Blazer Stakes 2020

Saturday October 3, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Blazer Stakes – Empire Rose Stakes is a popular spring betting double.

The Blazer Stakes, currently known as the Rose Of Kingston Stakes, is a Group 2 race run at Flemington Racecourse on Turnbull Stakes Day in early October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Previously Turnbull Stakes Day was held on the first Sunday of October to avoid a clash with the AFL Grand Final, but in 2017 returned to the following Saturday, and racing on the day is headlined by the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

Three Group 2 races also take place at the meeting with the Gilgai Stakes and Edward Manifold Stakes accompanying the Blazer Stakes as the major Turnbull Stakes Day support acts.

Open to mares aged four-years-old and over, the set weights plus penalties Blazer Stakes offers $300,000 in prize money and is a key lead-up into the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The latest edition of the Blazer Stakes ran on Saturday October 3, 2020 and was won by Chris Waller’s Zoustar mare Haut Brion Her. 

2020 Blazer Stakes Results

The official Blazer Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 3, 2020.

  • 1st: #9 Haut Brion Her
  • 2nd: #5 Pohutukawa
  • 3rd: #6 Angelic Ruler

Chris Waller again dominated the 2019 Blazer Stakes results, the Sydney horseman celebrating back-to-back victories in the Group 2 event this time with the up-and-comer Haut Brion Her.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 HAUT BRION HER Chris Waller Michael Walker 2 55kg $5.50
2 5 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings Brad Rawiller 0.75L 3 57kg $9
3 6 ANGELIC RULER Daniel & Ben Pearce Damien Oliver 2L 6 56kg $6.50
4 4 SAVATIANO James Cummings Ben Melham 3L 10 57kg $4.80
5 1 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3.5L 7 59kg $51
6 8 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 3.8L 8 55kg $4.20F
7 3 CELEBRITY DREAM (NZ) Chris Waller Martin Harley 4L 4 57kg $31
8 7 MY PENDANT (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 4.1L 5 55kg $18
9 2 SPANISH WHISPER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 5.35L 9 58kg $8
10 11 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 6.35L 1 55kg $21
10 FABRIC (NZ) Danny O’Brien Brett Prebble 0

Blazer Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 3, 2020
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 4YO Mares
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1989

Blazer Stakes Odds & Betting

The Blazer Stakes odds are traditionally led by mares with proven Melbourne form at Caulfield with winning ability over 1400m – 1600m and a good lead-up run in an earlier race for fillies and mares in the Spring.

Upsets are not uncommon and looking for value further down the Blazer Stakes betting markets can prove profitable. Recent double-figure champions include Now Or Later ($10 in 2017), La Passe ($31 in 2015), Forever Loved ($13 in 2014) and Fire Up Fifi ($26 in 2013).

The Chris Waller-trained Invincibella ($3.20 in 2018) was the last favourite in Blazer Stakes betting to salute for the punters. Waller enjoyed back-to-back wins in the Blazer Stakes with Haut Brion Her saluting in 2019 as the $5.50 third elect in betting.

2020 Blazer Stakes Betting

The spring’s top Blazer Stakes 2020 odds and links to our Flemington Group 2 betting markets on the mares’ only feature on Turnbull Stakes Day will be provided here so stay tuned to back your tips at the best price.

Blazer Stakes Field

The Blazer Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s best middle-distance fillies and mares, many heading towards a run in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes four weeks later at Flemington Racecourse.

Blazer Stakes betting odds on the 2012 winner Mosheen were short

Mosheen (2012) is one of the most notable recent Blazer Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

A possible lead-up for female gallopers into the field is the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in late September, which last produced a winner with Now Or Later (6th in 2017).

In between the this event and the Myer Classic (now known as the Empire Rose Stakes) runners may contest the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Caulfield Cup Day and the Blazer Stakes – Tristarc Stakes double was last achieved by La Passe (2015).

While the Blazer Stakes – Myer Classic double hasn’t been achieved since Sedately (1994), a number of Group 1 placegetters in the latter came off a run in the Group 2. In 2013 Blazer Stakes winner Fire Up Fifi ran third in the Myer classic behind Red Tracer two starts later. That year’s third placegetter Catkins also finished second in the Group 1 two runs later with a Group 3 Moonee Valley win on Cox Plate Day in between.

The Blazer Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race runs on the Sunday followed by the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2020 Blazer Stakes Field

The official Blazer Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers are out on the Wednesday before race day and will be published in full below so stay tuned to see what mares make the starting line-up in the Myer Classic lead-up.

The 2019 Blazer Stakes Field attracted 11 final acceptances including the Godolphin-raced Tatt’s Tiara placed Savatiano out wide in barrier 10 first-up looking to improve on her third in the race last year.

Scratchings: #10 Fabric (11) drawn the outside barrier has been scratched from the Blazer Stakes field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11x33306x7 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 7 59kg 100
2 00x2196x21 SPANISH WHISPER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 9 58kg 101
3 214144641x CELEBRITY DREAM (NZ) Chris Waller Martin Harley 4 57kg 98
4 3x3295213x SAVATIANO James Cummings Ben Melham 10 57kg 105
5 x3516832x4 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings Brad Rawiller 3 57kg 100
6 x1131232x2 ANGELIC RULER Daniel & Ben Pearce Damien Oliver 6 56kg 88
7 21118×2115 MY PENDANT (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 5 55kg 90
8 0x41111x53 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 8 55kg 90
9 21×11122 HAUT BRION HER Chris Waller Michael Walker 2 55kg 87
10 2×13713531 FABRIC (NZ) Danny O’Brien Brett Prebble 11 55kg 78
11 121x76x213 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 55kg 84

2020 Blazer Stakes Nominations

The official Blazer Stakes 2020 Nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be available right here once announced.

There are 16 official 2019 Blazer Stakes Nominations including last year’s runner-up Savatiano last seen running third in the winter’s Tatt’s Tiara, and Lindsay Park’s last-start Let’s Elope Stakes winner Spanish Whisper.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11x33306x7 ARISTIA M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 1 59kg 100
2 00x2196x21 SPANISH WHISPER M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 2 58kg 101
3 99x22141x3 MUSIC BAY M 4 Phillip Stokes 3 58kg 92
4 x81555310x ETANA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 58kg 90
5 214144641x CELEBRITY DREAM (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 5 57kg 98
6 3x3295213x SAVATIANO M 5 James Cummings 6 57kg 105
7 x3516832x4 POHUTUKAWA M 4 James Cummings 7 57kg 100
8 212241949x NAANTALI (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 8 56kg 97
9 x1131232x2 ANGELIC RULER M 4 Daniel & Ben Pearce 9 56kg 88
10 3033x432x7 EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 10 55kg 102
11 21118×2115 MY PENDANT (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 11 55kg 90
12 0x41111x53 FIDELIA M 4 Robbie Griffiths 12 55kg 90
13 21×11122 HAUT BRION HER M 4 Chris Waller 13 55kg 87
14 2×13713531 FABRIC (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 14 55kg 78
15 121x76x213 DAWN DAWN M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 15 55kg 84
16 3110×53614 MAGNA BELLA M 4 Will Clarken 16 55kg 75

Blazer Stakes Tips

Good Blazer Stakes tips include looking for last-start winners who have a good recent strike-rate in the Group 2 and runners further down the markets with the favourites having a poor record over the past decade.

Keeping an eye on the lead-up form of mares in traditional preparatory races like the Let’s Elope Stakes and How Now Stakes is also a good Blazer Stakes betting tip.

2020 Blazer Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Blazer Stakes 2020 betting tips and Flemington exotic selections will be detailed below the week of the race so you know what mares to back and sack in the Group 2 this season.

Blazer Stakes Form Guide

The form guide for the Blazer Stakes features all the crucial info punters need to know before placing a bet on the clash including the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of all the horses in the field.

The Blazer Stakes form has held-up in tougher races many times in recent years including in 2013 when Fire Up Fifi ran third in the Myer Classic as well as that year’s Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in Perth.

2020 Blazer Stakes Form Guide

A link to our insider Blazer Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Blazer Stakes Results

Blazer Stakes results have been dominated by upsets in recent years with the last single-figure winners to salute being Invincibella ($3.20 in 2018) followed by her stablemate Haut Brion Her ($5.50 in 2019).

Notable recent winners of this Group 2 include Lady Lynette (2011), Divine Madonna (2006) and Sky Cuddle (2005).

Blazer Stakes History and Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Haut Brion Her Pohutukawa Angelic Ruler 1:22.6
2018 Invincibella Savatiano Mamzelle Tess 1:22.5
2017 Now Or Later Merriest Payroll 1:24.2
2016 French Emotion Pure Pride Vibrant Rouge 1:24.3
2015 La Passe Manageress Lucky Lago/Jessy Belle 1:22.9
2014 Forever Loved Enquare May’s Dream 1:24.8
2013 Fire Up Fifi Peron Catkins 1:23.8
2012 Mosheen Bonaria Miss Stellabelle 1:23.4
2011 Lady Lynette Booklet Dysphonia 1:24.1
2010 Palacio De Cristal No Evidence Needed Strawberry Field 1:23.9
2009 Cats Whisker Gold Water Dane Julia 1:22.4
2008 Bellini Rose Absolute Glam Viking Turf Belle 1:24.1
2007 Vormista Bellini Rose El Pauji 1:23.9
2006 Divine Madonna Imana Open Cut 1:23.3
2005 Sky Cuddle Dea Astrodame 1:23.5
2004 Skewiff Infinite Grace Light Sweeper 1:22.4
2003 Vocabulary Gazania Galipagos Girl 1:24.1
2002 Hosannah Gentle Genius Purple Groove 1:23.8
2001 Tickle My Hula Wonder Calm Smytzer 1:25.7
2000 Ramano’s Star Fellowship Bumbelina 1:23.7