Missile Stakes

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. 

  1. #10 EDUARDO
  2. #5 FLIT
  3. #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).

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
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
SCRATCHED 13 SAVATIANO James Cummings Ms Rachel King 0
SCRATCHED 12 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Jeff Penza 0
SCRATCHED 9 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Jason Collett 0
SCRATCHED 6 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 0
SCRATCHED 1 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 0
SCRATCHED 8 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 0
SCRATCHED 7 SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Missile Stakes Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. 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).
  4. 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
1 111x45778x KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 7 59kg 110
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
6 713x25319x CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 12 56.5kg 107
7 11x56x211x SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 13 56.5kg 105
8 8x213x1108 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 3 56.5kg 94
9 6x30x30x4x LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Jason Collett 4 56kg 111
10 03x37x07x1 EDUARDO Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 2 56kg 102
11 60123250×3 GLENALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan (a) 10 56kg 100
12 x1515x0801 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Jeff Penza 8 56kg 98
13 101x12766x SAVATIANO James Cummings Ms Rachel King 5 55.5kg 110

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
3 03x37x07x1 EDUARDO G 7 Joseph Pride 102
4 2914x1602x FLIT M 4 James Cummings 105
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
14 101x12766x SAVATIANO M 6 James Cummings 110
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.

Place Prize Money
1st $109,350
2nd $36,750
3rd $17,750
4th $8,900
5th $5,250
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

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. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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
2005 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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
2001 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2000 Sportsbrat Gary Portelli Hugh Bowman 57.5 kgs 1:06.69
1999 Padstow John Size Lenny Beasley 57.5 kgs 1:03.76