The Sunline Stakes is a Group 2 Fillies & Mares Weight-for-age race that takes place annually each March at Moonee Valley racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres with $200,000 in prize money. The 2020 Sunline Stakes was won by Mamzelle Tess from Bam's On Fire with Fidelia third.
Held on a Friday night under lights, the Sunline Stakes and was formerly known as the 'Diamond Jubilee Stakes' and is held on the same night as the Group 1 William Reid Stakes during the Moonee Valley autumn racing carnival.
|Date:||Friday 20th March 2020|
|Track:||Moonee Valley racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Fillies & Mares Weight-for-age|
|2020 Winner:||Mamzelle Tess|
The Sunline Stakes is a good class race for fillies & mares that is raced under level weight conditions and typically attracts above average types, rather than the elite. The level weight conditions of the race gives the better performed females a decided advantage over their rivals and more often than not the classier types will fight out the finish.
Mares contesting this event may have previously raced in similar type races such as the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes at Caulfield or the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes & Group 3 Matron Stakes at Flemington, which are all races for mares. Spanish Reef (2018) and Noble Protector (2015) both captured the Matron Stakes & Sunline Stakes in recent years.
Classy mare Lights Of Heaven (2nd in 2013) travelled to Sydney to win the Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill following her second place finish in this event.
Consensus (2019) ran third in the Group 1 Haunui Classic over 1600m at Otaki in New Zealand before heading to Australia to win this event in comfortable fashion for the Stephen McKee stable.
Recent Sunline Stakes winners include I Am A Star (2017) and Miss Rose De Lago (2016).
1. $26.00 Consensus 57.0 Michael Walker
2. $2.10 Spanish Reef 57.0 Mark Zahra
3. $21.00 Kenedna 57.0 John Allen
4. $5.50 Naantali 57.0 Luke Currie
5. $20.00 Blue Morpho 57.0 Jamie Kah
6. $11.00 La Tigeresa 57.0 Beau Mertens
7. $11.00 Sheezdashing 57.0 Damian Lane
8. $6.50 I Am A Star 57.0 Andrew Mallyon
9. $31.00 Our Libretto 57.0 Jordan Childs
10. $31.00 Samovare 57.0 Damien Oliver
Margins: 0.2 len, 0. 75 len
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|2020||Mamzelle Tess||Bam's On Fire||Fidelia||1:35.7|
|2018||Spanish Reef||Samovare||Flying Jess||1:35.3|
|2017||I Am A Star||French Emotion||First Seal||1:36.6|
|2016||Miss Rose De Lago||Noble Protector||Metaphorical||1:35.0|
|2015||Noble Protector||Girl In Flight||Marianne||1:36.5|
|2014||Text'n Hurley||Bippo No Bungus||You're So Good||1:36.8|
|2013||Spirit Song||Lights Of Heaven||Goldslick||1:35.7|
|2012||Spirit Song||Lady Lynette||Raspberries||1:38.5|
|2011||Nakaaya||Lady Lynette||Platinum Passion||1:37.5|
|2009||Subtle Cove||Youthful High||Fifth Avenue Lady||1:37.7|
|2008||Laura's Charm||Illnois Girl||Wayne's Gold||1:37.8|
|2007||Like It Is||Laura's Charm||Brockman's Lass||1:37.4|
|2006||Candy Vale||Plans||Holy Bounty||1:37.6|
|2005||Beautiful Gem||Umber||Charmed Lady||1:30.3|
|2004||Sylvaner||La Sirenuse||Love's Here||1:37.9|
|2003||Tickle My||Kayano||White Mist||1:38.0|
|2002||Spurn||Tickle My||It's Platonic||1:37.0|
|2001||Flushed||Calm Smytzer||Shelbourne Lass||1:40.3|
|2000||Rose O'War||Lady Elsie||Gold Crystal||1:37.1|
|1999||Vonanne||Lady Elsie||Rose Of Dane||1:37.7|
|1998||Burning Embers||Cheval Place||Miss Tessla||1:36.3|
|1997||Prefer An Angel||Chlorophyll||Vonanne||1:37.8|
|1996||Suma Peace||Cliko||Arctic Scent||1:39.5|
|1994||Not Related||Pompeii Lady||Brompton Cross||1:36.3|
|1993||Excited Angel||Time Of My Life||Mamzelle Perdu||1:35.4|
|1992||Acushla Marie||Mamzelle Perdu||Knight's Contessa||1:36.4|
|1991||Rockets Galore||Princess Pushy||Berberia||1:34.2|
|1990||Marathon Star||Lady Of Perfection||Memphis Blues||1:34.3|
|1989||Boardwalk Angel||Pray For Colleen||Riva Gleam||1:37.6|
|1988||Bianco Flyer||Sister Shirley||Tjarra||1:34.8|