Looking for early info on this year’s Stutt Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,600 metres, the Stutt Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Moonee Valley Racecourse and is officially known as the Bill Stutt Stakes.
Open to three-year-old horses and run at set weights, the Stutt Stakes is one of the key support races held at The Valley on AJ Moir Stakes Night on a Friday in late September each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Named after Bill Stutt, the former chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, this race was previously known as the Moonee Valley Stakes. Originally a Principal Race, this race was upgraded to Group 2 status in 1979.
This race serves as a reasonable lead up into the Caulfield Guineas. Whobegotyou (2008) was the last horse to do the Stutt Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double.
Stutt Stakes 2020 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Friday, September 25th, 2020
- Track Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,600 metres
- Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
- Qualification: Three year olds
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1934
- 2020 Bill Stutt Stakes Winner: TBD
Stutt Stakes 2020 RESULTS
The official 2020 Stutt Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Friday September 25, 2020.
Stutt Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Stutt Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Stutt Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Stutt Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Stutt Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Stutt 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 Stutt 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 Stutt Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Stutt Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Stutt 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 Stutt Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Stutt 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 Stutt Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Stutt Stakes 2020 Odds
Early market odds on the Bill Stutt 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 Stutt Stakes here once betting opens.
Which Horse Will Win The Stutt Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Stutt 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:
- Local Legends – Melbourne horses, usually those with winning form at 1400 metres or more, are your best chance.
- Favourites – The shortest-priced runners have a strong recent record in the Bill Stutt Stakes results.
Stutt Stakes Favourites
Early favourites for the 2020 Bill Stutt Stakes include last start Group 3 Ming Dynasty winner Holyfield, Peter Moody’s gun Memsie Stakes placegetter Glenfiddich and Flying Award for last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien.
Leonardo Da Hinchi ($1.90 in 2018) was the last Stutt Stakes favourite to win.
Stutt Stakes 2020 Field
The official 2020 Bill Stutt Stakes field will be announced the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.
The 2020 Stutt Stakes final field features eight three-year-old milers including the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Holyfield coming off a Group 3 lead-up win, close second favourite Glenfiddich who was third in the Group 1 Memise Stakes first-up for Peter Moody and Danny O’Brien’s improver Flying Award drawn the rails.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x2502162x3||GLENFIDDICH||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||3||57kg||100|
|2||11919×61||HOLYFIELD||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Ben Melham||4||57kg||85|
|3||5x52116x64||LUNAR FOX||Paul Preusker||Brett Prebble||2||57kg||80|
|4||111×3||CHERRY TORTONI||Patrick Payne||Billy Egan||7||57kg||75|
|5||221×2||FLYING AWARD||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||1||57kg||77|
|6||2021x||ALCYONE||James Cummings||John Allen||8||57kg||69|
|7||2123×24||CROWN MINT||Gordon Richards||Craig Williams||5||57kg||66|
|8||42×25||IRONEDGE||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Mark Zahra||6||57kg||64|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Stutt Stakes 2020 Tips
Favourite: #2 Holyfield ($3.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Best Bet: #1 Glenfiddich ($3.80 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Best Roughie: #3 Lunar Fox ($15 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Our insider Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 tips and betting selections will be detailed here the week of the race and the full AJ Moir Stakes Night tips available on the Neds Blog.
Stutt Stakes 2020 Race NIGHT
The 2020 Bill Stutt Stakes takes place as part of the AJ Moir Stakes Night at Moonee Valley Racecourse and is scheduled for Friday September 25, 2020. There are eight races in total held at The Valley that evening with racing headlined by the Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes (1000m). Other feature races on the card that night include the:
Stutt Stakes 2020 Barrier Draw
The 2020 Stutt Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and will be published in our above Stutt Stakes Field section.
Stutt Stakes Nominations
Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 21st of September, 2020.
Stutt Stakes Weights
Set weights apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 21st of September, 2020 and will be published in our above Stutt Stakes Field section.
Stutt Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 23rd of September, 2020 and will be available in our above Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 Field section.
Stutt Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 23rd of September, 2020 and will be available in our above Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 Field section.
Stutt Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Friday, the 25th of September, 2020.
Stutt Stakes Prize Money
The Stutt Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth including $120,000 for the Bill Stutt Stakes winner.
Stutt Stakes Race Number
The Stutt Stakes is set to run as Moonee Valley Race 4 at 6:45pm (AEST) on the Friday, the 25th of September, 2020. There are eight races in total that night at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
Stutt Stakes 2020 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 Stutt Stakes has been released.
Stutt Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2020 Stutt Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Stutt Stakes Winners
Winners of the Bill Stutt Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.
|2019||The Holy One||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Brad Rawiller||57 kgs||1:37.31|
|2018||Leonardo Da Hinchi||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||57 kgs||1:37.51|
|2017||Showtime||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Beau Mertens||57 kgs||1:37.14|
|2016||Hey Doc||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||57 kgs||1:37.41|
|2015||Sovereign Nation||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||57 kgs||1:36.17|
|2014||Almalad||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||57 kgs||1:38.83|
|2013||Divine Calling||Gai Waterhouse||Damien Oliver||57 kgs||1:37.29|
|2012||Pierro||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||57 kgs||1:36.31|
|2011||Chase The Rainbow||Rick Hore-Lacy||Dean Yendall||57 kgs||1:38.31|
|2010||Hollowlea||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Blake Shinn||57 kgs||1:37.29|
|2009||Carrara||Tony Vasil||Craig Williams||57 kgs||1:39.50|
|2008||Whobegotyou||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||55.5 kgs||1:36.37|
|2007||Barbaricus||Danny O’Brien||Steven Arnold||55.5 kgs||1:36.03|
|2006||Churchill Downs||David Hayes||Craig Williams||55.5 kgs||1:36.72|
|2005||Red Dazzler||Mick Price||Danny Nikolic||55.5 kgs||1:38.09|
|2004||Mr Martini||Leon Corstens||Stephen Baster||55.5 kgs||1:37.82|
|2003||Casual Pass||Mathew Ellerton||Noel Callow||55.5 kgs||1:37.24|
|2002||Helenus||Leon Corstens||Steven King||55.5 kgs||1:39.63|
|2001||Viscount||John Hawkes||Kerrin McEvoy||55.5 kgs||1:38.12|
|2000||Sarson Trail||Peter Hayes||Stephen Baster||55.5 kgs||1:38.75|
|1999||Diatribe||George Hanlon||Greg Hall||55.5 kgs||1:36.94|