Ladbrokes Tip: The Futurity Stakes has produced a number of Blamey Stakes winners in recent years
The Blamey Stakes is a Group 2 mile showdown that is now the feature race at its own Flemington race day in March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
Run at set weights plus penalties over 1600m, the mile feature has no sex or class restrictions and is open to gallopers aged three-years-old and above. It was previously held on the same day as the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m), but was recently moved to run a week after ‘Super Saturday’.
The race offers $200,000 in prize money with the Blamey Stakes winner taking out $120,000 for connections, and the Blamey Stakes Day card runs on the same day as the Coolmore Classic in Sydney.
The latest edition of the Blamey Stakes took place on Saturday March 17, 2018 .
2018 Blamey Stakes Results
- 1st: #2 Humidor
- 2nd: #5 Cool Chap
- 3rd: #3 Hellova Street
Blamey Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YOs & Up
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1955
2018 Blamey Stakes Results
The official 2018 Blamey Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the Group 2 takes place at Flemington on Saturday March 17, 2018 .
The Blamey Stakes 2018 Results saw the Darren Weir-trained Humidor salute in a gritty effort over roughie hope Cool Chap continuing his excellent Flemington mile record on way to Sydney’s Doncaster Mile on April 7.
|1||2||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||–||1||59kg||$3|
|2||5||COOL CHAP||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||0.5L||2||55kg||$18|
|3||3||HELLOVA STREET||Scott Brunton||Jason Maskiell||1.25L||3||58kg||$4.40|
|4||4||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Chris Symons||2L||5||57kg||$13|
|5||1||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||7.5L||4||59kg||$2.40F|
|–||6||RADIPOLE (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||–||0||–||–|
Blamey Stakes Betting
Blamey Stakes betting markets are traditionally led by gallopers with proven form over the mile.
Horses stepping back from a Group 1 run in the Futurity Stakes are also usually popular in Blamey Stakes odds, as are those with previous winning experience at Flemington racecourse. The Futurity Stakes last produced a Blamey Stakes winner with Humidor (4th) in 2018.
Single-figure hopes have a solid recent record in the race, but in 2010 Lord Tavistock won for the second year in a row at $16.
2018 Blamey Stakes Odds
The autumn’s leading Blamey Stakes 2018 betting odds will be available below the week of the race complete with links to our markets on the Group 2 Flemington feature so stay tuned.
Blamey Stakes Field
The Blamey Stakes field has a capacity of 16 runners plus four emergencies. Milers come off a variety of different lead-up runs, but a drop down from Group 1 class in the Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield the previous month is a popular one.
In 2014 Lidari ran seventh in the Futurity Stakes before winning the Blamey Stakes, while the following year Suavito won the Futurity Stakes – Blamey Stakes double. Suavito also won the following year’s Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m). The 2017 Blamey Stakes winner Palentino also came off a Futurity run improving on his sixth in the lead-up, as did the 2018 champ Humidor whose Futurity lead-up was a fourth place effort fresh.
In 2013 the Futurity Stakes also produced the Blamey Stakes winner with Whobegotyou improving on his third in the Group 1.
Blamey Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.
2018 Blamey Stakes Field
The official Blamey Stakes 2018 final field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday March 14, 2018 and will be published in full below so bookmark this page to see what horses are in one of the last Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival features.
Just six horses make up the final 2018 Blamey Stakes field with Group 1 winning stablemates Tosen Stardom and Humidor for Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir the ones to beat.
Update: The Blamey Stakes 2018 Final Field is down to only five starters with trainer Michael Moroney opting to scratch Radipole (3) in favour of a Sydney run on the same day in Rosehill’s Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m).
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x536181x02||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||5||59kg||115|
|2||x6813520x4||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||1||59kg||115|
|3||8×32122311||HELLOVA STREET||Scott Brunton||Jason Maskiell||4||58kg||104|
|4||13x00118x6||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Chris Symons||6||57kg||98|
|5||3x541659x3||COOL CHAP||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||2||55kg||96|
|6||x661x025x2||RADIPOLE (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||3||55kg||96|
2018 Blamey Stakes Nominations
The Blamey Stakes 2018 Nominations close on the Monday leading-up to the race with the full list of early entries to be announced below.
The official 2018 Blamey Stakes Nominations drew 15 hopefuls including the two top fancies hailing from the ace Victorian stables of Darren Weir who could saddle-up last year’s runner-up Tosen Stardom and the classy five-year-old Humidor – the stablemates coming off a second and fourth respectively in the Futurity Stakes.
Blamey Stakes Tips
The best Blamey Stakes tips are to look for a single-figure chance with form over a mile coming out of a solid and or luckless Futurity Stakes run at Caulfield in tougher company the start before.
Favourites have a hit-and-miss record so laying the favourite if another better priced runner ticks a number of boxes is another good Blamey Stakes betting tip.
2018 Blamey Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Blamey Stakes 2018 betting tips online will be available right here a day or so out from the Flemington autumn showdown so stay tuned for the milers to back and sack in the Group 2 this season.
- 1st: #2 HUMIDOR ($2.40)
- 2nd: #1 TOSEN STARDOM ($2.25)
- 3rd: #3 HELLOVA STREET ($8)
Darren Weir trains the quinella, but we’re tipping the early market mover HUMIDOR ($2.40) over the narrow favourite TOSEN STARDOM ($2.25). HUMIDOR gets the rails run from barrier one in a five-starter field and is out to add to his excellent second-up record (4:2-1-0). Fist-up ran fourth in the Futurity Stakes, where TOSEN STARDOM ran second, and getting back to his pet distance (1600m 5:3-1-1-0) will suit. Dual Group 1 runner-up to WINX in the spring and the Group 1 Makybe Diva win over this track / distance was outstanding. HELLOVA STREET ($8) from Tasmania is the danger. Comes off a 3.5 length win over this distance back home and is a two-time Flemington winner from three starts at the track including a Group 3 in the spring.
Blamey Stakes Form Guide
The Blamey Stakes form guide has all of the need-to-know information on the horses in the field including jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form.
The best form to follow into the race is the Futurity Stakes run the previous month over 200m shorter, which has produced more Blamey Stakes winners than any other race most recently Humidor (4th in 2018).
2018 Blamey Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Blamey Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided by punters below the week of the race.
Blamey Stakes Results
Blamey Stakes results in the past decade have been dominated by classy milers sitting at single figures in betting, the last double figure winner being Green Moon ($10 in 2012) who went on to win that year’s Melbourne Cup in November.
Notable recent Blamey Stakes winners include Humidor (2018), Suavito (2015), Puissance De Lune (2013) and Whobegotyou (2011).
Blamey Stakes Winners
|2018||Humidor||Cool Chap||Hellova Street||1:36.8|
|2016||He Or She||The United States||Stratum Star||1:34.9|
|2013||=1 Budriguez||=1 Puissance De Lune||Wall Street||1:36.3|
|2012||Green Moon||Pied A Terre||Wall Street||1:35.8|
|2010||Lord Tavistock||Vigor||Dao Dao||1:36.3|
|2009||Largo Lad||Playright||Just Look||1:38.1|
|2008||The Fuzz||Barlinnie||Orange County||1:36.9|
|2007||Apache Cat||Bon Hoffa||Molotov||1:37.7|
|2006||Rosden||Great Is Great||Roman Arch||1:33.8|
|2005||Grey Song||Roman Arch||Gallic||1:33.9|
|2004||Gold Wells||Lord Erin||Pretorius||1:36.2|
|2003||Walk On Air||Mr Murphy||Mr Magoo||1:35.1|
|2002||Tears Royal||Weasel Will||Consular||1:37.2|
|2001||Market Price||Emission||Second Coming||1:37.4|
|2000||Oliver Twist||Royal Voyage||Noircir||1:35.2|