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Racing round-up - Where to next for the winners out of Caulfield and Randwick on October 12

Adam Cusworth in News 14 Oct 2019
  • It was a bumper day at Caulfield for Guineas Day, while the big again stepped out at Randwick. 
  • Who were the major players and where are they headed next?
Cape Of Good Hope claims the Caulfield Stakes

The big names stepped out at Caulfield on Saturday October 12 for the running of four Group 1 races, while in Sydney the action was at Randwick. 

Here is our round up of the action as we take a look at where the major players are headed next. 

Cox Plate (2040m) next on the agenda for a number of Caulfield runners. 

The Caulfield Stakes (2000m) featured a number of the top weight-for-age gallopers and the $1 million race was taken out by the Hayes and Dabernig-traineg Cape Of Good Hope, who held off a gallant Black Heart Bart, while the stablemate of Cape Of Good Hope, Harlem ran 3rd. 

That trio will next step out at Moonee Valley on October 26 to tackle the Cox Plate as will, Avilius, who worked home solidly out wide of the slow tempo to run 4th in the Caulfield Stakes. 

Cape Of Good Hope is now into $7 second favouritism for the weight-for-age championship alongside Mystic Journey. The Japanese galloper, Lys Gracieux, is the $4.60 favourite for the Plate. Avilius is also in the market at $8. 

The Thousand Guineas (1600m) winner, Flit, may join that group in the race meaning we have a rare appearance of a three-year-old filly at the Valley. Flit got up in the last stride of the Thousand Guineas, overhauling Southbank (3rd), who looked the winner at the 100m mark. Missile Mantra separated that pair. 

Flit will be out to go a couple of spots better than Yankee Rose, who came 3rd to Winx and Hartnell in the 2016 edition of the race. The Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) or a spell are other options for the Godolphin galloper. Another winner from Saturday that may also be seen in the Cox Plate is Fierce Impact, who took out the Toorak Handicap (1600m) from Night's Watch. 

Trekking to tackle the Everest

The Schillaci Stakes (1100m) was the final event at Caulfield and featured the sprinters. The Melbourne Racing Club's slot in the  Everest (1200m) was on the line for the winner and Trekking burst through to win the Schillaci ahead of Ball Of Muscle and The Bostonian. Godolphin have confirmed that Trekking will line up in the $14 Everest, which will be run at Randwick on October 19. 

One of the big stories out of Caulfield occurred earlier on the programme when Steel Prince was scratched from the Herbert Power (2500m). The Anthony Freedman-trained galloper lashed out in the barriers but his injuries are only superficial and he will press on to the Melbourne Cup (3200m), via either the Geelong Cup (2400m) or the Moon Valley Cup (2500m). 

The Chosen One eventually claimed the Herbert Power and will back up in Saturday's Caulfield Cup. A Prince Of Arran finished runner-up in the Herbert Power but last year's Melbourne Cup placegetter is no guarantee to squeeze into the field this year. 

Meanwhile, a decision will be made as to where the Caulfield Guineas (1600m) winner, Super Seth, will head next after his barnstorming come-from-behind victory in the Guineas ahead of Alligator Blood. 

The Inevitable off to the Golden Eagle (1500m). 

Sydney racing saw the running of the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) and it was Shadow Hero that confirmed himself as Sydneys best staying youngster with victory in the Group 1 race. He is likely to tackle the Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington next month. 

The Silver Eagle (1300m) was claimed by the Tasmanian horse, The Inevitable, who made it eight wins from 10 starts by edging out Fasika in that race with Mizzy running 3rd. That group will go to the Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill next month.

Looking Ahead

The Everest is set to be run and won at Randwick on Saturday October 19, while the time honoured Caulfield Cup is the highlight at Caulfield. 


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