2021 Dequetteville Stakes Race Details

Race 4 at Morphettville on Saturday 10th April 2021.

The Dequetteville Stakes is a 1050 metre set weights plus penalties race for two-year-old fillies run by the South Australian Jockey Club in April. It is held at Morphettvile as part of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

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

Dequetteville Stakes 2021 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

A field of ten two year-old fillies have accepted for the Listed Dequetteville Stakes.   The are three last start winners in the race and two debutants.  Two of these are daughters of Frosted while two others are sired by Reward For Effort.  James Cummings is the only trainer with multiple runners.  The early favourite in the betting is one of the Godolphin fillies, Translation.  She won her last start impressively at Cranbourne and talented young South Australian jockey Jess Eaton picks up the ride on her.  Next in the betting is Cloudy.  She finished fourth in the Vobis Gold Rush at Bendigo last start and is rock hard fit and racing well.

Champagne Dreams has had five weeks off since an impressive all of the way win on Adelaide Cup day.  Isles Of Avalon is one of the two debutants and has looked good in her recent Ballarat jump outs.  Philonize, also a debutant, won a Morphettville trial by five lengths on March 23 and should be able to settle handy in the run.  Princess Raffles is still a maiden but has placed in three of her four starts, while Valentigra won at Port Lincoln on debut and comes from the leading McEvoy stable.  The remaining runners are $20-1 or longer.

Dequetteville Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Cloudy

Finished fourth in the Vobis Gold Rush at Bendigo last start.  Prior she dead heated with Seradess at Bendigo who subsequently won by a big space at Morphettville at her next start.  One of the chances.

2. Translation

Returned from a spell with a convincing all the way win by 3.5 lengths at Cranbourne.  That win rated well – she is right in the mix here.

3. Champagne Dreams

This filly trained by Wayne Francis and Glen Kent won her only start impressively by 2.3 lengths at Morphettville.  She is a leading chance again here.

4. Bolsonaro

Has been placed at two of her three starts but was beaten some 7.3 lengths behind Seradess last time.  Also has a wide barrier to negotiate.

5. Valentigra

Did quite a good job to sit outside the lead and get the upper hand late on debut at Port Lincoln in February.  The horse she beat has since run second at Morphettville.  Tricky horse to assess especially given she has had 7 weeks off but she is from a leading stable and should be respected here.

6. Scream Queen

Resumed at Bendigo in the Vobis Gold Rush, she started big odds and was safely held there but will be better for the run.

7. Princess Raffles

Has finished third at both starts this preperation.  From barrier 9 she likely has to drift back and give them a decent start here.

8. Isles Of Avalon

Debutant from the Andrew Noblet barn at Ballarat.  She has looked good at all 3 jump outs in Victoria.  The latest she fought tooth and nail all the way down the straight with Prince Alexander who was well backed on debut at Moonee Valley.  Fit enough to run well.

9. Philonize

Debutant trained by Dion Koch at Strathalbyn.  She has had one Morphettville trial where she lead them up and kicked away to win by 5 lengths.  Looks to have some good ability.

10. Starsongari

This daughter of Star Turn was a $90,000 purchase.  She has had one start where she was beaten 9.1 lengths at Morphettville.  Hard to recommend off that.

Dequetteville Stakes 2021 Tips

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

Jo’s Tips
Lewis’ Tips
2. Translation 2. Translation
3. Champagne Dreams 9. Philonize
1. Cloudy 3. Champagne Dreams
9. Philonize 8. Isles Of Avalon

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Group 1 T J Smith Stakes 2021 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 ATC Australian Derby 2021 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 ATC Sires Produce 2021 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 WATC Derby 2021 (Ascot 2400)

Listed Galilee Series Final 2021 (Caulfield 2400)

Listed Port Adelaide Guineas 2021 (Morphettville 1800m)

2021 Dequetteville Stakes Results

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 5. Valentigra.

Result Horse Margin
1st 1. Cloudy
2nd 2. Translation 0.2 length
3rd 8. Isles Of Avalon 0.3 length
4th 7. Princess Raffles 0.6 length