BRACELET (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Damien Oliver||6.8L||6||58kg||$7|
|12||8||FIDELIA||Robbie Griffiths||Dean Yendall||8.05L||10||55kg||$21|
|13||4||SHROUDED IN MIST||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||John Allen||8.35L||8||58kg||$101|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Let’s Elope Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Let’s Elope Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Let’s Elope Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Let’s Elope Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Let’s Elope Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Let’s Elope Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Let’s Elope Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Let’s Elope Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Let’s Elope Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Let’s Elope Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Let’s Elope Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Let’s Elope Stakes
- Log in at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Let’s Elope Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 Odds
Early market odds on the Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Let’s Elope Stakes here once betting opens.
Which Horse Will Win The Let’s Elope Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Let’s Elope Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Upsets Likely – A mixture of mares offering double and single digit odds have won this race in recent years, so don’t depend on the odds going into this one. The last double-figure winner to score an upset was Pretty Brazen ($20 in 2020).
- Best Lead Up -.Mares that went well in the Cockram Stakes are worth keeping an eye on. Because this is a four years and older race, you might want to check out if any of this year’s field did well in last year’s Let’s Elope Stakes field.
Let’s Elope Stakes Favourites
Early favourites for the 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes include Group 1 winner Arcadia Queen who has been plagued with injuries of late and Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes heroine Savatiano for Godolphin.
Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 Field
The official Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 field will be released by Racing Victoria the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.
Thirteen class mares make-up the 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes final field including the favourite Savatiano for Godolphin coming off a Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes win and Group 1 winning Perth visitor Arcadia Queen looking to return to her best from a wide draw (12).
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||3111x105x5||ARCADIA QUEEN||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||12||58kg||110|
|2||01x12766x1||SAVATIANO||James Cummings||Mark Zahra||4||58kg||111|
|3||81151x22x7||PRETTY BRAZEN||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||9||58kg||90|
|4||228x10016x||SHROUDED IN MIST||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||John Allen||8||58kg||93|
|5||41x11x3||MY GOLD BRACELET (NZ)||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Damien Oliver||6||58kg||84|
|6||130x53640x||SPANISH REEF||Ken & Kasey Keys||Craig Newitt||11||57kg||101|
|7||17104x180x||BONVICINI||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Jye McNeil||3||57kg||84|
|8||x8333835x0||FIDELIA||Robbie Griffiths||Dean Yendall||10||55kg||91|
|9||00×3091533||SHE SHAO FLY||Kevin Corstens||Ben Melham||1||55kg||86|
|10||7421283×45||STREET ICON||Kevin Corstens||Craig Williams||2||55kg||83|
|11||x1223x670x||SOUTHBANK||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Billy Egan||5||55kg||82|
|12||1x8398x532||LADY LOFT||Julius Sandhu||Beau Mertens||7||55kg||71|
|13||736x3133x5||AFFAIR TO REMEMBER||Dan O’Sullivan||Michael Dee||13||55kg||76|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 Tips
Favourite: #2 Savatiano ($2.50 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #2 Savatiano
Best Roughie: #5 My Gold Bracelet ($10 at time of publish)
Our insider 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes tips will be detailed here the week of the race. You can also check out the Neds Blog for all the spring’s best betting tips and previews.
Let’s Elope Stakes Race Day
The Let’s Elope Stakes takes place on Saturday, the 12th of September, 2020 as part of Makybe Diva Stakes Day at Flemington Racecourse. The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).
The other key support acts on the card include the:
Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 Barrier Draw
The 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and available in our above Let’s Elope Stakes Field section.
Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 Nominations
Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 7th of September, 2020.
The 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes nominations feature 21 mares including first-up Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes winner Savatiano, star WA-trained mare Arcadia Queen who also holds an entry for the Group 1 Makybe Diva and Group 1 placed Nudge for master Sydney horseman Chris Waller.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||736x3133x5||AFFAIR TO REMEMBER||M||4||Dan O’Sullivan||76|
|2||3111x105x5||ARCADIA QUEEN||M||5||Grant & Alana Williams||110|
|3||17104x180x||BONVICINI||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||84|
|4||228×556150||EL QUESTRO||M||7||Allison Sheehan||82|
|5||421x438P0x||FASCINO (NZ)||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||84|
|7||x17118x30x||I AM ELOQUENT||M||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||78|
|8||1x8398x532||LADY LOFT||M||6||Julius Sandhu||71|
|9||552x0540x0||MISSILE MANTRA||M||4||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|10||41x11x3||MY GOLD BRACELET (NZ)||M||4||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||84|
|13||481x0112x1||PERFECT JEWEL||M||6||Grant & Alana Williams||106|
|14||81151x22x7||PRETTY BRAZEN||M||4||Tony & Calvin McEvoy|
|16||00×3091533||SHE SHAO FLY||M||4||Kevin Corstens||86|
|17||228x10016x||SHROUDED IN MIST||M||6||Tony & Calvin McEvoy|
|18||11210×1||SIERRA SUE (NZ)||M||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||76|
|19||x1223x670x||SOUTHBANK||M||4||Anthony & Sam Freedman||82|
|20||130x53640x||SPANISH REEF||M||7||Ken & Kasey Keys|
|21||7421283×45||STREET ICON||M||5||Kevin Corstens||83|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 Weights
Set weights with penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 7th of September, 2020 and will be published in our above Let’s Elope Stakes Field section.
Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 9th of September, 2020 and will be available in our above Let’s Elope Stakes Field section
Let’s Elope Stakes 2020 Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 9th of September, 2020 and will be published in our above Let’s Elope Stakes Field section.
Let’s Elope Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 12th of September, 2020.
Let’s Elope Stakes Prize Money
The Let’s Elope Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through eighth.
Let’s Elope Stakes Race Number
The Let’s Elope Stakes is set to run as Flemington Race 3 at 1:05pm (AEST) on Saturday, the 12th of September, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.
Let’s Elope Stakes Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Let’s Elope Stakes has been released.
Let’s Elope Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Let’s Elope Stakes Winners
Winners of the Let’s Elope Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.
|2020||Pretty Brazen||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||58 kgs||1:22.84|
|2019||Spanish Whisper||David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig||Mark Zahra||58 kgs||1:22.23|
|2018||I Am A Star||Shane Nichols||Ben Melham||58 kgs||1:23.11|
|2017||Sword Of Light||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||56 kgs||1:23.50|
|2016||Don’t Doubt Mamma||Tony McEvoy||Dwayne Dunn||58 kgs||1:24.58|
|2015||Amicus||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||58 kgs||1:23.07|
|2014||Commanding Jewel||Leon & Troy Corstens||Damien Oliver||59 kgs||1:23.61|
|2013||Commanding Jewel||Leon Corstens||Ben Melham||57 kgs||1:23.08|
|2012||Zurella||Shaune Ritchie||Craig Newitt||55 kgs||1:23.38|
|2011||Pinker Pinker||Greg Eurell||Glen Boss||56.5 kgs||1:23.80|
|2010||No Evidence Needed||John Thompson||James Winks||53.5 kgs||1:26.85|
|2009||Cats Whisker||Mark Kavanagh||Steven King||54.5 kgs||1:25.01|
|2008||Mimi Lebrock||Bart Cummings||Michael Rodd||56.5 kgs||1:23.25|
|2007||Devil Moon||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||55.5 kgs||1:23.45|
|2006||Rewaaya||David Hayes||Dwayne Dunn||53 kgs||1:24.28|
|2005||Dea||Kevin Corstens||Stephen Baster||57 kgs||1:23.36|
|2004||Beautiful Gem||Lee Freedman||Nick Ryan||55.5 kgs||1:24.44|
|2003||Ain’t Seen Nothin’||Barbara Joseph||Damien Oliver||57 kgs||1:24.42|
|2002||Purple Groove||Tony Noonan||Nash Rawiller||55.5 kgs||1:24.90|
|2001||Flushed||Ken Keys||Noel Callow||58.5 kgs||1:24.56|
|2000||Mr. Innocent||Mal Gerrard||Glen Colless||57kg||1:20.55|