Australia Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 9 at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday the 27th of January 2024.

The Australia Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Moonee Valley Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is run under weight for age conditions. The total prize money is $350,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Australia Stakes page.

Australia Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A few of these runners are dual nommed so expect some scratchings. Veight looks hard to beat resuming and maps well with the light weight. Lane steers and he is in good form. Recommendation has a tricky draw to overcome but is heading in the right direction. Brave Mead will look to sit up on the speed and gets favours from barrier 3. Southport Tycoon is a market watch fresh while Scentify has sound claims.

Australia Stakes 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Crosshaven (9)

Market watch fresh.

2. Curran (11)

Can’t have.

3. Recommendation (10)

Class runner that has the fitness edge on the main rival in the market. Can head to the front and give a bold sight. Has had a brilliant prep so far.

4. Sweet Ride (8)

Needs to lift on form.

5. Snapper (7)

Can’t have.

6. Struck By (6)

This looks too tough.

7. Zethus (2)

Leaning to others.

8. Veight (5)

Showed plenty last prep and maps to land on the speed and give a sight. Class of the race that resumes off a lengthy break so the market will have a say large towards its fitness levels and chances of winning.

9. Brave Mead (3)

Consistent runner that maps well and can land on the speed and prove hard to catch. This race suits and barrier 3 will afford every chance.

10. Scentify (1)

Sound claims in this fresh and races well on this track. Goes in the mix.

11. Southport Tycoon (4)

Market watch fresh after showing good talent last prep and Williams steering is a plus.

Australia Stakes 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Bryce Parker’s Tips
8 Veight
3 Recommendation
11 Southport Tycoon
9 Brave Mead

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Manfred Stakes 2024 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) 2024 (Caulfield 1000m)

Listed Blue Diamond Preview (C&G) 2024 (Caulfield 1000m)

Listed John Dillon Stakes 2024 (Caulfield 1400m)

Listed W.J. Adams Stakes 2024 (Caulfield 1000m)

Listed Australia Day Cup 2024 (Warwick Farm 2400m)

Listed Launceston Guineas 2024 (Launceston 2100m)

Listed Carrington Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Listed Sunshine Coast Cup 2024 (Sunshine Coast 1400m)

Listed Durbridge Stakes 2024 (Morphettville 1100m)

Listed Scenic Blast Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1200m)

Australia Stakes 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 8 Veight
2nd 11 Southport Tycoon 0.2 length
3rd 3 Recommendation 0.4 length
4th 1 Crosshaven 0.5 length

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 4. Sweet Ride, 9. Brave Mead, 10. Scentify.