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 7 May 2016
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 2016
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Robert Sangster Stakes Preview & Tips 2016
Track: Soft Weather: Overcast
The $400,000 2016 Ubet Robert Sangster Classic has a full field of 20 plus 3 emergencies. There are 3 six-year-olds, 7 five-year-olds, 7 four-year-olds, and 6 three-year-olds. The betting is very open with Petits Filous the early favourite, having won 5 of her 7 starts. Just behind in the betting are Don’t Doubt Mamma who charged home late to win the Redelva Stakes over 1100m here last start, and Griante who won the Group 1 Galaxy in March then was 6th in the Sapphire Stakes.
Badawiya has won 4 of her 10 starts and is coming back to a more suitable distance. Scarlet Billows has won 4 races over this distance and is a last-start winner. Tuscan Sling faded for 8th in the Irwin Stakes after stating favourite and will improve, while Tempt Me Not won the PJ Bell Stakes at Randwick last start. All other runners are currently at 15 to 1 or longer odds, including Runway Star who has a good record at this track and was 3rd in the Irwin Stakes here last outing.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|18 Don’t Doubt Mamma||15 Runway Star||18 Don’t Doubt Mamma|
|15 Runway Star||16 Private Secretary||16 Private Secretary|
|19 Petits Filous||18 Don’t Doubt Mamma||19 Petits Filous|
|11 Scarlet Billows||1 Griante||15 Runway Star|
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).
|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|