Todman Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 5 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 9th of March 2024.

The Todman Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1200 metres. It is for two-year-old colts and geldings and is run under set weight conditions. The total prize money is $300,000 this year.

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

Todman Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Cracking edition. Switzerland has been very impressive to date and can go right on with things here. Straight Charge and Espionage come off clashing each other and there was little between with the latter now having more fitness on its side. Bodyguard is 2/2 and can well and truly score again here while Shangri La Express has the right running pattern and goes in the mix against these.

Todman Stakes 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Shangri la Express (2)

Should run well from the draw and is kindly weighted. Seems dismissed by the market and is right in the mix against these.

2. Odinson (5)

Can’t have.

3. Straight Charge (1)

Going along very well and maps for a dream time of it from barrier 1. Clark does the steering and this race is within reach.

4. Bodyguard (9)

Hard to knock and has done little wrong to date. Will need things to go right from barrier 9 but this race suits.

5. Espionage (10)

Very good run behind Straight Charge last run and a good hope to turn the tables. Can win but poor draw.

6. Switzerland (4)

Has the talent, was impressive last start and looks to get a nice run from barrier 4. This race looks well within reach and J-Mac sticking is always a good sign.

7. All Inclusive (8)

Can’t have.

8. Getafix (6)

Prefer others.

9. Full Metal Jacket (7)

Can’t have.

10. Verlander (3)

Prefer others.

Todman Stakes 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
6 Switzerland
5 Espionage
4 Bodyguard
1 Shangri La Express

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Newcastle Stakes 2024 (Newcastle 1400m)  – Friday

Group 1 Newmarket Handicap 2024 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1400m)

Group 2 Kewney Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 3 Matron Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 1 Randwick Guineas 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 Canterbury Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 2 Challenge Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1000m)

Group 2 Reisling Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Wenona Girl Quality 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Aspiration Quality 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Listed Bunbury Cup 2024 (Bunbury 2000m)

Listed Bunbury Stakes 2024 (Bunbury 1400m)

Listed Canberra Cup 2024 (Canberra 2000m)  – Sunday

Group 3 Black Opal Stakes 2024 (Canberra 1200m)  – Sunday

Listed National Sprint 2024 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Listed Canberra Guineas 2024 (Canberra 1400m)  – Sunday

Group 2 Adelaide Cup 2024 (Morphettville 3200m)  – Monday

Listed C S Hayes Memorial Cup 2024 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Morphettville Guineas 2024 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Listed Manihi Classic 2024 (Morphettville 1600m)  – Monday

Todman Stakes 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 6 Switzerland
2nd 3 Straight Charge 0.91 length
3rd 1 Shangri La Express 2.12 lengths
4th 4 Bodyguard 2.7 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

Scratchings: 2. Odinson, 9. Full Metal Jacket.