Date: 20th August 2022
Race Type: Group 2
Event: Spring Racing Carnival
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Prize Money: $250,000
The Silver Shadow Stakes is a Group 2 horserace by the Australian Turf Club and is reserved for three-year-old fillies. The race runs over a distance of 1200m at set weights with penalties and takes place in August every year at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia.
This year, the Silver Shadow Stakes is scheduled to take place on 20th August at the left-handed turf track at Randwick and has prize money of $250,000. It is held on the same day as the Winx stakes.
The Silver Shadow Stakes is the opening race of the Princess series for three-year-old fillies. It was upgraded from a Group 3 race to Group 2 in 2013. The race is named after Silver Shadow, the horse who won the Winx Stakes, then known as Warwick Stakes, in 1975.
Silver Shadow Stakes race trends
The Silver Shadow Stakes is contested by the strongest three-year-old fillies, many of which are running first-up in the race, with the Silver Shadow Stakes being their first race of the spring season.
Last year, Swift Witness won the Silver Shadow Stakes. The fillies in the race are usually headed towards the Golden Rose, a prominent Group 1 race that runs over a distance of 1400 m at the Rosehill Gardens in September.
Top runners from the Silver Shadow Stakes usually perform well at the Golden Rose. For instance, in 2015, Speak Fondly won the Silver Shadow before finishing second at the Golden Rose. The same pattern repeated in 2017 when Omei Sword won at the Silver Shadow and finished in second place at the Golden Rose.
Many fillies that progress in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes take part in the Silver Shadow. The latest example is the Swift Witness, who finished last in the 2021 Golden Slippers and won the Silver Shadow first-up in the spring race.
Usually, fillies running in the Silver Shadow Stakes go ahead to compete in the Furious Stakes, a Group 2 1200m race that takes place 2 weeks after the Silver Shadow Stakes. Horses that have won the two races include Victory Vein in 2002, Mnemosyne in 2005, Samantha Miss in 2008, Speak Fondly in 2015, and Dame Giselle in 2020.
Silver Shadow Stakes Betting Odds
Every season, the odds of the Silver Shadow Stakes are headed by fillies that have proven their mettle in previous races as two-year-olds in tough races, like the Golden Slipper. Moreover, fillies in good form over similar distance races in Sydney are expected to perform well at the Silver Shadow Stakes.
Runners with a strong record and a recent win under their belt in the earlier season are regarded to have better form than the rivals. They are expected to have the edge over their rivals on race day.
When is the Silver Shadow Stakes?
The Silver Shadow Stakes is scheduled to take place on 20th August 2022 at Randwick racecourse.
What are the race features of the Silver Shadows Stakes Race?
The Silver Shadow Stakes is reserved for three-year-old fillies at set weights with penalties and runs over a distance of 1200m.