Foxplay likely to settle closer to the speed from gate 4 than her last run in the Epsom.
Global Glamour is likely to go forward from the wide gate.
Sword Of Light looks the likely leader from the inside gate.
There is a lot of speed drawn wide so there is the likelihood of a mad charge early to find position.
Shillelagh, Ravi and Sold For Song are likely to settle in the second-half of the pack.
Nash Rawiller (2) is the only jockey that has secured multiple wins in this race in the past 10 years.
There have been 3 favoruites win this race in the past 10 years.
5YO's have won the last two editions of the race but only 3 of the past 10. 4YO's have 6 of the past 10.
The winners in the past 8 years have come through the Gold Pendant, the Blazer Stakes (2), the Premiere (2), the Rupert Clarke, the Underwood and the Manikato.
Despite the varied path coming into this race, every winner in the past 8 years has taken on the Myer Classic at their next start.
If looking for the Myer winner, just 2 have completed the double Red Tracer and Typhoon Tracy.
There has been no winner of this race first-up in their prep- Global Glamour is resuming.
Foxplay is the highest rated runner in the race. The mare has only raced once the Melbourne way of going when 4th in the Thousand Guineas.
The only gear change appears on the emergency Petition who has blinkers added for the first time.
Savanna Armour is 3 from 4 at Caulfield and 1/1 at the track and trip.
Foxplay is the best supported early, firming from $5 to $4.40, with the biggest bet $1,000 at $4.60.
Savanna Armour is holding steady at $12 but has had her supporters, including $500win x $1,000 place at $12/$3.75.
Silent Sedition has been on the drift, opening at $5.50 she is out to $6.50.
Shillelagh has been well tried firming from the opening quote of $21 to $10 by Friday morning.
First held in 1987 at Listed level, the race was granted Group 3 status in 1994 and in 2005 was elevated to the current Group 2 status. Initially held over 1200m in 1987 it was increased to the current distance of 1400m in 1988 and has always been held at Caulfield.
Total prize money on offer in 2017 will be $200,000. The 2016 winner was the John Thompson trained First Seal, ridden by Blake Shinn. Other winners of the race include La Passe, Streama, More Joyous, Typhoon Tracy, Mimi Lebrock and Bonanova.
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|Date:||Saturday, 21st October 2017|
|Race Type:||4YO Mares Under Set Weight + Penalties|
|2016 Winner:||First Seal|
|2017 Tristarc Stakes Field|
Run alongside the Caulfield Cup, the Tristarc Stakes is one of the premier races for mares only. Raced under set weights and penalty conditions, it is contested by some of the best four-year-olds at the time. Run over 1400m, it is an ideal lead up to the Group 1 Myer Classic or the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes later in the carnival. First staged in 1987, it is a relatively new race compared to the majority of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival events. Originally a Listed Race, it went to become a Group Three in 1994, and then a Group 2 in 2005.
Some standout mares have won this race in the past, including Streama (2012), who was retired after her victory in the 2014 Doomben Cup. Other notable winners include; Bonanova (1999), Infinite Grace (2003-05 & 2nd in 2004) Our Egyptian Raine (2004), Typhoon Tracy (2009), More Joyous (2011) and Red Tracer (2013). Typhoon Tracy followed her victory in 2009 with another in the Group 1 Myer Classic.
|2016||FIRST SEAL||BLAKE SHINN||JOHN P THOMPSON||01:25.1|
|2015||LA PASSE||MICHELLE PAYNE||DARREN WEIR||01:23.7|
|2014||SWEET IDEA||TOMMY BERRY||GAI WATERHOUSE||01.25.4|
|2013||RED TRACER||NASH RAWILLER||CHRIS WALLER||01.23.1|
|2012||STREAMA||HUGH BOWMAN||GUY WALTER||01.24.7|
|2011||MORE JOYOUS||NASH RAWILLER||GAI WATERHOUSE||01.22.8|
|2010||CULMINATE||MICHAEL WALKER||DARREN WEIR||01.26.5|
|2009||TYPHOON TRACY||LUKE NOLEN||PETER MOODY||01.22.8|
|2008||MIMI LEBROCK||MICHAEL RODD||BART CUMMINGS||01.23.3|
|2007||MISS FANTABULOUS||MICHAEL RODD||DAVID HAYES||01.23.0|
|2006||NUCLEAR FREE||DARREN BEADMAN||JOHN BLACKER||01.23.0|