Northwood Plume Stakes

The Northwood Plume Stakes is a Group 3 sprint race for mares contested in mid-October on Caulfield Guineas Day.

2020 Northwood Plume Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Fiesta
  • 2nd: #4 Felicia
  • 3rd: #6 Broadwayandfourth



The Northwood Plume Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-October each spring.

The race is a key follow-up race for mares out of earlier spring races including the Group 3 How Now Stakes and the Group 3 Cockram Stakes. Winter Bride (2018) was the last mare to do the How Now Stakes / Northwood Plume Stakes double.

Raced over 1200m, the Northwood Plume Stakes race is held under set weights plus penalties conditions, which tends to ensure the stronger and more experienced mares run better. Worth $200,000, the event takes place as part of the bumper Caulfield Guineas Day program.

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 and Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes.

The How Now Stakes and the Cockram Stakes are the obvious lead-up events, while the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes acts as another potential warm-up.

Following a run in the Northwood Plume Stakes, the better mares tend to step things up and target more prestigious events. The Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), while longer in distance, is often considered the next viable target for top performing mares the following weekend on Caulfield Cup Day.

In 2017 the Northwood Plume Stakes winner Cool Passion ran a next-up second in the Tristarc Stakes. The year before, Sheidel won the Northwood Plume Stakes before going to Perth for a Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes second. She also won the following autumn’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate.

Flemington’s Group 3 Begonia Belle Stakes (1100m) held down the straight on VRC Derby Day is another potential next-up option and Tofane (2019) was the last mare to win the Northwood Plume – Begonia Belle Stakes double. Tofane also went on to win the following year’s Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) in Sydney over the autumn.

The 2020 Northwood Plume Stakes ran on Saturday October 10, 2020 and was narrowly won by the Chris Walelr-trained Fiesta.

Northwood Plume Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO+ Mares SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Northwood Plume Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Fiesta
  • 2nd: #4 Felicia
  • 3rd: #6 Broadwayandfourth

The Chris Waller-trained Fiesta ($10) returned to her best form nabbing the favourite Felicia ($3.40) right on the line for an upset 2020 Northwood Plume Stakes win on Caulfield Guineas Day.

 

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 FIESTA Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 11 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $10
2 4 FELICIA Dean Binaisse Craig Williams 0.75L 10 57kg $3.40F
3 6 BROADWAYANDFOURTH Mitchell Freedman Mark Zahra 0.85L 2 56kg $26
4 7 LYRE Anthony & Sam Freedman Jamie Kah 1.15L 7 55kg $4.60
5 1 XILONG Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 3.9L 6 58kg $7
6 2 EXHILARATES James Cummings Damien Oliver 4L 12 57kg $8.50
7 13 TOO GOOD TOO HARD Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 4.2L 3 55kg $31
8 11 ALGADON MISS Matt Laurie Brett Prebble 4.3L 9 55kg $18
9 14 BONS ABROAD Kevin Corstens Michael Dee 5.8L 13 55kg $31
10 12 PARMIE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 5.9L 1 55kg $31
11 9 MY PENDANT (NZ) Danny O’Brien John Allen 6.2L 8 55kg $51
12 10 EMBRACE ME (NZ) Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 11.45L 4 55kg $21
13 5 IN GOOD TIME Tracey Bartley Michael Rodd 13.7L 5 56kg $31
3 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Northwood Plume Stakes Odds

The spring’s top Northwood Plume Stakes 2020 betting odds and Group 3 betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Caulfield Guineas Day event will be provided below for punters the week of the race.

2020 Northwood Plume Stakes Final Field

The Northwood Plume Stakes final field usually features a range of mares coming off traditional lead-up runs in the Cockram Stakes and How Now Stakes. Politeness (2015) followed by Winter Bride (2018) were the last mares to complete the How Now Stakes – Northwood Plume Stakes double.

Mares may continue onto tougher spring – summer sprints as was the case in 2016 when the winner Sheidel finished runner-up that November in Perth’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). She also returned the following autumn and won Caulfield’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1000m). That year’s runner-up Silent Sedition also enjoyed elite level success the following autumn winning the 2017 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley.

The 2020 Northwood Plume Stakes final field will be announced below once released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to the race.

The Northwood Plume Stakes 2020 field features 14 hopefuls led in betting by last start How Now Stakes winner Felicia drawn out in barrier 11.

Update: #3 How Womantic (7) has been scratched.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1131x3417x XILONG Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6 58kg 95
2 27x52x320x EXHILARATES James Cummings Damien Oliver 13 57kg 96
3 11118×12 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 7 57kg 89
4 1x35321x21 FELICIA Dean Binaisse Craig Williams 11 57kg 99
5 97×0415004 IN GOOD TIME Tracey Bartley Michael Rodd 5 56kg 93
6 4846150×02 BROADWAYANDFOURTH Mitchell Freedman Mark Zahra 2 56kg 82
7 4x24423x26 LYRE Anthony & Sam Freedman Jamie Kah 8 55kg 103
8 080x2092x3 FIESTA Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 12 55kg 98
9 8x56895x85 MY PENDANT (NZ) Danny O’Brien John Allen 9 55kg 87
10 98x33280x6 EMBRACE ME (NZ) Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 4 55kg 91
11 1x545115x3 ALGADON MISS Matt Laurie Brett Prebble 10 55kg 82
12 326420×422 PARMIE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 1 55kg 77
13 4115x2158x TOO GOOD TOO HARD Phillip Stokes Luke Nolen 3 55kg 78
14 0259×12147 BONS ABROAD Kevin Corstens Michael Dee 14 55kg 70

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Northwood Plume Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Northwood Plume Stakes in 2020 are taken the Monday of race week and will be published below once announced.

The 2020 Northwood Plume Stakes nominations attracted 20 mares including the resuming Euclase Stakes winner from Morphettville during the winter Xilong, Golden Pendant placegetter Jen Rules and last start How Now Stakes winner Felicia.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1131x3417x XILONG M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 1 58kg 95
2 27x52x320x EXHILARATES M 4 James Cummings 2 57kg 96
3 11118×12 HOW WOMANTIC M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 57kg 89
4 1x35321x21 FELICIA M 4 Dean Binaisse 4 57kg 99
5 97×0415004 IN GOOD TIME M 6 Tracey Bartley 5 56kg 93
6 4846150×02 BROADWAYANDFOURTH M 4 Mitchell Freedman 6 56kg 82
7 17118x30x0 I AM ELOQUENT M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 7 56kg 78
8 4x24423x26 LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 8 55kg 103
9 080x2092x3 FIESTA M 5 Chris Waller 9 55kg 98
10 56404728×7 MISS IANO M 7 Mark C Webb 10 55kg 83
11 8x56895x85 MY PENDANT (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien 11 55kg 87
12 16x2334x23 JEN RULES M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 12 55kg 95
13 98x33280x6 EMBRACE ME (NZ) M 5 Danny O’Brien 13 55kg 91
14 1x545115x3 ALGADON MISS M 5 Matt Laurie 14 55kg 82
15 326420×422 PARMIE M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 15 55kg 77
16 3227×34211 PINYIN M 5 Jim Conlan 16 55kg 82
17 550x882x53 LA TIGERESA M 6 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 17 55kg 82
18 x25116x608 THE CLOSER M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 18 55kg 77
19 4115x2158x TOO GOOD TOO HARD M 5 Phillip Stokes 19 55kg 78
20 0259×12147 BONS ABROAD M 4 Kevin Corstens 20 55kg 70
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Northwood Plume Stakes 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), Sheidel (2016) and Tofane (2019). Northwood Plume Stakes results since 2005 are below.

Northwood Plume Stakes Final Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Fiesta 1 minute 9.69 seconds
2nd Felicia
3rd Broadwayandfourth
2019
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Tofane 1 minute 9.09 seconds
2nd Manicure
3rd Sweet Scandal
2018
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Winter Bride 1 minute 9.65 seconds
2nd Booker
3rd Our Crown Mistress
2017
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Cool Passion 1 minute 9.67 seconds
2nd Pedrena
3rd Princess Of Queens
2016
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Sheidel 1 minute 9.0 seconds
2nd Silent Sedition
3rd A Lotta Love
2015
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Politeness 1 minute 9.74 seconds
2nd Wawail
3rd Bring Me The Maid
2014
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Griante 1 minute 9.98 seconds
2nd Girl Guide
3rd Shamal Wind
2013
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Aerobatics 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Assertive Eagle
3rd Counted
2012
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Serene Star 1 minute 9.7 seconds
2nd Koonoomoo
3rd Miss Marx
2011
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Hinemoa 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Celts
3rd Lady Mahler
2010
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Avenue 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Red Flair
3rd Dorf Command
2009
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Our Lona 1 minute 9.4 seconds
2nd Tootsie
3rd Velocitea
2008
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Belong To Many 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Bel Mer
3rd Hanna Rossa
2007
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Storm Signal 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Soleil
3rd Paris Zero
2006
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Personal Ensign 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Pasikatera
3rd Storm Signal
2005
Northwood Plume Stakes
1st Crimson Reign 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Aqua D’amore
3rd Unabated

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