2024 Gimcrack Stakes Race Details

Race 6 at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 6th April 2024.

The Gimcrack Stakes is a Group 3 race over 1100 metres held at Ascot. It is for two-year-old fillies and is run under set weights plus penalties conditions. The total prizemoney is $200,000 this year.

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

Gimcrack Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

There are 12 fillies lining up for the 2024 Furphy Gimcrack Stakes. Three of them had their last start in the Listed Supremacy Stakes over 1000m at Ascot on 23rd March (won by Sir Dreamalot), three in a 2YO Open Set Weights with Penalties over 1100m at Ascot on 16th March (won by Siren Assault), and two in the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic over 1200m at Pinjarra on 16th February (won by Big Shots), while three came via via different races and one is having her first start. Two runners are sired by Blue Point. Trainers Daniel & Ben Pearce, Simon A Miller and Russell Stewart each have 2 runners.

The early favourite is Golden Vale who has won 2 of her 3 starts. Second favourite is Golden Kathleen who was a 2.8 length winner at Bunbury at her only start. Third favourite is Siren Assault who is a last-start winner. Blue Rocket has made the quinella at both her starts. Heavy Metal ran 3rd in the Supremacy Stakes at her only start, while Earthstorm ran 2nd in the same race. The other runners are currently $14 or longer.

Gimcrack Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Sinful Living (5)

The most experienced runner in the field as she has had 6 runs already for 2 wins and a place. Last start she finished 2.3 lengths 5th in the Listed Supremacy Stakes over 1000m at Ascot on 23rd March (won by Sir Dreamalot). In the mix.

2. Golden Vale (3)

Started her career brilliantly with two wins over 1000m at Ascot then stepped up to 1200m in the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic at Pinjarra on 16th February where she ran 5.8 lengths 10th and had a slow recovery. Has had a 7 week let-up and blinkers go on. Looks the main chance.

3. Siren Assault (8)

Won by 1.3 lengths in a 2YO Open Set Weights with Penalties over 1100m at Ascot on 16th March. Had placed at both of her other starts and should run well.

4. Blue Rocket (2)

Debuted with a 2 length win over 1000m at Ascot, then was runner-up to Sir Dreamalot over 1000m at Bunbury on 9th March. Chance.

5. Define Beautiful (10)

Has won one of her 3 starts. Has had a let-up after running 1.6 lengths 4th in the Magic Millions Classic at Pinjarra on 16th February. Won a Belmont trial and could surprise.

6. Golden Kathleen (9)

Was a 2.8 length winner at Bunbury at her only start. Rates well and can figure in the finish.

7. Earthstorm (11)

She’s placed at both her starts, debuting with 3rd behind Golden Vale then ran 2nd in the Supremacy Stakes. Chance.

8. Lyn’s Star (1)

Resumes from an 11 week break. Placed at Ascot on debut in a small field then raced greenly when 6th at Pinjarra on 17th January. Prefer others.

9. Heavy Metal (7)

Ran 3rd in the Supremacy Stakes at her only start, coming from well back with good closing splits. It was a great debut and if she takes improvement from that run she can be in the finish.

10. Diamond Dancer (12)

Ran 3rd behind Siren Assault at her only start. Blinkers go on. Will find this harder.

11. Gold Flakes (4)

Finished 6th behind Siren Assault at her only start. Looks tested.

12. Real Deluxe (6)

First starter who has been trialling well. Keep an eye on the betting.

Gimcrack Stakes 2024 Tips

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

Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Golden Vale
3 Siren Assault
6 Golden Kathleen
7 Earthstorm

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Doncaster Mile 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 1 T J Smith Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 1 Australian Derby 2024 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 1 Inglis Sires’ 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Chairman’s Quality 2024 (Randwick 2400m)

Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes 2024 (Randwick 2000m)

Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1600m)

Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 3 P J Bell Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Easter Cup 2024 (Caulfield 2000m)

Group 3 Victoria Handicap 2024 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Roma Cup 2024 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Old Comrade Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1600m)

Listed Perth Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1100m)

Listed Dequetteville Stakes 2024 (Morphettville Parks 1000m)

2024 Gimcrack Stakes Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 3 Siren Assault
2nd 6 Golden Kathleen 1.51 lengths
3rd 7 Earthstorm 1.66 lengths
4th 9 Heavy Metal 2.03 lengths

The track was rated as Good 4.

There were no scratchings.