Ranvet Stakes Tips & Preview 2024

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Looking for Ranvet Stakes tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2024 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill.


A small but select field of seven runners are set to tackle the first of the five Group 1 races at Rosehill on Saturday and it is Think It Over that is favourite for the $1 million weight-for-age race at $2.60 with PlayUp ahead of the Chris Waller import, Via Sistina, at $3.50. 

Buckaroo has firmed into $3.60 after the early scratching of Riff Rocket, while Place Du Carrousel is also under double figures at $8. Military Mission ($12), Boris D’argent ($31) and Zeyrek ($41) round out the field. 


Think It Over is the only last start winner in the field and caused a minor upset in the Verry Elleegant Stakes (1600m) on March 2 at Randwick when leading all the way to hold out the short priced favourite, Fangirl. 

The eight-year-old was second up that day and benefitted from a nice ride by Nash Rawiler to go 11.3 lengths faster than standard benchmark. He comes into this third up and claimed the 7 Stakes (1600m) at this stage of his last preparation. He has won six of 12 at the distance and they include wins in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.  

Plenty of mystery around Via Sistina. She was a Group 1 winner at the Curragh last year over the 2011m, going 2:06.17. She has placed in three consecutive Group 1 races since then in the UK, beaten under a length by King Of Steel at her latest. That form reads well for this and she can match the feats of Addeybb, who won this race in 2020 and 2021 ahead of Verry Elleegant. 

Buckaroo is another Waller import but unlike Via Sistina, he has had two runs in Australia for a 5th in the Champions Stakes (2000m) at Flemington last spring before running 5th behind Fangirl in the Apollo Stakes (1400m) last month. Think It Over was 3rd in that race. He jumps sharply in trip and I am happy to wait and see with the son of Fastnet Rock.

Place Du Carrousel is another import that will line up for her first start for the Anthony & Sam Freedman stable. She won twice on Soft ground in France last year and has attracted a bit of support in the early betting. 

Rough hopes go to Boris D’Argent and Military Mission. That pair filled the minor placings behind Serpentine at Randwick over the 2000m on March 9, going more than 10 lengths faster than standard benchmark. Boris D’Argent was excellent in the Caulfield Cup when 4th behind some big names and should improve second up. Military Mission improved more than 10 lengths on benchmark figures when second up at his last campaign and won three races. He might just need a tick further. 


Willing to roll the dice on Via Sistina. She can emulate the likes of Addeybb and Dubai Honour, who both came out of the Champions Stakes (2004) at Ascot before heading to Australia and claiming the Ranvet Stakes at their next preparation. Chris Waller has set Via Sistina for both this race and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and can cash in on a Group 1 that does lack a bit of depth.