Tancred Stakes 2021 – Horses, Betting Tips & Odds

We have expert betting tips for the 2021 Tancred Stakes this Saturday at Rosehill, which features some of the best stayers in Australasia.

Run over 2400m, it’s a real test of stamina and speed. The 2021 Tancred Stakes features the likes of Sir Dragonet, Melody Belle, Toffee Tongue and Angel of Truth.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for all 14 Tancred Stakes runners.

All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Best bets for Tancred Stakes 2021


Best Bet:

Sir Dragonet @ $4.80 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Angel of Truth @ $9 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

The Chosen One @ $13 Bet @ Sportsbet


Tancred Stakes Trifecta Tips

Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the Tancred Stakes trifecta.

  • Sir Dragonet
  • Angel of Truth
  • The Chosen One
  • Spirit Ridge
  • Melody Belle

Tancred Stakes First-Four Tips

We have included seven runners in our first-four selections for the Tancred Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

The Tancred Stakes first-four pays well, so it’s worth having a bet.

  • Sir Dragonet
  • Angel of Truth
  • The Chosen One
  • Spirit Ridge
  • Melody Belle
  • Nickajack Cave
  • Toffee Tongue

Tancred Stakes Form Guide & Tips

1. Sir Dragonet (Best Bet – $4.80) Bet @ Sportsbet

Sir Dragonet won the 2020 Cox Plate and although yet to win in four subsequent starts, he has been waiting for this distance.

The former import ran well for fourth last week and being on the quick back-up should be ideal for the favourite.

Glen Boss rides and he’s in incredible form.

2. Mirage Dancer ($9.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

Shorter in the betting than expected but the market confidence is a good sign. He comes off a tidy third placing behind Toffee Tongue and getting to this distance helps.

Barrier four is ideal and he should sit out the back and come into the race late.

3. The Chosen One (Best Roughie – $13) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Kiwi gets conditions to suit and his efforts this preparation haven’t been too bad.

He is a son of Savabeel that has won big races in the past and although his best form hasn’t come at Rosehill, he’s capable of producing.

$13 for a quality stayer with Hugh Bowman in the saddle is too good to pass up.

4. Southern France ($26) Bet @ Sportsbet

He has failed to show his potential since arriving in Australia and we don’t think that will change on Saturday.

He is a two-time winner over this distance, so he gets respect there, but we won’t be having him in our selections.

5. Sound ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet 

Comes back from New Zealand after finishing third in the Auckland Cup. He is solid over this distance and although dropping back from 3200m, punters should expect a sound effort.

He doesn’t enter our picks but a good performance wouldn’t surprise most.

6. Spirit Ridge ($8.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

The new horse on the scene after posting five wins and five placings from 14 starts. This is his biggest test to date by some margin, so the odds are quite short.

He comes off a second placing behind Toffee Tongue, so that is a good form guide and getting to 2400m is ideal.

His best form is over this distance, so include him in first-four selections.

7. Chapada ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet

He has been running well enough in Victoria to warrant attention, but this is another rise in class.

The Mike Moroney-trained stayer has upset potential and punters get value odds, but we think he’s a step below this level.

8. Nickajack Cave ($17) Bet @ Sportsbet

An imported runner for Peter Moody that could have an immediate impact in Australia.

The son of Kendargent defeated Melbourne Cup winner Twilight Payment two back and he followed that up with a win at Leopardstown.

He hasn’t raced since August, but punters have to be weary of his ability.

9. Angel of Truth (Best Each Way – $9) Bet @ Sportsbet

We loved the way he stuck on gamely for third behind Verry Elleegant and Addeybb last week. It was a credible effort and he could adopt similar tactics here.

His best form would be good enough to win this race and although he doesn’t win often, he isn’t far off his best.

$9 is a fair price from bookmakers.

10. Shraaoh ($21) Bet @ Sportsbet

Comes off a solid effort for fifth and the eight-year-old should appreciate the rise in distance.

However, he is only a four-time winner and is yet to win at Rosehill and over 2400m, so we won’t be including him in our selections.

11. Melody Belle ($6.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Kiwi champion broke Sunline’s record of 13 Group 1 wins last start and she is capable of winning in Australia.

She owns 19 wins from 38 starts and if the track isn’t too wet, that’s going to suit her perfectly for this run.

James McDonald rides and she must be included in multiples.

12. She’s Ideel ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet

A tragedy beaten last time out and although she is a progressive type, she’s not a Group 1-winning type.

$23 is about right and if she gets the right run in transit, she could finish in the first half of the field.

13. Toffee Tongue ($8) Bet @ Sportsbet

Comes off a tough win at Rosehill when beating Spirit Ridge. It won’t be an easy task to repeat that effort, but she is a threat.

$8 suggests she’s ready to fire again and with Tom Marquand in the saddle, he will get her going a long way from home.

14. Miami Bound ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet

An Oaks-winning type that has struggled to find her best form since. She shouldn’t figure in the finish against this level of opposition.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.



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