Moonee Valley Fillies Classic

Looking for early info on this year’s Moonee Valley Fillies Classic? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

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The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is a Group 2 mile race for three-year-old fillies run and won at The Valley in late October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The event forms part of the bumper Cox Plate Day program and offers $300,000 in total prize money.

The fillies in the field face off at set weights and the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic serves as a potential lead-up to the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks (2500m) at Flemington during November’s Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Formerly run in the autumn as the Moonee Valley Oaks, the last filly to win both races as a three-year-old was Special Harmony who won the 2003 Crown Oaks before coming back the next autumn to win the 2004 MV Oaks (now MV Fillies Classic).

moonee valley fillies classic 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
  • Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1600m metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights 
  • Qualification: Three years old Fillies 
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1996
  • 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Winner: Mokulua

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 23, 2021. 

  1. #8 Mokulua
  2. #5 Whatafox
  3. #7 Maracana 

Jockey James McDonald made it back-to-back wins on Cox Plate Day backing-up from his Red Anchor Stakes victory on Generation to claim a runaway late win on the Clarry Conners-trained improver Mokulua ($12) in the upset Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2021 results.

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Moonee Valley Fillies Classic
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Moonee Valley Fillies Classic.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Moonee Valley Fillies Classic. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic, 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 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 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 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic in 2021

  1. Log in at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

moonee valley fillies classic 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 moonee valley fillies classic will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.


Which Horse Will Win The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic

The best way to pick which filly will win the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is to take into account any previous form at Moonee Valley, assess the barriers and look at their lead-up runs in similar grade / distance races. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic winner include: 

  • Guineas Lead-Up: The Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) serves as a key lead-up into the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic each year.

Moonee Valley fillies classic 2021 Favourites

Early favourites in 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic betting include Godolphin’s Street Boss filly Heresy out to atone for a failed Thousand Guineas run at Caulfield and the progressive Fortunate Kiss who ran an eye-catching fifth in the same Group 1 lead-up. 

Moonee Valley fillies classic 2021 Field

The official 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2021 final field features an open line-up of 12 fillies led in betting by the Godolphin-raced Heresy looking to improve on her 12th in the Thousand Guineas last start.

  • Scratched: #1 Vianello (5)

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2021 Tips

Favourite: #3 Heresy ($3.30 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Vianello ($11 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #6 I Like Big Putts ($26 at time of publish) 

Our exclusive 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2021 COX PLATE DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Race Day 2021

The 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic takes place on Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2021 as part of Cox Plate Day with racing headlined by the $5 million W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) – there are a number of other Group status support races on the Cox Plate Day card including the:

Moonee Valley fillies classic 2021 Barrier Draw

The 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic barrier draw is conducted the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field section. 

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2021 Nominations

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 18th of October, 2021. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 724×312 AUDREY GIRL F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
2 6×541 BRING ME FLOWERS F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
3 55×755 DE LA FAYETTE F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
4 3×1255 FORTUNATE KISS F 3 Daniel Bowman 68
5 21×2320 HERESY F 3 James Cummings 81
6 3x72x214 I LIKE BIG PUTTS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
7 11 MARACANA (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
8 2×32779 MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 60
9 23 NATIVE GIRL (NZ) F 3 Charlotte Littlefield
10 3132 STERN IMPULSE F 3 Shane Nichols 65
11 21482 TESTA ROCK F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
12 7×231 THE AMAZONIAN F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
13 422×2 WHATAFOX F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 64

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Moonee Valley fillies classic 2021 Weights

Set weight conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 18th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field section. 

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 20th of October 2021 and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field section. 

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2021 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 20th of October, 2021 and will be published in our above Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field section.

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2021. 

2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Scratchings: 

  • #1 Vianello (5)

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Prize Money 2021

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $180,000
2nd $54,000
3rd $27,000
4th $13,500
5th $7,500
6th $6,000
7th $6,000
8th $6,000

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Race Number 2021

The 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic race number is scheduled as Moonee Valley Race 5 at 2:35pm (AEDT) on Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Moonee Valley Racecourse.

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Form Guide 2021

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 MOONEE VALLEY FILLIES CLASSIC FORM GUIDE

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: Channel 7

moonee valley fillies classic Winners

Winners of the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2021 MOKULUA JAMES MCDONALD MARACANA 01:38.99
2020 YES BABY YES CRAIG WILLIAMS LEON & TROY CORSTENS 01.39.1
2019 *LA FALAISE / FASCINO BEN MELHAM / MARK ZAHRA HENRY DWYER / CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE 01.37.2
2018 MYSTIC JOURNEY ANTHONY DARMANIN ADAM TRINDER 01:35.4
2017 BANISH CRAIG WILLIAMS JAMES CUMMINGS 01:36.56
2016 NURSE KITCHEN KERRIN MCEVOY DAVID BRIDEOAKE 01:40.0
2015 MY POPPETTE MARK ZAHRA ROBERT SMERDON 01:36.3
2014 LUMOSTY NICHOLAS HALL ROBERT SMERDON 01.37.3
2013 GYPSY DIAMOND JAMES MCDONALD JOHN O’SHEA 01.38.7
2012* KAZANLUK KERRIN MCEVOY ANTHONY FREEDMAN 01.38.3
2012* EMPRESS ROCK STEVEN ARNOLD BART CUMMINGS 01.36.8
2011 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN LUKE NOLEN PETER MOODY 01.35.6
2010 MY EMOTION CRAIG WILLIAMS MICHAEL KENT 01.36.4
2009 ROMNEYA KERRIN MCEVOY LEE FREEDMAN 01.30.6
2008 ABSOLUT GLAM STEVEN KING DANNY O’BRIEN 01.30.3
2007 ANAMATO MICHAEL RODD DAVID HAYES 01.31.0
2006 PURE HARMONY NOEL CALLOW MICK PRICE 01.30.8

*Dead Heat