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Summoned Stakes

The Summoned Stakes is a Group 3 race for mares held each November at Sandown racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1500 metres under set weights & penalties and worth $120,000 in prizemoney. The 2016 Summoned Stakes was won by Silent Sedition from Sweet Redemption with Extensible third.

Taking place on Group 2 Sandown Classic day, one week after the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival ends at Flemington, the Summoned Stakes achieved Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season.

2017 Summoned Stakes info

Date: Saturday 18th November 2017
Track: Sandown racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1500 metres
Race Type: Mares - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $120,000
2016 Winner: Silent Sedition

The Summoned Stakes is the only group race for mares only on Sandown Classic day, which is the final day of group racing during the Melbourne spring racing carnival, and provides mares with their last chance to get some black type success on their resume.

A large field of gallopers will generally assemble for the Summoned Stakes and Horse Racing Info recommend you look for any mares looking to drop back in class from the stronger female only races held earlier in the carnival, as they will find this an attractive proposition.

The Gr3 Ladies Day Vase on Gr1 Thousand Guineas day at Caulfield may be worth keeping an eye on when doing the form as it is raced under similar conditions. Hi Belle (2011) managed to take out the Ladies Day Vase & Summoned Stakes double in recent times.

The weighted conditions of the race gives the more talented mares an advantage, although most of the time the field will simply be made up of more than handy types who are always competitive in these types of events.

It's worth noting that Solicit (2015) and Politeness (2014) came via the Gr1 Myer Classic on Derby Day at Flemington during the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Silent Sedition (2016) ran third in the Gr3 Maybe Mahal Stakes over 1400m at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day before before proving too strong for her rivals in this event and recent Summoned Stakes winners include Solicit (2015) and Politeness (2014).

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2016 Summoned Stakes result

1. $3.20 Silent Sedition 58.0 Craig Williams
2. $15.00 Sweet Redemption 55.0 Stephen Baster
3. $4.40 Extensible 55.0 Hugh Bowman

then followed
4. $5.00 Shillelagh 55.0 Damien Oliver
5. $16.00 Miles Of Krishan 55.0 Chris Symons
6. $31.00 Onemorezeta 58.0 Kerrin McEvoy
7. $21.00 Kimberley Star 55.0 Dwayne Dunn
8. $51.00 Mossbeat 55.0 Glyn Schofield
9. $51.00 Dulverton 55.0 Ryan Maloney
10. $16.00 Metaphorical 55.0 Luke Nolen
11. $91.00 Grey Street 55.0 Regan Bayliss
12. $91.00 Coronation Shallan 58.0 John Allen
13. $21.00 Vital Importance 55.0 Chris Parnham
14. $101.00 Loveitt 55.0 Luke Currie
15. $31.00 Weather The Storm 55.0 Dean Yendall
16. $201.00 Sweet Fire 55.0 Damian Lane

Margins: 0.75 len, 1 len
Time: 1:30.80

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Summoned Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Silent Sedition Sweet Redemption Extensible 1:30.8
2015 Solicit She's Clean Mossbeat 1:29.3
2014 Politeness Judicial Rock Ava's Delight 1:31.1
2013 Floria Hi Belle Wistful 1:37.5
2012 Cabernet Skyerush Twilighting 1:30.9
2011 Hi Belle Sophie's Spirit Hinemoa 1:32.2

Note: This race was held at Caulfield for the 2013/2014 season due to the upgrades taking place at the Sandown racecourse.