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Sir John Monash Stakes

The Sir John Monash Stakes is a 1100 weight-for-age race held annually in July at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne. Run over a distance of 1100 metres and worth $135,000 in prize money, the 2020 Sir John Monash Stakes was won by Jungle Edge from Viridine with I Am Someone third.

Previously a listed race, the Sir John Monash Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season.

Sir John Monash Stakes info

Date: Saturday 10th July 2021
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $135,000
2020 Winner: Jungle Edge

The Sir John Monash Stakes generally assembles a good field of sprinters where many of the entrants might be returning stars of the turf, coming off a winter spell, or up and coming types stepping up in grade to test themselves. Fit, in-form winter types might also decide to contest this race to make it a typically competitive affair.

Some quality gallopers have won the Sir Monash Stakes over the years before going on to bigger and better things, including Platelet (2012), Reward For Effort (2010), Lucky Secret (2007), Flavour (1999) and Sequalo (1994).

The more talented sprinters from this event will likely continue on to Gr3 Bletchingly Stakes at the same track later in the month. The Bletchingly Stakes is raced under the same weight-for-age conditions but is run over a distance of 1200 metres. Talented sprinter Second Effort (3rd in 2013) went on to win the Bletchingly Stakes after finishing third in this event.

Others may tackle a race like the Gr2 McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley, like Wild Rain (2016), who won that race after tasting success here. Some may try their luck in Adelaide, just as Riziz (3rd in 2014) did, winning the Gr3 Spring Stakes the following month at Morphettville after running third here.

Oak Door (2019) resumed from a long spring spell to win this event in dour fashion for Caulfield based trainer John Sadler.

Recent Sir John Monash Stakes winners include Voodoo Lad (2018) and Supido (2017).

2020 Sir John Monash Stakes result

1. $2.60 Jungle Edge 58.5 Ms Jade Darose
2. $3.10 Viridine 58.5 Damien Oliver
3. $8.50 I Am Someone 58.5 Declan Bates

then followed
4. $13.00 Ashlor 58.5 Daniel Stackhouse
5. $26.00 Intuition 58.5 Dwayne Dunn
6. $10.00 Tavisan 58.5 Ben Melham
7. $71.00 Spirit Of Aquada 58.5 Luke Nolen
8. $12.00 Grey Shadow 56.5 Jamie Kah

Margins: 0.75 len, 1.50 len
Time: 1:05.00

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Sir John Monash Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Jungle Edge Viridine I Am Someone 1:05.0
2019 Oak Door Jungle Edge Princess Of Queens 1:04.4
2018 Voodoo Lad Inn Keeper Jukebox 1:03.9
2017 Supido Daytona Grey Murt The Flirt 1:03.5
2016 Wild Rain Trevinder Atmospherical 1:03.8
2015 Miss Promiscuity =2 Angels Beach =2 Wild Rain 1:04.4
2014 Lord Of The Sky Le Bonsir Riziz 1:05.2
2013 Pago Rock Elite Elle Second Effort 1:04.4
2012 Platelet Royal Bender Zamorar 1:06.7
2011 Secret Flyer Rue Maple Warm Love 1:04.3