Andrew Ramsden Stakes
Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, May 15, 2021|
The listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes is a staying race held in May which holds a ballot exemption for the Melbourne Cup.
Named former VRC chairman Andrew Ramsden, the race experienced significant changes in 2018.
The race is worth $400,000 and is run over the 2800m distance, a reduced trip from the previous two mile distance. It was also announced in 2018 that the event will be run at weight-for-age level and restricted to three, four and five-year-olds.
The Andrew Ramsden Stakes will give Australian stayers the chance to confirm their place within the Melbourne Cup of that year given the internationals usually don’t come into town until months later.
2021 Andrew Ramsden Stakes betting odds
Persan is the current favourite to take out the “win and you’re in” Andrew Ramsden Stakes, with $4.50 available for him to get back into the Melbourne Cup following his fifth-placed finish in the 2020 Melbourne Cup.
On the back of an impressive Sydney campaign, Realm Of Flowers is a $5 to book his spot in the Melbourne Cup.
With the likes of Grand Promenade, Heart Of Puissance, Miami Bound and Through Irish Eyes all considered to be $8 chances in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes with online bookmakers.
Best Andrew Ramsden Stakes bookmakers
The Andrew Ramsden Stakes is a race that is going to get a lot more attention.
Not only will markets go up earlier than previously anticipated on the race, but the winner of the race will no doubt shorten for the Melbourne Cup.
The bookmakers below offer markets on the Andrew Ramsden Stakes.
2020 Andrew Ramsden Stakes result
Recent Andrew Ramsden Stakes results
- The Mick Price-trained Oceanex had taken out the listed Port Adelaide Cup at Morphettville at her last start, and made it back-to-back wins when taking out the Andrew Ramsden Stakes. The four-year-old Ocean Park mare booked her ticket to the Melbourne Cup on the back of a perfect steer from Mark Zahra, with the pair managing to get the upper hand over race favourite King Of Leogrance over the final 200m.
- Anthony Freedman’s Steel Prince was a tough winner in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes in a win that booked his spot in the 2019 Melbourne Cup. He had every right to box on in to the minor money when Surprise Baby swept past him with 300m to go, but under hard riding from Damien Oliver, Steel Prince responded and got the bob in on the line to claim victory in a thrilling version of the Andrew Ramsden Stakes.
- Linsday Park runner Sin To Win was on course towards a Melbourne Cup berth in 2018 and he proved his credentials over the two miles in this race. Spearing out to trail Runaway for the majority of the race, Sin To Win took to the front entering the straight and in a true staying performance held off all comers to record a powerful win.
- The punters only wanted De Little Engine coming into the 2016 Andrew Ramsden Stakes and the fan favourite duly saluted. Settling towards the back of the field early in the race the horse picked its way through the field as the event progressed before taking the lead shortly after the 400m to record a three length win.
- French invader Glorious Sinndar was well supported in the 2016 Andrew Ramsden but it took a photo to secure the Darren Weir runner’s victory over Japanese raider The Bandit. Glorious Sinndar took the front into the straight but The Bandit headed the Weir runner coming towards the latter stages of the race. The French import dug deep however and re-took the lead and claimed a famous victory.
- In a last to first effort in a tough-to-pick Andrew Ramsden Stakes, Hawkes runner La Amistad. Damien Oliver had the horse in 11th position heading into the 800m but once La Amistad found open air the race was as good as over. In a dominant staying performance the horse took the front at the 200m and powered away to win for the first time since May of 2014.
Previous winners of the Australian Guineas
|Australian Guineas Past Winners|
|2020||Oceanex||Mark Zahra||Mick Price & Michael Kent (jnr)|
|2019||Steel Prince||Damien Oliver||Anthony Freedman|
|2018||Sin To Win||Andrew Mallyon||David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|2017||De Little Engine||Daniel Moor||Danny O’Brien|
|2016||Glorious Sinndar||Harry Coffey||Darren Weir|
|2015||La Amistad||Damien Oliver||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|2014||Unchain My Heart||Craig Newitt||David Hayes|
|2013||Unchain My Heart||Dwayne Dunn||David Hayes|
|2012||Dame Claire||Craig Newitt||Pat Carey|
|2011||Niwot||Dean Yendall||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|2010||Persian Star||Glen Boss||Robert Smerdon|
|2009||Phaze Action||Dwayne Dunn||Bevan & Richard Laming|
|2008||Gorky Park||Craig Williams||David Hayes|
|2007||New Kid In Town||Sebastian Murphy||Lee Freedman|
|2006||Derringer||Daniel Moor||John Salanitri|
|2005||Pantani||Noel Callow||Robbie Laing|
|2004||Pantani||Damien Oliver||Robbie Laing|
|2003||Heguy||Danny Nikolic||Bradley Marzato|
|2002||Cavallo Bruno||Greg Childs||Keith Flynn|
|2001||Starpro||Vince Hall||Peter Morgan|
|2000||Sky Trist||Patrick Payne||Lee Freedman|