The 2024 Tancred Stakes, one of Sydney’s premier autumn features, takes centre stage at Rosehill this Saturday with a field of ten ready to battle it out for the $1.5 million purse.

Post Impressionist

Post Impressionist is clear favourite in 2024 Tancred Stakes betting after a big win at the track and trip first-up in Australia last weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

Leading the charge is the impressive UK-trained Post Impressionist.

William Haggas‘ Teofilo gelding wasted no time making his mark down under, cruising to a dominant victory in the Group 3 N.E. Manion Cup last weekend over the same 2400m distance.

Returning to familiar territory with jockey Tom Marquand aboard, Post Impressionist is the clear favourite at $2.35 through Ladbrokes and firming further.

Despite the small Tancred Stakes field, several horses pose a threat to the favourite.

Chris Waller saddles two runners with the imported Buckaroo ($4.80) and More Felons ($11) in his bid at a third Tancred Stakes victory.

Buckaroo, coming off a close third in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes here last weekend, steps up in distance but remains a danger.

More Felons, a dour stayer with a Melbourne Cup run under his belt, is a value pick at $11 after his recent win in the Listed Parramatta Cup.

Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott‘s Military Mission ($9) and Godolphin‘s Group 1 winning youngster Tom Kitten ($6.50) are other contenders worth watching.

Military Mission, another Melbourne Cup performer, should improve over the longer distance.

Tom Kitten, the lone three-year-old in the field, is seeking a return to form after a string of placings.

With a weight drop and a talented jockey in Jamie Kah, he shouldn’t be discounted.

The Tancred Stakes is set for race eight at Rosehill on Saturday (4:35 PM AEST).

2024 Tancred Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 143x275x53 BUCKAROO (GB) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 7 59kg 110
2 2014101×35 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 10 59kg 108
3 10x7624x41 ASHRUN (FR) Ciaron Maher Jason Collett 1 59kg 107
4 5x728x50x1 MORE FELONS (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 2 59kg 104
5 31x09791x1 POST IMPRESSIONIST (IRE) William Haggas Tom Marquand 3 59kg 104
6 x380x00x31 GEAR UP (IRE) Annabel Neasham Nash Rawiller 6 59kg 103
7 3L73310x02 KALAPOUR (IRE) Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 5 59kg 103
8 15232674×2 BOIS D’ARGENT (GB) Annabel Neasham Chad Schofield 4 59kg 102
9 9911872×64 ATHABASCAN (FR) John O’Shea Tyler Schiller 11 59kg 99
10 335112×854 LITTLE MIX Annabel Neasham Joshua Parr 8 57kg 96
11 13321×6546 TOM KITTEN James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 9 54kg 100

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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