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 an on Saturday October 3, 2020 and was won in an upset by Sierra Sue. 

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: #17e Sierra Sue
  • 2nd: #14 She Shao Fly
  • 3rd: #12 Missile Mantra

There was a shock 2020 Rose Of Kingston Stakes result with first emergency Sierra Sue ($17) given a gun ride by Michael Walker up the inside to beat home roughie hopes She Shao Fly ($31) and Missile Mantra ($41) in a blowout trifecta.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 17e SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 12 55kg $17
2 14 SHE SHAO FLY Kevin Corstens Jamie Kah 0.4L 2 55kg $31
3 12 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 1.15L 7 55kg $41
4 5 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Ben Melham 2.15L 8 57kg $3.80
5 10 FABRIC (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 2.25L 1 55kg $15
6 6 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2.75L 11 57kg $3.50F
7 3 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 2.85L 4 58kg $7.50
8 7 BONVICINI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 3.35L 9 57kg $21
9 11 INTO THE ABYSS John Thompson John Allen 3.85L 3 55kg $81
10 1 SAVATIANO James Cummings Mark Zahra 3.95L 14 58kg $9
11 9 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 4.45L 13 55kg $91
12 2 RUBISAKI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 4.55L 10 58kg $9
13 4 SPANISH WHISPER Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 7.8L 6 58kg $51
14 15 SOUTHBANK Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Newitt 11.8L 5 55kg $101
13 PARMIE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Daniel Moor 0
16 LADY LOFT Julius Sandhu Beau Mertens 0
8 I AM ELOQUENT Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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), Fire Up Fifi ($26 in 2013) and Sierra Sue ($17 in 2020).

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 2020 Blazer Stakes field – known as the Rose Of Kingston Stakes field – features a quality line-up of mares including last start Stocks Stakes runner-up Perfect Jewel, second-up specialist Rubisaki looking to bounce back off an unplaced Cockram Stakes run and the talented Pretty Brazen.

  • Scratchings: #8 I Am Eloquent (10); #13 Parmie (15); #16 Lady Loft (16)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x12766x18 SAVATIANO James Cummings Mark Zahra 17 58kg 110
2 2x111111x0 RUBISAKI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 11 58kg 98
3 151x22x713 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 4 58kg 104
4 930x5659x9 SPANISH WHISPER Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 6 58kg 99
5 11x9702x67 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Ben Melham 8 57kg 106
6 1x0112x182 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 12 57kg 106
7 7104x180x3 BONVICINI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 9 57kg 89
8 17118x30x0 I AM ELOQUENT Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 10 56kg 78
9 8333835×00 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 14 55kg 89
10 1x45145x31 FABRIC (NZ) Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 1 55kg 90
11 518x4260x4 INTO THE ABYSS John Thompson John Allen 3 55kg 93
12 52x0540x08 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 7 55kg 89
13 326420×422 PARMIE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Daniel Moor 15 55kg 77
14 0x30915334 SHE SHAO FLY Kevin Corstens Jamie Kah 2 55kg 87
15 1223x670x5 SOUTHBANK Anthony & Sam Freedman 5 55kg 82
16 x8398x5326 LADY LOFT Julius Sandhu Beau Mertens 16 55kg 71
17e 11210×1 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 13 55kg 76

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Blazer Stakes Nominations

The official Blazer Stakes 2020 Nominations close on the Monday of race week.

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
2020 Sierra Sue She Shao Fly Missile Mantra 1:23.0
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