Sires' Produce Stakes Tips & Predictions

DateSaturday April 6, 2019
Race TypeGroup 1
Prizemoney$1 million
Alternate nameInglis Sires'

{The Golden Slipper can be a good form guide for the Sires' Produce but look for the runners that were finishing best in the Slipper.

They are often looking for more ground and the 1400m suits perfectly.

It's also tough to look past Gai Waterhouse in this race. She has won the Sires' on seven occasions so look to see what she has lining up.}

There are many great races on Day 1 of The Championships, including the Group 1 Sires' Produce Stakes.

The feature two-year-old race during the carnival has been taken out by some of Australia's best juveniles and it has become synonymous with a stud career.

Numerous runners have gone on to be stars at stud and it gives the Golden Slipper entrants another race to target later in the autumn.

It's the second leg of the Triple Crown (Golden Slipper, Champagne Stakes) and although most runners don't run in all three, it still adds some intrigue for punters.

Sires' Produce Day betting card 2019

Day 1 of The Championships features quality Group 1 racing, including the Doncaster Mile, Australian Derby and the Sires' Produce Stakes.

The major races currently have futures markets for punters to invest on.

Race No.
Race Name
1Widden Anniversary Stakes
2Carbine Club Stakes
3Chairman's Handicap
4Country Championships Final
5P.J. Bell Stakes
6Inglis Sires
7Australian Derby
8T.J. Smith Stakes
9Doncaster Mile
10Adrian Knox Stakes

Sires' Produce Stakes betting

There is rarely an upset result in the Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick.

2010 produced an upset winner with Yosei scoring at odds of $17, but it has been mostly favourites since and that's why this race is targeted by punters.

Some of the high-profile winner since 2010 have included Yankee Rose, Peggy Jean, Pierro and Helmut, which all started short in the market.

It's certainly a stallion-making race with Sebring and Pierro winning in the last 10 years. Both were classy colts of their generation and punters correctly identified them as winning chances.

Having betting success in the Sires' Produce isn't all about finding the best colt as there have been plenty of quality fillies take out the feature.

Yankee Rose, Peggy Jean and Camarilla were all well-found in the market. Fillies get into the race well on 54.5kg and it doesn't take an expensive purchase to take it out.

Yankee Rose was a $10,000 purchase for Darby Racing and Peggy Jean was sold for $45,000, so punters should look for the cheaper fillies which create feel-good stories for the connections.

The average odds for the Sires' Produce winner over the last 10 years has been $6.05 (5/1).

Sires' Produce history

The Sires' Produce Stakes was first run in 1867 where it was won by Glencoe.

It has kick started the career of many Australian champions' careers and that includes the classy Ajax, Shannon, Tulloch and Octagonal.

Although it doesn't have the same importance as the Golden Slipper, it often gives the two-year-old's a second chance to shine.

Not every Slipper winner goes on to contest the Sires' Produce, but this feat was carried out most recently by Pierro in 2012, Sebring in 2008 and Dance Hero in 2004.

The race was run over 1200m in the early stages of the 1900's, but it was changed back to 1400m which is a natural progression towards the Champagne Stakes a few weeks later.

The race is currently sponsored by Inglis and the race is often referred to as the Inglis Sires'.

Best Sires' Produce Stakes jockeys & trainers

There are two jockeys that punters should be following and they are Hugh Bowman and Kerrin McEvoy.

Bowman is best associated with champion mare Winx, but he's the best jockey Australia has to offer and he has won the Sires' Produce Stakes on multiple occasions.

Bowman won in 2015 with Pride of Dubai and again in 2017 with Invader. Both winners came for the training partnership of Peter and Paul Snowden, with Peter Snowden having also won the race as a solo trainer in 2013 and 2011.

Kerrin McEvoy has also won it twice when he rode both Peter Snowden-trained winners Guelph and Helmut. The former stable jockey has been riding in career-best form of late and he's one to follow for this race.

There's no other trainer most associated with juveniles in Australia than Gai Waterhouse. The first lady of racing has won the Sires' on seven occasions, most recently with Pierro in 2012.

She won three consecutive Sires' from 2003-2005 and she has lined up some of Australia's best two-year-old's during that time.

Sires' Produce lead-up races

The Pago Pago Stakes is a key lead-up race for the Sires' Produce, but punters shouldn't look past the Golden Slipper.

It's the main form guide for this race, but don't just look at the winners of the Slipper as a guide. Horses finishing well in behind the placings often come out and thrive under the conditions at Randwick.

Two-year-old form is very exposed and the classy types are often well-found by punters, but there is value to be snapped up if you don't focus on the lead-up race winners.

Recent Sires' Produce Stakes winners

Race Winner
2017El Dorado Dreaming
2016Yankee Rose
2015Pride Of Dubai
2014Peggy Jean
2009Manhattan Rain
2005Fashions Afield
2004Dance Hero
2002Victory Vein
2000Assertive Lad
1994St. Covet
1990Rhythmic Charm
1988Comely Girl