Sistema Stakes

Sistema Stakes

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, March 09, 2024
Location: Pukekohe Racecourse
Prize Money: $320,000
Distance: 1200m

The Ellerslie Sires’ Produce is a Group 1 race run under set weight conditions for two year olds traditionally held at Ellerslie racecourse.

The Ellerslie Sires’ Produce is run over 1200m and is the first of the Group 1 races for juveniles in New Zealand.

Cool Aza Beel completed the Karaka Million 2YO/Ellerslie Sires’ Produce double in 2020 and is still the only horse to achieve the double.

Some recent winners of the Ellerslie Sires’ Produce include Sword Of State (2021), Cool Aza Beel (2020), Summer Passage (2017), Dal Cielo (2015), Ruud Awakening (2013), Anabandana (2011), Fully Fledged (2008) and Alamosa (2007).

The race is currently registered as the Sistema Stakes.

2023 Sistema Stakes betting odds

Lickety Split
Lickety Split (inner) clings gamely to victory in the 2022 Group 1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie. Photo Credit: Race Images – Kenton Wright

The 2023 Sistema Stakes odds as of March 11 look like this:

  • Tokyo Tycoon – $1.45
  • Ethereal Star – $4.40
  • Ulanova – $10.00
  • To Catch A Thief – $14.00

Complete Sistema Stakes odds available at Ladbrokes.

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The Ellerslie Sires’ Produce is one of New Zealand’s prized races and the Australian betting sites know how important framing a market is for both New Zealand punters and the locals.

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2023 Sistema Stakes Field

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 Silks
Tokyo Tycoon
Mark Walker
Opie Bosson
2 Silks
To Catch A Thief
Graham Richardson & Rogan Norvall
Joe Doyle
3 Silks
He Reigns
Team Rogerson
4 Silks
Ethereal Star
Andrew Forsman
Wiremu Pinn
5 Silks
Stephen Marsh
Craig Grylls
6 Silks
Bella Ragazza
Andrew Forsman
Kozzi Asano
7 Silks
Johno Benner & Hollie Wynyard
Michael McNab

2022 Sistema Stakes result

1stLickety Split ($10.80)
2ndDynastic ($1.30)
3rdMaven Belle (NTD)

Recent Sistema Stakes winners

  • Quality two-year-old filly Lickety Split refused to yield to a sustained challenge when narrowly taking out the 2022 Group 1 Sistema Stakes (1200m). The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained daughter of Turn Me Loose had scored impressively at the Auckland course on debut last month but was the most inexperienced runner in the seven-horse field. Lickety Split ($10.80) was sent out as the punter’s third-elect behind last-start Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) winner Dynastic ($1.50) and previously unbeaten Group 2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (1200m) winner Maven Belle ($3.90), both from Jamie Richards Te Akau Racing team. Jockey Matthew Cameron made good use of barrier 2 and settled the filly to the outside of leader Alabama Gold, travelling sweetly throughout before issuing her challenge upon straightening for home. Clearly headed shortly afterwards by Dynastic, Lickety Split refused to give in as she fought back to defeat the favourite by a nose, who held out stablemate Maven Belle by a head for second, with Desert Lightning charging home from last to finish close-up in fourth.
  • Quality two-year-old Sword Of State and rider Opie Bosson made it a one-horse affair at Ellerslie when they blitzed their rivals in the Group 1 Sistema Stakes (1200m). Sent out a dominant $1.60 favourite off the back of a six-length win in the Group 3 Waikato Stud Slipper (1200m) on his home track at Matamata last time out, the Snitzel colt never gave his rivals a look in, courtesy of a copybook effort from Bosson. Bosson made full use of an inside barrier as he bounced Sword Of State straight to the front and set up a steady tempo as stablemate and second favourite On The Bubbles sat outside him. On The Bubbles made his attack at the top of the straight and looked to be going well but Bosson was just foxing on Sword Of State who kicked away again at the 300m. Bosson had an armchair ride over the final stages as Sword Of State extended away from a gallant On The Bubbles to win untouched by three lengths with classy filly Bonny Lass battling on gamely for third ahead of Magneto.
  • Outstanding juvenile Cool Aza Beel kept the Group 1 winning roll of Te Akau Racing going as he dominated his rivals when taking out the Group 1 Sistema Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie. A stylish winner of the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at the venue in late January, the Savabeel colt didn’t have the best dress rehearsal for Saturday’s contest when beaten into second by stablemate Need I Say More at Matamata a fortnight prior on a slow and tricky track surface. Back on good footing and drawn barrier one, punters installed the Jamie Richards-trained runner as a dominating $1.70 favourite and he never gave his fans a moment of concern once he slotted into the trail for rider Opie Bosson. Bosson bided his time behind a steady pace before angling three-wide on the point of the home turn to issue a challenge. Asked for his effort, Cool Aza Beel shot two-lengths clear and kept up a powerful gallop to defeat improving filly Vernazza and the late-finishing Kelly Renee who shaded Play That Song for third.
  • Rider Opie Bosson made it Group One-win number sixty-two when he guided hot favourite Yourdeel to victory in the 2019 Sistema Stakes. Yourdeel was backing up from a comprehensive victory in the Group 3 Waikato Stud Slipper (1200m) on a Slow 7 surface at Matamata. With that proven ability on a wet track, punters were keen to unload on the Dundeel two-year-old and sent him out at cramped odds ($1.70) in the juvenile feature that was run on a Heavy 10 surface following persistent mid-morning rain in Auckland. Allowed to stride forward early in the piece off his wide barrier, Yourdeel travelled boldly on the outer for Bosson as the field swung wide into the home straight. Cuddled up by Bosson, Yourdeel hit the front with 200m to run before holding out the late challenges of Aalaalune and Aretha to score by a head at the line.
  • Sword Of Osman has taken pole position in the race for this season’s champion two-year-old honours. The slick son of Savabeel went to the top of the juvenile rankings when he produced another powerful front-running performance to win the Group 1 Sistema Stakes at Ellerslie off the back of his runaway success in the Group 3 Matamata Slipper (1200m). Trained by Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards, Sword of Osman had won three of his four starts with his sole defeat coming in the Karaka Million (1200m). Autridge said their pre-race plan was to let the gelding continue his customary pacemaking role and those instructions were perfectly executed by ride Opie Bosson, who had labelled the youngster a special talent before he had raced.

Sistema Stakes Produce past winners list

Sistema Stakes Produce Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2022 Lickety Split Matthew Cameron Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
2021 Sword Of State Opie Bosson Jamie Richards
2020 Cool Aza Beel Opie Bosson Jamie Richards
2019 Yourdeel Opie Bosson Jamie Richards
2018 Sword Of Osman Opie Bosson Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
2017 Summer Passage Blake Shinn Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
2016 Heroic Valour Jonathan Riddell Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
2015 Dal Cielo Opie Bosson Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
2014 Vespa Mark Du Plessis John Benner
2013 Ruud Awakening Opie Bosson Stephen Marsh
2012 Warhose Opie Bosson Jason Bridgman
2011 Anabandana Opie Bosson Don Sellwood
2010 Banchee Leith Innes John Sargent
2009 Kaaptan Craig Grylls Stephen McKee
2008 Fully Fledged Leith Innes Murray Baker
2007 Alamosa Gavin Mckeon Peter McKay
2006 Jokers Wild Michael Coleman Mike & Paul Moroney
2005 Mi Jubilee David Walker Stephen Crutchley
2004 Iflooxcouldkill Leith Innes Paul O’Sullivan
2003 Maroofity Lance O’Sullivan Mark Walker
2002 Grout Michael Walker Allan Sharrock
2001 Kapiston Michael Coleman Mike Moroney & Andrew Scott
2000 Winged Foot Gary Grylls Robert Priscott

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