Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||September 7, 2024|
|Location:||Caulfield Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria|
The Group 1 Memsie Stakes is the first Group 1 of the Victorian racing season and is one of the premiere sprint races in country.
The 1400m weight-for-age event has a purse of $1 million and is a major lead-in race to the spring carnival features which include the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in October.
Gaining Group 1 status in 2013 after the victory of Sincero a year prior, the Memsie Stakes features a long list of champion winners and it provided them with a good starting point for the new season.
Markets typically open mid-year for the Memsie Stakes, once bookmakers get a better feel of which horses will be competing in the Melbourne spring carnival. With the Memsie Stakes being a major form race for the likes of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, bookmakers will offer plenty of betting options and Memsie Stakes promotions leading into the race.
2024 Memsie Stakes betting
HorseBetting will update this page when the 2024 Memsie Stakes odds are released.
Best Memsie Stakes bookmakers
Given the Memsie Stakes is the first Group 1 cab off the rank in Victoria, it’s understandable that the punters make plenty of moves in this race.
All our trusted bookmakers offer markets on the sprint race well in advance of the race date. You can find our comprehensive reviews below.
Latest Memsie Stakes News
Betting on the Memsie Stakes
The Memsie Stakes is loved by punters as the favourites have performed well in the past. Seven of the last 11 favourites have won with an average price of $6.05 and only one of 11 have failed to fill a placing.
Only three winners since 1983 have paid double figures which included Dissident in 2014 and Group 1-winning star Humidor in 2018. The worst finish by a favourite was Poetic King (11th) and champion Octagonal which finished a disappointing seventh as the $1.80 favourite.
The Memsie Stakes has an honour roll that is up there with some of the best races in Australia. The likes of Atlantic Jewel, King’s Rose, Miss Finland, Makybe Diva, Magical Miss, Mr Brightside, Sunline and Dane Ripper all taking this race out in the last 25 years.
2024 Memsie Stakes Final Field
HorseBetting will update this page when the 2024 Memsie Stakes final field is released.
Previous Memsie Stakes Fields
Plenty of Group 1 superstars have used the Memsie Stakes as they kick off their spring campaigns. Check the previous fields of the Memsie Stakes out here.
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Mr Brightside Ben, Will & JD Hayes Craig Williams 15 59kg 2 I Wish I Win Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman Luke Nolen 1 59kg 3 Alligator Blood Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 14 59kg 4 Nonconformist Grahame Begg Harry Coffey 6 59kg 5 Aegon Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 13 59kg 6 The Inevitable Tegan Keys David Pires 11 59kg 7 Western Empire John Leek (Jnr) Arron Lynch 9 59kg 8 Bandersnatch Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jordan Childs 10 59kg 9 Duke De Sessa Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ethan Brown 5 59kg 10 Osipenko Chris Waller Mark Zahra 2 58.5kg 11 Bank Maur Richard Laming Jye McNeil 7 58.5kg 12 Amenable Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jamie Kah 12 58.5kg 13 Princess Grace Chris Waller Blake Shinn 3 57kg 14 Annavisto Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 4 57kg 15 Steinem Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 8 57kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 I’m Thunderstruck Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Mark Zahra 9 59kg 2 Cascadian James Cummings Blake Shinn 7 59kg 3 Alligator Blood Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 1 59kg 4 Nonconformist Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 4 59kg 5 Western Empire Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 12 59kg 6 Callsign Mav Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 14 59kg 7 Elephant Emma-Lee & David Browne Daniel Moor 11 59kg 8 Zeyrek Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Thornton 8 59kg 9 Dragon Leap Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Michael Dee 2 59kg 10 Lightsaber Peter Moody Luke Nolen 6 58.5kg 11 Illation Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr Jamie Kah 13 58.5kg 12 Tofane Mike Moroney Jye McNeil 3 57kg 13 Duais Edward Cummings Joshua Parr 10 57kg 14 Snapdancer Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ethan Brown 5 57kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Fifty Stars Tom Dabernig John Allen 6 59kg 2 Behemoth David Jolly Jamie Kah 9 59kg 3 Streets Of Avalon Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 10 59kg 4 Archedemus Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 11 59kg 5 Red Can Man David Brideoake Michael Dee 8 59kg 6 Sansom Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 2 59kg 7 Aegon Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Jye McNeil 7 58.5kg 8 Beau Rossa Will Clarken Ben Melham 1 58.5kg 9 Colette James Cummings Damien Oliver 12 57kg 10 Tofane Mike Moroney Craig Williams 4 57kg 11 Inspirational Girl Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 3 57kg 12 Sierra Sue Trent Busutiin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 5 57kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Regal Power Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 9 59kg 2 Harlem Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Jamie Mott 6 59kg 3 Gatting Peter Moody Luke Nolen 12 59kg 4 So Si Bon Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 3 59kg 5 Streets Of Avalon Shane Nichols Ben Melham 15 59kg 6 Mr Quickie Phillip Stokes Dwayne Dunn 5 59kg 7 Behemoth David Jolly Craig Williams 2 59kg 8 Iconoclasm Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 1 59kg 9 Cascadian James Cummings Damien Oliver 8 59kg 10 Begood Toya Mother Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 7 59kg 11 Mystic Journey Adam Trinder Billy Egan 4 57kg 12 Arcadia Queen Grant & Alana Williams Damian Lane 13 57kg 13 Savatiano James Cummings Mark Zahra 11 57kg 14 Princess Jenni David Brideoake Ethan Brown 14 57kg 15 Glenfiddich Peter Moody Craig Newitt 10 50.5kg
2023 Memsie Stakes Replay
Recent Memsie Stakes results
- Mr Brightside ($2.70) has secured victory in an outstanding edition of the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield, as Ben, JD and Will Hayes have combined to take home their first Group 1 win as a training trio. With powerhouse duo I Wish I Win ($4.60) and Alligator Blood ($5.50) returning from a spell to kick-off their spring campaigns, Mr Brightside got a much-needed fitness advantage on his key rivals with a first-up win in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m), and it may well have been the winning factor in the race. Craig Williams pinged the lids and travelled across the face of the field but landed in a three-wide position throughout the journey, leaving the two-time Doncaster Mile winner stranded for the majority of the race. There was never any panic from the classy jockey, however, as he knew the motor he had underneath him was a powerful six-year-old gelding. Luke Nolen got clear late in the piece aboard I Wish I Win to produce a grandstand finish, while Princess Grace ($7) travelled well on the inside running rail under Blake Shinn.
- Having won the Robert Sangster Stakes during the Adelaide Carnival in the autumn, the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Snapdancer led her rivals a merry dance in the Memsie. Despite being pestered throughout by roughie Callsign Mav, the mare managed to break her rivals hearts in what was a career peak for her. Ethan Brown urged her along inside the final 300m and despite I’m Thunderstruck charging home late on, Snapdancer had a big enough break to bring up a second Group 1 from her last three starts.
- Behemoth became the first horse since Sunline to claim consecutive Memsie Stakes after Behemoth held off the fast finishing Beau Rossa in an exciting edition of the Memsie Stakes. Following a suspension to Jamie Kah in the days leading up to the first Group 1 of the Victorian racing season, Brett Prebble took the ride aboard the South Australian gelding and managed to pick up his first Group 1 win since returning to Australia from Hong Kong in late 2018. Having fought out the Group 3 Spring Stakes at Morphettville a fortnight prior to the Memsie, it was Beau Rossa and Behemoth who filled the quinella once again, despite facing a stronger field in the Memsie.
- Behemoth finally broke through for his maiden Group 1 success when demolishing a star-studded field in the 2020 Memsie Stakes. Having drawn barrier two, Craig Williams lobbed the David Jolly-trained Behemoth in the box seat on the rails just off the leaders. When the gap appeared at the top of the straight, Williams quickly had his mount levelled up to the leaders and the quickly exploded away to stamp his claim as one of the horses to follow in the spring.
- Scales Of Justice produced a fine turn of foot on the back of a genuine tempo to claim the 2019 Memsie Stakes. Dean Yendall rode him a treat and despite need to hold out proven Group 1 performers like Avilius and Hartnell in a gripping edition of the Memsie Stakes, it was trainer Lindsey Smith who had the last laugh with his seven-year-old gelding.
- In a field filled with Group 1 talent everywhere you look it was the Darren Weir-trained Humidor that registered the first major title of the 2018/19 Melbourne spring. Short-priced favourite Vega Magic looked to have the race sewn up at the 200m mark but a charge of horses came, including Weir’s Australian Cup winner. Humidor surged up the inside and recorded a brilliant win at huge odds.
- Lindsay Park sprinter Vega Magic was considered one of Australia’s best sprinters, but many put him at the top of the list after a dominant Memsie win. After jumping well Vega Magic took to the front of the field and was never headed. The champ railed beautifully and kicked away at the 300m mark to win from Black Heart Bart and Tosen Stardom.
- Darren Weir had a four-horse charge in 2016 and it was Black Heart Bart which prevailed. A strong pace was set up front by Charmed Harmony which allowed the multiple group-one winner to charge late. Cups aspirant Rising Romance battled on well for second and Mahuta put in a seasons-best effort for third. Black Heart Bart was the clear $2 favourite in the market.
- South African jockey Glyn Schofield provided an absolute gem of a ride aboard Boban to score the win in 2015. Boban had been well-favoured in the betting at $4.50, but it looked beaten during the run as it was cramped for room along the inside. Schofield didn’t panic, however, and produced a great rails-run ride to give five-time group one winner Boban the victory.
- The Peter Moody-trained Dissident came into the Memsie Stakes as a $10 chance with bookmakers, but no-one told the horse that. Dissident stalked the pace before pulling three wide around the Caulfield home bend and produced a scintillating sprint to score the easy win. That kick-started what was an Australian Horse of the Year-winning season for Dissident which added another four group 1s to its list. The $10 price was the longest odds in the last 10 years.
- Atlantic Jewel won three group ones in a career cut short by injury. The mare won nine of 10 starts which featured the 2013 Memsie Stakes and what a race that was. Coming back from a 16-month break, Atlantic Jewel was the red-hot favourite to win, but not many believed it would trounce the field with distinct ease. The champion mare breezed up to its rivals on the turn and jockey Michael Rodd didn’t even move a muscle. It won by two lengths easing down and could have won by 10. It was one of the best modern-day performances we have ever seen and one that deserves more attention.
- Sincero came into the Group 2 2012 Memsie Stakes as a former group one winner and its run for fourth in the Doncaster Handicap earlier that year gave punters confidence to make it the $2.50 favourite. Sincero was a fan favourite, coming from the provincials to win some of Australia’s biggest races and the Memsie Stakes was the last race Sincero ever won. Sadly it was never the same horse again, but what a way to bring up its last win.
- Peter Moody scores another Memsie Stakes with King’s Rose which fought off numerous challengers down the Caulfield straight. Bookmakers closed it at $6.50 in the betting as the Memsie Stakes field was very even that year. The talented type proved too tough over Heart Of Dreams which was a more than capable type in its own right.
Memsie Stakes winners
|Memsie StakesPast Winners|
|2023||Mr Brightside||Craig Williams||Ben, Will & JD Hayes|
|2022||Snapdancer||Ethan Brown||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|2021||Behemoth||Brett Prebble||David Jolly|
|2020||Behemoth||Craig Williams||David Jolly|
|2019||Scales Of Justice||Dean Yendall||Lindsey Smith|
|2018||Humidor||Damian Lane||Darren Weir|
|2017||Vega Magic||Craig Williams||David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig|
|2016||Black Heart Bart||Brad Rawiller||Darren Weir|
|2015||Boban||Glyn Schofield||Chris Waller|
|2014||Dissident||Ben Melham||Peter Moody|
|2013||Atlantic Jewel||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh|
|2012||Sincero||Michael Rodd||Stephen Farley|
|2011||King’s Rose||Luke Nolen||Peter Moody|
|2010||So You Think||Steven Arnold||Bart Cummings|
|2009||Mic Mac||Danny Nikolic||Greg Eurell|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Brad Rawiller||Ross McDonald|
|2007||Miss Finland||Craig Williams||David Hayes|
|2006||El Segundo||Darren Gauci||Colin Little|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Stephen King||Lee Freedman|
|2004||Regal Roller||Mark Flaherty||Clinton McDonald|
|2003||Le Zagaletta||Brett Prebble||Lee Freedman|
|2002||Magical Miss||Steven Arnold||Bart Cummings|
|2001||Sunline||Greg Childs||Trevor McKee|
|2000||Sunline||Greg Childs||Trevor McKee|
Memsie Stakes winners pre-2000
|Memsie Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1936||Charles Fox / Valiant Chief|
|1923||Maid Of The Mist|
|1900||Eiridsdale / Massinissa|