Tancred Stakes 2021

Saturday April 3, 2021

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 (early April 2021) 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. She went on to run second in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes before a huge spring that included a Caulfield Cup victory. 

In 2021 the Ranvet Stakes form again held in the Tancred with the fourth placed Sir Dragonet improving on the quick turnaround to win the latter. 

The latest edition of the Tancred Stakes ran on Saturday April 3, 2021 and saw the spring’s Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet return to winning form. 

Tancred Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 3, 2021
  • 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

2021 Tancred Stakes Results

The full Tancred Stakes 2021 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 3, 2021 and published below.

  • 1st: #1 Sir Dragonet
  • 2nd: #12 She’s Ideel
  • 3rd: #14 Miami Bound

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Sir Dragonet ($5.50F) saluted for the punters fourth-up on the quick back-up in the Tancred Stakes 2021 results, the spring’s Cox Plate champion back to his best ahead of the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes. 

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 eight times from 2005 – 2021 including the most recent victories by Avilius (2019) who was odds-on, Verry Elleegant ($2.15 in 2020) and Sir Dragonet ($5.50 in 2021). 

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.

2021 Tancred Stakes Betting

The latest Tancred  Stakes 2021 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 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Tancred 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.

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 – 2021 ten 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.

2021 Tancred Stakes Field & Barriers

The official HE Tancred Stakes 2021 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 2021 Tancred Stakes final field is now out with 14 hopefuls led in betting by last year’s Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet and classy Kiwi mare Melody Belle chasing her 15th career Group 1. 

2021 Tancred Stakes Nominations

The official HE Tancred Stakes 2021 Nominations are open until 11am (AEDT) on March 29, 2021 and the full list of early entries for the race formerly known as The BMW will be provided below once released.

The 2021 Tancred Stakes nominations attracted 23 hopefuls including 14-time Group 1 winning mare from NZ Melody Belle and last Saturday’s Ranvet Stakes third placegetter Angel Of Truth

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x60113x191 MELODY BELLE (NZ) M 6 Jamie Richards 1 57kg     119
2 222x16x794 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2= 59kg     114
3 x0561x1245 COLETTE M 4 James Cummings 2= 56.5kg     114
4 3x74108x93 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 4= 59kg     110
5 2x18734x26 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 4= 59kg     110
6 41301x79x7 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 59kg     108
7 x58203x681 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 7 56.5kg     107
8 4x04508x66 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8= 59kg     106
9 522621×623 SOUND (GER) H 8 Michael Moroney 8= 59kg     106
10 4x1x2211x2 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) G 6 Mark Newnham 10 59kg     105
11 066107×878 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 11 56.5kg     104
12 5x2193x735 CHAPADA G 5 Michael Moroney 12= 59kg     103
13 2553x4x11x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 5 Peter G Moody 12= 59kg     103
14 x2593x6653 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 14= 59kg     102
15 x00980x489 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 8 Kris Lees 14= 59kg     102
16 0006x063x5 SHRAAOH (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 14= 59kg     102
17 0002860882 SIR CHARLES ROAD G 7 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 14= 59kg     102
18 115x05x758 QUICK THINKER H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 18 58.5kg     100
19 251×311123 SACRAMENTO G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 19 58.5kg     99
20 361325×323 SHE’S IDEEL M 5 Bjorn Baker 20 57kg     96
21 x65119x241 ENTENTE G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 21 58.5kg     95
22 x1x1736x30 COLLIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees 22 59kg     94
23 x33387x402 ALIFEROUS M 5 Kris Lees 23 57kg     86

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

2021 Tancred Stakes Tips

Bookmark this page to view our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Tancred Stakes 2021 tips online the week of the race.

  • To Win: #11 Melody Belle ($6.50 at time of publish) 

Jamie Richards’ brilliant mare Melody Belle won her 14th Group 1 title back across the Tasman last start and now she looks to keep that incredible success going back down under. The six-year-old daughter of Commands will be fine out wide (12) with room to overcome the gate and in-form hoop James McDonald in the saddle. Her last Australian performance produced a third to Arcadia Queen in the Mackinnon Stakes at HQ last November. Only one of her elite level victories has been in Australia and the 2400m is a query as she steps up to the distance for the first time, but going out on a limb with her. 

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 – 2021
  • 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

2021 Tancred Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive HE Tancred Stakes 2021 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 Sir Dragonet (2021), 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
2021 Sir Dragonet She’s Ideel Miami Bound 2:28.7
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