PB Lawrence Stakes 2017

Saturday 19th August

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 Lawrence Stakes before a Memsie Stakes third.

The next edition of the PB Lawrence Stakes takes place on Saturday 19th August, 2017.

PB Lawrence Stakes Field

2017 PB Lawrence Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 169x3x34x2 LANKAN RUPEE Mick Price Craig Newitt 2 59kg 112
2 1123x2822x HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 9 59kg 115
3 29x211x75x BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 59kg 115
4 1709x4x22x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 13 59kg 109
5 28x181x37x GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 10 59kg 109
6 129x42212x HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 3 59kg 112
7 241211x12x STAR EXHIBIT Darren Weir John Allen 6 59kg 105
8 1110x8747x HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 4 59kg 107
9 89x60229x4 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Ms Katelyn Mallyon 11 59kg 100
10 344943×198 TASHBEEH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 12 59kg 101
11 4x43139x23 DUKE OF BRUNSWICK Mick Price Damien Oliver 14 59kg 95
12 1111x4214x AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir Luke Currie 1 57kg 103
13 111x8400x ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Luke Nolen 7 57kg 97
14 x435x2111x MONTOYA’S SECRET Leon & Troy Corstens Noel Callow 8 56.5kg 98

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.

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).

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 Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 111x8400x ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent 97
2 1111x4214x AMELIE’S STAR M 6 Darren Weir 103
3 90x26282x5 BETTYRAE RUBY M 4 Tim Hughes 64
4 29x211x75x BLACK HEART BART G 7 Darren Weir 115
5 89x60229x4 CHARMED HARMONY G 8 John Sadler 100
6 563823×532 DIVINE MR ARTIE G 5 Brendan McCarthy 82
7 4x43139x23 DUKE OF BRUNSWICK G 6 Mick Price 95
8 28x181x37x GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 109
9 1123x2822x HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings 115
10 1110x8747x HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
11 129x42212x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 112
12 1433x5126x INFERENCE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 105
13 169x3x34x2 LANKAN RUPEE G 8 Mick Price 112
14 x435x2111x MONTOYA’S SECRET M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 98
15 54282x060x SEABURGE H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 105
16 241211x12x STAR EXHIBIT G 6 Darren Weir 105
17 344943×198 TASHBEEH H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101
18 1709x4x22x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 109

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).

2017 PB Lawrence Stakes Results

Color Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 8 59kg (cd 60kg) $2.80F
2 9 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Ms Katelyn Mallyon 2.25L 10 59kg $26
3 3 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 3.25L 4 59kg $3.60
4 8 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 3.35L 3 59kg $18
5 4 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 4.1L 11 59kg $8.50
6 6 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 5.1L 2 59kg $9
7 13 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Luke Nolen 5.6L 6 57kg $41
8 12 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir Luke Currie 5.8L 1 57kg $101
9 7 STAR EXHIBIT Darren Weir John Allen 5.9L 5 59kg $15
10 14 MONTOYA’S SECRET Leon & Troy Corstens Noel Callow 7.9L 7 56.5kg $26
11 5 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 8L 9 59kg $21

PB Lawrence Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Hartnell Charmed Harmony Black Heart Bart 1:24.0
2016 Miss Rose De Lago Jacquinot Bay Entirely Platinum 1:24.8
2015 Mourinho The Cleaner Dibayani 1:23.5
2014 Star Rolling Spillway Gig 1:24.3
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
2007 Apache Cat Marasco Maldivian 1:22.1
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
2001 Le Zagaletta Inaflury Umrum 1:25.5
2000 Skoozi Please Go Flash Go Ad Alta 1:25.2