TRISTARC STAKES FORM


  • VERDICT: FOXPLAY- she is a quality mare that has already won at G1 level when taking the Queen Of The Turf back in the Autumn where she defeated some of the runners she takes on here. She ran Winx to a long neck in the Warwick Stakes and was 3 lengths from Happy Clapper in the Epsom. Against mares only she can dominate.

  • THREAT: SAVANNA ARMOUR- the Chris Meagher trained 4YO has been taking the right steps at every target and was successful last start with 58kg in the G3 How Now. A winner of 4 of her past 5 starts, she loves The Heath where her record is 3 from 4.

  • MARKET MOVER: SHILLELAGH- has been well supported and has firmed from a $21 opening quote to $10. The Waller trained mare is second-up where her record is 4: 3-0-0 and hit the line strongly last start. The Magic Man is booked.


TEMPO

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.

CONSIDER

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.

FACTORS

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.

EARLY BIRD

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.

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THE MAGIC AGE
6 of the past 10 winners have been 4YO.
TOP CHANCES

FOXPLAY

SAVANNA ARMOUR

RAVI
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TRISTARC STAKES


The 2017 edition of the Tristarc Stakes is set to jump at Caulfield Racecourse on October 21, as a part of the Caulfield Cup Race Day. The major Group 1 race for the day is the 2017 Caulfield Cup.

The race is named after the former race mare Tristarc who was a five-time Group 1 winner and secured the Caulfield Cup in 1985. The race is restricted to 4YO and older mares and is held under the conditions of set weights plus penalties. The minimum weight before penalties are applied is 55kg in 2017.

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.

Odds and previews are available for all the major Spring Racing Carnival races at UBET's Spring Racing Betting Hub.


TRISTARC STAKES RACE GUIDE
Date: Saturday, 21st October 2017
Race Time: 16:10
Race Code: MR9
Location: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1,400 metres
Race Type: 4YO Mares Under Set Weight + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
2016 Winner: First Seal
2017 Tristarc Stakes Field



TRISTARC STAKES INFORMATION

TRISTARC STAKES INFORMATION

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.



PREVIOUS TRISTARC STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS TRISTARC STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
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