Bletchingly Stakes 2021

Saturday July 24th, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Bletchingly Stakes serves as a good lead-up to the PB Lawrence Stakes

The Bletchingly Stakes is the final Group races of the season run on a Saturday in late July at Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Winter Racing Carnival. The weight-for-age sprint is contested over 1200m and offers a total of $160,000 in total prize money.

It is the sole Black-Type race on the Caulfield card at the end-of-season meeting and can serve as either a final run for gallopers coming off a winter campaign or a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival lead-up for new season hopefuls.

The Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) also run at Caulfield earlier in the month makes a nice lead-up into the Bletchingly Stakes, but no horse has done the double in the same year since Rubitano (2002).

The best horses out of the Bletchingly Stakes may look towards a key spring event like the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) and Scales Of Justice (2019) was the last to do the double.

The latest edition of the Bletchingly Stakes ran on Saturday July 24th, 2021 and was won by 16/1 outsider Sansom. 

Bletchingly Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday July 24th, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 1994

2021 Bletchingly Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Sansom
  • 2nd: #1 Streets Of Avalon
  • 3rd: #7 Isaurian

The Phillip Stokes-trained four-year-old Sansom ($17) snared an upset victory in the Bletchingly Stakes 2021 results right on the line defeating last year’s runner-up Streets Of Avalon ($6.50) who was forced to settle for second again in the winter showdown.

The Bletchingly Stakes 2021 results and full finishing order of the late-season winter sprint will be published below once the race is run and won on Saturday July 24th, 2021.

2021 Bletchingly Stakes Odds

Stay tuned for the full Bletchingly Stakes 2021 betting markets and links to the final acceptors to be published below once odds are released.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Bletchingly Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Bletchingly Stakes odds are led by proven Caulfield performers and local Melbourne hopes with good form over 1200m – 1400m. The race attracts both end-of-season and resuming spring hopefuls, so any first-up runners with a good record fresh also sit high up the Bletchingly Stakes betting markets.

Looking for in-form winter sprinters rounding out their preps in the Group 3 can also be a good Bletchingly Stakes betting guide. Bletchingly Stakes markets are open following the release of the final field and barrier draw.

Viridine ($2.70 in 2020) was the last favourite in Bletchingly Stakes betting to get the job done for the punters when improving on a lead-up second in the Sir John Monash Stakes that year.

Bletchingly Stakes Field

The Bletchingly Stakes field attracts both end-of-season winter runners as well as spring-bound hopefuls kicking off the new season campaigns. Runners have a variety of different races, but the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes has produced a number of recent winners.

A possible next-up run for Bletchingly Stakes graduates is Caulfield’s Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) in mid-August and Shoot Out (2010) was the last runner to complete the Bletchingly – PB Lawrence Stakes double.

The other race many runners back-up in is the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later at Caulfield Racecourse and after saluting for the punters in the Bletchingly Stakes results, Viridine backed up to win the Regal Roller next race in 2020.

2021 Bletchingly Stakes Field

The official Bletchingly Stakes 2021 final field of sprinters is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be updated below once confirmed.

The 2021 Bletchingly Stakes field features 13 final acceptors including last year’s champion Viridine out to become the first dual winner of the event since You Remember (1995-96).

2021 Bletchingly Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Bletchingly Stakes 2021 race at Caulfield close the Monday of race week.

The 2021 Bletchingly Stakes nominations attracted 21 early entries including recent All Victorian Sprint Series Final winner The Astrologist and the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained King Of Hastings coming off a Listed Glasshouse Handicap win in Queensland.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0984x1167x STREETS OF AVALON G 6 Shane Nichols 1 58.5kg 110
2 3722x329x9 ORDER OF COMMAND G 6 Danny O’Brien 2 58.5kg 103
3 x820x470x5 THE INEVITABLE G 5 Scott Brunton 3 58.5kg 98
4 x473246x71 RED CAN MAN G 4 David Brideoake 4 58.5kg 101
5 x16x12x3x5 ISAURIAN G 6 James Cummings 5 58.5kg 102
6 9x615x0641 KING OF HASTINGS G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 6 58.5kg 97
7 22145×5411 THE ASTROLOGIST G 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 7 58.5kg 99
8 00865×1195 INN KEEPER G 7 Symon Wilde 8 58.5kg 93
9 3112x1101x LA MEXICANA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 9 56kg 87
10 234x11476x SANSOM (NZ) G 4 Phillip Stokes 10 58.5kg 97
11 25x7277x52 BANQUO H 4 Danny O’Brien 11 58.5kg 97
12 0x14115x ZOU DANCER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 12 56kg 86
13 x3425x4636 VIRIDINE G 6 James Cummings 13 58.5kg 104
14 311218227x SECRET BLAZE G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 14 58.5kg 97
15 384337×330 WILLIAM THOMAS G 6 John Price 15 58.5kg 96
16 0x16232x48 GREAT AGAIN G 8 Lindsey Smith 16 58.5kg 99
17 232×632524 DEXELATION G 6 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 17 58.5kg 89
18 2403×43906 IRISH SONGS G 5 Kurt Goldman 18 58.5kg 79
19 34x131114x REGARDSMAREE G 4 Nick Ryan 19 58.5kg 94
20 536x99x740 I AM SOMEONE G 6 Matt Laurie 20 58.5kg 90
21 9x6062329x BRAVE SONG G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 21 58.5kg 95

Bletchingly Stakes Tips

Top Bletchingly Stakes tips include looking for runners with a strong record over the distance (1200m), Melbourne runners that run well at the Caulfield track and Black-Type graduates coming off good lead-up winter runs.

Single-figure sprinters and those coming off a top three run make the best bet in Bletchingly Stakes tipping.

2021 Bletchingly Stakes Tips

Our insider tips on the Bletchingly Stakes in 2021 will be published below once the field and form guide are released.

  • To Win: #1 Streets Of Avalon ($8 at time of publish) 

Streets Of Avalon looks nice value in this winter’s Bletchingly Stakes, Shane Nichols’ returning racing for the first time since a midfield finish (7th) in the $5 million The All-Star Mile. Goes well fresh and is a five-time Caulfield winner including in the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes in the autumn. This distance first-up suits in an open field and is a classier horse than the market suggests.

Bletchingly Stakes Form Guide

The Bletchingly Stakes form guide, released when final acceptances close on the Wednesday before the race runs that Saturday, details crucial information like the jockeys and barriers as well as the lead-up runs of the sprinters in the field.

The Bletchingly Stakes form has stacked up in future Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival races a number of times in recent years including the PB Lawrence Stakes and the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) back at Caulfield in August.

2021 Bletchingly Stakes Form Guide

A link to our complete 2021 Bletchingly Stakes Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Bletchingly Stakes Results

The Bletchingly Stakes results over the past decade have been dominated by last-start winners and proven Melbourne performers. Notable recent Bletchingly Stakes winners include Scales Of Justice (2018), Smokin’ Joey (2015), Second Effort (2013), Mid Summer Music (2011) and Apache Cat (2007).

Bletchingly Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Sansom Streets Of Avalon Isaurian 1:11.7
2020 Viridine Streets Of Avalon Great Again 1:08.1
2019 Scales Of Justice Jungle Edge Cliff’s Edge 1:10.0
2018 Vega Magic Voodoo Lad Jungle Edge 1:10.1
2017 Ability Lankan Rupee Duke of Brunswick 1:14.2
2016 Lord Of The Sky Fast ‘N’ Rocking Mahuta 1:11.6
2015 Smokin’ Joey Platinum Rocker Petrology 1:11.2
2014 Thiamandi Gig Nearest To Pin 1:10.6
2013 Second Effort Academy Jack Launay 1:11.5
2012 Ready To Rip Zamorar Dusty Star 1:12.8
2011 Mid Summer Music Rue Maple Stanzout 1:11.4
2010 Shoot Out Stanzout Velocitea 1:11.7
2009 Let Go Thommo Orange County Mr Baritone 1:11.5
2008 Commanding Hope Lucky Diva Red Arrow 1:11.2
2007 Apache Cat Haradasun Honalee 1:09.3
2006 Minson Red Dazzler Snort 1:09.3
2005 Regal Roller Super Elegant Le Zagaletta 1:13.7
2004 Le Zagaletta Yell Elvstoem 1:14.3
2003 Super Elegant Ruby Slipper The Big Chill 1:06.3
2002 Rubitano Ruby Slipper Dandy Kid 1:03.7
2001 Windigo Piavonic Flavour 1:05.1
2000 Dandy Kid Miss Pennymoney St. Chrisoph 1:04.3