The Champagne Stakes is an Australian Turf Club horse race ( Group 1) for  two year old thoroughbreds. The race is held in Sydney on the last day of the Autumn Racing Carnival.

The race is at Group 1 level and is at set weight conditions for two year olds. The total prize pool of the Champagne Stakes is $500,000.00. The Champagne Stakes and the All Aged Stakes are the last of the G1 races in Sydney’s racing carnival every year. It is also the last race in the Two year Olds Triple Crown with the Golden Slipper and Sires Produce Stakes the other two.

As with other horse races, the barrier assignments are being noted for trends. That’s because some barriers have produced more winning horses than others. It’s important to note though that the barrier assignments for this particular race isn’t out yet with the draw still to happen. Read our how to bet on horse racing post.

Barrier Number Number of Wins
1 5
2 1
3 2
4 2
5 3
6 9
7 6
8 2
10 1
11 2
12 3

The most victories in the Champagne Stakes have come form barrier #6 with 9 winners produced. The next winningest barrier is #7 with six winners. On the other hand, barriers 2 & 10 have produced one winner each, making them the  least winningest barriers in the Champagne Stakes since 1983.

Sixteen out of the last 18 winners of the Champagne Stakes have drawn between barriers 1-7 and the average size of the field has been 10 runners. The most successful barrier over that period has been (and still) No. 6 which has produced  five winners.

Last year, Seabrook won the race, finishing ahead of Bondi and El Dorado Dreaming. This year the Champagne Stakes will be raced on April 20, 2019 at Randwick racecourse in Sydney Australia.

Here are the odds to win the 2019 Champagne Stakes. Odds taken from bet365 as of 4/11/19:

Horse Odds
Castelvecchio +300
Probabeel +350
Chenier +450
Loving Gaby +450
Fortress Command +800
Bellevue Hill +1200
Crystal Falls +1200
Super Seth +1200
Dalasan +1600
Shotmaker +1600
Strasbourg +5000

“Trophy" Who Are The Favorites?

Castelvecchio is a two-year old bay colt owned by Galleta Construction Co Pty Ltd. and trained by Richard Litt at Warwick Farm. In four career starts, Castelvecchio has two wins and two third place finishes with a lifetime career earning lf $1,245,000.00. In his last start last April 6th at Randwick in the Inglis Sires 1400m, he finished third behind Microphone and Loving Gaby.

Probabeel is a 2 year old bay filly trained by JW Richards at Matamata and is owned by Mrs J E A Lindsay & B J Lindsay Mnzm. Sired by Savabeel out of the dam Far Fetched, Probabeel has three wins and one second place finish in a total of six career starts. Like Castelvecchio, she last raced at the 1400m Inglis Sires at Randwick last April 6 and finished in 5th place.

Two year old bay colt Chenier was sired by Medaglia D’Oro out of the dam Zydeco. He is trained by Anthony Freedman at Mornington and is owned by Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd. In two career starts, Chenier has one win and one second place finish. His last start was the 1400m Clanbrooke Racing Hcp at Sandown-Hillside on April 10, 2019 where he finished second to Lady Lupino.

Owned by Phoenix Thoroughbred and trained by C Maher & D Eustace, two-year old bay filly Loving Gaby was sired by I am Invincible out of the dam Maastricht. Loving Gaby has a career form of 1 win and 1 second place finish from four starts. Loving Gaby placed second behind Microphone in her last start at the Inglis Sires at Randwick last April 6, 2019. She finished ahead of the top two betting favorites for the Champagne Stakes.

Fortress Command is a two-year old bay colt owned by Sun Bloodstock Pty Ltd and trained by G A Ryan. He was sired by Sebring out of the dam Praire Star and has two victories and on third place finish in three lifetime starts. Fortress Command won the Great Northern On Tap Mdn last February 19th and the Prime Seven Beaumont Hcp last March 8th before placing 3rd behind Bellevue Hill and Strasbourg in the 1400m The Schweppervescence on March 30, 2019.

“Trophy" Who Wins?

The Champagne Stakes is another horse race that is a good one for those who back the favorites. In this particular race, only two favorites since 2000 have finished outside of the Top 3  and five out of the last eight editions of the Champagne Stakes have been won by the betting favorite. This trend makes Castelvecchio a good choice here being in such position.

Also, 14 out of the previous 18 Champagne Stakes winners had their previous start in the 1400m Sires. It is worth noting the Castelvecchio ran and finished 3rd in the 2019 Inglis Sires  held last April 6.

Prediction: Castelvecchio

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