2021 Sheraco Stakes Race Details

Race 6 at Rosehill At Kembla Grange on Saturday 11 September 2021.

The Sheraco Stakes is a 1200 metre set weights plus penalties race for fillies and mares run by the Australian Turf Club normally at Rosehill. It is held during September and there are also two other Group 2 races and a Listed race on the programme. In 2021 the meeting has been transferred to Kembla Grange due to the ongoing Covid crisis as the local government area where Rosehill is located has had the strict stay-at-home orders extended.

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

Sheraco Stakes 2021 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

Following the early scratching of  Madam Rouge and Dunbrody Power, 11 runners remain for the $200,000 Sheraco Stakes and seven of them had their last start in the Group 3 Toy Show Quality on 21 August. There are six four-year-olds, four five-year-olds and a seven-year-old. The early favourite is Entriviere who won five of her six starts in New Zealand before running a close 2nd in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes. Second favourite is  Written Beauty who had a chequered path when resuming for 2 lengths 5th in the Toy Show. Third favourite is Tailleur who kept chasing for 3rd in the Toy Show.

Fituese was the winner of the Toy Show which was her 7th win from 14 starts.  Marboosha won the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas last start and resumes after 18 weeks. Forbidden Love resumed for 4th in the Toy Show. Every Rose never really got clear in that race and finished 13th, while Seasons finished 3.3 lengths 10th.  All other runners are currently 20 to 1 or longer.

2021 Sheraco Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Forbidden Love

This four-year-old All Too Hard mare trained by Richard & Michael Freedman has five wins and four places from 14 starts and was a three length winner of the Group 1 Surround Stakes back in February.  She resumed for 4th in the Toy Show Qulaity and although she hasn’t won second-up, she is capable of placing.

2. Madam Rouge  – SCRATCHED

3. Every Rose

A four-year-old Choisir mare trained by Mark Newnham who was a narrow winner of the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes back in February. She never really got clear when resuming  in the Toy Show and finished 13th.

4. Entriviere

This five-year-old Tavistock mare won five of her six starts in New Zealand before running a close 2nd in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes at her first Australian start. Her career record is five wins and two 2nds from seven starts. One of the main chances and my top pick.

5. Fituesse

Trained by John Thompson, this five-year-old Deep Field Mare has seven wins and two places from 14 starts . She resumed from a 10 week let -up to win the Toy Show and should fight out the finish,

6. Tailleur

A five-year-old mare trained by James Cummings, she has six wins and three places from 10 starts. Kept chasing for 3rd in the Toy Show and has the speed to overcome drawing the widest barrier. Another with excellent chances.

7. Seasons

Ran 3rd in this race last year behind Haut Brion Her. This seven-year-old Sebring mare is the oldest runner in the race this year. Finished 3.3 lengths 10th in the Toy Show when resuming and generally improves second-up. A rough chance.

8. Written Beauty

This five-year-old Written Tycoon mare trained by Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes has five wins and a place from 9 starts. She settled towards the rear then had a chequered path when resuming for 2 lengths 5th in the Toy Show, with the best last 800m to 200m race sectional of the day at the distance. One of the main players.

9. Marboosha

Won the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas last start and resumes after 18 weeks. She goes well first-up and could place.

10. Vulpine

A five-year-old Snitzel mare trained by Brad Widdup at Hawkesbury. Has drawn the inside barrier but needs too improve on her first-up run where she finished 6.8 lengths 16th in the Toy Show.

11. All Hallows’ Eve

Her three wins from eight starts include the Group 3 James H B Carr Stakes. Goes well first-up and could surprise.

12. Vangelic

Came 4th in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic then 5th in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf at the end of last campaign. First up after 21 weeks here.

13. Dunbrody Power  – SCRATCHED

Sheraco Stakes 2021 Tips

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

Jo’s Tips
4 Entriviere
6 Tailleur
5 Fituese
8 Written Beauty

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes 2021 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality 2021 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes 2021 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Run To The Rose 2021 (Rosehill at Kembla Grange 1200m)

Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes 2021 (Rosehill at Kembla Grange 1300m)

Listed Dulcify Stakes 2021 (Rosehill at Kembla Grange 1500m)

Listed Farnley Stakes 2021 (Belmont 1400m)

2021 Sheraco Stakes Results

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 2. Madam Rouge, 13. Dunbrody Power.

Result Horse Margin
1st 4. Entriviere
2nd 5. Fituese 1.3 lengths
3rd 9. Marboosha 2.1 lengths
4th 12. Vangelic 3.1 lengths