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Tancred Stakes 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Tancred Stakes headlines this Saturday's meeting from Sydney
  • Worth $1.5 million, this major is run over 2400m at Rosehill
  • Preview and tips can be found below
Tancred Stakes Tips
Mirage Dancer is a leading chance in Saturday's Tancred Stakes. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 31 Mar 2021
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The Tancred Stakes is a $1.5 million Group One that's run over the 2400 metres at Rosehill Gardens.

A very competitve field has been assembled for the 2021 edition with differing form lines throughout the field that includes the 14-time Group One winner Melody Belle, who will have her first attempt over 2400m.

Off a return to form in last Saturday's Ranvet Stakes with an eye-catching fourth, Sir Dragonet is the $5 favourite with betstar for the 2021 Tancred Stakes.

2021 Tancred Stakes Field & Odds

1Sir Dragonet (IRE)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceGlen Boss159kg$5
2Mirage Dancer (GB)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungDamien Oliver459kg $10
3The Chosen One (NZ)Murray Baker & Andrew ForsmanHugh Bowman1459kg $15
4Southern France (IRE)Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra959kg $26
5Sound (GER)Michael MoroneyCraig Williams859kg $26
6Spirit Ridge (GB)Mark NewnhamRobbie Dolan659kg $8.50
7ChapadaMichael MoroneyTim Clark759kg $26
8Nickajack Cave (IRE)Peter G MoodyLuke Nolen1159kg $17
9Angel Of TruthMichael, Wayne & John HawkesKerrin McEvoy559kg $7.50
10Shraaoh (IRE)Chris WallerBrenton Avdulla359kg $19
11Melody Belle (NZ)Jamie RichardsJames McDonald1257kg$6.50
12She's IdeelBjorn BakerJason Collett1057kg $26
13Toffee Tongue (NZ)Chris WallerTom Marquand256.5kg$8
14Miami Bound (NZ)Danny O'BrienRachel King1356.5kg$26
Odds courtesy of betstar & correct at 12.30am on 01/04/2021.

2021 Tancred Stakes Tips

2021 Tancred Stakes Best Bet - Mirage Dancer

There's a mixture of handicap and weight-for-age form for this son of Frankel in his Australian career to date, a galloper who was well held into fourth via the 2020 edition of this Group One, but clearly isn't as comfortable on wet tracks, facing a Soft 7 that day when Verry Elleegant recorded a big win.

Despite falling away at the back-end of last spring, Mirage Dancer was building well earlier that preparation, arriving to the Group One Metroplitan third-up (same pattern and this distance) where he upset Mugatoo, the 2021 All-Star Mile winner that was luckless in last years Cox Plate.

That was admittedly at Handicap level, but he only had 1.5kg off Mugatoo and from that contest, meets Angel Of Truth 3kg better off under weight-for-age conditions while off a strong second-up effort at 2000m in the Sky High Stakes, is projecting towards a peak performance in the 2021 Tancred Stakes.

2021 Tancred Stakes Value Bet - The Chosen One

While they were under very different conditions of a 2400m Handicap, you can tie his form in through Verry Elleegant last spring via the Caulfield Cup, a feature he ran a gallant third in before a fourth-place finish in the Melbourne Cup behind the dominant Twilight Payment who made it a true staying test.

The son of Savabeel is quite versatile being a Listed winner over a mile early and prevailed over 1700m first-up last spring with perhaps a flat one predicted second-up off a good return in New Zealand which was somewhat the case in the Sky High Stakes, but his sectionals were fair and he wasn't beaten far.

They had spaced his runs out and with a strong March 4 trial at Rosehill prior to that March 13 return, there's a decent platform now for the Tancred Stakes but the knock is the wide gate, hence the odds on offer, but he's still a winning chance with any improvement now third-up.

Tancred Stakes 2021 FAQs

When is the 2021 Tancred Stakes?

The 2021 Tancred Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, April 3 at 4.35pm (AEDT).

It will run as Race 7 on the Rosehill program.

What distance is the Tancred Stakes?

The Tancred Stakes is run over a distance of 2400 metres.

How can I live stream the Tancred Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Tancred Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2020 Tancred Stakes?

Verry Elleegant won the 2020 Tancred Stakes.

What is the Tancred Stakes worth?

The Tancred Stakes is worth a total of $1,500,000.

$870,000 of that goes to the winner.



Mirage Dancer is building towards the Tancred Stakes well where he should get a Good surface come Saturday and draws for a soft run in transit.

The Chosen One has drawn poorly but is another not far off a peak over a more suitable 2400m.

Best Bet: Mirage Dancer Each Way @900.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: The Chosen One Each Way @1400.0 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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