Ladbrokes Tip: The Tristarc Stakes is a traditional Myer Classic lead-up in the spring
The Tristarc Stakes is a Group 2 support race on the Caulfield Cup Day card at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-October each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The meeting is headlined by the $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and along with the Tristarc Stakes the other Group 2 feature on the program is the Caulfield Sprint (1000m). Run over 1400m under set weights plus penalties, the Tristarc Stakes is open only to mares aged four-years-old and above and offers $200,000 in total prize money.
The Tristarc Stakes makes a nice lead-up into the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The last mare to complete the Tristarc Stakes – Myer Classic double was Red Tracer (2013).
The next edition of the Tristarc Stakes is set to run on Mid October, 2017.
Tristarc Stakes Odds & Betting
Tristarc Stakes odds are led each season by quality mares with proven Melbourne form, ability over 1400m – 1600m and those coming off a run in a lead-up race like the Blazer Stakes.
Upsets are not uncommon however and recent winners to jump at double-figures in Tristarc Stakes betting include La Passe ($26 in 2015) and Streama ($10 in 2012).
Tristarc Stakes Field
The Tristarc Stakes field attracts a collection of the season’s top middle-distance mares many eyeing a Group 1 Myer Classic run over the mile on Derby Day a fortnight later.
The traditional lead-up into the Tristarc Stakes field is Flemington’s Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) run over the same distance two weeks earlier. La Passe (2015) was the last mare to complete the Blazer Stakes – Tristarc Stakes double. That same year Jessy Belle ran third in both races.
Many mares coming out of the Tristarc Stakes field go on to run in the Myer Classic. In 2014 Sweet Idea won the Group 2 before a second to Bonaria in the Myer Classic next start. That same year Catkins ran third in both races. Tristarc Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday followed by the final acceptances and barriers released on the Wednesday.
Tristarc Stakes Tips
Good Tristarc Stakes tips include looking for a mare coming off a top three run in Group company, runners with winning form over the distance and Group 1 performers.
The favourites only have a fair strike rate in the race so looking further down the markets for a mare that ran well last time out at double figures is also a nice Tristarc Stakes betting tip to consider.
Tristarc Stakes Form Guide
The Tristarc Stakes form guide gives punters all the crucial information from trainers, jockeys and barriers to the lead-up runs and track / distance records of the mares in the race.
In recent years the Tristarc Stakes form has held-up in the Myer Classic including in 2013 when Red Tracer completed the double for her Sydney trainer Chris Waller. Red Tracer also ran third in the 2012 Tristarc Stakes.
Tristarc Stakes Results
The Tristarc Stakes results have been a mixed bag between single and double figure winners, but many of the successful mares have gone on to win in Group 1 company.
Notable recent Tristarc Stakes winners include Sweet Idea (2014), Red Tracer (2013), Streama (2012), More Joyous (2011) and Typhoon Tracy (2009).
Tristarc Stakes Winners
|2016||First Seal||Tycoon Tara||Pearls||1:25.1|
|2015||La Passe||Solicit||Jessy Belle||1:23.7|
|2014||Sweet Idea||Girl Guide||Catkins||1:25.4|
|2013||Red Tracer||Koonoomoo||Ava’s Delight||1:23.1|
|2012||Streama||Pear Tart||Red Tracer||1:24.7|
|2011||More Joyous||Sister Madly||Response||1:22.8|
|2009||Typhoon Tracy||Hot Danish||Glowlamp||1:22.8|
|2008||Mimi Lebrock||Tan Tat De Lago||Absolutely Fabulous||1.23.3|
|2007||Miss Fantabulous||Bellini Rose||Like It Is||1:23.0|
|2006||Nuclear Free||Belle Bizarre||Divine Madonna||1:23.0|
|2005||Infinite Grace||Candy Vale||Storm Alert||1:22.1|
|2004||Our Egyptian Raine||Infinite Grace||Skewiff||1:24.5|
|2003||Infinite Grace||Forum Floozie||Faith Hill||1:23.0|
|2000||Lady Marion||Pace Invader||Spice Doll||1:23.0|