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Angus Armanasco Stakes

The Angus Armanasco Stakes is a Group 2 set weights race for three-year-old fillies that takes place in February each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres and offers $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Angus Armanasco Stakes was won by Qafila from Angelic Ruler with Zoubo third.

Held on Blue Diamond Stakes day, the Melbourne Racing Club's premier race day of the autumn, the Angus Armanasco Stakes takes place alongside the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes, Gr1 Futurity Stakes and Gr1 Oakleigh Plate.

Angus Armanasco Stakes info

Date: Saturday 23rd February 2019
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2019 Winner: Qafila

The Angus Armanasco Stakes is a nice little race for three-year-old fillies that provides the perfect lead up event to the Gr2 Kewney Stakes at Flemington on Super Saturday of Racing in March. Generally assembling a field of above average fillies, the set weights playing field favours the classier fillies engaged and typically the better performed horses will fight out the finish.

The Gr3 Boronia Stakes is the ideal lead up race to this event and both Sabatini (2015) and Spirits Dance (2014) have taken out the Borania Stakes & Angus Armanasco Stakes double in recent times. Fillies contesting this event might also come via the Gr2 Vanity Stakes at Flemington in February and Ballet Society (2005) was the last filly to claim the Vanity Stakes & Kewney Stakes double.

Quality females Miss Finland (2007), Special Harmony (2004) and Champagne (1998) were successful in this event and typically speaking it's a race for more than handy fillies. Although occasionally this race can produce a big race winner as it did when Pinker Pinker (2011) went on to win the Gr1 WS Cox Plate at Moonee Valley the following spring.

Qafila (2019) resumed from a spell to win this event in classy style for the David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig stable. Recent Angus Armanasco Stakes winners include Summer Sham (2018) and Savanna Amour (2017).

2019 Angus Armanasco Stakes result

1. $6.50 Qafila 56.0 Mark Zahra
2. $2.60 Angelic Ruler 56.0 Damian Lane
3. $16.00 Zoubo 55.0 Michael Dee

then followed
4. $6.50 News Girl 55.0 Patrick Moloney
5. $26.00 Yulong Meteor 55.0 Jye McNeil
6. $8.50 Queen La Diva 55.0 Dwayne Dunn
7. $16.00 Metronome 55.0 Craig Williams
8. $8.50 Street Icon 55.0 Ms Linda Meech
9. $11.00 Futooh 56.5 Luke Nolen

Margins: 0.5 len, 0.9 len
Time: 1:23.08

Other group races on Blue Diamond Stakes day include the Gr2 St George Stakes, Gr2 Autumn Classic & Gr3 Mannerism Stakes.

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Angus Armanasco Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Qafila Angelic Ruler Zoubo 1:23.0
2018 Summer Sham Palazzo Vecchio Miss Wahoo 1:23.3
2017 Savanna Amour Ellicazoom Oregon's Day 1:22.9
2016 Catch A Fire Mossin' Around Pasadena Girl 1:23.5
2015 Sabatini Fontein Ruby Samartested 1:23.2
2014 Spirits Dance Marianne Metaphorical 1:23.5
2013 Meliora Members Joy Red Fez 1:23.3
2012 Shopaholic Soft Sand Cute Emily 1:23.4
2011 Pinker Pinker Sayahailmary Sistine Angel 1:21.4
2010 Set For Fame Gigas Irish Lights 1:22.5
2009 Gold Water Gallica Miss Scarlatti 1:35.9
2008 Zarita Pleasantsundaygirl El Daana 1:37.9
2007 Miss Finland Causeway Lass Kisumu 1:36.6
2006 Serenade Rose Doubting Fanciful Bella 1:34.8
2005 Ballet Society Astrodame Glen Shian 1:36.8
2004 Special Harmony Deep In The Woods Demerger 1:38.6
2003 La Bella Dama Lashed Dextrous 1:36.2
2002 Elegant Fashion Li Lo Lill Moon Dragon 1:36.7
2001 Rose Archway St Therese Ponton Flyer 1:35.9
2000 I Am A Ripper Danarich Super Sequel 1:38.4
1999 Rose O'War Sunline Visual Displays 1:35.9
1998 Champagne Kensington Palace Greeting 1:38.1
1997 Cheval Place Regal Crown Zeya 1:23.8
1996 Not On Friday Rubidium Miss Margaret 1:23.5
1995 Northwood Plume New Smyrna High Creek 1:23.1
1994 Sovereign Appeal Party Time Lady In Reality 1:23.2
1993 Big Jamaica =1 Gold Design =1 Crazy Neaux 1:25.3
1992 Rockabye Tarare Raise A Rhythm 1:24.0
1991 Tessuti Zilezal Angel Baby 1:23.8
1990 Deira Gamine Tramaurea 1:23.6
1989 Seapost Pray For Colleen Crestkin 1:24.0
1988 Golden Unicorn Strawberry Fair Tennessee Vain 1:23.5