Looking for this year’s Wakeful Stakes betting tips, field and form guide? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Wakeful Stakes, Caulfield

Run over 2,000 metres, the Wakeful Stakes is a Group 2 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. With a $300,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best fillies.

Starting out as a Principal Race, this race was upgraded to Group 2 status in 1979.

This race serves as a good lead up for the 2,500 metre VRC Oaks held the following Thursday with Aristia (2018), Miami Bound (2019) and Willowy (2021) the latest fillies to complete the Wakeful Stakes – VRC Oaks double.

Wakeful Stakes 2023 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, November 4, 2023
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,000 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
  • Qualification: Three year olds (fillies only)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1932
  • 2023 Wakeful Stakes Winner: Amazonian Lass

wakeful Stakes 2023 RESULTS

The official 2023 Wakeful Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 4, 2023. 

  1. #5 Amazonian Lass
  2. #1 Zardozi
  3. #4 Harlow Mist

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained progressive More Than Ready filly Amazonian Lass ($10) improved on her lead-up third in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes at the track to hold on in a brilliant front-running performance to narrowly deny the beaten favourite in the 2023 Wakeful Stakes results. She will now attempt to become the 39th filly in history to do the Wakeful Stakes – VRC Oaks double next Thursday and has firmed into single-figures to do so.

Wakeful Stakes Betting 2023

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Wakeful Stakes, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

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

How To Bet On The Wakeful Stakes in 2023

  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 Wakeful Stakes Betting above.
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Wakeful Stakes 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Wakeful Stakes 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.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Which Horse Will Win The Wakeful Stakes?

The best way to pick which filly will win the Wakeful Stakes in 2023 is to take into account their lead-up form in similar grade/distance races, any past form at the Flemington track and those that may be Group 1 performed dropping in grade. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Wakeful Stakes winner include: 

  • Ethereal Lead Up: The Ethereal Stakes serves as a good lead up to this race.
  • Double-Digits: Plenty of recent Wakeful Stakes winners have jumped at double-digits in betting so looking outside the favourite can prove profitable including Willowy ($11 in 2021), Zenzella ($10 in 2022) and Amazonian Lass ($10 in 2023).

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Favourites

Favourites in 2023 Wakeful Stakes betting include Godolphin’s last start Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes winning filly Zardozi, the John Sargent-trained Contributer filly Harlow Mist who has won three of her four starts to date, and Chris Waller’s daughter of Dundeel Konasana who ran fourth in the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes last start on Caulfield Cup Day. 

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Field

The official Wakeful Stakes 2023 field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The 2023 Wakeful Stakes final field features a talented line-up of potential Kennedy Oaks-bound fillies led in betting by last start Edward Manifold Stakes winner Zardozi from the Godolphin stable.

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Tips

Favourite: #1 Zardozi ($2.35 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #1 Zardozi to salute for the punters (see above) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #6 Sentimental Flame ($23 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our Neds’ exclusive 2023 Wakeful Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Wakeful Stakes Race Day 2023

The 2023 Wakeful Stakes takes place on Saturday, the 4th of November, 2023 as part of Victoria Derby Day, which is the first of the famous four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Along with the Wakeful Stakes and the Group 1 $2 million Victoria Derby (2500m) the other key races on the Derby Day card include:

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Barrier Draw

The 2023 Wakeful Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Wakeful Stakes Field section. 

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Nominations

2023 Wakeful Stakes nominations close at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 30th of October, 2023.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 721 AETHELFLAED F 3 Matthew Smith 63
2 19×5053 AMAZONIAN LASS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 72
3 7×8525 ANOTHER YOU F 3 Dan O’Sullivan 64
4 634×32622 ASPENADO F 3 John McArdle 59
5 5×416 BON MISTRESS F 3 Ken & Kasey Keys 64
6 11×960 COCO SUN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 68
7 P8x6x122 DIAMONDS CHOICE F 3 Chris Bieg 64
8 32 EASY TURN F 3 Patrick Kearney 59
9 0512 ERSA F 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 65
10 430 EVERLASTING KISS F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 63
11 1113 HARLOW MIST (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 71
12 1×4214 KONASANA F 3 Chris Waller 71
13 1×213 SENTIMENTAL FLAME F 3 Travis Doudle 64
14 04×12604 SUBRISING F 3 Nigel Blackiston 64
15 919 VIESTE F 3 Benjamin Smith 64
16 43129 WINGS OF SONG F 3 Patrick Payne 63
17 15×5712 ZAMBEZI KHAN (NZ) F 3 Guy Lowry 65
18 111×0071 ZARDOZI F 3 James Cummings 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Weights

Set weight plus penalties apply to this race. Final 2023 Wakeful Stakes weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 30th of October, 2023 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Wakeful Stakes Field section. 

2023 Wakeful Stakes Top-Weight:

  • #1 Zardozi (57kg)

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Acceptances

2023 Wakeful Stakes final acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 30th of October, 2023 and published in our above Wakeful Stakes Field section. 

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, the 30th of October, 2023 and the official 2023 Wakeful Stakes jockeys will be published in our above Wakeful Stakes Field section. 

Wakeful Stakes Scratchings 2023

2023 Wakeful Stakes scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 4th of November, 2023. 

Wakeful Stakes Prize Money 2023

The 2023 Wakeful Stakes 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

Wakeful Stakes Race Number 2023

The 2023 Wakeful Stakes race number is scheduled as Flemington Race 5 at 3:00pm (AEDT) on Saturday, the 4th of November, 2023. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Wakeful Stakes 2023 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2023 Wakeful Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Wakeful Stakes Live 2023

You can watch or listen to the 2023 Wakeful Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: 7 Network; Cannels 78 (and 68 in regional areas)


MobileNeds App

Wakeful Stakes Winners

Winners of the Wakeful Stakes going back to 1999 displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2023 Amazonian Lass Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jamie Kah 55 kgs 2:02.13
2022 Zennzella Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 55 kgs 2:04.75
2021 Willowy James Cummings Jye McNeil 55 kgs 2:04.03
2020 Victoria Quay Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 55 kgs 2:01.96
2019 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 55 kgs 2:04.48
2018 Aristia Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 55 kgs 2:01.36
2017 Luvaluva John Sargent Blake Shinn 55 kgs 2:03.99
2016 Tiamo Grace Darren Weir Damian Lane 55 kgs 2:04.44
2015 Ambience John O’Shea James McDonald 55.5 kgs 2:04.78
2014 Thunder Lady John Sargent Blake Shinn 55 kgs 2:03.38
2013 Kirramosa John Sargent Tommy Berry 54 kgs 2:05.15
2012 Zydeco Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 54 kgs 2:02.80
2011 Atlantic Jewel Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 58 kgs 2:04.98
2010 Brazilian Pulse Michael Moroney Craig Williams 53 kgs 2:04.27
2009 Faint Perfume Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 53 kgs 2:03.25
2008 Rocha Guy Walter Danny Nikolic 53 kgs 2:05.54
2007 Zarita Pat Hyland Greg Childs 53 kgs 2:05.88
2006 Tuesday Joy Gai Waterhouse Danny Beasley 53 kgs 2:02.78
2005 Serenade Rose Lee Freedman Steven King 55.5 kgs 2:02.53
2004 Hollow Bullet John McArdle David Taggart 54.5 kgs 2:02.19
2003 Timbourina Tony Wildman Steven King 53 kgs 2:05.55
2002 Hierogram John Hawkes Darren Beadman 53 kgs 2:02.91
2001 Quays Clarry Conners Craig Williams 53 kgs 2:01.20
2000 Lolita Star Peter Hayes Stephen Baster 53 kgs 2:04.70
1999 My Sienna Ted Buckingham Greg Hall 55.5 kgs 2:01.34