12:30 PM (AEDST) Saturday, February 10 at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne
A huge day of Group racing will take place this Saturday at Caulfield, with the C.F. Orr Stakes the main event on a cloudy day and fast track.
Race 1 – The Big Screen Company Handicap (1800 metres)
Race 2 – Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude Fillies (1100 metres)
Race 3 – Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Prelude Colts & Geldings (1100 metres)
Race 4 – Ladbrokes TS Carolyn Cup (1600 metres)
Race 5 – Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200 metres)
Race 6 – Schweppes Rubiton Stakes (1100 metres)
Race 7 – Hyland Race Colours Autumn Stakes (1400 metres)
Race 8 – Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes (1400 metres)
Race 9 – mypunter.com Bellmaine Stakes (1200 metres)
Race 8 – Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes – This Group 1 feature race of the day will see a total of $500,000 in prize money on the line. Tosen Stardom will be the favourite here, resuming after a 3 month spell. He was a last start winner at the Group 1 Emirates Stakes, coming home strongly to win by a length and a half. Better suited to the sprints and is expected to be very strong here on fresh legs. Hartnell is a very classy and powerful horse who will be resuming here after his horror run in the Melbourne Cup. Is very strong at the start of her campaigns and is right at home on this track. Expect a bold showing here. Shillelagh ended her last campaign with a win in the Group 1 Kennedy Mile before taking a 3 month break. Will resume here and is expected to be in the mix here.
Betting: Tosen Stardom $4.20; Hartnell $5.00; Shillelagh $7.00; Mr Sneaky $7.50; Brave Smash $8.50; Thronum $10.00; Mighty Boss $13.00; Tshahitsi $17.00; Dollar For Dollar $18.00; Single Gaze $26.00; Lord Of The Sky $31.00; Abbey Marie $34.00.