Blazer Stakes 2018

Saturday October 6, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Blazer Stakes – Myer Classic is a popular spring betting double.

The Blazer Stakes, formerly known as the Rose Of Kingston Stakes, is a Group 2 race run at Flemington Racecourse on Turnbull Stakes Day in early October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Previously Turnbull Stakes Day was held on the first Sunday of October to avoid a clash with the AFL Grand Final, but in 2017 returned to the following Saturday, and racing on the day is headlined by the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

Three Group 2 races also take place at the meeting with the Gilgai Stakes and Edward Manifold Stakes accompanying the Blazer Stakes as the major Turnbull Stakes Day support acts.

Open to mares aged four-years-old and over, the set weights plus penalties Blazer Stakes offers $200,000 in prize money and is a key lead-up into the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The latest edition of the Blazer Stakes ran on Saturday October 6, 2018.

2018 Blazer Stakes Results

  • 1st: Invincibella
  • 2nd: Savatiano
  • 3rd: Mamzelle Tess

Blazer Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 6, 2018
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 4YO Mares
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1989

Blazer Stakes Odds & Betting

The Blazer Stakes odds are traditionally led by mares with proven Melbourne form at Caulfield with winning ability over 1400m – 1600m and a good lead-up run in an earlier race for fillies and mares in the Spring.

Upsets are not uncommon and looking for value further down the Blazer Stakes betting markets can prove profitable. Recent double-figure champions include Now Or Later ($10 in 2017), La Passe ($31 in 2015), Forever Loved ($13 in 2014) and Fire Up Fifi ($26 in 2013).

2018 Blazer Stakes Betting

The spring’s top Blazer Stakes 2018 odds and links to our Flemington Group 2 betting markets on the mares’ only feature on Turnbull Stakes Day will be provided here so stay tuned to back your tips at the best price.

Blazer Stakes Field

The Blazer Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s best middle-distance fillies and mares, many heading towards a run in the Myer Classic four weeks later at Flemington Racecourse.

Blazer Stakes betting odds on the 2012 winner Mosheen were short

Mosheen (2012) is one of the most notable recent Blazer Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

A possible lead-up for female gallopers into the field is the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in late September, which last produced a winner with Now Or Later (6th in 2017).  In between the this event and the Myer Classic runners may contest the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) on Caulfield Cup Day and the Blazer Stakes – Tristarc Stakes double was last achieved by La Passe (2015).

While the Blazer Stakes – Myer Classic double hasn’t been achieved since Sedately (1994), a number of Group 1 placegetters in the latter came off a run in the Group 2. In 2013 Blazer Stakes winner Fire Up Fifi ran third in the Myer classic behind Red Tracer two starts later. That year’s third placegetter Catkins also finished second in the Group 1 two runs later with a Group 3 Moonee Valley win on Cox Plate Day in between.

The Blazer Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race runs on the Sunday followed by the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2018 Blazer Stakes Field

The official Blazer Stakes 2018 Final Field & Barriers are out on the Wednesday before race day and will be published in full below so stay tuned to see what mares make the starting line-up in the Myer Classic lead-up.

2018 Blazer Stakes Nominations

The official Blazer Stakes 2018 Nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be available right here once announced.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 16x503768x ALOISIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 59kg 103
2 19x64229x9 GLOBAL GLAMOUR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 58kg 108
3 1x43215x14 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 3 58kg 107
4 02x230040x BRING ME ROSES M 4 Tony McEvoy 4 58kg 93
5 x311161x42 BELLA MARTINI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 58kg 96
6 x41500x251 TULIP M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 57kg 96
7 73211x209x PAYROLL M 6 Michael Trotter 7 57kg 102
8 112x412x21 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 8 57kg 105
9 1031316413 PRINCESS POSH M 5 Kris Lees 9 57kg 101
10 31164x60x7 QUILATE M 6 Michael Kent 10 57kg 95
11 34x4021x39 MAGIC ALIBI M 6 Gerald Ryan 11 55.5kg 92
12 2217x11x12 SAVATIANO M 4 James Cummings 12 55.5kg 94
13 0265467×95 ECKSTEIN M 5 Kurt Goldman 13 55kg 100
14 0x446x5x15 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 14 55kg 104
15 1354333623 MAMZELLE TESS M 6 Leon & Troy Corstens 15 55kg 81
16 1x533031x5 TRULY DISCREET M 4 Dan O’Sullivan 16 55kg 72
17 x2851312x3 PLATINUM ANGEL M 4 Darren Weir 17 55kg 88
18 38x2x34x75 LEATHER’N’LACE M 4 Darren Weir 18 55kg 79
19 x611x5292x TEMPLE OF BEL M 4 Tony McEvoy 19 55kg 74
20 1143264×74 SHOKORA M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 20 55kg 76
21 1122 SHOKO M 5 Peter Morgan 21 55kg 72

The 2017 Blazer Stakes Nominations drew a bumper 24 mares including last start Let’s Elope Stakes winner Sword Of Light chasing the double and the consistent Merriest coming off back-to-back fourths including in the How Now Stakes.

Blazer Stakes Tips

Good Blazer Stakes tips include looking for last-start winners who have a good recent strike-rate in the Group 2 and runners further down the markets with the favourites having a poor record over the past decade. Keeping an eye on the lead-up form of mares in traditional preparatory races like the Let’s Elope Stakes and How Now Stakes is also a good Blazer Stakes betting tip.

2018 Blazer Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Blazer Stakes 2018 betting tips and Flemington exotic selections will be detailed below the week of the race so you know what mares to back and sack in the Group 2 this season.

Blazer Stakes Form Guide

The form guide for the Blazer Stakes features all the crucial info punters need to know before placing a bet on the clash including the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of all the horses in the field.

The Blazer Stakes form has held-up in tougher races many times in recent years including in 2013 when Fire Up Fifi ran third in the Myer Classic as well as that year’s Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in Perth.

Blazer Stakes Results

Blazer Stakes results have been dominated by upsets in recent years with the last single-figure winner to salute being Mosheen ($4.20 in 2012). Notable recent winners of this Group 2 include Lady Lynette (2011), Divine Madonna (2006) and Sky Cuddle (2005).

2018 Blazer Stakes Results

The official Blazer Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 6, 2018.

Blazer Stakes History and Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Invincibella Savatiano Mamzelle Tess 1:22.5
2017 Now Or Later Merriest Payroll 1:24.2
2016 French Emotion Pure Pride Vibrant Rouge 1:24.3
2015 La Passe Manageress Lucky Lago/Jessy Belle 1:22.9
2014 Forever Loved Enquare May’s Dream 1:24.8
2013 Fire Up Fifi Peron Catkins 1:23.8
2012 Mosheen Bonaria Miss Stellabelle 1:23.4
2011 Lady Lynette Booklet Dysphonia 1:24.1
2010 Palacio De Cristal No Evidence Needed Strawberry Field 1:23.9
2009 Cats Whisker Gold Water Dane Julia 1:22.4
2008 Bellini Rose Absolute Glam Viking Turf Belle 1:24.1
2007 Vormista Bellini Rose El Pauji 1:23.9
2006 Divine Madonna Imana Open Cut 1:23.3
2005 Sky Cuddle Dea Astrodame 1:23.5
2004 Skewiff Infinite Grace Light Sweeper 1:22.4
2003 Vocabulary Gazania Galipagos Girl 1:24.1
2002 Hosannah Gentle Genius Purple Groove 1:23.8
2001 Tickle My Hula Wonder Calm Smytzer 1:25.7
2000 Ramano’s Star Fellowship Bumbelina 1:23.7