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 $200,000 in total prize money, 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. It has been a nice guide for bigger spring races in recent years including in 2015 when 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.
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.
The next edition of the PB Lawrence Stakes takes place on Saturday 18th August, 2018.
PB Lawrence Stakes Field
2018 PB Lawrence Stakes Field
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Puissance De Lune (2013), Whobegotyou (2011), Shoot Out (2010), Light Fantastic (2008) and Apache Cat (2007).
2018 PB Lawrence Stakes Results
PB Lawrence Stakes Winners
|2017||Hartnell||Charmed Harmony||Black Heart Bart||1:24.0|
|2016||Miss Rose De Lago||Jacquinot Bay||Entirely Platinum||1:24.8|
|2013||Puissance De Lune||Ajeeb||Second Effort||1:21.4|
|2012||Second Effort||Zamorar||Ready To Rip||1:27.6|
|2011||Whobegotyou||Lights Of Heaven||Prince Obama||1:23.9|
|2010||Shoot Out||Predatory Pricer||Heart Of Dreams||1:27.2|
|2009||Predatory Pricer||Whobegotyou||Typhoon Tracy||1:23.4|
|2008||Light Fantastic||Weekend Hussler||Maldivian||1:24.7|
|2006||Pompeii Ruler||Red Dazzler||Our Smoking Joe||1:23.6|
|2005||Lad Of The Manor||Our Smoking Joe||Super Elegant||1:27.9|
|2004||Regal Roller||Amtrak||Le Zagaletta||1:26.3|
|2003||Super Elegant||Vocabulary||Walk On Air||1:24.4|
|2002||Sports||Le Zagaletta||Tully Thunder||1:23.2|
|2000||Skoozi Please||Go Flash Go||Ad Alta||1:25.2|