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The 2017 Bletchingly Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Sandown Racecourse at the end of July as a final winter black-type or early Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival lead-up race.
Bletchingly Stakes News
The 2017 Bletchingly Stakes is a 1200m sprint race contested at Caulfield Racecourse in late July towards the end of the winter racing season.
Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Bletchingly Stakes attracts gallopers at the tail-end of their winter campaigns and also makes a nice early starting point for sprinters tracking towards the tougher upcoming races held during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Worth a total of $150,000 prize money, the Bletchingly Stakes field often features runners that had a lead-up run in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at the same Caulfield track a fortnight earlier.
Horses that race in the Bletchingly Stakes often progress onto other events such as the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) in mid-August or even the opening elite level race of the spring – the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m).
The 2017 Bletchingly Stakes will be held on Sunday August 6th, 2017 after the strong winds at Caulfield postponed the event.
|2017 Bletchingly Stakes|
|Date:||Sunday August 6th, 2017|
2017 Bletchingly Stakes Odds
The winters’ best Bletchingly Stakes 2017 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be posted below the week of the race.
2017 Bletchingly Stakes Field
The Bletchingly Stakes field often attracts graduates out of the Sir John Monash Stakes run at the track a fortnight earlier over 100m less distance. The Bletchingly Stakes also serves as a nice early spring starting point for gallopers eyeing Group race assignments over 1400m up to a mile in the coming months.
The official Bletchingly Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers are released the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x169x3x34x||LANKAN RUPEE||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||9||58.5kg||115|
|2||0x00x415x6||LORD OF THE SKY||Robbie Laing||Arron Lynch||6||58.5kg||104|
|3||83x211478x||KEEN ARRAY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||1||58.5kg||104|
|4||112x0x89x4||DIVINE TEN||Kelvin Bourke||Harry Coffey||10||58.5kg||89|
|5||089x60229x||CHARMED HARMONY||John Sadler||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||8||58.5kg||100|
|6||x344943x19||TASHBEEH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||5||58.5kg||101|
|7||24x43139x2||DUKE OF BRUNSWICK||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||7||58.5kg||94|
|8||x3189348x3||MURT THE FLIRT||Brendan McCarthy||Chris Symons||12||58.5kg||88|
|9||111121612x||CHOCOLATE HOLIC||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||3||58.5kg||97|
|10||3047×49155||SANTA ANA LANE||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Mark Zahra||11||58.5kg||96|
|11||7x4136x111||ABILITY||Robert Smerdon||Dwayne Dunn||4||58.5kg||94|
|12||1x17731x1x||SAVANNA AMOUR||John Meagher||Ben Melham||2||56.5kg||92|
2017 Bletchingly Stakes Nominations
The full Bletchingly Stakes 2017 Nominations will be available below as soon as released by Racing Victoria the Monday leading-up to the race.
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||Ability||1 minute 14.2 seconds|
|3rd||Duke of Brunswick|
|1st||Lord Of The Sky||1 minute 11.62 seconds|
|2nd||Fast ‘N’ Rocking|
|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|