Looking for early info on this year’s Missile Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres, the Missile Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts its share of local sprinters.
Other races held on the same day at Rosehill include the The Rosebud.
A number of turf stars have won the Missile Stakes over the years including Lonhro (2002), Pierata (2018) and Alizee (2019).
The Missile Stakes now serves as a potential lead-up and form race into the $15 million The Everest (1200m) at Randwick in October.
Missile Stakes 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, August 8th, 2020
- Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Weight for age
- Qualification: Three year olds and over
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1978
- 2020 Missile Stakes Winner: Eduardo
Missile Stakes 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 Missile Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday August 8, 2020.
- #10 EDUARDO
- #5 FLIT
- #3 IMAGING
Trainer Joe Pride called out to slot holders in the $15 million The Everest to consider his 2020 Missile Stakes winner Eduardo ($2.30) who was impressive in his second start for the stable making it two-from-two at Rosehill beating the likes of Thousand Guineas winner Flit (2nd) and 10-time Group 1 winner Melody Belle (6th).
|1||10||EDUARDO||Joseph Pride||Nash Rawiller||2||56kg||$2.30F|
|2||5||FLIT||James Cummings||James McDonald||1.5L||1||57kg||$4|
|3||3||IMAGING (GB)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||1.9L||4||57.5kg||$11|
|4||11||GLENALL||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brock Ryan (a)||2L||5||56kg||$15|
|5||2||MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)||Chris Waller||Adam Hyeronimus||2.6L||3||57.5kg||$13|
|6||4||MELODY BELLE (NZ)||Jamie Richards||Kerrin McEvoy||4.6L||6||57kg||$4.60|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Missile Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Missile Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Missile Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Missile Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Missile Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Missile 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 Missile 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 Missile Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Missile Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Missile 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 Missile Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Missile Stakes
- Login at neds.com.au
- 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 Missile Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Missile Stakes 2020 Odds
Early market odds for the 2020 Missile Stakes will be displayed below as soon as betting on the Group 2 sprint opens. If you would like to know the latest Missile Stakes odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Missile Stakes here.
Which Horse Will Win The Missile Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Missile 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 consideration are as follows:
- Local Experience – Horses that race well at Randwick and Rosehill should have the advantage.
- Autumn Lead up – If there are any horses that did well in the Randwick Guineas who have entered the field, they are worth taking a closer look at.
- First-Up – Most spring sprinters are resuming in the Missile Stakes so looking for the best first-up performers is key.
Missile Stakes Favourites
Alizee ($1.30 in 2019) followed by Eduardo ($2.30 in 2020) are the latest favourites in Missile Stakes betting to salute for the punters.
Early favourites for the 2020 Missile Stakes race include 10-time Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Melody Belle, Godolphin’s smart four-year-old Flit who won the Thousand Guineas last season and Eduardo coming off a win in the July Sprint.
Missile Stakes 2020 Field
The official Missile Stakes 2020 field of final acceptances and barrier draw are announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week following on from the nominations that close on the Monday.
The 2020 Missile Stakes final field features 13 early spring hopefuls including 10-time Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Melody Belle in barrier 11 and Group 1 Thousand Guineas winner as a three-year-old, Flit for Godolphin drawn the rails.
Update: The Missile Stakes 2020 field is down to 12 with the Team Snowden-trained Hightail (3) scratched in favour of a Melbourne run in Saturday’s Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) down the Flemington straight.
Race Day Update: The field is down to six runners with a Heavy (9) Rosehill track seeing a total of seven horses scratched from the Missile Stakes 2020. The scratched horses are: #1 Kolding (7), #6 Cascadian (12), #7 Special Reward (13), #8 Hightail (3), #9 Le Romain (4), #12 Signore Fox (8), #13 Savatiano (5).
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|2||x6101x300x||MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)||Chris Waller||Adam Hyeronimus||6||57.5kg||110|
|3||2x20x8100x||IMAGING (GB)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||9||57.5kg||108|
|4||1112x3346x||MELODY BELLE (NZ)||Jamie Richards||Kerrin McEvoy||11||57kg||115|
|5||2914x1602x||FLIT||James Cummings||James McDonald||1||57kg||105|
|10||03x37x07x1||EDUARDO||Joseph Pride||Nash Rawiller||2||56kg||102|
|11||60123250×3||GLENALL||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brock Ryan (a)||10||56kg||100|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Missile Stakes 2020 Tips
Favourite: #4 Melody Belle ($2.80 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #5 Flit ($3.50 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #11 Glenall ($17 at time of publish)
Our insider Missile Stakes 2020 tips and exotic selections will be listed here the week of the event and a full Missile Stakes Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Missile Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 8th of August 2020.
The Listed The Rosebud (1100m) for Golden Rose-bound youngsters is the other feature Black-Type race on Missile Stakes Day.
Missile Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2020 Missile Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Missile Stakes Field section.
Missile Stakes Nominations
Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 3rd of August, 2020.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||243182×472||BOOM QUEEN||M||5||Tony Ball||57|
|2||713x25319x||CASCADIAN (GB)||G||6||James Cummings||107|
|5||60123250×3||GLENALL||G||7||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||100|
|6||8x213x1108||HIGHTAIL||G||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||94|
|7||24720×3734||HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE)||G||9||James Cummings||104|
|8||2x20x8100x||IMAGING (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller||108|
|9||111x45778x||KOLDING (NZ)||G||5||Chris Waller||110|
|10||6x30x30x4x||LE ROMAIN||G||8||Kris Lees||111|
|11||1112x3346x||MELODY BELLE (NZ)||M||6||Jamie Richards||115|
|12||x6101x300x||MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE)||G||9||Chris Waller||110|
|13||17359x||RETURN WITH HONOUR||C||3||Gerald Ryan||70|
|15||x1515x0801||SIGNORE FOX||H||5||Peter & Paul Snowden||98|
|16||11x56x211x||SPECIAL REWARD||G||5||Kris Lees||105|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Missile Stakes Weights
Standard weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 4th of August, 2020 and will be published in our above Missile Stakes Field section.
Original 2020 Missile Stakes Top Weight: #1 Kolding (59kg) – Scratched
New 2020 Missile Stakes Top Weight: #2 Mister Sea Wolf (57.5kg)
Missile Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 5th of August, 2020 and will be published in our above Missile Stakes Field section.
Missile Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 5th of August, 2020.
Missile Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 8th of August, 2020.
2020 Missile Stakes Scratchings:
- #1 Kolding (7)
- #6 Cascadian (12)
- #7 Special Reward (13)
- #8 Hightail (3)
- #9 Le Romain (4)
- #12 Signore Fox (8)
- #13 Savatiano (5)
Missile Stakes Prize Money
The Missile Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.
Missile Stakes Race Number
The Missile Stakes will run as Rosehill Race 7 at 3:35pm (local Sydney time) on Saturday August 8, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
Missile 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 Missile Stakes has been released.
Missile Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Missile Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Missile Stakes Winners
Winners of the Missile Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.
|2020||Eduardo||Joe Pride||Nash Rawiller||56 kgs||1:12.01|
|2019||Alizee||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||56.5 kgs||1:11.25|
|2018||Pierata||Gregory Hickman||James McDonald||58.5 kgs||1:08.41|
|2017||Invincible Gem||Kris Lees||Corey Brown||56.5 kgs||1:11.82|
|2016||Tycoon Tara||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||56.5 kgs||1:15.64|
|2015||Burbero||Bjorn Baker||Rory Hutchings||58.5 kgs||1:09.13|
|2014||Sweet Idea||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||56.5 kgs||1:09.44|
|2013||Rain Affair||Joseph Pride||Nash Rawiller||58.5 kgs||1:10.83|
|2012||Pinwheel||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||58.5 kgs||1:09.74|
|2011||Rain Affair||Joseph Pride||Corey Brown||58.5 kgs||1:10.71|
|2010||Love Conquers All||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Jim Cassidy||58.5 kgs||1:12.48|
|2009||Teasing||Tim Martin||Chris Munce||56.5 kgs||1:04.42|
|2008||Captain Bax||Kris Lees||Tim Clark||58.5 kgs||1:05.44|
|2007||German Chocolate||Paul Cave||Zac Purton||58.5 kgs||1:04.61|
|2006||Imprisoned||John O’Shea||Michael Rodd||57.5 kgs||1:06.27|
|2004||Dance Hero||Gai Waterhouse||Lenny Beasley||57 kgs||1:02.80|
|2003||Spark Of Life||Allan Denham||Chris Munce||57 kgs||1:02.82|
|2002||Lonhro||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||57.5 kgs||1:03.53|
|2000||Sportsbrat||Gary Portelli||Hugh Bowman||57.5 kgs||1:06.69|
|1999||Padstow||John Size||Lenny Beasley||57.5 kgs||1:03.76|