Cape Grim Beef Stakes

The 2016 [cf “race_name”] is the final event in the three race Sportingbet Sprint Series. Officially registered as the Northwood Plume Stakes, this race is referred to as the [cf “race_name”] due to a sponsorship agreement.

Along with the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m), the [cf “race_name”] comprises an impressive series of races designated specifically for mares.

Raced over 1200m (like the rest of the series), the [cf “race_name”] is a set weights with penalties contest for mares aged four years and older. Because of the race conditions, you can usually expect the classier types to come out on top.

The [cf “race_name”] is worth $150,000, with a $50,000 bonus to the winner if they previously won one of the two heats.

Held on Caulfield Guineas Day, the [cf “race_name”] sits on an absolutely massive racing program. A total of ten black-type events are held on the day, which include the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Group 1 Caulfield Stakes, Group 1 Thousand Guineas, Group 1 Toorak Handicap, Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes, Group 2 Schillaci Stakes, Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes, Listed Debutant Stakes and Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes.

The How Now Stakes and Cockram Stakes are two of the more popular lead up races to the [cf “race_name”]. The Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) held at Rosehill is another viable option.

After the [cf “race_name”], the classier mares often progress onto fairly prestigious events such as the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes.

Originally, the Northwood Plume Stakes was named after the horses of the same name, who took out the Thousand Guineas in 1994. In 2013, the [cf “race_name”] was recognised with an upgrade to Group 3 status. The race, along with the other two events in the series, provides an important opportunity for mares to showcase their skills.

The [cf “race_name”] has gone by a few different labels prior to the current sponsorship, including the Carlton Draught Northwood Plume Stakes and the Le Tan Stakes.

Notable [cf “race_name”] winners include Crimson Reign (2005), Belong To Many (2008) and Serene Star (2012).

2016 [cf “race_name”] Field

The [cf “race_name”] field usually contains a fairly classy set of mares. Those horses which make it into the final [cf “race_name”] field usually have fairly decent black-type experience and can stand up against some of the better colts and geldings.

The 2016 [cf “race_name”] field is now published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 118x227x43 MISS GUNPOWDER Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 11 58kg 85
2 21x27024x1 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 10 57kg 100
3 234x11212x SILENT SEDITION Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 6 57kg 85
4 1x34127x42 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig James McDonald 9 56kg 102
5 16x24088x3 EXCLUSIVE LASS Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 13 56kg 88
6 90x561324x FORGERESS Quinton Scott Nicholas Hall 2 55kg 86
7 x518321504 A LOTTA LOVE Sam Pritchard-Gordon Craig Newitt 8 55kg 87
8 122225×602 MOSSIN’ AROUND Grahame Begg Hugh Bowman 3 55kg 76
9 312x3286x5 JALAN JALAN Colin Little Luke Nolen 4 55kg 78
10 1x321x11x2 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 14 55kg 87
11 44×9583244 FRILL SEEKING Matthew Smith Damian Lane 1 55kg 80
12 0337×85341 NOT A HAPPY CAMPER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ben Melham 12 55kg 77
13 28416×1921 LAKE COMO (NZ) Pat Hyland Corey Brown 7 55kg 74
14 2x2422x111 AMERISTRALIA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 5 55kg 70

2016 [cf “race_name”] Nominations

The [cf “race_name”] nominations are usually a fairly inclusive list of the top mares currently in the midst of their racing campaign. Mares target the [cf “race_name”] nominations following decent runs earlier in the spring, and as a result there’s usually a bit of form for punters to look to.

The 2016 [cf “race_name”] nominations will be published here on Monday, October 5th.

[cf “race_name”] Results

[cf “race_name”] results and winning times since 2005 are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Sheidel 2 Silent Sedition 3 A Lotta Love 1:09.04
2015 1 Politeness 2 Wawall 3 Bring Me The Maid 1:09.74
2014 1 Griante 2 Girl Guide 3 Shamal Wind 1:09.98
2013 1 Aerobatics 2 Assertive Eagle 3 Counted 1:10.4
2012 1 Serene Star 2 Koonoomoo 3 Miss Marx 1:09.7
2011 1 Hinemoa 2 Celts 3 Lady Mahler 1:09.8
2010 1 Avenue 2 Red Flair 3 Dorf Command 1:09.2
2009 1 Our Lona 2 Tootsie 3 Velocitea 1:09.4
2008 1 Belong To Many 2 Bel Mer 3 Hanna Rossa 1.10.7
2007 1 Storm Signal 2 Soleil 3 Paris Zero 1:10.5
2006 1 Personal Ensign 2 Pasikatera 3 Storm Signal 1:09.9
2005 1 Crimson Reign 2 Aqua D’amore 3 Unabated 1:10.7