Ladbrokes Tip: Staying types often resume in the PB Lawrence Stakes making it a nice form race to follow into later Group 1 races over more distance in the spring
The P.B. Lawrence Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-August early on during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Attracting a field of resuming staying types, the weight-for-age clash is open to three-year-olds and above and is registered as the J.J. Liston Stakes.
Offering $300,000 in total prize money as of 2021, the PB Lawrence Stakes is the feature race on the program that also hosts the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) and Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) for three-year-olds.
That same day in Sydney, the Golden Rose-bound three-year-olds face off in Randwick’s Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes.
It has been a nice guide for bigger spring races in recent years and makes the perfect lead-up into events like the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington, Caulfield’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) and Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and even the Melbourne Cup!
The latest edition of the PB Lawrence Stakes took place on Saturday August 14, 2021 and was won by the Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained mare Sierra Sue.
2021 PB Lawrence Stakes Results
The official P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2021 results and finishing order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday August 14, 2021.
- 1st: #10 Sierra Sue
- 2nd: #3 Angel Of Truth
- 3rd: #6 Red Can Man
Mildura Cup winning mare Sierra Sue ($8) relished having the fitness edge over her rivals coming out wide late to score a strong win in the 2021 PB Lawrence Stakes results ahead of a likely Group 1 Memsie Stakes target this spring.
PB Lawrence Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday August 14, 2021
- Track: Caulfield
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $300,000
- First Run: 1949
PB Lawrence Stakes Betting
PB Lawrence Stakes odds are traditionally a good starting point for the spring for staying types, horses that have a strong first-up record over the 1400m usually dominate the odds.
PB Lawrence Stakes betting is led each spring by the class weight-for-age performers in the field with Group 1 experience and the favourites have a strong record in the race.
Mystic Journey ($2.15 in 2019) followed by fellow mare Savatiano ($5 in 2020) are the latest favourites in P.B. Lawrence Stakes betting to win. Mystic Journey also ran in the 2020 edition as the $6 second favourite in the markets but ran a disappointing eighth.
The mares made it a three-peat in 2021 with Sierra Sue beating home the boys in the PB Lawrence Stakes results off a lead-up Mildura Cup win.
2021 PB Lawrence Stakes Odds
Odds on the P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2021 will be out closer to PB Lawrence Stakes Day and detailed in full below complete with market links so stay tuned to back your early spring selections at the top Melbourne racing prices.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 PB Lawrence Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
PB Lawrence Stakes Field
2019 P.B. Lawrence Stakes winner Mystic Journey. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.
The PB Lawrence Stakes field attracts a line-up of staying types kicking off their spring campaigns who are heading into longer distance features in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Most gallopers are first-up in the field and had their lead-up runs back in the autumn, but some fit winter types could be rounding out preparations with a last shot at Group 2 glory.
PB Lawrence Stakes nominations are taken the Monday prior to the race running on the Saturday, with the field and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.
2021 PB Lawrence Stakes Field
Punters can view the official P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2021 final field and barriers on the Wednesday of race week when they’re published below following their release from Racing Victoria.
The 2021 PB Lawrence Stakes field features a quality line-up of 10 gallopers led by Group 1 winner Streets Of Avalon who races fit second-up off a lead-up second in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes narrowly beaten fresh.
2021 PB Lawrence Stakes Nominations
The official 2021 P.B. Lawrence Stakes Nominations will be announced right here as soon as available on the Monday of race week.
The P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2021 nominations attracted 10 early entries led by Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes winner Streets Of Avalon.
||ANGEL OF TRUTH
||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
||BEST OF DAYS (GB)
||DO YOU RECKON
||RED CAN MAN
||SIERRA SUE (NZ)
||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
||STREETS OF AVALON
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
PB Lawrence Stakes Tips
Good PB Lawrence Stakes tips include backing good first-up performers that are resuming, gallopers with weight-for-age experience and runners that have nice Melbourne race records in tougher company.
Other PB Lawrence Stakes betting tips worth taking to the bookies are to back single-figure runners with Group 1 form from previous campaigns, watch the Missile Stakes results earlier in the month and get behind the class runners as opposed to the up-and-comers.
Mares also have a good recent record in the event and make a nice PB Lawrence Stakes tip with Mystic Journey (2019), Savatiano (2020) and Sierra Sue (2021) the latest female gallopers to beat home the boys in the potential Caulfield Cup lead-up.
2021 PB Lawrence Stakes Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes’ P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2021 tips and betting selections for Caulfield will be made available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the gallopers to back and sack in the Group 2.
- To Win: #2 Streets Of Avalon ($3.10 at time of publish)
Hard to bet against the deserving favourite here, Group 1 winner Streets Of Avalon the fit horse second-up off that devastatingly close second in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes. Five-time winner at this track and distance including the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes in the autumn and has the class edge over these rivals.
PB Lawrence Stakes Form Guide
The PB Lawrence Stakes form guide lists all the crucial information for punters like the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and previous runs of the horses in the field. Check the form guide for first-up runners with a nice record when fresh and staying types with previous wins over the shorter distance (1400m) in Melbourne that performed well last campaign.
Each spring racing season in Victoria the P.B. Lawrence Stakes form has a habit of stacking-up in better grade races across the carnival so watching the results as a guide to betting on races like the Makybe Diva Stakes over the mile at Flemington and the Underwood Stakes is a good tip.
In 2015 Mourinho won the PB Lawrence Stakes before taking out the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) back at the track two starts late.
Also out of the 2015 PB Lawrence Stakes, runner-up The Cleaner won Moonee Valley’s Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) next-up before a third in the Underwood. In 2013 Puissance De Lune won the race before a second in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) later that campaign.
In 2014 Gig ran third to Star Rolling in the race on the back of a second at the track in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) the month before. The Bletchingly Stakes winner in 2013 Second Effort ran third in the PB Lawrence Stakes having won the race the previous year (2012), while the double was last achieved by Shoot Out (2010).
The following year Puissance De Lune (2014) was unplaced in the PB Lawrence Stakes before thirds in the Memsie Stakes, Makybe Diva and Turnbull all in elite level company. In 2012 Second Effort won the P.B Lawrence Stakes before a Memsie Stakes third.
More recently the 2017 P.B. Lawrence Stakes winner Hartnell went on to run second in both the Makybe Diva Stakes and Underwood Stakes that year. Hartnell also won the 2018 CF Orr Stakes, Epsom Handicap and recorded a number of other Group 1 placings including behind the world’s best racehorse Winx in the 2019 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
2021 PB Lawrence Stakes Form Guide
A link to our detailed P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2021 form guide and betting preview will be available for punters below the week of the race following final acceptances and updated odds.
PB Lawrence Stakes Results
The PB Lawrence Stakes results have been dominated by single-figure hopes over the decade with the last double-figure winner being Pompeii Ruler (2006).
Notable recent PB Lawrence winners include Mystic Journey (2019), Hartnell (2017), Puissance De Lune (2013), Whobegotyou (2011), Shoot Out (2010), Light Fantastic (2008) and Apache Cat (2007).
PB Lawrence Stakes Winners
||Angel Of Truth
||Red Can Man
||Kings Will Dream
||Black Heart Bart
||Miss Rose De Lago
||Puissance De Lune
||Ready To Rip
||Lights Of Heaven
||Heart Of Dreams
||Our Smoking Joe
||Lad Of The Manor
||Our Smoking Joe
||Walk On Air
||Go Flash Go