Cape Grim Beef Stakes

The 2016 Cape Grim Beef Stakes aka the Northwood Plume Stakes, will be held on October 8th.

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2016 Cape Grim Beef Steaks Betting Tips

2016 Cape Grim Beef Steaks Betting Tips

The Cape Grim Beef Steaks 2016 – formerly the Northwood Plume Stakes – is one of eight Group races scheduled for Caulfield Guineas Day in Melbourne on Saturday and betting tips on the mares’ only clash are detailed below. Running as Caulfield Race 5 at 2:40pm (AEDT), 13 mares remain in the $150,000 Group 3…

The 2016 Northwood Plume Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse.

Due to sponsorship arrangements, the race is currently named the Sportingbet Sprint Series Final and constitutes the third leg in the Sportingbet Sprint Series, after the Group 3 How Now Stakes and the Group 3 Cockram Stakes.

Raced over 1200m, the Sportingbet Sprint Series Final is a challenging contest between some of the best mares on the circuit. The race is held under set weights plus penalties conditions, which tends to ensure the stronger and more experienced mares run better. Only mares aged four years and older are allowed to compete.

Worth $150,000, the race also offers a bonus $50,000 to the winner if they previously took out one of the heats.

The Sportingbet Sprint Series Final is held on the first day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival, Caulfield Guineas Day. There is a massive 10 black-type events on the race program, including the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Group 1 Caulfield Stakes, Group 1 Toorak Handicap, Group 1 Thousand Guineas, Group 2 Schillaci Stakes, Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes, Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes and two listed events.

Those mares which typically target the Sportingbet Sprint Series Final do so following successful runs in previous similar races. The How Now Stakes and the Cockram Stakes are the obvious lead-up events, while the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes acts as another potential warmup.

Following a decent run in the Sportingbet Sprint Series Final, mares tend to step things up and target more prestigious events. The Group 2 Tristarc Stakes, while longer in distance, is often considered the next viable target for top performing mares.

The 2016 Sportingbet Sprint Series Final will be run on October 8th.

Sportingbet Sprint Series Final 2016
Date: October 8th, 2016
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Sportingbet Sprint Series Final Field

The Sportingbet Sprint Series Final field usually features a range of mares from diverse racing backgrounds. Those horses which target the Sportingbet Sprint Series Final field have usually had decent experience in black-type racing. It’s not unusual to see a significant number of mares who have already raced each other several times lining up in the Sportingbet Sprint Series Final field.

The 2016 Sportingbet Sprint Series Final field is now published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 15x371110x IN STYLE (NZ) Michael Moroney Opie Bosson 3 59kg 103
2 8740x2497x BRING ME THE MAID Peter G Moody Glen Boss 1 58kg 100
3 11x13139x0 WAWAIL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 2 58kg 94
4 x3x16000x1 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 10 57kg 102
5 305x63130x YGRITTE Darren Weir Craig Williams 5 56kg 82
6 2532x40x52 DANESTROEM Michael Kent Chris Parnham 4 55kg 81
7 544154×600 SOOSA RAMA Colin Little Patrick Moloney (a) 8 55kg 76
8 526x7574x0 TAHNI DANCER Clinton McDonald Dwayne Dunn 6 55kg 75
9 5315x11x35 CATCH THAT CAT Gwenda Johnstone Luke Currie 7 55kg 79
10 1x1330x37 MATILIJA Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 11 55kg 76
11 2128×321 EXCLUSIVE LASS Nigel Blackiston Kerrin McEvoy 9 55kg 68

2016 Sportingbet Sprint Series Final Nominations

The Sportingbet Sprint Series Final nominations are comprised of mares with a variety of preparations. The Sportingbet Sprint Series Final nominations are usually filled out with mares who have had an attempt at one of the two heats, as well as mares pursuing a black-type trophy.

The 2016 Sportingbet Sprint Series Final nominations will be published here on Tuesday, October 6th.

Sportingbet Sprint Series Final History

Named after 1994 Thousand Guineas winner Northwood Plume, the Northwood Plume Stakes came about at a crucial time in Australian racing. Providing a much sought-after additional race for older mares, the Northwood Plume Stakes was an instant hit.

Although it has only existed in its current format for a short time, the Northwood Plume Stakes rapidly rose in prestige and importance. This was recognised in 2013 when the race was upgraded to Group 3 status. The Northwood Plume Stakes has been held at Caulfield Racecourse since 2007.

In the past this race has been known as the Le Tan Stakes and the Carlton Draught Northwood Plume Stakes.

Some of the notable winners of the Northwood Plume Stakes include Storm Signal (2007), Avenue (2010), Aerobatics (2013). Northwood Plume Stakes results since 2005 are below.

Sportingbet Sprint Series Final Results

Year Place Horse Time
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Sheidel 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd Silent Sedition
3rd A Lotta Love
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Politeness 1 minute 9.74 seconds
2nd Wawail
3rd Bring Me The Maid
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Griante 1 minute 9.98 seconds
2nd Girl Guide
3rd Shamal Wind
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Aerobatics 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Assertive Eagle
3rd Counted
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Serene Star 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Koonoomoo
3rd Miss Marx
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Hinemoa 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Celts
3rd Lady Mahler
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Avenue 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Red Flair
3rd Dorf Command
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Our Lona 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Tootsie
3rd Velocitea
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Belong To Many 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Bel Mer
3rd Hanna Rossa
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Storm Signal 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Soleil
3rd Paris Zero
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Personal Ensign 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Pasikatera
3rd Storm Signal
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Crimson Reign 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Aqua D’amore
3rd Unabated