The 1000m scamper will ensure a hotly contested lead where position is vital.
Super Too can look to jump to the front and set the pace.
Snitty Kitty can look to go forward to settle handy.
Faatinah should settle just in behind the speed.
Property maps for a mid-field position and be coming off the pace.
Faatinah ran 2nd in this race last year to Our Boy Malachi. He was a dual acceptor that was scratched on Wednesday to target this.
In 2014 and again in 2015, the finish of this race resulted in a dead-heat.
Including the dead-heating runners, 5 of the past 8 editions have been won by a 4YO.
Dwayne Dunn has 3 wins in this race in the past 8 editions.
There are no gear changes on any runners to factor in assessing the field.
Property is the only 3YO in the field. The last 3YO to win this race was the brilliant Sepoy who carried 2.5kg more than Property has to here.
Snitty Kitty has a good Caulfield record of 4: 2-1-1.
Badajoz was 5th in the Ramornie at Grafton. An unlikely path, however Set For Fame completed the Ramornie/Caulfield Sprint double back in 2010.
Property opened at $4.80 and is the best supported in early markets and after touching $4 has eased back to $4.40.
Sweet Sherry has been specked at odds. Opening at $13, the support has seen her price slashed to $8.50.
Snitty Kitty opened at the top of the board at $3.80, touched $3.60 including $1,000 at that price before easing back to $3.80.
Super Too is on the drift. Opening at $4.60 she has eased to $5.
First held in 1983, the Caulfield Sprint is an open handicap run over 1000m. The race has featured in a raft of name changes, generally around the sponsor’s name. It was for the period of 1995-1999 known as the Schillaci Stakes following on from the win of the great grey sprinter in this race in 1994 until that name was transferred to another race.
Run over 1,100m, the minimum weight in 2016 will be 53kg. The race was held at Listed level when first held in 1983 and then in 1993 was granted Group 3 status. Since 1999 the race has been held at the current Group 2 level.
Total prizemoney on offer in 2017 is $200,000 with the winner to receive $120,000. In 2015 the race saw Lumosty and Éclair Choice dead-heat for the win. Amazingly it was the second consecutive year that the race ended in a dead-heat after Miracles Of Life and Bel Sprinter shared the win in 2014. Other winners include Our Boy Malachi, Sepoy, Fastnet Rock and the only dual winner Toledo.
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|Date:||Saturday, 21st October 2017|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2016 Winner:||Our Boy Malachi|
|2017 Caulfield Sprint Field|
The Caulfield Sprint is one of the highlights on Caulfield Cup Day, alongside the feature event, the Caulfield Cup. Held at the famous Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Carnival, it generally attracts the stronger sprinters in work at the time. Run over a distance of 1100m, it normally suits big finishers. First contested back in 1983 as a Listed Race, it has changed significantly since then, becoming a Group 2 in 1999.
The race has gone by many names over the years, from the Racing Museum Sprint to the Mercedes-Benz Sprint and finally the Caulfield International Sprint, which it is known as today. This event has been a good guide to future major sprints. 2011 victor, Sepoy, went on to win the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes. Queenslander Spirit Of Boom won the Caulfield Sprint in 2013, before success in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes and the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 the following year.
|2016||OUR BOY MALACHI||DWAYNE DUNN||MICHAEL, WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||00:57.7|
|2015||ECLAIR CHOICE*||DWAYNE DUNN||ROBERT SMERDON||00:57.4|
|2015||LUMOSTY*||DOM TOURNEUR||PHILLIP STOKES||00:57.4|
|2014||MIRACLES OF LIFE||HUGH BOWMAN||PETER SNOWDEN||01.04.3|
|2013||SPIRIT OF BOOM||NICHOLAS HALL||TONY GOLLAN||01.04.7|
|2012||HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME||BRENTON AVDULLA||CON KARAKATSANIS||01.03.2|
|2011||SEPOY||KERRIN MCEVOY||MAHMOOD AL ZAROONI||01.03.1|
|2010||SET FOR FAME||LUKE NOLEN||PETER MOODY||01.05.4|
|2009||FIRST COMMAND||DWAYNE DUNN||ANTHONY FREEDMAN||01.04.2|
|2008||SUNBURNT LAND||CHRIS SYMONS||MATHEW ELLERTON||01.03.6|
|2007||TESBURY JACK||DARREN GAUCI||CHRIS PARRY||01.02.5|
|2006||BISCAYNE BAY||GREG CHILDS||PAUL PERRY||01.02.4|