The Ranvet Stakes is a 2000m weight-for-age contest at Sydney’s Rosehill racecourse. It is one of six races on the Australian G1 calendar held under the same conditions and distance. The race dates back to the early 1900’s and has been a Group 1 event since 1980.
In 2016 the race is worth $700,000 in total stakes with the winner to receive $420,000. Importantly, the winner of the race will receive ballot exemptions in upcoming Autumn features the BMW, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Sydney Cup.
Previous winners include horses such as Theseo, Universal Prince, Tie The Knot and Better Loosen Up in the modern era with Tulloch, Sky High, Spear Chief and Lough Neagh from the history books.
The Ranvet Stakes forms a part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Odds and previews are available for all the major Autumn Racing Carnival races at UBET's Autumn Racing Betting Hub.
|Ranvet Stakes Guide|
|Date:||Saturday 19th March 2016|
|Race Time:||13:30 AEST|
|Race Type||Weight for Age|
|2016 Winner:||The United Stakes|
|2016 Ranvet Stakes Odds|
|5||THE UNITED STATES||1ST||$5.10|
|7||STORM THE STARS||-||-|
BOHEMIAN LILY and DIBAYANI are the likely leaders in a race that doesn’t appear to have much pace and could turn into yet another stop-start weight-for-age race over 2000 metres.
KOOL KOMPANY trialled nicely twice before getting too far back but reeling off the second best final 200m first up behind Charlie Boy when eighth in the Liverpool City Cup (1300m). He then ran a fortnight later in the Ajax Stakes (1500m) where he was last to leave the barriers and then urged along to settle in fourth position. He raced marginally keen as a result before battling on fairly to hold his position in the straight. Kool Kompany will race beyond 1600 metres for the first time in the Ranvet on the seven-day back up from the Ajax. He was positively ridden in most of his European wins and his class shouldn’t be underestimated given he is a four-time stakes winner in the Northern hemisphere.
THE UNITED STATES is also on the back up after an excellent second in the Blamey Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. He wasn’t quite at peak fitness second up and in such a truly run race that was exposed late by He or She. That run should have The United States in prime condition.
CRITERION ran the best splits of the Canterbury Stakes from between the 1000-400m when resuming but peaked on his effort late. The well-travelled son of Sebring should relish the rise to 2000 metres.
MONGOLIAN KHAN was ridden closer to the lead in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) to suit the pattern of the day but didn’t fire first up. He pulled up with a slow recovery rate. This comes on the back of Mongolian Khan missing the Melbourne Cup with a bout of colic. Last year’s Caulfield Cup winner has won eight of 14 starts and improvement wouldn’t shock.
DIBAYANI should get every chance up on the pace and it was hard not to admire his spirited last-start second to Winx in the Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m). The 2014 Hong Kong Derby (2000m) third placegetter looks to have gone to another level this campaign but represents little value as race favourite.
A case can be made for fellow Chipping Norton Stakes minor placegetter HAURAKI rising to 2000 metres third-up while STORM THE STARS may need 2400 metres before producing his best.
Opening a narrow favourite with UBET, 4YO Hauraki should appreciate a race that doesn’t feature Winx, having run into the mare at both his starts this campaign. 1st up in the G2 Apollo he did well to finish 3rd beaten 3.8 lengths when finding the 1400m too sharp and was left a bit flat when they sprinted. 2nd up in the G1 Chipping Norton Stakes, he missed the jump from his wide gate and then tracked through nicely, following Winx up the stretch, hitting the line well. The 3 time victor is a winner over the 2000m here at Rosehill in the G2 Tulloch Stakes last year and will jump from gate 2.
An Irish import from the Robert Hickmott yard, the flashy chestnut rounded out his Spring campaign with a 14th in the Melbourne Cup, following on from his G2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup victory. 1st up at Caulfield in the G1 Futurity he produced an eye-catching 5th after missing the jump terribly he was last turning for home and hit the line strongly, beaten just under 2 lengths. 2nd up in the G2 Blamey Stakes and with the blinkers added, he tracked the rail and hit the front with 200m to run and was collared late by the swooping He Or She, beaten a half-length.
When the Final Field market went up Dibayani was the 2nd favourite but firmed just on a point to take up favouritism. He comes through the same 2 races as Hauraki with his 1st up run resulting in a 4th in the G2 Apollo Stakes. 2nd up in the Chipping Norton he hit the front with 200m to run but was overpowered by Winx and managed to grind away to the line, holding down 2nd. The Hayes/Dabernig Irish import has only been successful on 2 occasions, but has only ever competed in top company, with his 6 Australian runs all in Group races.
If he can be forgiven for his 1st up run, Mongolian Khan may offer value being outside the top 5 in the market. The Caulfield Cup winner and one-time Melbourne Cup favourite from 2015 was struck down with illness which forced his withdrawal from the Melbourne Cup. He trialled well leading up to his return in the G1 Chipping Norton and then wasn’t suited by racing on the pace, fading the last 250m when the speed went on. Getting out to 2000m here suits, he is a winner over that trip in the G2 Waikato Guineas and he is 2 time winner over 2100m and given the opportunity to settle off the pace a little look for an improved showing.
The Ranvet Stakes is a Group 1 horse race for horses aged three and above, run at Sydney’s famous Rosehill Racecourse. It is a headline feature race on Golden Slipper Stakes Day, one of the major events at the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. This race is the first weight-for-age contest at 2000m at the Carnival. With a prize pool of $500,000 up for grabs, the race attracts some of the best middle distance horses in the country. The event was originally named as the Rawson Stakes in honour of former NSW Governor Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson. In 1991, the race’s name was changed to the Ranvet Stakes in recognition of the company Ranvet which leads the industry in supplying trainers with horse supplements and veterinary medications.
The winner of this event is exempt from ballot for the Group 1 BMW. In recent times, the Ranvet/BMW double has been completed by; Silent Achiever (2014), Manighar (2012), Tuesday Joy (2008) and Eremain (2006). Other notable winners of the Ranvett include; Grand Armee (2005), Tie The Knot (2000/01), Veandercross (1993), Super Impose (1991), Better Loosen Up (1990), Beau Zam (1988/89), Hyperno (1981), Gunsynd (1971/73), Sky High (1962/63) and Tulloch (1958).
|2016||THE UNITED STATES||KERRIN MCEVOY||ROBERT HICKMOTT||02:03.1|
|2015||CONTRIBUTOR||JAMES MCDONALD||JOHN O'SHEA||02:03.1|
|2014||SILENT ACHIEVER||NASH RAWILLER||ROGER JAMES||02:02.3|
|2013||FORETELLER||JIM CASSIDY||CHRIS WALLER||02:01.5|
|2012||MANIGHAR||LUKE NOLAN||PETER MOODY||02:04.7|
|2011||ZAVITE||GLEN BOSS||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||02:05.5|
|2010||THESEO||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||02:02.3|
|2009||THESEO||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||02:04.4|
|2008||TUESDAY JOY||DARREN BEADMAN||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:55.4|
|2007||DESERT WAR||HIGH BOWMAN||GAI WATERHOUSE||02:01.9|
|2006||EREMEIN||GLENN BOSS||ALLAN DENHAM||02:05.9|