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.
|Date:||Saturday 23rd February 2019|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights|
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).
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
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
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|1989||Seapost||Pray For Colleen||Crestkin||1:24.0|
|1988||Golden Unicorn||Strawberry Fair||Tennessee Vain||1:23.5|