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CAULFIELD GUINEAS PRELUDE QUICK FACTS


First held in 1985 it was not until 2000 that the race became the Caulfield Guineas Prelude. The race was originally the Show Day Stakes, then became the Macdonald Stakes before taking on the current name and conditions of set weights plus penalties.

When the race became the Caulfield Guineas Prelude in 2000 it receive Listed status and in 2001 was elevated to the current G3 classification. The race is run over 1400m and has become a key step towards the Caulfield Guineas with 3 horses having completed the double in the past 10 years.

Prizemoney in 2016 is $175,000 with the winner to receive $105,000. The 2015 winner was the Ciaron Maher trained Bon Aurum, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy. Other winners of the race include Epaulette, Helmet, Apache Cat and Elvstroem.

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CAULFIELD GUINEAS PRELUDE RACE GUIDE
Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Race Time: 15:35 AEST
Race Code: MR6
Location: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1,400 metres
Race Type: 3YO Colts & Geldings Set Weights Plus Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $175,000
2016 Winner: Sacred Elixir
2016 Caulfield Guineas Prelude Results

NO. NAME RESULT ODDS
1 SACRED ELIXIR 1ST $8.50 (win)
11 REVOLVING DOOR 2ND $3.90 (pl)
8 WAZZENME 3RD $3.20 (pl)
3 SEABURGE 4TH -


2016 CAULFIELD GUINEAS PRELUDE TOP PICKS

2016 CAULFIELD GUINEAS PRELUDE TOP PICKS

SACRED ELIXIR

A last start Group 1 winner, the Tony Pike trained gelding is a three-time winner from six starts. Starting his career with a 3 start campaign he was a head 2nd on debut in a 1200m race at Ellerslie in December of 2015. 2nd up he was successful in a set weights event and was then given his shot in the Karaka Million where he finished mid-field and was immediately sent for a break. Resuming over 1400m at the Sunshine Coast in May with a Queensland campaign programmed, he hit the line strongly for a one length win. A strong finish at Doomben in the G2 Sires Produce ensured that Sacred Elixir started favourite in the JJ Atkins over 1600m and the gelding did not let his supporters down. Tony Pike has a raft of options for the Spring Carnival with Damian Lane to ride him in a race for... read more A last start Group 1 winner, the Tony Pike trained gelding is a three-time winner from six starts. Starting his career with a 3 start campaign he was a head 2nd on debut in a 1200m race at Ellerslie in December of 2015. 2nd up he was successful in a set weights event and was then given his shot in the Karaka Million where he finished mid-field and was immediately sent for a break. Resuming over 1400m at the Sunshine Coast in May with a Queensland campaign programmed, he hit the line strongly for a one length win. A strong finish at Doomben in the G2 Sires Produce ensured that Sacred Elixir started favourite in the JJ Atkins over 1600m and the gelding did not let his supporters down. Tony Pike has a raft of options for the Spring Carnival with Damian Lane to ride him in a race for the first time. read less

SARACINO

New Zealand colt Saracino made his Australian debut in the G2 Danehill Stakes over the Flemington 1200m ‘straight six’. Jumping from closer to the inside he was first into stride and angled across with the field to the grandstand side of the course. As they approached the 400m he was in front and was being asked for an effort by jockey Damien Oliver. With 100m left to run Archives loomed up strongly to issue a challenge, however the Baker/Forsman trained colt fought on strongly to take the win. That win was his second-up effort this preparation following his first-up run at Te Rapa. Taking on the G2 Foxbridge Plate over 1200m and carrying a light 51.5kg the colt was able to score a 2 length victory. Damien Oliver keeps the ride after winning last start and his only start at 1400m came when 3rd in the G1 Sires Produce at... read more New Zealand colt Saracino made his Australian debut in the G2 Danehill Stakes over the Flemington 1200m ‘straight six’. Jumping from closer to the inside he was first into stride and angled across with the field to the grandstand side of the course. As they approached the 400m he was in front and was being asked for an effort by jockey Damien Oliver. With 100m left to run Archives loomed up strongly to issue a challenge, however the Baker/Forsman trained colt fought on strongly to take the win. That win was his second-up effort this preparation following his first-up run at Te Rapa. Taking on the G2 Foxbridge Plate over 1200m and carrying a light 51.5kg the colt was able to score a 2 length victory. Damien Oliver keeps the ride after winning last start and his only start at 1400m came when 3rd in the G1 Sires Produce at Awapuni, beaten under one length by Luna Rossa at his final 2YO start. read less

ARCHIVES

John O’Shea trained Archives will step out to 1400m for the first time when he lines up for his second-up start this campaign. Resuming in the G2 Danehill Stakes he was in open air but was under heavy riding at the 300m. Responding he loomed up and looked like he would go past the leader Saracino, however that colt responded, while Archives finished 2nd and held off Samara Dancer who was making some good late ground. After placing 3rd on debut in a 2YO handicap over 1100m at Rosehill, O’Shea took the colt to Doomben for the Listed Hampden Stakes over 1200m. Starting the favourite off an inside barrier, he raced handy to the speed and run home to score a neck victory over Jericho. Craig Williams maintains the ride after being aboard during the Danehill.



THE ROUGHIE TIP

THE ROUGHIE TIP

WAZZENME

Trained on the track at Caulfield, the Stuart Webb trained Wazzenme will be 4th up into his campaign. Last start in the G2 Danehill Stakes he appeared to get somewhat lost at around the 350m as they raced down the Flemington straight. Regaining his stride he was hitting the line strongly, finishing under 2 lengths from the winner Saracino. Resuming in the G3 Vain Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield he was angled across from a wide gate at the start to look for running closer to the fence. Turning for home he was the widest runner and was working home strongly to be 1.75 lengths from the winner Russian Revolution. Second-up in the G3 McNeil Stakes the winkers came off and the blinkers were added. Squeezed up early he loomed strongly at the 300m and was beaten when Defcon received a charmed run along the rails to get into the... read more Trained on the track at Caulfield, the Stuart Webb trained Wazzenme will be 4th up into his campaign. Last start in the G2 Danehill Stakes he appeared to get somewhat lost at around the 350m as they raced down the Flemington straight. Regaining his stride he was hitting the line strongly, finishing under 2 lengths from the winner Saracino. Resuming in the G3 Vain Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield he was angled across from a wide gate at the start to look for running closer to the fence. Turning for home he was the widest runner and was working home strongly to be 1.75 lengths from the winner Russian Revolution. Second-up in the G3 McNeil Stakes the winkers came off and the blinkers were added. Squeezed up early he loomed strongly at the 300m and was beaten when Defcon received a charmed run along the rails to get into the clear. Wazzenme opened on the 7th line of the UBET market. read less



CAULFIELD GUINEAS PRELUDE INFORMATION

CAULFIELD GUINEAS PRELUDE INFORMATION

Held annually on the last Saturday of September during the Melbourne Spring Carnival, the Caulfield Guineas Prelude is a Group 3 race featured on Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day. The event is run over the 1400m track at Melbourne’s prestigious Caulfield Racecourse and is restricted to three-year-old colts and geldings under set weight and penalty conditions. As its name suggests, the event is used as a lead up race for the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, a race that is run at the same track two weeks later, with prize money of $1m up for grabs. In 2011, the Peter Snowden trained Helmet claimed the Caulfield Guineas Prelude before winning the Caulfield Guineas a fortnight later.

A triple Group 1 winner, Helmet was later shipped overseas for stud duty by Darley, before also standing in Victoria. Between 2009 and 2012, Peter Snowden trained three winners of this event in four years (Demerit, Helmet and Epaulette) for Darely. In 2013, Long John placed third before going on to win the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, while in 2010, Anacheeva did the same double as Helmet. Other famous victors of the Caulfield Guineas Prelude include Wonderful World (2006), Apache Cat (2005), Elvstroem (2003) and Strategic (1995).



PREVIOUS CAULFIELD GUINEAS PRELUDE WINNERS

PREVIOUS CAULFIELD GUINEAS PRELUDE WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 SACRED ELIXIR DAMIAN LANE TONY PIKE 01:24.7
2015 BON AURUM KERRIN MCEVOY CIARON MAHER 01:22.6
2014 RICH ENUFF MICHAEL RODD KEN KEYS 01.23.4
2013 ECLAIR BIG BANG DOM TOURNEUR PHILLIP STOKES 01:23.3
2012 EPAULETTE KERRIN MCEVOY PETER SNOWDEN 01:24.2
2011 HELMET KERRIN MCEVOY PETER SNOWDEN 01:21.4
2010 ANACHEEVA LUKE NOLEN PETER MOODY 01:23.1
2009 DEMERIT MARK ZAHRA PETER SNOWDEN 01:24.7
2008 FERNANDINA VLAD DURIC LEON CORSTENS 01:25.4
2007 PURREALIST HUGH BOWMAN DANNY O'BRIEN 01:24.2
2006 WONDERFUL WORLD LUKE NOLEN BART CUMMINGS 01:24.6