Bletchingly Stakes

Bletchingly Stakes, Caulfield

Looking for early info on this year’s Bletchingly Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,200 metres, the Bletchingly Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. With a $200,000 prize purse as of 2022, it attracts its fair share of local sprinters. 

This race serves as an excellent lead up into the PB Lawrence Stakes and Shoot Out (2010) was the last horse to complete the Bletchingly Stakes – PB Lawrence Stakes double

The best out of the Bletchingly may continue onto a spring campaign in a race like the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m), a double most recently achieved by Scales Of Justice (2019).

Bletchingly Stakes 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
  • Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Maidens ineligible
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000  
  • Inaugural Race: 1994
  • 2022 Bletchingly Stakes Winner: King Of Sparta

Bletchingly Stakes 2022 results

The official 2022 Bletchingly Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday July 23, 2022. 

  1. #7 King Of Sparta
  2. #2 Scallopini
  3. #10 Mariamia

Team Snowden’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner from the summer, King Of Sparta returned to winning form second-up holding out the favourite Scallopini off a determined run in the 2022 Bletchingly Stakes results in Melbourne.

Bletchingly Stakes Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Bletchingly Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Bletchingly Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Bletchingly Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Bletchingly Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Bletchingly Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Bletchingly Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Bletchingly Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Bletchingly Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Bletchingly Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Bletchingly Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Bletchingly Stakes in 2022

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Bletchingly Stakes Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Bletchingly Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Bletchingly Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Bletchingly Stakes in 2022?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Bletchingly Stakes in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up racing form, assess the barrier draw and look at the weights. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Bletchingly Stakes winner include: 

  • Local Legends – This race usually belongs to Melbourne runners who know the famous Caulfield track in and out.
  • Upsets Not Uncommon – A lot of winners have sailed into first place from double digit starting odds, so don’t be afraid to look beyond the favourite.
  • Sir John Lead-Up – The Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes is the key lead-up into the race with Viridine (2nd in 2020) the last Bletchingly Stakes winner to come out of that race.

Bletchingly Stakes Favourites 2022

Early favourites in Bletchingly Stakes betting for 2022 include last start Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes winning mare Mileva and Peter Moody’s Group 1 place-getter Oxley Road

Viridine ($2.70 in 2020) was the last Bletchingly Stakes favourite to win.

Bletchingly Stakes 2022 Field

The official 2022 Bletchingly Stakes final field and barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full right here.

Bletchingly Stakes Tips 2022

Favourite: #8 Mileva ($4.60 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Streets Of Avalon ($6.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #4 Sartorial Splendor ($12 at time of publish) 

Our insider 2022 Bletchingly Stakes betting tips will be available for punters right here the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


Bletchingly Stakes Race Day 2022

2022 Bletchingly Stakes Day takes place on Saturday, the 23rd of July, 2022. 

Bletchingly Stakes Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Bletchingly Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Bletchingly Stakes Field section.

Bletchingly Stakes Nominations 2022

Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 18th of July, 2022. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5483x5632x STREETS OF AVALON G 7 Shane Nichols 1 58.5kg 108
2 1243x319x6 KING OF SPARTA G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 2 58kg 92
3 x04460x406 AYSAR H 4 Ben & JD Hayes 3 58.5kg 97
4 59x13147x1 MILEVA M 4 Phillip Stokes 4 56.5kg 100
5 2316x230x7 OXLEY ROAD H 4 Peter G Moody 5 58.5kg 100
6 32x880x9x2 SHE’S ALL CLASS F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 56kg 82
7 x21230x3x8 FELICIA M 5 Dean Binaisse 7 56.5kg 98
8 662x61x275 SCALLOPINI G 7 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted 8 58.5kg 102
9 411x00x233 SARTORIAL SPLENDOR G 5 John Sadler 9 58.5kg 92
10 x770x06371 EDISON G 5 Nick Ryan 10 58.5kg 94
11 53321158×3 PIONEER RIVER G 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 58.5kg 81
12 3486363144 MARIAMIA M 5 Joseph Pride 12 56.5kg 89
13 1127×4 PASCERO C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 13 58kg 78
14 007×007455 WILLIAM THOMAS G 7 John Price 14 58.5kg 85

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Bletchingly Stakes Weights 2022

Weight for age conditions apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 18th of July, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Bletchingly Stakes Field section.

Bletchingly Stakes Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 20th of July, 2022 and will be published in our above Bletchingly Stakes Field section.

Bletchingly Stakes Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 20th of July, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Bletchingly Stakes Field section.

Bletchingly Stakes Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 23rd of July, 2022.

Bletchingly Stakes Prize Money 2022

The 2022 Bletchingly Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

Bletchingly Stakes Race Number 2022

The 2022 Bletchingly Stakes is set to run as Caulfield Race 8 at 4:20pm (AEST) on Saturday the 23rd of July, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.

Bletchingly Stakes Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Bletchingly Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Bletchingly Stakes Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Bletchingly Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National


Online: Neds App

Bletchingly Stakes Winners

Winners of the Bletchingly Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 King Of Sparta Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 58kg 1:10.88
2021 Sansom Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 58.5kg 1:11.76
2020 Viridine James Cummings Damien Oliver 58.5kg 1:09.16
2019 Scales Of Justice Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 58.5kg 1:10.08
2018 Vega Magic David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 58.5kg 1:10.18
2017 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 Lord Of The Sky Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 58.5kg 1:11.62
2015 Smokin’ Joey Wez Hunter Chris Parnham 58.5kg 1:11.29
2014 Thiamandi Lloyd Kennewell Michael Rodd 56kg 1:10.69
2013 Second Effort Clinton McDonald Brad Rawiller 58.5kg 1:11.51
2012 Ready To Rip Peter Moody Luke Nolen 58.5kg 1:12.83
2011 Mid Summer Music Peter Moody Luke Nolen 56.5kg 1:11.40
2010 Shoot Out John Wallace Stathi Katsidis 58kg 1:11.73
2009 Commanding Hope Chris Hyland Nick Ryan 58.5kg 1:11.24
2008 Apache Cat Greg Eurell Michael Rodd 58.5kg 1:09.39
2007 Minson Michael Hibbs Craig Williams 57.5kg 1:09.45
2006 Regal Roller Clinton McDonald Mark Flaherty 57.5kg 1:13.73
2005 Le Zagaletta Lee Freedman Michael Walker 57.5kg 1:14.45
2004 Super Elegant Tony Vasil Patrick Payne 57.5kg 1:06.27
2003 Rubitano Brian Mayfield-Smith Nash Rawiller 57.5kg 1:03.73
2002 Windigo Ramon Goldsmith Noel Callow 57.5kg 1:05.16
2001 Dandy Kid Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 57.5kg 1:04.39
2000 Sports John Hawkes Neville Wilson 57.5kg 1:04.34