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A full field of sixteen runners are set to contest the Group 2 $200,000 Sir John Monash P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield today after the weight for age race was free of scratchings.

Black Heart Bart, above, is chasing back to back wins in the 2018 P.B. Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Black Heart Bart, above, is chasing back to back wins in the 2018 P.B. Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The rail will out 3m for the entire course on P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day with the track rated as a Good 4 with the possibility of a shower in the afternoon.

Trainer Mick Bell is hoping the heavens open up prior to the running of the P.B. Lawrence Stakes to help the chances of his mudlark Jungle Edge whose fourteen wins have all been on rain affected tracks.

The Group 3 $150,000 KS Enviromental Vain Stakes (1100m) for the three years old colts and geldings will have nine runners following the scratching of Titan Blinders while the Group 3 $150,000 Winslow Group Quezette Stakes (1100m) will have a capacity field of sixteen fillies with the withdrawal of Lady Horseowner and Belzella making way for the first two emergencies while the third emergency Sweet Rockette wasn’t required.

The other scratchings for the P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day nine race card are below.

Race 1

No 10. Room To Thyme.

Race 3

No 15 Saxophone, No 16 Keep Courting, No 17 Double Jeopardy.

Race 4

No 4 Redefine, No 8 Onslaught, No 11 Mr Gustavo, No 13 The Avenger, No 18 Mr Churchill, No 19 Thelburg.

Race 8

No 1 Rich Charm, No 5 Inn Keeper.

Race 9

No 1 Jacquinot Bay, No 8 Hi World, No 11 Kenjorwood, No 12 Sakhee’s Soldier.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.