The 2017 Spring Racing Carnival continues at Caulfield and the Naturalism Stakes Day results will be updated all afternoon long at horseracing.com.au.
The Naturalism Stakes is an important race as it gives the winner ballot-exempt entry into the Caulfield Cup and in 2016 it was won by Jameka in dominant fashion before she went on to take out the Caulfield Cup.
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Stampede is currently on top of the 2017 Naturalism Stakes, but there are a number of talented horses in this field that also includes Sir Isaac Newton, Tally, Big Duke, Articus, Amelie’s Star, Abbey Marie and Harlow Gold.
The Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes also has plenty of depth and you can make a case for just about every horse in the Group 3 event, while Japanese sprinter Brave Smash will be in action in the Testa Rossa Stakes as he builds towards The Everest.
There are a number of intriguing storylines in play at Caulfield and you can stay up to date with all the latest Naturalism Stakes Day results with horseracing.com.au.
2017 Naturalism Stakes Day Results
Race 1 (12:00pm) – $120,000 Aquis Farm Supports Pinchapoo Plate Results
Leather’N’Lace led from start to finish to take out the opening race at Caulfield on Naturalism Stakes Day.
There was plenty of money for Leather’N’Lace in the lead-up to the Aquis Farm Supports Pinchapoo Plate and the punters that backed the promising filly were always confident in the run.
Leather’N’Lace responded nicely when asked for an extra effort by jockey Damian Lane and she never looked like getting run down in the final stages of the race.
- 1st – Leather’N’Lace
- 2nd – Uptown Gal
- 3rd – Banish
Race 2 (12:30pm) – $120,000 Mirabel Foundation Handicap Results
Cliff’s Edge gave Darren Weir an early double with a comfortable win in the Mirabel Foundation Handicap at Caulfield on Saturday.
Weir elected to back Cliff’s Edge up after he failed to fire in the Pin & Win Plate at Flemington last weekend and it proved to be the winning play.
Jockey John Allen gave Cliff’s Edge a lovely run in transit and he picked up his rivals when he was asked for an extra effort.
- 1st – Cliff’s Edge
- 2nd – Sunquest
- 3rd – Pres De Toi
Race 3 (1:05pm) – $60,000 Lojac Civil Handicap (1800m)
Anaheim upstaged the well-backed Sin To Win to take out the Lojac Civil Handicap at Caulfield this afternoon.
Sin To Win loomed as the winner at the top of the straight, but Anaheim showed a superior turn-of-foot when he found clear running to quickly put the race to bed.
The win was Anaheim’s first since he won the Listed TCL QUHD TV Stakes at Flemington on Crown Oaks Day last year and trainer Trent Busuttin is confident there is more wins ahead of the four-year-old.
- 1st – Anaheim
- 2nd – Sin To Win
- 3rd – Goodwill
Race 4 (1:40pm) – $120,000 Fight Cancer Foundation Plate Results
Bandipur finished over the top of I Did It Again to win the Fight Cancer Foundation Plate at Caulfield this afternoon.
I Did It Again was very well-backed in the lead-up to the race, but he was caught wide in the early stages and forced to do plenty of work.
He hit the front at the 150 metre mark, but the tough run had clearly taken its toll first-up and the race-fit Bandipur proved too strong in the final stages of the race.
- 1st – Bandipur
- 2nd – I Did It Again
- 3rd – King’s Authority
Race 5 (2:15pm) – $120,000 Ladbrokes Supports National Jockeys Trust Handicap Results
Sircconi led from start to finish to record an upset win in the Ladbrokes Supports National Jockeys Trust Handicap at Caulfield this afternoon.
Sircconi looked like a sitting duck when Wyndspelle and So Si Bon flew down the outside, but they couldn’t get too Sircconi.
Linda Meech timed her ride to perfection on Sircconi and she was delighted to continue her positive association with the horse after she won the VRC Sires’ Produce on the horse earlier in the year.
- 1st – Sircconi
- 2nd – Wyndspelle
- 3rd – So Si Bon
Race 6 (2:55pm) – $120,000 Listed Testa Rossa Stakes Results
Bons Away upstaged Brave Smash to win the Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon.
Brave Smash was awarded a position in The Everest last week and went into the Testa Rossa Stakes as a clear favourite, but he was unable to run down Bons Away in the final stages of the race.
Bons Away flew down the outside in the final stages of the race and he delivered jockey Linda Meech a race-to-race double.
- 1st – Bons Away
- 2nd – Brave Smash
- 3rd – Fast ‘N’ Rocking
Race 7 (3:35pm) – $150,000 Naturalism Stakes Results
Harlem earnt a place in the 2017 Caulfield Cup field after he recorded a dominant win in the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon.
Stampede took up the running in the early stages of the Naturalism Stakes and Harlem received a lovely run just behind the leader.
Beau Mertens asked Stampede for an extra effort at the top of the straight and he kicked away, but Harlem quickly picked up his rival and he ran away from the rest of the field in the final stages of the race.
- 1st – Harlem
- 2nd – Samovare
- 3rd – Stampede
Race 8 (4:15pm) – $150,000 Group 3 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes Results
Savanna Amour led from start to finish to win the 2017 Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon.
Brad Rawiller took Savanna Amour straight to the front in the early stages of the Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes and she shot away at the top of the straight.
Savanna Amour got very tired in the last 100 metres and a host of horses stormed at her late, but she did enough to hold on and record her second win on the trot.
- 1st – Savanna Amour
- 2nd – Legless Veuve
- 3rd – Ravi
Race 9 (4:55pm) – $120,000 Inglis Supports Riding For The Disabled Association Victoria Plate Results
Merriest led from start to finish to return to winning form in the Inglis Supports Riding For The Disabled Association Victoria Plate at Caulfield this afternoon.
Princess Of Queens challenged Merriest for the lead, but that didn’t soften up Merriest and she kicked clear from her rivals at the top of the straight.
Petition and Jamaican Rain both found the line strongly late, but they were unable to catch a tough Merriest.
- 1st – Merriest
- 2nd – Petition
- 3rd – Princess Of Queens