The Ranvet Stakes is a 2000 metre weight-for-age race run by the Sydney Turf Club. The race is held in March at Rosehill Gardens as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
- Race Type: Group 1, Open WFA
- Distance: 2,000 metres
- Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 24 March 2018
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The Ranvet Stakes has changed its name and distance over the years, but can be traced back to 1903 when it was won by Great Scot. Back then it was called the Rawson Stakes and was raced over 9 furlongs (about 1800 metres) until 1962.
Many horses use the Chipping Norton Stakes as a lead-up to the Ranvet. The Ranvet winner is exempt from ballot in the BMW Stakes and many runners continue their autumn campaign in the BMW over 2400 metres and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2000 metres. Australian turf legends such as Bernborough, Peter Pan, Tulloch and Gunsynd have won this race in the past.
Ranvet Stakes Final Field & Odds 2018
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Ranvet Stakes Preview & Tips 2018
Track: Slow Weather: Showers
There are nine runners for the $700,000 Ranvet Stakes. The odds-on favourite is Gailo Chop who has 6 wins over this distance and ran 2nd in the Australian Cup last start after winning his previous 2 starts. Second favourite is Single Gaze who worked home strong for 1.8 lengths 5th in the Australian Cup after 2 good second-placings at her previous two runs. On the third line of betting are Prized Icon who was 2nd in the Chipping Norton before 6th in the Ajax Stakes, and The Taj Mahal who resumed for 2.8 lengths 8th in the Australian Cup and generally improves second-up.
Harlem was the shock winner of the Australian Cup at 50 to 1, and a repeat of that performance would see him win again. Ventura Storm was 3rd in the Australian Cup and will be fitter. Classic Uniform ran 3rd in the Chipping Norton and should be better over this distance. Consensus is a good New Zealand mare who ran a close 2nd in a Group 1 in NZ last start. Sarrasin resumes here but has a good first-up record.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|1 Gailo Chop|
|8 Single Gaze|
|5 Ventura Storm|
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Past winners of the Ranvet Stakes:
It takes a quality weight-for-age horse to win the Ranvet Stakes but around a dozen horse have managed to win it a second time with the latest being Theseo who won in 2009 and 2010. Lough Neagh is the only three-time winner (1933, 1936 and 1937). Tie The Knot won in 2000 and 2001 and was first past the post in 1999 but lost on protest to Darazari.
|2018||Gailo Chop||Single Gaze||Prized Icon|
|2017||Our Ivanhowe||Hartnell||The United States|
|2016||The United States||Hauraki||Criterion|
|2015||Contributer||Tosen Stardom||Lucia Valentina|
|2014||Silent Achiever||Carlton House||It’s A Dundeel|
|2010||Theseo||Rangirangdoo (NZ)||Speed Gifted (GB)|
|2008||Tuesday Joy (NZ)||Princess Coup||Desert War|
|2006||Eremein||Our Smoking Joe||Desert War|
|2005||Grand Armee||Vouvray (NZ)||Hugs Dancer (FR)|
|2004||Sound Action||Ambulance||Makybe Diva (GB)|
|2002||Universal Prince||Dress Circle (NZ)||Freemason|
|2001||Tie The Knot||Hill Of Grace (NZ)||Giovana (NZ)|
|2000||Tie The Knot||Arena||Showella (NZ)|
From 1963 it was held over 7 furlongs and 110 yards (about 1500 metres) and the distance was increased to 1750 metres from 1973 to 1978 after which it became the current 2000 metres. From 1988 to 1991 it was called the Segenhoe Stakes and was first called the Ranvet Stakes in 1992. In 2008 it was held over 1900 metres at Canterbury racecourse.