Ladbrokes Tip: The Ranvet Stakes – The BMW is a popular Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival betting double.
The BMW, often referred to as The BMW Stakes and registered as the HE Tancred Stakes, 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 BMW Race Day card along with the Vinery Stud Stakes. The BMW winner is exempt from ballot from the season’s richest race the $4 million Group 1 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 BMW Stakes field via an earlier Rosehill autumn run in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) held over 400m shorter.
The latest edition of The BMW took place on Saturday March 25, 2017.
2017 The BMW Results
- 1st: Jameka
- 2nd: Humidor
- 3rd: Exospheric
The BMW Race Info
- Date: Saturday March 25, 2017
- Track: Rosehill Racecourse
- Distance: 2400m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $1,500,000
- First Run: 1963
The BMW Odds & Betting
The BMW betting markets are traditionally led by that best Ranvet Stakes performers of the season.
Favourites won The BMW five times from 2005 – 2017 most recently with Jameka (2017). The two longest priced winners in The BMW odds in 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 as well and can provide good The BMW betting opportunities outside of the Ranvet Stakes graduates.
2017 The BMW Betting
The latest The BMW Stakes 2017 betting odds will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned to see where your selections sit in the markets for the mile and a half autumn feature.
The BMW Race Field
The BMW Stakes field features a selection of the season’s best weight-for-age stayers.
The Ranvet Stakes winner earlier in the autumn is exempt from The BMW ballot and the two races often attract similar line-ups. Of the 12 The BMW winners from 2006 – 2017 seven came via the Ranvet Stakes including four to complete the double most recently achieved by Silent Achiever (2014).
The BMW nominations close the Monday before the race before the final field and barrier draw is conducted on the Wednesday.
2017 The BMW Field & Barriers
The official The BMW Stakes 2017 field and barrier draw will be published right here on Wednesday March 22, 2017 so bookmark this page.
The 2017 The BMW Final Field attracted just nine weight-for-age stayers this autumn carnival led by last Saturday’s Ranvet Stakes winner in the wet Our Ivanhowe and the Darren Weir-trained Australian Cup champion Humidor.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||501x5860x1||OUR IVANHOWE (GER)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||7||59kg||116|
|2||x183538x63||EXOSPHERIC (GB)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Damien Oliver||1||59kg||112|
|3||6527255×36||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tim Clark||8||59kg||108|
|4||x726910x99||GRAND MARSHAL (GB)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||3||59kg||107|
|5||341112×874||LIBRAN (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||6||59kg||107|
|6||31129×4221||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||5||58.5kg||112|
|7||3061x00x51||TAVAGO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Blake Shinn||4||58.5kg||110|
|8||471210×442||JAMEKA||Ciaron Maher||Hugh Bowman||2||56.5kg||113|
|9||538241×027||LASQUETI SPIRIT||Lee Curtis||Brenton Avdulla||9||52kg||103|
2017 The BMW Nominations
The official The BMW 2017 nominations are extended until 11:00am on Tuesday, but there is already plenty of depth in the fourteen early The BMW Stakes entries including last weekend’s Ranvet Stakes winner Our Ivanhowe who loves the wet Sydney tracks. The first three past the post in Flemington’s Australian Cup trifecta – Humidor (1st), Jameka (2nd) and a stablemate to Our Ivanhowe Exospheric (3rd) – also feature in The BMW nominations.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x808462x00||ALMOONQITH (USA)||H||7||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||105|
|2||44×3111516||BOOM TIME||H||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||100|
|3||x183538x63||EXOSPHERIC (GB)||H||5||Lee & Anthony Freedman||112|
|4||x726910x99||GRAND MARSHAL (GB)||G||7||Chris Waller||107|
|5||31129×4221||HUMIDOR (NZ)||G||4||Darren Weir||112|
|7||538241×027||LASQUETI SPIRIT||F||3||Lee Curtis||103|
|8||341112×874||LIBRAN (IRE)||G||6||Chris Waller||107|
|9||6x5340x548||MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE)||G||7||John O’Shea||105|
|10||501x5860x1||OUR IVANHOWE (GER)||H||7||Lee & Anthony Freedman||116|
|11||463351×620||PRIZED ICON||C||3||James Cummings||108|
|12||2242777920||PUCCINI (NZ)||H||6||Wayne Walters||93|
|13||3061x00x51||TAVAGO (NZ)||G||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||110|
|14||6527255×36||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||G||8||Chris Waller||108|
The BMW Tips
The BMW 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 The BMW 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 The BMW 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.
2017 The BMW Tips
Bookmark this page to view our Ladbrokes’ exclusive The BMW 2017 tips online the week of the race.
The BMW Form Guide
The BMW form guide displays essential field and race information including the trainers, jockeys and barriers of each runner.
Using the form as a guide to The BMW 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.
The BMW Stakes Form Facts
- Four-year-olds have dominated The BMW results over the past 30 years including six wins from 2006 – 2017
- The key lead-up race into The BMW 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 The BMW betting with all three winners from 2014-16 having won their lead-up race
The BMW Results
There have been a number of upset The BMW 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 has 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 The BMW winners include Jameka (2017), Manighar (2012), Tuesday Joy (2008), Makybe Diva (2005), Ethereal (2002) and dual champion Tie The Knot (1999 – 2000).
2017 The BMW Results
The full The BMW 2017 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 25, 2017.
|1||8||JAMEKA||Ciaron Maher||Hugh Bowman||–||2||56.5kg||$3.10F|
|2||6||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||6.5L||5||58.5kg||$3.70|
|3||2||EXOSPHERIC (GB)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Damien Oliver||8.3L||1||59kg||$8|
|4||3||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tim Clark||9.1L||7||59kg||$18|
|5||9||LASQUETI SPIRIT||Lee Curtis||Brenton Avdulla||12L||8||52kg||$18|
|6||5||LIBRAN (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||13.5L||6||59kg||$31|
|7||4||GRAND MARSHAL (GB)||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||16L||3||59kg||$41|
|8||7||TAVAGO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Blake Shinn||19.7L||4||58.5kg||$4.40|
|–||1||OUR IVANHOWE (GER)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||–||0||–||–|
The BMW Winners
|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|
|2010||Littorio||Zavite||No Wine No Song||2:29.3|
|2008||Tuesday Joy||Princess Coup||Sirmoine||2:35.8|
|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|
|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|