English will be out to defend her title from 2016 with the only horse in the past 30 years to have won the race in successive years being the mighty Kiwi, Rough Habit. English started this prep in great style recording a narrow victory in the G2 Challenge Stakes on a heavy 10, she then confirmed her dislike for second-up runs when beaten 7 lengths in The Galaxy. Up to the 1200m of the TJ Smith it was only the finishing power of Chautauqua that she could not repel as she finished a neck in arrears of the grey champion. The now 4YO comes into the race off the same preparation path as 2016, with a victory in the Challenge, followed with a down the track effort in The Galaxy and then a placing in the TJ Smith. She rises 2.5kg this year under the weigh-for-age scale, but is going every bit as well.
Le Romain has already met with support after opening at $4, firming to $3.80. The Doncaster favourite steps back to 7 furlongs after running over the Randwick mile last start. That path was a successful one for the 5YO Japanese mare Hana’s Goal in 2014 along with Sunline in both her All Aged wins in 2000 and 2002, while El Mirada in 2001 was the last gelding to follow that path. The 4YO went into the Doncaster as favourite off the back of three impressive runs since launching his Autumn prep and followed the poor record of favourites in the big Randwick mile when finishing well down the track. His first 3 runs returned 2 wins one of those in the G1 Canterbury Stakes where he defeated Chautauqua and Hauraki, the other start was a 2nd to the wonder mare Winx in his final lead-up to the Doncaster in the George Ryder Stakes. Back to weight-for-age looks ideal.
Tivaci steps up to the 7 furlong trip for the first time this prep and will have just his 2nd start at Randwick. His campaign began in the 1000m Listed Kensington Stakes down the Flemington straight where he carried 57.5kg and finished best in a sizzling closing 600m sectional. He then went to the Newmarket Handicap second-up and carrying 53kg was beaten 2.5 lengths behind Redkirk Warrior. Trainer Michael Moroney then targeted the TJ Smith with the 4YO entire at what was his first race appearance at Randwick, although he had trialled there as a 3YO. He was finishing off well to grab 4th behind Chautuaqua, with the way he hit the line suggesting getting back out to the 1400m is going to be ideal. Damien Oliver rode him in the TJ Smith and is up again for this and will be looking to add to his wins in 1995 and 2009.
Held over 1400m, the All Aged Stakes is run at weight-for-age conditions, with the distance providing a mix of winners that are good sprinters stepping out to the limit of their distance range and good milers stepping back.
One of 4 races over 1400m with weight-for-age conditions on the Australian G1 calendar, 3 of those are in the Autumn, with the other 2 being the CF Orr Stakes and Futurity Stakes, both held at Caulfield. In 2017 the race will offer total stakemoney of $600,000 with the winner to pocket $348,000.
Some of the past winners of this race include All Too Hard, Atlantic Jewel, Sunline who was successful twice, as was Rough Habit and Emancipation. Recently retired jockey Jim Cassidy won this race in 2015 aboard Dissident at what would become the last of his 104 G1 winners.
The All Aged Stakes forms a part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Odds and previews are available for all the major Autumn Racing Carnival races at UBET's Autumn Racing Betting Hub.
|All Aged Stakes Guide|
|Date:||Saturday 15th April 2017|
|Race Time:||15:45 AEST|
|Race Type:||Weight for Age|
|2017 All Aged Stakes Odds|
The All Aged Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. It is raced on the All Aged Stakes Day alongside other prominent races including the Group 1 ATC Champagne Stakes, the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate and the Group 3 James HB Carr Stakes. Held at the famous Royal Randwick Racecourse, it covers a distance of 1400m and offers prize money worth $400,000. The All Aged Stakes has an impressive honour roll which dates back to 1865, from Carbine (1889/90) to Ajax (1938/39/40) to Bernborough (1946) and Tulloch (1958) in the first 100 years.
In more recent times, the notable winners include; Emancipation (1984), Campaign King (1987), Rough Habit (1992/93), Sunline (2000/02), Atlantic Jewel (2012) and All Too Hard (2013). In the past, a number of runners have backed up from the Group 1 TJ Smith earlier in the carnival. Bentley Biscuit (2007) and Shamekha (2005) both accomplished the TJ Smith/All Aged Stakes double.
|2016||ENGLISH||SAM CLIPPERTON||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:22.9|
|2015||DISSIDENT||JIM CASSIDY||PETER MOODY||01:24.6|
|2014||HANA’S GOAL||NASH RAWILLER||KAZUHIRO KATO||01:24.6|
|2013||ALL TOO HARD||DWAYNE DUNN||JOHN HAWKES||01:22.8|
|2012||ATLANTIC JEWEL||MICHAEL RODD||MARK KAVANAGH||01:21.8|
|2011||HAY LIST||GLEN BOSS||JOHN MCNAIR||01:26.2|
|2010||HOT DANISH||TIM CLARK||LES BRIDGE||01:22.0|
|2009||DANLEIGH||DAMIEN OLIVER||CHRIS WALLER||01:24.8|
|2008||RACING TO WIN||HUGH BOWMAN||JOHN O’SHEA||01:22.7|
|2007||BENTLEY BISCUIT||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:24.0|
|2006||PARATROOPERS||DARREN BEADMAN||JOHN HAWKES||01:21.5|