2017 Naturalism Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

A key early Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival lead-up meeting takes place at Caulfield Racecourse today and below are the complete Naturalism Stakes Day 2017 scratchings and track report.

Brave Smash

The Everest 2017 bound sprinter Brave Smash is on show at Caulfield on Naturalism Stakes Day in Melbourne. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

There are scattered thunderstorms predicted in Melbourne this afternoon, with a 38% chance of rain from around 1pm – 3pm meaning there could be a downgrade to the current Good (3) Caulfield track conditions.

Caulfield Track Report – 23/09/2017

  • Track Rating: Good (3)
  • Rail Position: Out 9m Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Irrigation: 10mm last 24 hrs; 20mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: Nil

Caulfield racing kicks off from 12:00pm (AEST) and the nine-race program continues through until 4:55pm (AEST).

Three black-type races take place across the afternoon starting with the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes (Race 6) where Darren Weir’s 2017 The Everestbound Japanese expat Brave Smash is odds-on favourite for the win at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Next-up Caulfield Race 7 features a field of stayers vying for the exemption in next month’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) with a Naturalism Stakes win, before the Group 3 action continues with the mares facing off in the How Now Stakes (Race 8).

Boom Time (5) is the only horse out of the Naturalism Stakes field leaving 15 runners led in the open betting markets by Stampede ($4.60).

The How Now Stakes field, run this year as the Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes, has had four official withdrawals leaving 13 contenders including the firming favourite Missrock ($3.90).

See below for the full Naturalism Stakes Day race program and Caulfield scratchings before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to get behind your spring racing tips at the right price.

Caulfield Scratchings – 23/09/2017

Total Scratchings: 22

Race 1 (12:00pm) – $120,000 Aquis Farm Supports Pinchapoo Plate (1400m)

  • #11 Miss Belisa (14)
  • #12 Royal Disguise (12)
  • #14 Hapuka (7)

Race 2 (12:30pm) – $120,000 Sportsbet Supports Mirabel Foundation Handicap (1600m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 3 (1:0pm) – $60,000 Lojac Civil Handicap (1800m)

  • #1 Darabad (4)
  • #3 Ebediyin (14)
  • #5 Spunlago (3)
  • #7 Electric Fusion (20)
  • #9 Freshwater Storm (17)
  • #16 Carraig Aonair (11)
  • #18e Fine Embers (8)

Race 4 (1:40pm) – $120,000 Flight Cancer Foundation Plate (1100m)

  • #2 Indian Thunder (10)
  • #8 Bed Talk (13)
  • #10 William Thomas (5)

Race 5 (2:15pm) – $120,000 Ladbrokes Supports National Jockeys Trust Handicap (1400m)

  • No current scratchings

Race 6 (2:55pm) – Listed $120,000 Skyline Education Foundation Testa Rossa Stakes (1200m)

  • #10 Jalan Jalan (12)
  • #12 Castelo (9)

Race 7 (3:35pm) – Group 3 $150,000 Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup (2000m)

  • #7 Boom Time (5)

Race 8 (4:15pm) – Group 3 $150,000 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes (1200m)

  • #8 Miss Gunpowder (11)
  • #15 Moonlites Choice (3)
  • #16 Modern Wonder (17)
  • #17e Savaju (9)

Race 9 (4:55pm) – $120,000 Inglis Supports Riding For The Disabled Victoria Plate (1400m)

  • #6 Fragonard (7)
  • #12 Sea The Sparkle (13)

*All times quoted are local (AEST) and subject to change

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