Memsie Stakes 2020
Looking for early info on this year’s Memsie Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
One of the first races of note to occur in Spring, the Memsie Stakes is usually seen as a predictor of future success in some of the important races during the Spring Racing Carnival.
The Group 1 Memsie Stakes, run over 1400m, is the opening elite level of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is the second Group 1 races of the new racing season each year following the Group 1 Winx Stakes in Sydney.
Because of its early Spring date, there is a lot of interest to see which horses will come back with a strong start after their winter spell.
Offering $1 million in prize money, the Memsie Stakes has been won by plenty of class horses over the years including Sincero (2012), So You Think (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), triple Melbourne Cup champion Makybe Diva (2005) and the most recent dual champion Sunline (2000, 2001).
Note: For the 2020 edition of the Memsie Stakes the prize money is reduced to $750,000 in total due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australia racing.
Memsie Stakes 2020 – QUICK INFORMATION
- Race Day: Saturday, 29th of August, 2020
- Race Starts: TBA
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Surface: Turf
- Distance: 1400m
- Weight Class: Weight for Age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over (Excluding Maidens)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Purse: $1,000,000 ($750,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
- Inaugural Race: 1899
- 2020 Memsie Stakes Winner: Behemoth
memsie Stakes 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 Memsie Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday August 29, 2020.
- #7 Behemoth
- #6 Mr Quickie
- #15 Glenfiddich
The David Jolly-trained South Australian sprinter Behemoth ($3.30) secured a win for the punters in the Memsie Stakes 2020 results posting a well-deserved Group 1 victory in Melbourne off his lead-up Group 3 Spring Stakes success in Morphettville. Demolishing his rivals with a tremendous late turn of foot, Behemoth surged clear to beat the eye-catching runner-up Mr Quickie ($14) with the three-year-old Glenfiddich ($6) running third for trainer Peter Moody’s return to Group 1 racing.
|1||7||BEHEMOTH||David Jolly||Craig Williams||2||59kg||$3.30F|
|2||6||MR QUICKIE||Phillip Stokes||Dwayne Dunn||1.5L||5||59kg||$14|
|3||15||GLENFIDDICH||Peter G Moody||Craig Newitt||2.25L||10||50.5kg||$6|
|4||9||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||2.35L||8||59kg||$6|
|5||4||SO SI BON||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Daniel Stackhouse||2.45L||3||59kg||$21|
|6||10||BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER||Daniel Bowman||Declan Bates||2.85L||7||59kg||$21|
|7||2||HARLEM (GB)||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Jamie Mott||3.6L||6||59kg||$101|
|8||14||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||David Brideoake||Ethan Brown||3.8L||12||57kg||$51|
|9||8||ICONOCLASM||Danny O’Brien||Daniel Moor||4.55L||1||59kg||$81|
|10||11||MYSTIC JOURNEY||Adam Trinder||Billy Egan||5.55L||4||57kg||$8|
|11||5||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Ben Melham||5.75L||13||59kg||$15|
|12||1||REGAL POWER||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||5.85L||9||59kg||$12|
|13||3||GATTING||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||6.05L||11||59kg||$31|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Memsie Stakes 2020 Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Memsie Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Memsie Stakes|
|How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Memsie Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Memsie Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Memsie Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Memsie 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 Memsie 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 Memsie Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Memsie Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Memsie 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 Memsie Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Memsie Stakes In 2020
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- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Memsie Stakes 2020 ODDS
The 2020 Memsie Stakes market odds will be displayed here as soon as futures betting on the event opens at Neds.com.au.
WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE Memsie Stakes
Which horse will win the 2020 Memsie Stakes comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the 1400m distance and their previous Group 1 race experience.
When selecting the Memsie Stakes winner it is also important to consider:
- Group 1 Grade – The majority of Memsie Stakes winners in recent history have had previous Group 1 race experience.
- Bad Barriers – Very few horses have won the Memsie Stakes from a double-digit barrier in the past decade.
- Favourite Backers – The top fancies in Memsie Stakes betting have an outstanding recent record in the event.
Memsie Stakes FAVOURITES
The early favourites in Memsie Stakes betting for 2020 include first-up Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes winning mare Savatiano for Godolphin, David Jolly’s Group 3 Spring Stakes winner in Adelaide last start Behemoth inaugural All-Star Mile winner Mystic Journey and the three-year-old lightweight Glenfiddich for Peter Moody.
From 2008 – 2020 eight Memsie Stakes favourites saluted for the punters most recently Vega Magic ($2.45 in 2017) and Behemoth ($3.30 in 2020).
Memsie Stakes 2020 FIELD
The official line-up of 2020 Memsie Stakes field is made public with final acceptances taken on the Wednesday of race week and will be available right here.
The 2020 Memsie Stakes final field is now out featuring a star-studded line-up of 15 weight-for-age hopefuls looking to secure the opening Group 1 race of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Impressive Spring Stakes winner at Morphettville last start Behemoth has opened narrow favourite ahead of Godolphin’s Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes winning mare a fortnight back Savatiano.
Update: #12 Arcadia Queen (13) has been scratched from the Memsie Stakes field just eight minutes from the official scratchings deadline with the Bob Peters-raced mare suffering from a stone bruise.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||2161x421x9||REGAL POWER||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||9||59kg||112|
|2||6380x4549x||HARLEM (GB)||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Jamie Mott||6||59kg||107|
|3||02752x940x||GATTING||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||12||59kg||110|
|4||84644116×4||SO SI BON||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||Daniel Stackhouse||3||59kg||106|
|5||89x3210x27||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Ben Melham||15||59kg||110|
|6||x3002x902x||MR QUICKIE||Phillip Stokes||Dwayne Dunn||5||59kg||105|
|7||24184x14x1||BEHEMOTH||David Jolly||Craig Williams||2||59kg||105|
|8||014x02318x||ICONOCLASM||Danny O’Brien||Daniel Moor||1||59kg||101|
|9||13x25319x4||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Damien Oliver||8||59kg||106|
|10||x161x777x4||BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER||Daniel Bowman||Declan Bates||7||59kg||106|
|11||1x1255x5x8||MYSTIC JOURNEY||Adam Trinder||Billy Egan||4||57kg||112|
|13||01x12766x1||SAVATIANO||James Cummings||Mark Zahra||11||57kg||111|
|14||x7104x356x||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||David Brideoake||Ethan Brown||14||57kg||102|
|15||9x2502162x||GLENFIDDICH||Peter G Moody||Craig Newitt||10||50.5kg||88|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Memsie Stakes 2020 Tips
Favourite: #7 Behemoth ($4 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #13 Savatiano ($4.80 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #18 Begood Toya Mother ($18 at time of publish)
Our insider tips on the 2020 Memsie Stakes will be detailed here the week of the Group 1 spring lead-up and a full Memsie Stakes Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Memsie Stakes 2020 RACE DAY
Memsie Stakes 2020 race day is scheduled for Saturday August 29, 2020. There are a number of Group 3 support races on the Memsie Stakes race day card including the HDF McNeil Stakes for three-year-olds.
Memsie Stakes 2020 BARRIER DRAW
The official Memsie Stakes barrier draw takes place the week of the race and will be published in our above Memsie Stakes field section.
Memsie Stakes 2020 Nominations
Nominations will be announced on Monday, the 24th of August, 2020 at midday (local time) with the full list of early entries to be published below.
The 2020 Memsie Stakes nominations drew 21 entries led by Godolphin’s first-up Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes winner Savatiano out to be the first mare to win the race since Atlantic Jewel (2013).
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||3111x105x5||ARCADIA QUEEN||M||5||Grant & Alana Williams||110|
|2||x161x777x4||BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER||G||6||Daniel Bowman||106|
|5||13x25319x4||CASCADIAN (GB)||G||6||James Cummings||106|
|6||63x848115x||GALAXY RAIDER||G||8||Grahame Begg||95|
|7||02752x940x||GATTING||G||7||Peter G Moody||110|
|8||9x2502162x||GLENFIDDICH||C||3||Peter G Moody||88|
|9||11x0x16232||GREAT AGAIN||G||8||Lindsey Smith||100|
|10||6380x4549x||HARLEM (GB)||G||9||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||107|
|12||x3002x902x||MR QUICKIE||G||5||Phillip Stokes||105|
|13||1x1255x5x8||MYSTIC JOURNEY||M||5||Adam Trinder||112|
|15||x7104x356x||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||M||5||David Brideoake||102|
|16||2161x421x9||REGAL POWER||G||5||Grant & Alana Williams||112|
|19||84644116×4||SO SI BON||G||7||Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes||106|
|20||89x3210x27||STREETS OF AVALON||G||6||Shane Nichols||110|
|21||x4111124x5||YULONG JANUARY||G||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||98|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Memsie Stakes 2020 WEIGHTS
The Memsie Stakes is a weight-for-age event with three-year-old fillies carrying the least weight in the event. Standard weight-for-age conditions apply.
Memsie Stakes 2020 ACCEPTANCES
Memsie Stakes acceptances close the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full in our above Memsie Stakes field section.
Memsie Stakes 2020 JOCKEYS
Jockeys for the Memsie Stakes 2020 must be declared following acceptances and will be available in our above Memsie Stakes field section.
Memsie Stakes 2020 SCRATCHINGS
Scratchings for the Memsie Stakes must be declared by 7:30AM on race day morning, Saturday August 29, 2020.
2020 Memsie Stakes Scratchings:
- #12 Arcadia Queen (13)
- #13 Savatiano (Late Scratching on Vet’s advice)
Memsie Stakes PRIZE MONEY
Note: The 2020 Memsie Stakes prize money is down to $750,000 including $450,000 to the winner due to COVID-19.
The current Memsie Stakes prize money is set at a total of $1 million with $600,000 going to the Memsie Stakes winner.
Memsie Stakes RACE NUMBER
The Memsie Stakes is set to run as Caulfield Race 9 at 4:45pm (AEST) with a total of ten races running at Caulfield Racecourse on Memsie Stakes Day in 2020 as an extra event was added to the card following a washout at Moonee Valley the weekend before.
Memsie Stakes 2020 Form Guide
The final form guide will be available Wednesday, the 26th of August, 2020. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Memsie Stakes has been released.
Memsie Stakes Winners
Winners of the Memsie Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below.
|2019||Scales Of Justice||So Si Bon||Alizee||1:22.14|
|2018||Humidor||Kementari||Kings Will Dream||1:23.2|
|2018||Vega Magic||Black Heart Bart||Tosen STardom||1:23.3|
|2016||Black Heart Bart||Rising Romance||Mahuta||1:23.9|
|2015||Boban||Entirely Platinum||Stratum Star||1:24.6|
|2014||Dissident||Sweet Idea||Puissance De Lune||1:22.7|
|2013||Atlantic Jewel||Ferlax||Super Cool||1:24.4|
|2012||Sincero||Happy Trails||Second Effort||1:23.2|
|2011||King’s Rose||Heart Of Dreams||Red Colossus||1:23.4|
|2010||So You Think||Whobegotyou||Shoot Out||1:26.6|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Maldivian||Pompeii Ruler||1:23.2|
|2006||El Segundo||Casual Pass||Apache Cat||1:23.2|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Barely A Moment||Regal Roller||1:26.7|
|2004||Regal Roller||Pacific Dancer||Delzao||1:23.0|
|2003||Le Zagaletta||Super Elegant||Out Of Options||1:25.2|
|2002||Magical Miss||Fields Of Omagh||Dash For Cash||1:24.0|