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BMW Stakes (2400m) - Rosehill

Saturday, 28 March, 2015

Winners Profile

Despite last year’s win by Kiwi star Silent Achiever, mares have a poor record in this race with only five winners in the last 32 editions.

16 geldings have been successful and 11 colts or entires.


Four-year-olds have been the most successful with 14 winners, the last being Cedaberg in 2011.


There have been 10 three-year-olds salute, the most recent Anthony Cummings’ Fiveandahalfstar in 2013. Five 5yos and three horses aged 6yo or older have also won.


All winners came via group racing, with 14 winning and 9 placed at their lead-up run.

14 winners have come through the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes, with Silent Achiever the last to complete the Ranvet/BMW (2014). Others to manage this feat have been Manighar, Tuesday Joy, Eremein, Tie The Knot, Stony Bay, Mycoard and Alibai.


Six winners have come via the Group 1 Australian Cup. The most recent Australian Cup/BMW winner was triple Melbourne Cup heroine Makybe Diva in 2005. Octagonal also completed this double in 1997, after also winning the BMW 12 months earlier as a three-year-old.


14 favourites have been successful since 1983, with only four in the past decade.

Hot favourites, starting at even money or shorter, have a mixed record, with four winning and five getting beaten.

The last ‘shortie’ to get rolled was Northerly ($1.45) in 2003, while Tie The Knot, Jeune, Veandercross and Super Impose also suffered shock defeats.

Nine winners have started at double figure odds or better, with the roughest being Curata Storm, which was $101 when successful in 2001. Tie The Knot was the $1.55 favourite that day. Other longshots have been Cedaberg ($26) in 2011, Fiumicino ($31) in 2009 and Freemason ($31) in 2003.


Barrier 4 (from which Silent Achiever jumped last year) has been the most successful since 1983, with six winners. Gates 5, 7 & 10 are the next best with four.

No horse has been successful from barrier 3.

In the 22 editions boasting fields of 10 or more, 18 winners have come from single digit stalls.

The last horse to jump from the outside barrier in a sizeable field was Fiumicino (10/10) in 2009.  


The last horse to win from the inside stall was Grand Zulu in 2004.


  Damien Oliver 13: 2-3-3, Glen Boss 14: 2-0-2, Hugh Bowman 6: 1-0-1, James McDonald 3: 0-2-0 and Blake Shinn 3: 0-0-1.

This is a rare Sydney feature Jim Cassidy hasn’t won. Pumper’s record is 16: 0-2-2.


John Hawkes has a good record in the race; 19: 5-3-1. Team Hawkes produced Octagonal to win twice as favourite, as well as bolters Fiumicino and Freemason at $31 and the totally despised betting proposition, Curata Storm, which was $101.

Gai Waterhouse 14: 2-2-1, Peter Moody 2: 1-1-0 and David Hayes 14: 0-1-0.

General Facts

This $1.5m WFA contest over 2400m dates back to 1963.


The honour roll includes Silent Achiever (2014), Tuesday Joy (2008), Makybe Diva (2005), Ethereal (2002), Tie The Knot (2000/1999), Might And Power (1988), Octagonal (1997/96), Dr Grace (1991), Beau Zam (1988), Bonecrusher (1986), Kingston Town (1980), Hyperno (1978) and Tails (1972).

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