The 2016 Bletchingly Stakes is raced over a sprinting distance of 1200m at Caulfield Racecourse.
As there are very few black-type events held during winter in Melbourne, the Bletchingly Stakes attracts considerable attention from punters and race fans.
Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Bletchingly Stakes provides a true sprinting test to horses hoping to kickstart their spring campaign with an early win. Worth a total of $150,000 prize money, the Bletchingly Stakes attracts a decent calibre of horses each year. Trainers use the Bletchingly Stakes to start an unfit or untried horse on their spring campaign or to get a black-type win while the majority of stables are resting their horses.
The 2016 Bletchingly Stakes will be held on July 30th, 2016.
|2016 Bletchingly Stakes|
|Date:||July 30th, 2016|
2016 Bletchingly Stakes Field
The 2016 Bletchingly Stakes field is published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||19x0x0700x||SMOKIN’ JOEY||Wez Hunter||Michael Walker||4||58.5kg||101|
|2||245x21377x||THE CLEANER||Peter Gelagotis||Steven Arnold||2||58.5kg||110|
|3||143×048346||FAST ’N’ ROCKING||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||11||58.5kg||105|
|4||42270x00x4||LORD OF THE SKY||Robbie Laing||Damien Oliver||5||58.5kg||103|
|5||541×962100||CHARMED HARMONY||John Sadler||Craig Williams||6||58.5kg||106|
|6||78×3145017||THERMAL CURRENT||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||3||58.5kg||99|
|7||494x11120x||MAGNAPAL||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Luke Currie||12||58.5kg||101|
|8||20994140×0||TUDOR||Doug Harrison||Mark Zahra||9||58.5kg||89|
|9||62438×4603||TADDEI TONDO||Gerard Moloney||Patrick Moloney||1||58.5kg||85|
|10||241111110x||MAHUTA||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||8||58kg||105|
|11||50×4323113||ODYSSEY MOON||Robert Smerdon||Craig Newitt||7||58kg||91|
|12||00x0x1361x||RUNWAY STAR||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||10||56.5kg||97|
2016 Bletchingly Stakes Nominations
Bletchingly Stakes History
Inaugurated in 1994, the Bletchingly Stakes was first won by Poetic King. The Bletchingly Stakes is the last group race of the minor Melbourne winter racing season.
The race was initially run over 1100m, up until the 2004 edition when it was first held over 1200m, the distance it remains today. Initially graded as a listed race, the Bletchingly Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 status in 1997, with Blazing Reality taking it out that year.
Notable Bletchingly Stakes winners include Poetic King (1994), Regal Roller (2005), Apache Cat (2007) and Let Go Thommo (2009). Bletchingly Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.
Bletchingly Stakes Results
|1st||Smokin’ Joey||1 minute 11.2 seconds|
|1st||Thiamandi||1 minute 10.7 seconds|
|3rd||Nearest To Pin|
|1st||Second Effort||1 minute 11.5 seconds|
|1st||Ready To Rip||1 minute 12.8 seconds|
|1st||Mid Summer Music||1 minute 211.4 seconds|
|1st||Shoot Out||1 minute 11.7 seconds|
|1st||Let Go Thommo||1 minute 11.5 seconds|
|1st||Commanding Hope||1 minute 11.2 seconds|
|1st||Apache Cat||1 minute 09.3 seconds|
|1st||Minson||1 minute 09.3 seconds|
|1st||Regal Roller||1 minute 13.7 seconds|
|1st||Le Zagaletta||1 minute 14.3 seconds|
|1st||Super Elegant||1 minute 06.3 seconds|
|3rd||The Big Chill|
|1st||Rubitano||1 minute 03.7 seconds|
|1st||Windigo||1 minute 05.1 seconds|
|1st||Dandy Kid||1 minute 04.3 seconds|