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The Naturalism Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Caulfield Racecourse and offers the winner a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption.
2017 Naturalism Stakes Results
- 1st: #8 Harlem
- 2nd: #15 Samovare
- 3rd: #6 Stampede
Naturalism Stakes News
The Naturalism Stakes is a Group 3 staying event held during September each year as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Naturalism Stakes draws considerable attention from both punters and trainers due to it offering the winner a ballot exemption for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) a month later.
Raced over 2000m, the Naturalism Stakes provides horses with a good opportunity mid-campaign to adjust their distance. The Naturalism Stakes has in the past been used by milers who are keen to step up in distance, while it is also regularly targeted by top class stayers kicking off their spring preps.
Run under open quality handicap conditions, the $150,000 Naturalism Stakes attracts plenty talent and is now part of its own race day supported by the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m).
The Naturalism Stakes acts as an effective lead-up race to many major events such as the mile and a half classic, the Caulfield Cup, and Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) run at weight-for-age at Moonee Valley the weekend after Caulfield Cup Day.
The 2017 Naturalism Stakes ran on Saturday September 23, 2017.
|Date:||Saturday September 23, 2017|
|Race Type:||Open Quality|
2017 Naturalism Stakes Results
- 1st: #8 Harlem
- 2nd: #15 Samovare
- 3rd: #6 Stampede
Check out the full Naturalism Stakes 2017 Results, the race won in an upset by the Lindsay Park-trained import Harlem who was ultra-impressive in his three length romp home to earn a spot in next month’s Caulfield Cup field.
|1||8||HARLEM (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||–||1||56.5kg||$16|
|2||15||SAMOVARE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Noel Callow||3.25L||6||54kg||$7.50|
|3||6||STAMPEDE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Beau Mertens (a)||3.35L||8||58kg||$4.40EF|
|4||9||AMELIE’S STAR||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||4.6L||13||56kg||$4.40EF|
|5||10||ABBEY MARIE||Michael Kent||Luke Nolen||4.9L||4||55.5kg||$6|
|6||1||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Damien Oliver||5.65L||15||59kg||$41|
|7||2||TALLY||James Cummings||Michael Walker||5.85L||2||59kg||$19|
|8||12||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dean Yendall||6.05L||12||54kg||$21|
|9||13||VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||6.15L||10||54kg||$61|
|10||3||BIG DUKE (IRE)||Darren Weir||John Allen||6.45L||9||58.5kg||$11|
|11||14||MAGNAPAL||Daniel Bowman||Ms Nikita Beriman||7.7L||7||54kg||$81|
|12||11||SECOND BULLET||Danny O’Brien||James Winks||8.2L||5||54kg||$51|
|13||4||ARTICUS (FR)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||8.3L||3||58kg||$21|
|14||16||SETTLER’S STONE||Troy Blacker||Craig Newitt||8.4L||14||54kg||$151|
|15||5||GALLANTE (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||18.4L||11||58kg||$101|
|–||7||BOOM TIME||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||–||0||–||–|
2017 Naturalism Stakes Betting
The updated Naturalism Stakes 2017 odds and betting links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Caulfield Cup lead-up race will be provided below the week of the race.
2017 Naturalism Stakes Field
The Naturalism Stakes field of final acceptances are released on the Wednesday leading up to Naturalism Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse and traditionally attracts a capacity 16-starter line-up of Caulfield Cup-bound horses.
Horse may come into the Naturalism Stakes field via a number of different spring lead-up races including the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) run over the mile at Moonee Valley a fortnight earlier.
The official 2017 Naturalism Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw will be published below as soon as released by Racing Victoria.
The 2017 Naturalism Stakes Field has attracted a capacity line-up of 16 Caulfield Cup hopefuls including Abbey Marie who comes off a nice Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes second at Moonee Valley and Stempede for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott chasing his fourth win on the trot.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||114407x5x8||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Damien Oliver||16||59kg||105|
|2||3x37710x24||TALLY||James Cummings||Michael Walker||2||59kg||105|
|3||1121113×55||BIG DUKE (IRE)||Darren Weir||John Allen||10||58.5kg||104|
|4||5x0x010x55||ARTICUS (FR)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||3||58kg||103|
|5||9x031x270x||GALLANTE (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||12||58kg||103|
|6||1x212411x1||STAMPEDE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Beau Mertens (a)||9||58kg||103|
|7||1516510×39||BOOM TIME||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||5||57.5kg||102|
|8||2384x386x5||HARLEM (GB)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||1||56.5kg||100|
|9||1x4214x839||AMELIE’S STAR||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||14||56kg||103|
|10||11x8400x72||ABBEY MARIE||Michael Kent||Luke Nolen||4||55.5kg||102|
|11||x166214x27||SECOND BULLET||Danny O’Brien||James Winks||6||54kg||95|
|12||2x34340x46||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dean Yendall||13||54kg||93|
|13||2482x542x9||VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||11||54kg||93|
|14||05900×3901||MAGNAPAL||Daniel Bowman||Ms Nikita Beriman||8||54kg||90|
|15||41231x2x21||SAMOVARE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Noel Callow||7||54kg||82|
|16||5336433×70||SETTLER’S STONE||Troy Blacker||Craig Newitt||15||54kg||82|
2017 Naturalism Stakes Nominations
The 2017 Naturalism Stakes nominations were released by Racing Victoria on Monday September 18 and feature a bumper 25 early entries including the Godolphin-raced Tally who is allocated the equal 59kg top weight along with the Darren Weir-trained Perth Cup winner Star Exhibit who leads early betting and the Lloyd Williams-owned Sir Isaac Newton.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|2||1211x12x9L||STAR EXHIBIT||G||6||Darren Weir||2||59kg||105|
|3||114407x5x8||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||G||6||Robert Hickmott||3||59kg||105|
|4||1121113×55||BIG DUKE (IRE)||G||6||Darren Weir||4||58.5kg||104|
|5||x80x621x02||GUARDINI (FR)||H||7||Darren Weir||5||58.5kg||104|
|6||1x212411x1||STAMPEDE||H||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||6||58kg||103|
|7||1x4214x839||AMELIE’S STAR||M||6||Darren Weir||7||56kg||103|
|8||5x0x010x55||ARTICUS (FR)||G||6||Darren Weir||8||58kg||103|
|9||9x031x270x||GALLANTE (IRE)||G||7||Robert Hickmott||9||58kg||103|
|10||11x8400x72||ABBEY MARIE||M||5||Michael Kent||10||55.5kg||102|
|11||1516510×39||BOOM TIME||H||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||11||57.5kg||102|
|12||0x0D71x000||AMRALAH (IRE)||H||8||Robert Hickmott||12||57.5kg||102|
|13||2384x386x5||HARLEM (GB)||H||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||13||56.5kg||100|
|14||x533x0x038||FOUNDATION (IRE)||G||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||14||56kg||99|
|16||x166214x27||SECOND BULLET||G||7||Danny O’Brien||16||54kg||95|
|17||x830x33x24||FOUNDRY (IRE)||G||8||Robert Hickmott||17||54kg||95|
|18||2x34340x46||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||M||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||18||54kg||93|
|19||2482x542x9||VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE)||G||6||Michael Moroney||19||54kg||93|
|20||0184260×50||FANATIC (NZ)||M||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||20||54kg||90|
|22||41231x2x21||SAMOVARE||M||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||22||54kg||82|
|23||5336433×70||SETTLER’S STONE||G||6||Troy Blacker||23||54kg||82|
|24||532×21122||SPANISH REEF||M||4||Ken Keys||24||54kg||72|
|25||00×4026112||EUREKA STREET||G||4||Robert Smerdon||25||54kg||71|
Naturalism Stakes History
Inaugurated in 1983, the Naturalism Stakes has become a key early form race to follow for Caulfield Cup horses during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
At its inception, the Naturalism Stakes was a Listed event. In 2009 it received an upgrade to Group 3 status and has retained that ever since. Prize money was increased from $125,000 to $150,000 in 2014 and there is every indication that the race will remain at Group 3 level or receive an upgrade over the next few years.
Notable Naturalism Stakes winners include Celestial Show (2000), Zipping (2006), Mr O’Ceirin (2013) and Jameka (2016) who went on to win that season’s Caulfield Cup. Naturalism Stakes results since 2000 are listed below.
Naturalism Stakes Results
|1st||Harlem||2 minutes 0.43 seconds|
|1st||Jameka||2 minutes 3.9 seconds|
|1st||Magnapal||2 minutes 2.7 seconds|
|2nd||The United States|
|1st||Gris Caro||2 minutes 2.7 seconds|
|1st||Mr O’Ceirin||2 minutes 7.2 seconds|
|3rd||Bit Of Hell|
|1st||Folding Gear||2 minutes 3.1 seconds|
|1st||December Draw||2 minutes 2.2 seconds|
|2nd||At First Sight|
|3rd||Lucky Eighty Eight|
|1st||Rainbow Styling||2 minutes 1.6 seconds|
|1st||Red Lord||2 minutes 4.0 seconds|
|1st||Zagreb||2 minutes 3.7 seconds|
|1st||Douro Valley||2 minutes 1.3 seconds|
|1st||Zipping||2 minutes 1.8 seconds|
|1st||Sarrera||2 minutes 6.9 seconds|
|1st||Confectioner||2 minutes 5.1 seconds|
|1st||Rose Archway||2 minutes 3.5 seconds|
|1st||Pentastic||2 minutes 3.0 seconds|
|2nd||Spirit Of Westbury|
|1st||Inaflury||2 minutes 2.0 seconds|
|1st||Celestial Show||2 minutes 2.1 seconds|