The Robert Sangster Stakes, also called the Sportingbet Classic, is a 1200 metre weight-for age race for fillies and mares run by the South Australian Jockey Club. It is held in March, April or May each year at Morphettville.
- Race Type: Group 1, Fillies and Mares WFA
- Distance: 1,200 metres
- Track: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, South Australia
- Date: Saturday 5 May 2018
The Robert Sangster Stakes is one of the younger races in Australia. It began in 1983 when it was won by Ranee’s Palace, was a listed race from 1984 to 1985, a Group 3 from 1986 to 2003, a Group 2 in 2004 and a Group 1 from 2005. It has always been run over 1200 metres and was held at Cheltenham in 2002.
Originally known as the Swettenham Stud Stakes, the race was renamed in 2005 to honour legendary thoroughbred owner and breeder Robert Sangster. He was the principal of Swettenhan Stud and passed away in 2004.
Interstate fillies and mares, particularly from Victoria, often target the Robert Sangster Stakes in search of a Group 1 win, as it is a prestigious event for females. Local horses may use the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes over 1100 metres as a lead-up race.
Robert Sangster Stakes Final Field & Odds 2018
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Robert Sangster Stakes Preview & Tips 2018
Track: Good Weather: Fine
The $1,000,000 2018 Ubet Robert Sangster Classic has a field of 18 runners. There are 5 five-year-olds, 9 four-year-olds, and 4 three-year-olds. The early favourite is Viddora who was 2nd in this race last year and resumed for 2nd in the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes. Second favourite is Quilista who has won her last 3 starts, all over this distance. Third favourite is Super Cash who has had an 84 day break after winning the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes.
Catchy is a talented filly who has won 6 of her 15 starts and looked impressive winning the G2 Arrowfield Sprint by 1.5 lengths last outing. Secret Agenda won this race last year and ran 3rd in the Irwin Stakes last start after jumping awkwardly. Dainty Tess was the Irwin Stakes winner. Formality resumes here but won a recent trial by a huge margin. Shoals won the Surround Stakes in March and has not raced since but goes well first-up. Whispering Brook led all the way to win by 1.7 lengths at this track and distance two weeks ago. All of the other runners are currently at 16 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|3 Super Cash|
|7 Whispering Brook|
Past winners of the Robert Sangster Stakes:
No horse has won the race on more than one occasion although some have placed more than once. 2005 winner Alinghi was second behind Fastnet Rock in the Lightning Stakes before winning the Robert Sangster and then went on to win the Newmarket Handicap. Other notable winners are Black Caviar (2012), Our Egyptian Raine (2004), Dantelah (1999) and With Me (1991).
|2018||Shoals||Secret Agenda||Mica Lil|
|2017||Secret Agenda||Viddora||I Am A Star|
|2016||Precious Gem||Sheidel||I Love It|
|2015||Miracles Of Life||Gregers||I Love It|
|2012||Black Caviar||Sistine Angel||Power Princess|
|2010||Rostova||Velocitea (NZ)||Sister Madly|
|2009||Bel Mer||Hidden Energy||Impressive Eagle|
|2008||Juste Momente||Zipanese||Serious Speed|
|2007||Universal Queen||Media||Flying Object|
|2006||Ellicorsam||Social Glow||Truly Wicked|
|2005||Alinghi||Glamour Puss (NZ)||Solar Antiquity|
|2004||French Bid||Fly For Me||Social Glow|
|2003||Our Egyptian Raine||Brief Embrace||Dama De Noche|
|2002||Suzy Grey||Regal Kiss||Lady Belvedere|
|2000||Rain Dance Lady||Tapalinga||Daninkling|