2021 Stutt Stakes Race Details

Race 3 at Moonee Valley on Friday 24th September 2021.

The Stutt Stakes is a 1600 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-olds run by the Moonee Valley Racing Club in September. It is run at Moonee Valley as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

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

Stutt Stakes 2021 Preview

Track: Slow? Weather: Showers

Six colts, two geldings and one filly make up the field for this years $300,000 Stutt Stakes.  Two had their last start in the Exford Plate and two met here in a three year old handicap on September 4.  Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young saddle up two runners.  The early favourite in a wide open betting market is Sandy Prince.  He kicked strongly on the turn here last start only to be run down late by Forgot You who is second favourite here.

Mr Mozart won the Exford Plate third up beating Artorius.  Prince Alexander has won his last two starts and looks suited stepping out to 1600m second up.  Micro scored easily in a Bendigo maiden last start, while Riverplate is on the quick back up after finishing sixth in last weeks Caulfield Guineas Prelude.  The remaining runners are longer than $20-1.

Stutt Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Mr Mozart

Good first up in the Vain Stakes, poor second up, then upset the short priced favourite Artorius in the Exford Plate at Flemington last start.  Each way chance again here.

2. Daily Bugle

Won the Mornington Sires Produce in March.  Worked home okay in the Exford Plate last start but needed to see more to be recommending him as a bet here.

3. Forgot You

Hit the line well first up at Flemington, then rattled off a huge last 400m to win here second up.  The extra 100m suits.  Expecting him to run well again.

4. Sandy Prince

Has finished in the top two at all four runs this prep.  Latest, he looked the winner after kicking clear on the bend but was run down by Forgot You over the concluding stages.  Will roll forward again and take some catching.

5. Micro

Found himself too far back first and second up but still ran home strongly.  Was able to settle much closer at Bendigo last start and subsequently bolted in by 3.8 lengths.  Capable of measuring up.

6. Prince Alexander

Strong maiden winner at Bendigo in May.  Returned to the races on September 1 comfortably winning a class 1 at Sandown.  Strips fitter here.  One of the chances

7. River Plate

Ex New Zealand galloper now under the care of Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young.  He stormed home to finish second in a high rating maiden first up at Sandown, then didn’t have the best of luck in last weeks Caufield Guineas Prelude.   Gets Oliver here and could be suited on the quick back up.

8. Alpine Aviator

Hasn’t done enough in his two runs to date.  Looking elsewhere.

9. Adele Amour

The only filly in the field.  She used the bias to win first up at Sandown, then wasn’t disgraced behind the very talented Barb Raider last time.  Look for her to role forward from her outside barrier here.

Stutt Stakes 2021 Tips

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

Jo’s Tips
Lewis’ Tips
4. Sandy Prince 7. Riverplate
3. Forgot You 6. Prince Alexander
5. Micro 3. Forgot You
7. Riverplate 4. Sandy Prince

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Moir Stakes 2021 (Moonee Valley 1000m) – Friday

Group 2 Stocks Stakes 2021 (Moonee Valley 1600m) – Friday

Group 3 JRA Cup 2021 (Moonee Valley 2040m) – Friday

Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes 2021 (Rosehill 1400m)

Group 1 Underwood Stakes 2021 (Sandown Hillside 1800m)

Group 3 Sandown Stakes 2021 (Sandown Hillside 1500m)

Listed Jim Moloney Stakes 2021 (Sandown Hillsides 1400m)

2021 Stutt Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 3. Forgot You
2nd 1. Mr Mozart 0.1 length
3rd 2. Daily Bugle 0.4 length
4th 4. Sandy Prince 0.9 length

The track was rated as Good 3.

Scratching: 9. Adele Amour