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A mammoth ten race program lies in front of us on Caulfield Cup Day today and we will be covering the day’s results race by race on races.com.au.
The seventeen horse field for the Group 1 $3.15m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) is loaded with chances with a high international involvement highlighted by the Aiden O’Brien trained Irish stayer Johannes Vermeer who has been installed the favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au.
The supporting program is also strong with the three year olds stepping out in the Group 3 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m), the three year old fillies will be contesting the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) and the older mares will go around in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m).
The open class sprinters will face off in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint over 1000m while the open class gallopers will line up in the Group 3 Moonga Stakes over 1400m.
Below are the race by race results for the 2017 Caulfield Cup Race Day.
(All times are Melbourne Time)
Race 1 (12:15pm) – $120,000 Resimax Group Plate (1400m)
Followers of the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable were happy with themselves when $2.40 favourite Our Crown Mistress took out the first race on Caulfield Cup Day, the Resimax Group Plate for the three year old fillies.
Winning jockey Stephen Baster had Our Crown Mistress in the firing line from the start and she was too strong in the run to line beating Naantali ($6.50) and Counterplay ($6.50).
The Phillip Stokes trained Counterplay put in a top effort to finish third after blowing her chances at the start when she dawdled out of the barriers and was a clear last in the early stages.
- 1st – Our Crown Mistress
- 2nd – Naantali
- 3rd – Counterplay
Race 2 (12:50pm) – $120,000 Listed Gothic Stakes (1400m)
Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir started off Caulfield Cup Day in great style with Snitzepeg ($10) winning the Gothic Stakes for the three year old colts and geldings.
Craig Williams has Snitzepeg sitting at the leader’s girth from the outset and the Snitzel colt proved too strong for Lord Sundowner ($5.50) at the finish.
$21 outsider Wassergeist also battled on in the straight for third after racing in the that position for the entire trip.
- 1st – Snitzepeg
- 2nd – Lord Sundowner
- 3rd – Wassegeist
Race 3 (1:25pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m)
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable combined with jockey Stephen Baster to score an early double on Caulfield Cup Day by taking out the Ethereal Stakes with Pinot ($5.50).
Baster let Pinot stride to the front from an outside barrier and the filly was never headed and went on to score a comfortable win over $21 outsider Rimraam with Hiyaam ($7.50) in third spot.
The well fancied Teodora was always wide and well off the pace and did a good job to finish fourth.
- 1st – Pinot
- 2nd – Rimraam
- 3rd – Hiyaam
Race 4 (2:00pm) – $350,000 Group 3 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m)
The Darren Weir trained Cliff’s Edge ($3.80 favourite) showed a clean set of heels to lead all of the way to win the Ladbrokes Classic to give the leading trainer an early winning double on Caulfield Cup Day.
Runner up Tangled ($5) ran another honest race while the $4 second favourite Main Stage seemed to flatten out in the straight but fought on to fill third spot.
The winner Cliff’s Edge has put himself into contention as one of the main chances for the Victoria Derby in a fortnight.
- 1st – Cliff’s Edge
- 2nd – Tangled
- 3rd – Main Stage
Race 5 (2:35pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Coongy Cup (2000m)
Champion Victoria trainer Darren Weir wins his third race on Caulfield Cup Day with improving stayer Kiwia ($5.50) taking out the Coongy Cup.
Winning jockey Damian Lane settle Kiwia in the second half of the small field and the Reset four year old proved to be the strongest on the day beating the leader Samovare ($3 favourite) and $17 outsider Maurus filling third spot.
Weir will not set Kiwia for the Group 3 Bendigo Cup on November 1.
- 1st – Kiwia
- 2nd – Samovare
- 3rd – Maurus
Race 6 (3:10pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes (1400m)
Champion trainer Darren Weir has dominated Caulfield Cup Day and saddled up his fourth winner with Ulmann ($9.50) winning the Moonga Stakes.
Damian Lane has been on two of the Weir winners and the gun jockey made it a race to race double after taking out the previous race, the Coongy Cup, on Kiwia.
Weir provided the quinella with the Burning Front ($6) holding on for second in front of third placegetter Echo Effect ($13).
- 1st – Ulmann
- 2nd – Burning Front
- 3rd – Echo Effect
Race 7 (3:45pm) – $200,000 Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m)
Brilliant short course mare Snitty Kitty scored her sixth win from eleven starts with her victory in the Caulfield Sprint over the 1000m.
Skitty Kitty ($3.40 favourite) with apprentice Beau Mertens in the saddle ran a race record in beating Super Too ($7.50) who set a sizzling pace with the top weight Faatinah ($6.50) back in form with a tough third.
Winning trainer Henry Dwyer is thinking of spelling Snitty Kitty and bring her back in the Autumn to contest the Group 1 $500,000 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield.
- 1st – Snitty Kitty
- 2nd – Super Too
- 3rd – Faatinah
Race 8 (4:30pm) – $3,000,000 Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m)
The Lindsay Park trained Boom Time caused a huge boilover in winning the Caulfield Cup at the long odds of $51.
Boom Time was one of four runners for the Lindsay Park Team to run in the Caulfield Cup and provided young jockey Cory Parish with his first Group 1 win.
Runner up Single Gaze with Kathy O’Hara was also an outsider at $31 and was in front for a long time in the straight before Boom Time got the upper hand in the last fifty metres.
Race favourite Johannes Vermeer ($5) finished the race off well from back in the field for third with Lord Fandango filling fourth spot.
- 1st – Boom Time
- 2nd – Single Gaze
- 3rd – Johannes Vermeer
Race 9 (5:10pm) – $200,000 Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m)
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott claimed a winning treble on Caulfield Cup Day with Global Glamour winning the Tristarc Stakes.
Winning jockey Tim Clark had Global Glamour ($9.50) right on the pace from the outset and the Group 1 winning mare was able to nose out Cool Passion ($21) in the shadows of the post.
Shillelagh ($14) was doing her best work at the finish to fill third position while the $4 favourite Foxplay never threatened and missed a place.
- 1st – Global Glamour
- 2nd – Cool Passion
- 3rd – Shillelagh
Race 10 (5:45pm) – $120,000 Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m)
A first class ride from Craig Williams resulted in the Lindsay Park trained Fuhryk winning the last race on the ten card Caulfield Cup program, the Alinghi Stakes.
Williams positioned Fuhryk ($4.40) in the box set from barrier two and found a split in between runners in the straight to race away to score a convincing win over Lyuba ($12) with the $2.60 race favourite Nieta holding on for third.
The win of Fuhryk capped off a great day for the Lindsay Park Team who took out the Caulfield Cup with $51 outsider Boom Time.
- 1st – Fuhryk
- 2nd – Lyuba
- 3rd – Nieta
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