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The Tancred Stakes is a weight-for-age Group 1 run over 2400 at Rosehill Gardens in March over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival formerly known as The BMW.
2020 Tancred Stakes Results
- 1st: #9 Verry Elleegant
- 2nd: #2 Mustajeer
- 3rd: #1 Avilius
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The HE Tancred Stakes – formerly The BMW – is one of Australia’s richest weight-for-age events that is run as part of the esteemed Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Taking place the week before “The Championships” at Royal Randwick Racecourse over the first two Saturdays in April, The BMW is one of two Group 1 races held on the day. The other Group 1 event is the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) for three-year-old fillies.
The HE Tancred Stakes is a staying event run over a distance of 2400m and is worth $1.5 million in prize money. Runners in the race may have previously contested other Melbourne & Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival events including the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) in March at the same track, which has been a good guide to the race formerly known as The BMW in recent years.
Horses to take out the Ranvet Stakes – Tancred Stakes double include Avilius (2019), Silent Achiever (2014), Manighar (2012), Tuesday Joy (2008), Eremein (2006) and Tie The Knot (2000). The Tancred Stakes attracts the finest competitors locally, interstate and from overseas as well with New Zealand raiders often having a strong presence in the race.
Another possible lead-up into the HE Tancred Stakes field is held at Flemington in Melbourne – the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m). That double was recently achieved by Preferment (2016) who won the first leg on protest over Awesome Rock, while in 2017 The BMW winner Jameka backed-up from a second in the Australian Cup and Almandin improved on a fourth in the Australian Cup to win the 2018 Tancred Stakes.
Quality horses who perform well in the Tancred Stakes often continue on to compete in some of the high status races held later in the year in spring both at the Sydney and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnivals.
Caulfield and Melbourne Cup runs can be on the agenda for the highest echelon stayers. Many elite gallopers have claimed victory in this race including Makybe Diva (2005), Ethereal (2002), Tie The Knot (1999 & 2000), Might And Power (1998), Octagonal (1996 & 1997) and Our Poetic Prince (1989).
In 2020, the Tancred Stakes ran on Saturday March March 28, 2020 and was dominated by Chris Waller’s class mare Verry Elleegant.
|HE Tancred Stakes 2020|
|Date:||Saturday March March 28, 2020|
2020 Tancred Stakes Results
- 1st: #9 Verry Elleegant
- 2nd: #2 Mustajeer
- 3rd: #1 Avilius
A year on from her Vinery Stud Stakes win, Chris Waller’s ace mare Verry Elleegant ($2.15F)was back in Group 1 winning form dominating the 2020 Tancred Stakes results on the quick back-up with a brilliant four and a quarter length victory over Mustajeer ($7), while last year’s Tancred Stakes winner Avilius ($5.50) finished third.
Click here to read more on the powerful Tancred Stakes 2020 win by Verry Elleegant.
|1||9||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||–||6||56.5kg||$2.15F|
|2||2||MUSTAJEER (GB)||Kris Lees||Nash Rawiller||4.3L||2||59kg||$7|
|3||1||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||4.4L||4||59kg||$5.50|
|4||5||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Tommy Berry||6.8L||1||59kg||$15|
|5||8||CARIF||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tim Clark||7.6L||3||58.5kg||$41|
|6||6||MUGATOO (IRE)||Kris Lees||Kerrin McEvoy||9.1L||9||59kg||$9.50|
|7||7||ANGEL OF TRUTH||Gwenda Markwell||Glen Boss||10.4L||5||58.5kg||$21|
|8||3||DANCETERIA (FR)||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||12L||7||59kg||$41|
|9||4||SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Tom Marquand||19L||8||59kg||$14|
2020 Tancred Stakes Tips
The Races.com.au team’s insider Tancred Stakes betting tips will be available below the week of the race.
- To Win: #9 Verry Elleegant
2020 Tancred Stakes Form Guide
A comprehensive Tancred Stakes Form Guide Analysis & Betting Preview will be available the week of the race – check it out by following the link!
2020 Tancred Stakes Betting
The Tancred Stakes is one of the most popular betting races during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival because favourites have an excellent record in the Group 1 event.
The race previously run and won as the Tancred Stakes generally draws some of the best horses Australia and the honour roll for the Group 1 event includes equine superstars Hyperno (1978), Kingston Town (1980), Bonecrusher (1986), Octagonal (1996 and 1997), Might And Power (1998), Tie The Knot (1999 and 2000), Makybe Diva (2005) and Tuesday Joy (2008) – all of whom won the race at short odds in an excellent result for punters.
The last favourite to salute for the punters in Tancred Stakes betting was the Chris Waller-trained mare Verry Elleegant ($2.15 in 2020).
The latest 2020 Tancred Stakes betting odds complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below.
2020 Tancred Stakes Field
The 2020 Tancred Stakes field is released Racing NSW on the Wednesday before the race and generally attracts weight-for-age horses out of either Melbourne’s Australian Cup or Sydney’s Ranvet Stakes.
The Tancred Stakes 2020 final field features just nine hopefuls including the defending champion Avilius drawn barrier four and Chris Waller’s ace mare Verry Elleegant in six, the duo having run third and second respectively in last weekend’s Ranvet Stakes.
Click here to read more on the 2020 Tancred Stakes field and odds.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||42147×5453||AVILIUS (GB)||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||4||59kg||115|
|2||7235160×12||MUSTAJEER (GB)||Kris Lees||Nash Rawiller||2||59kg||111|
|3||13141x0x06||DANCETERIA (FR)||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||7||59kg||110|
|4||26441301×7||SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE)||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Tom Marquand||8||59kg||110|
|5||322x30x036||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Tommy Berry||1||59kg||109|
|6||3x156x1112||MUGATOO (IRE)||Kris Lees||Kerrin McEvoy||9||59kg||98|
|7||x65800x895||ANGEL OF TRUTH||Gwenda Markwell||Glen Boss||5||58.5kg||101|
|8||5015222×03||CARIF||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tim Clark||3||58.5kg||100|
|9||1x9410x422||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||6||56.5kg||115|
2020 Tancred Stakes Nominations
The 2020 Tancred Stakes nominations are announced on the Monday before the race and can feature around 20 or more early weight-for-age hopefuls.
The 2020 Tancred Stakes nominations will be available below as soon as released on March 23, 2020.
The Tancred Stakes 2020 nominations feature a dozen hopefuls including the defending champion Avilius looking to go back-to-back for the first time since Tie The Knot (1999-2000). If accepted, he will be on the quick back-up out of last weekend’s Ranvet Stakes on Golden Slipper Day having run third.
Click here to read more on the Ranvet Stakes 2020 nominations.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x65800x895||ANGEL OF TRUTH||G||4||Gwenda Markwell||101|
|2||42147×5453||AVILIUS (GB)||G||6||James Cummings||115|
|3||5015222×03||CARIF||H||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||100|
|4||13141x0x06||DANCETERIA (FR)||G||5||Kris Lees||110|
|5||322x30x036||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||H||6||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||109|
|6||3x156x1112||MUGATOO (IRE)||G||5||Kris Lees||98|
|7||7235160×12||MUSTAJEER (GB)||G||7||Kris Lees||111|
|8||4x23960x66||RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE)||G||6||Kris Lees||101|
|9||x07005x532||SOUND (GER)||H||7||Michael Moroney||103|
|10||26441301×7||SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE)||H||5||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||110|
|11||1x9410x422||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||M||4||Chris Waller||115|
HE Tancred Stakes History
First run in 1963, the inaugural HE Tancred Stakes race was won by Maidenhead. The event was originally a principal race run over 12 furlongs. For one year in 1964 the race was held over 10 furlongs, before reverting back to 12 furlongs the following year. In 1973 the distance was converted to 2400m and then in 1980 the BMW Stakes reached Group 1 status. This event has been known under a number of different names.
It is officially registered as the H E Tancred Stakes, In honour of the Sydney Turf Club’s former Chairman Henry Eugene Tancred, but was best known as The BMW from 2002 – 2017 due to sponsorship.
|The BMW Records|
|Time Record:||2:25.78 set by Grand Zulu in 2004|
|Most Successful Jockey:||R.S. Dye won five times with Dr. Grace (1991), Stony Bay (1995), Octagonal (1997) and Tie The Knot (1999 & 2000).|
|Multiple Winners:||Tie The Knot (1999 & 2000), Octagonal (1996 & 1997).|
Recent Tancred Stakes / The BMW Winners
The BMW Stakes winners and The BMW results dating back to 2000 are listed in the table below on the race now known as the HE Tancred Stakes.
|1st||Verry Elleegant||2 minutes 31.25 seconds|
|1st||Avilius||2 minutes 37.14 seconds|
|1st||Almandin||2 minutes 30.11 seconds|
|3rd||Who Shot Thebarman|
|1st||Jameka||2 minutes 35.65 seconds|
|1st||Preferment||2 minutes 28.6 seconds|
|1st||Hartnell||2 minutes 29.5 seconds|
|2nd||To The World|
|1st||Silent Achiever||2 minutes 34.29 seconds|
|2nd||It’s A Dundeel|
|1st||Fiveandahalfstar||2 minutes 33.79 seconds|
|1st||Manighar||2 minutes 28.3 seconds|
|1st||Cedarberg||2 minutes 29.7 seconds|
|1st||Littorio||2 minutes 29.38 seconds|
|3rd||No Wine No Song|
|1st||Fiumicino||2 minutes 34.2 seconds|
|1st||Tuesday Joy||2 minutes 35.8 seconds|
|1st||Blutigeroo||2 minutes 26.5 seconds|
|1st||Eremein||2 minutes 27 seconds|
|3rd||Our Smoking Joe|
|1st||Makybe Diva||2 minutes 26.9 seconds|
|1st||Grand Zulu||2 minutes 25.7 seconds|
|1st||Freemason||2 minutes 26.8 seconds|
|1st||Ethereal||2 minutes 29.3 seconds|
|1st||Curata Storm||2 minutes 27.7 seconds|
|1st||Tie The Knot||2 minutes 30.8 seconds|