Tancred Stakes 2020

Saturday March 28, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Ranvet Stakes – Tancred Stakes is a popular Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival betting double

The HE Tancred Stakes, formerly known as The BMW, is a Group 1 race held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on a Saturday in late March at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. Offering an incredible $1.5 million in prize money the weight-for-age feature runs over 2400m and is open to horses aged three-years-old and above.

The mile and a half classic is one of two top level events on the Tancred Stakes Race Day card along with the Vinery Stud Stakes. The Tancred Stakes winner is exempt from ballot from the autumn’s richest race the Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes as well as the Group 1 Sydney Cup run over two miles during The Championships in April.

Horses traditionally come into the Tancred Stakes field via an earlier Rosehill autumn run in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) held over 400m shorter, which from 2012- 2017 produced three winners of the then The BMW including Silent Achiever (2014). The Ranvet Stakes – Tancred Stakes double was then achieved again in 2019 by the Godolphin galloper Avilius, while Verry Elleegant improved on a lead-up Ranvet second before her 4.3 length win in the 2020 Tancred Stakes results.

The latest edition of the Tancred Stakes ran on Saturday March 28, 2020 and was won by the favourite Verry Elleegant by over four lengths. 

Tancred Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 28, 2020
  • Formerly Known As: The BMW
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1,500,000
  • First Run: 1963

2020 Tancred Stakes Results

The full Tancred Stakes 2020 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 28, 2020 and published below.

  • 1st: #9 Verry Elleegant
  • 2nd: #2 Mustajeer
  • 3rd: #1 Avilius

Chris Waller’s class mare Verry Elleegant ($2.15) relished the step back-up to 2400m dominating the Tancred Stakes 2020 results a year on from her Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes – ATC Oaks double.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 9 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 6 56.5kg $2.15F
2 2 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 4.3L 2 59kg $7
3 1 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 4.4L 4 59kg $5.50
4 5 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry 6.8L 1 59kg $15
5 8 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 7.6L 3 58.5kg $41
6 6 MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 9.1L 9 59kg $9.50
7 7 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Glen Boss 10.4L 5 58.5kg $21
8 3 DANCETERIA (FR) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 12L 7 59kg $41
9 4 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 19L 8 59kg $14

Tancred Stakes Odds & Betting

Tancred betting markets are traditionally led by that best Ranvet Stakes performers of the season.

Favourites won the race formerly known as The BMW seven times from 2005 – 2020 including the most recent back-to-back wins by Avilius (2019) who was odds-on and Verry Elleegant ($2.15 in 2020).

The two longest priced winners in the Tancred Stakes odds during that time were Fiumicino ($31 in 2009) and Cedarberg ($26 in 2011).

The Australian Cup in Melbourne has also provided a number of recent winners, including Preferment (1st in 2016) who did the double, Jameka (2nd in 2017) and Almandin (4th in 2018), and can provide good Tancred Stakes betting opportunities outside of the Ranvet Stakes graduates.

2020 Tancred Stakes Betting

The latest Tancred  Stakes 2020 betting odds will be available below on the race previously run as The BMW for sponsorship purposes, so stay tuned for the best Group 1 Rosehill racing odds on the mile and a half autumn feature.


Tancred Stakes Race Field

The Tancred Stakes field features a selection of the season’s best weight-for-age stayers.

The BMW odds favoured the 2016 winner Preferment

Preferment (inside) won the 2016 The BMW for the punters. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Ranvet Stakes winner earlier in the autumn is exempt from Tancred Stakes ballot and the two races often attract similar line-ups. Of the The BMW / Tancred Stakes winners from 2006 – 2020 nine came via the Ranvet Stakes including five to complete the double most recently achieved by Silent Achiever (2014) and Avilius (2019).

HE Tancred Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race before the final field and barrier draw is conducted on the Wednesday.

2020 Tancred Stakes Field & Barriers

The official HE Tancred Stakes 2020 field and barrier draw is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what weight-for-age autumn horses make the starting line-up.

The 2020 Tancred Stakes final field features a small but class field of nine runners including the defending champion Avilius in gate four, Ranvet Stakes runner-up last weekend Verry Elleegant and the Canberra Cup winner Mugatoo.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 42147×5453 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 4 59kg 115
2 7235160×12 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 2 59kg 111
3 13141x0x06 DANCETERIA (FR) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 7 59kg 110
4 26441301×7 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 8 59kg 110
5 322x30x036 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry 1 59kg 109
6 3x156x1112 MUGATOO (IRE) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 9 59kg 98
7 x65800x895 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Glen Boss 5 58.5kg 101
8 5015222×03 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 3 58.5kg 100
9 1x9410x422 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 6 56.5kg 115

2020 Tancred Stakes Nominations

The official HE Tancred Stakes 2020 Nominations are open until 11am (AEDT) on March 23, 2020 and the full list of early entries for the race formerly known as The BMW will be provided below once released.

The 2020 Tancred Stakes nominations attracted a dozen gallopers including last year’s champion Avilius looking to be the first dual champion since Tie The Knot (1999-2000). He ran third in last weekend’s Ranvet Stakes, a race he won last autumn, and is set to face the eye-catching runner-up from the Slipper Day event – Verry Elleegant – again on the quick back-up.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x65800x895 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 4 Gwenda Markwell 101
2 42147×5453 AVILIUS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 115
3 5015222×03 CARIF H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 100
4 13141x0x06 DANCETERIA (FR) G 5 Kris Lees 110
5 322x30x036 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 109
6 3x156x1112 MUGATOO (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees 98
7 7235160×12 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 7 Kris Lees 111
8 4x23960x66 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 101
9 x07005x532 SOUND (GER) H 7 Michael Moroney 103
10 26441301×7 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 110
11 1x9410x422 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 115
12 878730×425 YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller 100

Tancred Stakes Tips

The HE Tancred Stakes tips each carnival favour proven weight-for-age gallopers with good lead-up form in Sydney coming out the traditional Ranvet Stakes lead-up run a fortnight earlier.

Horses with winning form over the distance are also a top Tancred Stakes betting tip as are those aged four-years-old or above with just the one three-year-old winning since 2004 with Fiveandahalfstar (2013).

The spread of Tancred Stakes winning barriers is diverse over the past 30 plus years but the most popular gate with seven winners since 1983 is four so looking for an in-form horse drawn near this barrier makes a top betting tip.

2020 Tancred Stakes Tips

Bookmark this page to view our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Tancred Stakes 2020 tips online the week of the race.

  • #9 Verry Elleegant ($2.10) 

She’s the short-priced favourite nearing odds-on territory but it really is hard to bet against Chris Waller’s class mare in this small field. She was excellent in her thrilling run to the line going stride-for-stride with Addeybb in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes last weekend for her second Group 1 placing on the trot. If that wasn’t too much of a gut buster – and don’t think Waller would risk running her if it was – she’ll be improving over 2400m here rock hard fit. Won the Vinery Stud Stakes on this day 12 months’ ago before her ATC Oaks (2400m) triumph and from gate six will take the power of beating.

Tancred Stakes Form Guide

The HE Tancred Stakes form guide displays essential field and race information including the trainers, jockeys and barriers of each runner.

Using the form as a guide to Tancred Stakes betting usually means looking for horses coming out of the Ranvet Stakes in Sydney or the Australian Cup in Melbourne, finding the gallopers with proven form at the track and distance and keeping an eye out for the older weight-for-age performers.

Tancred Stakes Form Facts

  • Four-year-olds have dominated the Tancred / The BMW results over the past 30 years including seven wins from 2006 – 2020
  • The key lead-up race into Tancred Stakes is the Ranvet Stakes with the double recently achieved by Avilius (2019), Silent Achiever (2014) and Manighar (2012)
  • Last start winners are the ones to back in Tancred Stakes betting with all three winners from 2014-16 having won their lead-up race

2020 Tancred Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive HE Tancred Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided below for punters the week of the race.

Tancred Stakes / The BMW Results

There have been a number of upset Tancred Stakes results in recent years with the longest priced winner of the past 30 years being Curata Storm for John Hawkes who jumped at 100/1 in 2001.

John Hawkes dominated The BMW results during that time preparing a total of five winners including Fiumicino in partnership with his sons Wayne and Michael in 2009.

Other notable recent Tancred Stakes winners include Verry Elleegant (2020), Jameka (2017), Manighar (2012), Tuesday Joy (2008), Makybe Diva (2005), Ethereal (2002) and dual champion Tie The Knot (1999 – 2000).

Tancred Stakes / The BMW Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Verry Elleegant Mustajeer Avilius 2:31.2
2019 Avilius Big Duke Rondinella 2:37.1
2018 Almandin Ambitious Who Shot Thebarman 2:30.1
2017 Jameka Humidor Exospheric 2:35.6
2016 Preferment Who Shot Thebarman Grand Marshal 2:28.6
2015 Hartnell To The World Beaten Up 2:29.5
2014 Silent Achiever It’s A Dundeel Fiorente 2:34.2
2013 Fiveandahalfstar Silent Achiever Sangster 2:33.7
2012 Manighar Americain Drunken Sailor 2:28.3
2011 Cedarberg Mourayan Linton 2:29.7
2010 Littorio Zavite No Wine No Song 2:29.3
2009 Fiumicino Thesio Viewed 2:34.2
2008 Tuesday Joy Princess Coup Sirmoine 2:35.8
2007 Blutigeroo Railings Gorky Park 2:26.5
2006 Eremein Railings Our Smoking Joe 2:27.0
2005 Makybe Diva Grand Armee Vouvray 2:26.9
2004 Grand Zulu Mummify Makybe Diva 2:25.7
2003 Freemason Northerly Republic Lass 2:26.8
2002 Ethereal Universal Prince Rain Gauge 2:29.3
2001 Curata Storm Kaapstad Way Giovana 2:27.7
2000 Tie The Knot Arena Showella 2:30.8