The John O’Shea trained Hartnell gets out to his preferred trip of 2000m for the first time this campaign following two runs back from a spell. Resuming in the Apollo Stakes at 1400m, he hit the line strongly to finish best of the chasing runners behind Winx. Second-up into the Chipping Norton it was perhaps a forgive run over the mile when well beaten behind the mighty mare once again. Last prep once he stepped out of the shadow of Winx he was able to secure three straight victories, two of those over 2000m in the G2 Hill Stakes and then the G1 Turnbull Stakes. The 6YO has started twice at Rosehill previously, winning on a soft 5 in the G3 Sky High Stakes at 2000m and in the G1 The BMW over 2400m. William Buick will take the ride, having ridden Hartnell once previously at Lingfield in the UK.
The Robert Hickmott trained The United States will look to become the first horse since Theseo to secure successive wins in the Ranvet Stakes after scoring a good win in the race in 2016. He has followed a similar preparation to last year and will come into the Ranvet with just 7 days between runs. In 2016 he resumed following a summer break in the G1 Futurity at 1400m when closing out strongly and then had a 14 day gap to the G2 Blamey Stakes where he finished 2nd at the mile. He then headed to Sydney for the first time and took the Ranvet. In 2017 he launched his campaign at 1800m in the Peter Young Stales when 3rd to Stratum Star and then last weekend in the Australian Cup loomed up at the 300m strongly, but just faded on his run the closing 75m to finish 5th. His only start on a heavy track was victory as a 2YO.
The Chris Waller trained Preferment has had a slow start to his campaign following two runs, but he lines up here out to his preferred distance of a mile and a quarter. Last year he took a different path and Waller aimed at the G1 Australian Cup at 2000m which proved to be a successful plan and led into successive wins when taking out THE BMW. Resuming in the Spring he was beaten by Hartnell in three straight runs before wrapping up his campaign in the Caulfield Cup when well beaten. This prep he launched in the Apollo Stakes where the 1400m trip and meeting Winx was too sharp for the entire and was then disappointing in the Chipping Norton. Forgiven for the run, the VRC Derby winner can atone as a three time winner at the distance and at Rosehill has a record of 3:1-1-0.
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.
Importantly, the winner of the race will be eligible to receive ballot exemptions in upcoming Autumn features across The Championships. Those races with exemptions include the BMW, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Sydney Cup.
Total prizemoney on offer in 2017 is $700,000 with the winner to receive $406,000. The 2016 winner was the Robert Hickmott trained The United States, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy. Other past winners of the modern era include Tuesday Joy, Universal Prince, Better Loosen Up, Super Impose and the dual winners Theseo, Beau Zam and Tie The Knot.
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 18th March 2017|
|Race Time:||13:05 AEST|
|Race Type||Weight for Age|
|2016 Winner:||The United Stakes|
|2017 Ranvet Stakes Odds|
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|