-->

Complete 2017 Robert Sangster Stakes Form Guide

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

The 2017 Robert Sangster Stakes form guide is essential reading for racing fans ahead of the $1 million feature race for fillies and mares at Morphettville Racecourse on Saturday afternoon.

English remains favourite to win Saturday's Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville. Photo: Steve Hart

English remains favourite to win Saturday’s Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes at Morphettville. Photo: Steve Hart

Some of the Autumn Carnival’s best racehorses have been confirmed in the 2017 Robert Sangster Stakes field including English, Sheidel and I Am A Star, but we have analysed every confirmed starter and emergencies, in order to help you find the Robert Sangster Stakes winner.

English

English has been a strong and consistent performer for Gai Waterhouse throughout her entire racing career and should prove extremely tough to beat in the Robert Sangster Stakes. A Group 1 winner having taken out last year’s edition of the All Aged Stakes (1200m), the Encosta De Lago mare resumed this time for a smart win in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), but was unable to make up the distance late when seventh in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m). She appeared to have won the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) before being swooped late by Chautauqua on Day 1 of The Championships and on that run alone, should just win this race. Drawn centrally, Ben Melham will take the ride on the mare.

Sheidel

Sheidel is another mare who has found typically excellent form this time in and she is primed to go one better than her impressive run for second in last year’s Sangster. Sent to the paddock after running second to Takedown in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in her native Perth, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor stormed home to win the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) first-up this time, before hitting the line well to finish fourth in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m). While somewhat going amiss in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at her last start in March, Sheidel has the notable advantage of Joao Moreira in the saddle once more this weekend and is a live chance.

Secret Agenda

Secret Agenda relished the heavy going when she flew home to win the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) on Day 2 of The Championships, but she’ll need to improve if she is to repeat that effort and win a maiden Group 1 crown on Saturday. The Not A Single Doubt mare does have several impressive black type wins to her name and she should have little issue finding a position off the early pace from a wide draw in the Robert Sangster Stakes.

Super Cash

One of two standout performers for former South Australia-based Andrew Noblett this time in, Super Cash has the makings of a Group 1 winner and form around some of the country’s best sprinters. Having defeated the likes of I Am A Star and Chautauqua in the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) first-up, the Written Tycoon mare placed mid-field in the Newmarket Handicap last time and has reportedly relished a freshen-up.

Viddora

Viddora has followed a traditional path towards the Robert Sangster Stakes and has drawn ideally into the field in barrier 3. Having finished second in the Listed Manihi Classic (1100m) first-up, Viddora has since won the Group 3 RN Irwin (1100m) and is legitimate chance of finishing in the first five, with some luck in running.

Egyptian Symbol

Egyptian Symbol has been a strong and consistent performer for Bjorn Baker through recent seasons and is a legitimate chance of delivering the trainer his second career Group 1 title this weekend. the Stratum mare returned to the races to win the Wyong Magic Millions 3YO & 4YO Classic (1200m) on December 22nd, but was unable to justify her favouritism in the Magic Millions Plate (1300m) in early January after being caught on pace. She should find an ideal position just behind the speed from barrier 8 and will look to outsprint her rivals in the final straight.

Cavaloce

Local runner Cavaloce is yet to produce her best in 2017 and it would take a career-best effort to win that Robert Sangster Stakes. Trainer Will Clarken is pleased with the benefit taken by the Testa Rossa mare since her first-up run in the Manihi Classic, but the quality of this race suggests that it is probably a bridge too far.

Now Or Later

Now Or Later will make her Australian debut in the Robert Sangster Stakes and the mare is a serious chance of posting an upset at odds on Saturday. Winner of the Group 3 1000 Guineas Trial Stakes (1600m) in Ireland last May, the daughter of Bushranger ended an impressive campaign fourth in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes (1600m) during the Royal Ascot Carnival. Her tough ability at longer distances in Britain is sure to put her in good stead in this race and she will be partnered by leading hoop Craig Williams.

Scarlet Billows  

Scarlett Billows has been anything but consistent, but the mare is capable on her day and it is close to impossible to write off any horse that is saddled by Darren Weir. The Street Boss mare is sure to have taken benefit from a first-up run for eighth in the Caulfield Newmarket (1200m) on April 22nd, but probably has too much improving to do to factor into this race.

I Am Zelady

Sprint king Joe Pride saddles I Am Zelady in the Robert Sangster Stakes and with positive jockey Noel Callow in the saddle, it is not impossible picturing the horse finishing in the first three at good odds. The I Am Invincible mare has posted three wins and a further eight minors through her seventeen career starts so far and should relish the conditions of the Robert Sangster Stakes, from a good draw (barrier 7).

Ravi

Plenty of hype has surrounded Ravi’s ability since she made her debut in late 2015, but she is potentially another mare who needs this run to find her best form. Posting a valuable stakes win in the Listed Just Now Handicap (1300m) in Brisbane on December 10th, the Redoute’s Choice mare resumed this time for fourth in the Sapphire Stakes and was impressive to the line. Having trialled well at Hawkesbury since, Ravi will be partnered by Kerrin McEvoy on Saturday, but has been charged with overcoming a wide draw.

Miss Gunpowder

Formerly based in South Australia, Miss Gunpowder has clearly relished a transfer to the Lindsay Park operation and will carry winning form into the Robert Sangster Stakes. A stakes winner, Miss Gunpowder is proven amongst fields similar to this, but generally in races contested at 1400m and a mile. Similarly to her stable mate Sheidel, Miss Gunpowder has drawn awkwardly into this field and will need luck in transit.

A Lotta Love

A Lotta Love returned to the races for fourth in the Caulfield Newmarket and will need to improve tenfold if she is a winning chance in this race. The Al Maher mare has been consistent throughout her twenty-six career starts, but she is yet to salute in black type company.

Beautiful Flyer

Beautiful Flyer is one of the rank outsiders in the Robert Sangster Stakes field and that tag is probably justifiable. Having finished fourth in a pair of South Australian minor sprints in March and April, the Solo Flyer mare returned to winning form in the Suzie Reynolds Handicap (1200m) a fortnight ago, but has drawn the carpark and is likely to be caught at the tail of the field for the entire race.

Lake Como

Lake Como is another horse that is likely to find the going in the Robert Sangster Stakes a little too difficult, but the mare is capable of a strong performance on her day and would not look out of place rounding out the top five. Having beaten a number of notable horses to the line to win the RSL BM84 (1200m) at Flemington last time out, the Pins mare could get lost from barrier 14 and will require luck.

Every Faith

Every Faith will contest the Robert Sangster Stakes first-up and there is nothing to suggest that she is a winning chance, particularly in this class. The Not A Single Doubt has been best at staying trips throughout her career and could easily get lost in transit from the rails draw this weekend.

I Am A Star

I Am A Star has returned to racing in typically outstanding fashion this year and is a serious chance of winning the Robert Sangster Stakes, particularly with only 55kgs in tow. Becoming the first three-year-old to win the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at the conclusion of a strong 2016 campaign, the daughter of I Am Invincible took a couple of runs to return to winning form this season, but posted consecutive triumphs in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) through March. Drawn well in barrier 2, I Am A Star will be partnered by regular hoop Dean Yendall.

Missrock

Missrock has produced a number of smart efforts this time in and is another filly that would not look out of place winning this race, at great odds. Resuming for a smart win in the Mrs Mac’s Family Bakery Sprint (1100m) on March 4th, the Fastnet Rock filly failed to fire in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m), but responded with a close second in the Sapphire Stakes last time out. Drawn ideally in barrier 5, Missrock will be ridden by in-form hoop Damian Lane.

Legless Veuve

Legless Veuve is another filly that is capable of brilliance on her day, but she has drawn the carpark in the Robert Sangster Stakes and it will take a monumental effort for her to win the race. Winner of the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) first-up on February 4th, the Pins filly failed to produce much in either of the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) or Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m), but responded well for second in the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) a fortnight ago.

Hear The Chant

Hear The Chant is the final filly confirmed in the capacity Robert Sangster Stakes field and is perhaps lucky just to have made the running list. The daughter of Nicconi won a Flemington sprint over 1100m on March 18th, but was unable to match the late pace when ninth in the Selangor Turf Club Handicap (1200m) on April 8th.

Sweet Sherry

Sweet Sherry is yet to produce much through her two starts this time in and it is tough to see where she will settle in the run and how she will stack up in this field, should she gain a start in the Robert Sangster Stakes.

Selenia

Selenia has only been competitive at best this season and will find it extremely difficult to win the Robert Sangster Stakes, should she gain a start.

About The Author

Jared Timms

Jared graduated with a journalism degree in 2011. He is a keen sports fan and has enjoyed many accolades for his lively writing style and comprehensive coverage of major sporting events and horse racing. Today, you can find Jared cheering on his beloved Manchester City with a beer in hand.

346 Comments

  1. Grupo Serval presidios

    I just couldn’t leave your site prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard info a person supply to your visitors? Is gonna be back often to investigate cross-check new posts|

  2. Dadado Veig

    These are really great ideas in about blogging. You have touched some nice factors here. Any way keep up wrinting.|

  3. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

    This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your fantastic post. Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!|

  4. Itamar Serp

    Asking questions are truly nice thing if you are not understanding something completely, however this piece of writing provides good understanding even.|

  5. Luiz Gastao Bittencourt da Silva

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Thanks a lot!|

  6. tercio borlenghi junior

    I am really impressed along with your writing talents and also with the layout in your blog. Is this a paid subject matter or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent high quality writing, it is uncommon to look a great weblog like this one these days..|

  7. Umanizzare Gestão Prisional Ltda

    Wow that was odd. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog!|

  8. Grupo Coral presidios

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this excellent blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to fresh updates and will share this website with my Facebook group. Talk soon!|

  9. Egli Diana Pinto

    Hi there, I enjoy reading through your article. I like to write a little comment to support you.|

  10. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    I believe that is one of the such a lot vital info for me. And i am satisfied studying your article. However should statement on few normal issues, The web site taste is perfect, the articles is truly excellent : D. Excellent activity, cheers|

  11. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    This design is wicked! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!|

  12. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    This text is worth everyone’s attention. Where can I find out more?|

  13. Itamar Serp

    Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.I will always bookmark your blog and definitely will come back at some point. I want to encourage continue your great posts, have a nice morning!|

  14. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Extremely useful information specifically the last part :) I care for such information much. I was looking for this certain information for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.|

  15. Grupo Serval presídios

    For latest news you have to go to see web and on world-wide-web I found this site as a most excellent website for most recent updates.|

  16. Umanizzare presidios

    Can I just say what a comfort to uncover somebody that genuinely understands what they are discussing online. You actually realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people ought to check this out and understand this side of the story. I was surprised you aren’t more popular because you certainly have the gift.|

  17. Umanizzare presidios

    What’s up, after reading this remarkable article i am also delighted to share my know-how here with mates.|

  18. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Cheers!|

  19. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    If you are going for most excellent contents like I do, just visit this website everyday for the reason that it offers feature contents, thanks|

  20. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    I really like what you guys are usually up too. This sort of clever work and exposure! Keep up the very good works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my own blogroll.|

  21. Dadado Veig

    I like what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and reporting! Keep up the very good works guys I’ve added you guys to my own blogroll.|

  22. Grupo Coral presidios

    Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and both show the same outcome.|

  23. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    Usually I don’t read article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thank you, quite great post.|

  24. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Hello, yup this post is in fact nice and I have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging. thanks.|

  25. Lélio Vieira Carneiro Junio

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article plus the rest of the website is very good.|

  26. Grupo Coral presidios

    What’s up to every one, it’s in fact a pleasant for me to go to see this web page, it contains important Information.|

  27. Grupo Serval presidios

    Excellent post. Keep posting such kind of information on your page. Im really impressed by your site.

  28. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Hi there everyone, it’s my first go to see at this web page, and post is in fact fruitful for me, keep up posting these articles or reviews.|

  29. pay monthly phone

    Everything is very open with a really clear description of the challenges.
    It was truly informative. Your website is useful.

    Thanks for sharing!

  30. Grupo Serval escandalo

    It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this superb blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this website with my Facebook group. Chat soon!|

  31. tercio borlenghi jr

    Can I simply just say what a comfort to discover someone that truly understands what they’re talking about on the internet. You definitely understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people must look at this and understand this side of the story. I can’t believe you’re not more popular since you surely possess the gift.|

  32. Thelma

    Very nice article, just what I wanted to find.

  33. Jose Wilame Araujo Rodrigues

    Hi there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.|

  34. José Wilame Araújo Rodrigues

    Good info. Lucky me I discovered your blog by
    accident (stumbleupon). I’ve saved as a favorite for later!

  35. Umanizzare

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!|

  36. Umanizzare Gestão Prisional Ltda

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing in your feed and I’m hoping you write once more soon!|

  37. Lélio Vieira Carneiro Junio

    Hi there to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this
    web page, and your views are pleasant in support of new users.

  38. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!|

  39. website design

    This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.

    I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post.
    Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *