2021 Chairman’s Stakes Race Details

Race 4 at Caulfield on Saturday 30 January 2021.

The Chairman’s Stakes is a 1000 metre set weights plus penalties race for two-year-olds run by the Melbourne Racing Club at Caulfield. It is held in late January as one of the feature races of the meeting.

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

Chairman’s Stakes 2021 Preview

Track: Soft?  Weather: Showers

A small field of six runners have accepted for the $160,000 Chairman’s Stakes.  Three of them resume having already made their debut during the Spring – the other three are first starters.  Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have a strong hand in the race with two of the six runners.

All eyes will be on the current Blue Diamond favourite, Enthaar, as she steps out for the first time since her outstanding debut win in the Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes at Randwick.  She has trialed up well at Werribee and is a clear odds-on favourite with the bookies in early markets for Saturday.  The second favourite is Godolphin’s Ingratiating.  He has strong form lines having beaten General Beau on debut in the Listed Maribyrnong Trial StakesSon Of Mercury draws well in barrier three and connections will be looking for a good run to catapult him into Blue Diamond contention.  The remaining runners are $20-1 or longer.

2021 Chairman’s Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Ingratiating

Ingratiating  upset the winner of the Blue Diamond (C&G) preview General Beau on debut before a narrow second in the Maribyrnong Plate.  He has jumped out well leading into this.  Needs to do it away from Flemington but looks the main danger to Enthaar.

2. Enthaar

Dominant debut winner at Randwick on October 3 sitting three wide and powering away from her rivals.  Looks to have come back in great order based on an effortless Werribee trial win.  The one they have to beat.

3. Son Of Mercury

This son of Street Boss had one run in the Spring where he finished fifth in the Inglis at Moonee Valley.  He ran seventh in a Cranbourne jump out earlier this week but wasn’t pushed out.  In the mix for trifectas and first fours.

4. Frostin’

$60,000 purchase trained by the Snowden’s.  Has shown ability in his jump outs beating Duchy Of Savoy who ran well in her Blue Diamond Preview (Fillies) on Tuesday.  Also ran second in a jump out behind the talented Anamoe on Jan 22.  Consider for multiples.

5. Fortunate Kiss

Debutant.  Liked her strength late winning her only public jump out.  Doubt she can win but is another in the mix for the minor money.

6. Twilight

This first starter trained by Luke Oliver has been beaten a long way in her recent jump outs.  Looks outclassed here.

Chairman’s Stakes 2021 Tips

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

Jo’s Tips
Lewis’ Tips
2. Enthaar 2. Enthaar
1. Ingratiating 1. Ingratiating
4. Frostin’ 5. Fortunate Kiss
5. Fortunate Kiss 4. Frostin’

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 Expressway Stakes 2021 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Manfred Stakes 2021 (Caulfield 1200m)

2021 Chairman’s Stakes Results

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings were 3. Son Of Mercury.  

Result Horse Margin
1st 2. Enthaar
2nd 1. Ingratiating 2.3 lengths
3rd 5. Fortunate Kiss 3.6 lengths
4th 4. Frostin’ 7 lengths