The Ranvet Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held annually each March at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres and worth $700,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Ranvet Stakes was won by Gailo Chop from Single Gaze with Prized Icon third.
|Date:||Saturday 24th March 2018|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Melbourne|
|2018 Winner:||Gailo Chop|
The Ranvet Stakes is the first weight-for-age event of the Sydney autumn racing carnival over 2000m and tends to attract good quality middle distance types who may be going on to a race like the Gr1 The BMW in a fortnight at the same track.
This race has proven a great guide to The BMW in recent years, with Silent Achiever (2014), Manighar (2012), Tuesday Joy (2008) & Eremein (2006) all taking out the Ranvet Stakes & The BMW double, while Thesio (2009) went on to finish runner-up in The BMW at his next outing. More recently, Fiveandahalfstar (2nd in 2013) finished runner-up in this event before winning The BMW at his next start.
The Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes can often throw up winners or placegetters in this race and Contributer (2015) Thesio (2010), Grand Armee (2005) and Tie The Knot (2000-01) hav e all won the Chipping Norton Stakes & Ranvet Stakes double in recent times, while a number of horses have ran placings in both races.
Some classy gallopers have won the Ranvet Stakes over the years including the likes of Theseo (20010-11), Grand Armee (2005), Tie The Knot (2000-01), Veandercross (1993), Super Impose (1991) and the outstanding galloper Better Loosen Up (1990).
Gailo Chop (2018) finished second in the Gr1 Australian Cup over 2000m at Flemington in Melbourne before heading to Sydney to score a convincing victory in this event and recent Ranvet Stakes winners include Our Ivanhowe (2017) and The United States (2016).
1. $2.05 Gailo Chop 59.0 Mark Zahra
2. $5.00 Single Gaze 57.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
3. $11.00 Prized Icon 59.0 Hugh Bowman
4. $26.00 Consensus 57.0 Jason Collett
5. $19.00 Sarrasin 59.0 Zac Purton
6. $13.00 Harlem 59.0 Michael Walker
7. $8.50 Ventura Storm 59.0 Damien Oliver
8. $13.00 Classic Uniform 59.0 Tim Clark
Margins: 3 len, 0.2 len
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|2018||Gailo Chop||Single Gaze||Prized Icon||2:04.7|
|2017||Our Ivanhowe||Hartnell||The United States||2:10.6|
|2016||The United States||Hauraki||Criterion||2:03.1|
|2015||Contributer||Tosen Stardom||Lucia Valentina||2:03.1|
|2014||Silent Achiever||Carlton House||It's A Dundeel||2:02.3|
|2008||Tuesday Joy||Princess Coup||Desert War||1:55.4|
|2006||Eremein||Our Smoking Joe||Desert War||2:05.9|
|2005||Grand Armee||Vouvray||Hugs Dancer||2:00.9|
|2004||Sound Action||Ambulance||Makybe Diva||2:03.2|
|2002||Universal Prince||Dress Circle||Freemason||2:05.0|
|2001||Tie The Knot||Hill Of Grace||Giovana||2:02.9|
|2000||Tie The Knot||Arena||Showella||2:05.9|
|1999||Darazari||Tie The Knot||Nahayan||2:01.9|
|1998||Gold Guru||Might And Power||Vitrinite||2:00.2|
|1997||Arkady||Hula Flight||The Bandette||2:01.8|
|1995||Stony Bay||Jeune||Air Seattle||2:03.4|
|1994||Dark Ksar||Kingston Bay||Thrifty Reserve||2:04.7|
|1992||My Eagle Eye||Rough Habit||Stylish Century||2:05.2|
|1991||Super Impose||Royal Creation||Dr Grace||2:00.9|
|1990||Better Loosen Up||Sydeston||Super Impose||2:02.1|