Tancred Stakes 2018

Saturday March 31, 2018

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 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) who was the last to do the double.

The latest edition of the Tancred Stakes runs on Saturday March 31, 2018 and has reverted back to its original name after BMW failed to renew their sponsorship.

2018 Tancred Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Almandin
  • 2nd: #3 Ambitious
  • 3rd: #5 Who Shot Thebarman

Tancred Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 31, 2018
  • 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

2018 Tancred Stakes Results

The full HE Tancred Stakes 2018 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 31, 2018 and published below.

The 2018 Tancred Stakes Results saw the Lloyd Williams-raced 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin prove his staying ability again with a big win over Ambitious and the nine-year-old Who Shot Thebarman to firm into 2018 Sydney Cup betting favouritism.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 2 ALMANDIN (GER) Liam Howley Kerrin McEvoy 9 59kg $3
2 3 AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 1.3L 3 59kg $21
3 5 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 1.4L 8 59kg $61
4 1 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 1.6L 7 59kg $2.30F
5 9 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 2L 1 57kg $7
6 6 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Jason Collett 2.3L 2 59kg $21
7 4 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 3.2L 6 59kg $21
8 8 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 5.4L 4 59kg $21
9 10 LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis Jay Ford 6.7L 5 56.5kg $151
7 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0

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 five times from 2005 – 2018 most recently with Jameka (2017). 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.

2018 Tancred Stakes Betting

The latest Tancred  Stakes 2018 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 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) was the last favourite to win The BMW (now Tancred Stakes) in 2016. 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 – 2018 seven came via the Ranvet Stakes including four to complete the double most recently achieved by Silent Achiever (2014).

HE Tancred Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race before the final field and barrier draw is conducted on the Wednesday.

2018 Tancred Stakes Field & Barriers

The official HE Tancred Stakes 2018 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 2018 Tancred Stakes Final Field attracted 10 runners but with Libran coming out there are nine left in the mix, betting dominated by Darren Weir’s Ranvet Stakes winner from last weekend Gailo Chop.

Update: Tye Angland replaces the ill Hugh Bowman aboard #5 Who Shot Thebarman.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 43150×1121 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 8 59kg 116
2 1x21402x24 ALMANDIN (GER) Liam Howley Kerrin McEvoy 10 59kg 113
3 x24x45x0x9 AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 3 59kg 110
4 15867×2816 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 7 59kg 109
5 2x94491x67 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland (late alt) 9 59kg 109
6 412127×561 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Jason Collett 2 59kg 107
7 x616528x42 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 59kg 107
8 x76200x437 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 4 59kg 106
9 54420×2252 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 57kg 109
10 7530x00x78 LASQUETI SPIRIT Lee Curtis Jay Ford 5 56.5kg 99

2018 Tancred Stakes Nominations

The official HE Tancred Stakes 2018 Nominations are open until 11am (AEDT) on March 26, 2018 and the full list of early entries for the race formerly known as The BMW will be provided below once released.

Gailo Chop heads the early 2018 Tancred Stakes Nominations, extended until 11am (AEDT) on Tuesday, with a dozen hopefuls in the mix. Gailo Chop won the Ranvet Stakes last Saturday and runner-up in the same Golden Slipper Day Group 1, Silent Achiever, is also in the mix for a possible seven day back-up.

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.

2018 Tancred Stakes Tips

Bookmark this page to view our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Tancred Stakes 2018 tips online the week of the race.

  • 1st: #9 SINGLE GAZE ($7)
  • 2nd: #6 AUVRAY ($9.50)
  • 3rd: #1 GAILO CHOP ($2.30)

Going for the mare SINGLE GAZE ($7) who is always thereabouts. She can’t run a bad race and was runner-up to Saturday’s favourite in the Ranvet Stakes last weekend. Think the step-up from 2000m to 2400m will better suit her. Can she finally win one? Time will tell, but the price is attractive. AUVRAY ($9.50) has the best track and distance stats of anything in this race and comes off the lead-up Sky High win, market mover and think he can surprise. GAILO CHOP ($2.30) leads the markets and is three-from-four this time in. Plenty of reasons he can salute again, just needs to handle the 2400m.

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 six wins from 2006 – 2018
  • The key lead-up race into Tancred Stakes is the Ranvet Stakes with the double recently achieved by 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

2018 Tancred Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive HE Tancred Stakes 2018 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 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
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