Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

A win in the Group 3 $120,000 David R Coles AM Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday won’t be enough to guarantee Lankan Rupee a place in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes.

Lankan Rupee, above, is no certainty of gaining a start in the G1 Memise Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Lankan Rupee, above, is no certainty of gaining a start in the G1 Memise Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Conditions of the Group 1 $1m Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 2 state that any horse that has failed to collect $90,000 in an individual performance in the last two years will be ruled out of the ballot if the field exceeds the race limit.

Caulfield trainer Mick Price had nominated Lankan Rupee for both the Spring Stakes and the Group 2 $200,000 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Price has planned to sneak over to Morphettville for the 1200m Spring Stakes after Lankan Rupee’s Spring campaign was put back a week with the rescheduling of the Group 3 $150,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Sandown on August 6.

Price was of the thinking that the step up to 1400m might be a bit quick following his tough first up second in the Bletchingly Stakes and was looking for a another 1200m race to fit the eight year old for the Memsie Stakes, but now he might be forced to try and win the P.B. Lawrence Stakes to gain a place in the Group 1 two weeks later.

Racing Victoria’s executive general manager of racing Greg Carpenter explained that Lankan Rupee needs to collect the $120,000 P.B. Lawrence Stakes winner’s cheque to be certain of gaining a spot in the Memsie Stakes.

“One of my fears has been (the connections of) Lankan Rupee have stated a fair way out that they would be targeting it but because of the fact that he hasn’t won since the Lightning Stakes of 2015, he is one horse who is extremely vulnerable at the ballot,” Carpenter said.

“To ensure form is reasonably relevant and horses are not getting in on prize money earned five years ago, you have to have earned $90,000 in one individual performance over the past two years.”

“It’s not onerous, but he (Lankan Rupee) simply has not won a race and has not been placed in a major Group 1 race that delivers him $90,000 in prize money in one performance.”

Lankan Rupee is the winner of five Group 1 races with prizemoney earnings of over $4 million but has been raced sparingly over the last couple years because of injury and hasn’t collected a cheque worth $90,000 or more since winning the Group 1 $500,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington during the 2015 Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

Nineteen sprinters have been nominated for the Spring Stakes at Morphettville while Lankan Rupee is one of eighteen horses entered for the P.B. Lawrence Stakes.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. Tajuana

    Wonderful activity upon the compose up! I expect toward perspective study excess against your self!

  2. Berry

    magnificent post, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector don’t notice this. You should continue your writing. I’m sure, you have a great readers’ base already!

  3. Cleveland

    Keep working ,terrific job!

  4. Remedios

    Some of my all period favorites. Marra’s for Pizza and antipasto,Villa Di Roma for fowl neopolitan,villa salad and ziti asparagus, and anything at all at Ralph’s is outstanding. The Triangle tavern is relocating in direction of reopen soon after becoming shut for 6 many years. Good day Mussels!!!

  5. August

    Great post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I’m impressed! Very useful information specifically the final phase :) I handle such information a lot. I was looking for this certain information for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  6. Cyrus

    Great goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just too excellent. I actually like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I cant wait to read much more from you. This is really a terrific site.

  7. visit the website

    Hey there, what do you think around best bass headphones? Pretty great topic, right?

  8. vshare download

    I constantly read through your content closely. I’m also considering vshare download free, you could discuss that sometimes. Take care!

  9. Lynn

    This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your great post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  10. free music downloads skull

    Your web site won’t display appropriately on my blackberry – you may want to try and repair that

  11. how to download free music onto iphone

    An impressive share, I merely given this onto a colleague who was carrying out a small analysis on this. And hubby the truth is bought me breakfast because I ran across it for him.. smile. So i want to reword that: Thnx with the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending time to talk about this, I feel strongly regarding this and love reading read more about this topic. When possible, as you become expertise, does one mind updating your blog with a lot more details? It truly is highly of great help for me. Big thumb up due to this article!

  12. Dennise

    We’re a group of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with useful info to work on. You’ve done a formidable process and our whole community shall be thankful to you.

  13. tinyurl.com

    Everything is very open with a very clear description of the challenges.

    It was really informative. Your website is useful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. tinyurl.com

    Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!

    Very useful information specially the last part :) I
    care for such info a lot. I was seeking this certain info for a very long
    time. Thank you and good luck.

  15. http://tinyurl.com/y7emkwa6

    I know this website offers quality depending articles and extra information, is there any
    other web page which gives such things in quality?

  16. http://tinyurl.com/y9yt9qs9

    Its such as you read my thoughts! You seem to know a lot about
    this, such as you wrote the guide in it or something. I think that you simply could do with some p.c.

    to pressure the message home a little bit, but instead of that, that is magnificent blog.
    An excellent read. I’ll certainly be back.

  17. instacart

    After looking over a few of the blog posts on your web page,
    I seriously appreciate your way of blogging.
    I added it to my bookmark website list and
    will be checking back in the near future.

    Please visit my website too and tell me your opinion.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.