2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day Results

October 8th, 2016

2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day boasts an impressive ten race card at Caulfield Racecourse this afternoon, highlighted by four talent-rich Group 1 feature races.

Godolphin colt Impending is favourite to win the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

Godolphin colt Impending is favourite to win the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart

The Group 1 Ladbrokes Stakes (2000m) will peg champion mare Winx against in-form gelding Black Heart Bart for the first time, while some of the Spring Carnival’s most exciting fillies will contest the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m).

The Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) will peg fourteen talented colts and gelding against one-another for one of the Spring Carnival’s most highly sought-after crowns at 4:30pm local time, while the day’s final Group 1 race, the Toorak Handicap (1600m), is a particularly open affair.

All 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day results will be available below, as each race is run and won.

Race 1 – Inglis Debutant Stakes Results

Major two-year-old targets in the 2017 Autumn Carnival are not out of reach of Wait For No One, who completed an impressive debut this afternoon after being crowned the Inglis Debutant Stakes winner.

Stephen Baster allowed Wait For No One to take up the running in the Inglis Debutant Stakes from the outset, and the colt more than stamped himself as one to watch; leading all the way to beat Spoils on the line, who had received a dream run in transit.

Trainer David Hayes is excited by the prospect of a glittering racing career for Wait For No One, following his run in the Inglis Debutant Stakes this afternoon.

“He’s a home-bred horse and it’s nice to have a home-bred win,” Hayes said after the Inglis Debutant Stakes.

“The horse that nearly beat him had the dream run and we did all the work out in front, so I think there was quite a bit of merit to the win.

“I liked that he showed nice fight; if he was a weak horse he would have been beaten. He’s a pretty good colt, this one.”

  • 1st – Wait For No One
  • 2nd – Spoils
  • 3rd – Miss Wahoo

Race 2 – Group 2 Hebert Power Stakes Results

Assign has gone a long way towards booking a position in the 2016 Melbourne Cup field, with an impressive all-the-way win in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) this afternoon.

Assign jumped an outright favourite for success in the Herbert Power Stakes after running second in the Listed Harry White Classic (2400m) a fortnight ago, and immediately took up the running at Caulfield this afternoon.

Having relaxed into a great rhythm and received an ideal run in transit, the son of Montjeu produced a strong kick in the final straight to beat Big Memory and Pemberley on the line.

Mallyon was thrilled to deliver Macedon Lodge a black type win in the Herbert Power Stakes, for their continued support of her career.

“I’m so lucky to have Lloyd, Nick and Team Williams supporting me,” Mallyon said.

“I love riding these horse, they’re amazing animals and I just knew today after last start tjat this horse would run a strong 2400m.

“I didn’t want them to walk so I was happy to take it up, and gee he was strong late. He’s barely blowing a candle out now and he’s a very good horse.

“He certainly dug in from the half mile, got a bit of pressure but he was never going to be beaten.”

  • 1st – Assign
  • 2nd – Big Memory
  • 3rd – Pemberley 

Race 3 – Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes Results

Hear The Chant has caused a big upset to win the talent-rich Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) from My Country and a fast-finishing Modern Wonder.

Hear The Chant was rated only an outside chance of success this afternoon, but took an ideal position within the field of thirteen from the outset and immediately switched off.

Jockey Dwayne Dunn threaded the needle upon arriving in the final straight and Hear The Chant responded with a big turn of foot to beat My Country and Modern Wonder on the line.

“I had no luck on her last start,” Dunn said.

“She’s shown us exceptional ability at home, she was completely out of luck at the Valley last start but that’s put her in good stead for today.”

  • 1st – Hear The Chant
  • 2nd – My Country
  • 3rd – Modern Wonder

Race 4 – Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes Results

Chetwood has dominated a smart field of sprinters to comfortably win the Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m) this afternoon.

Chetwood jumped a clear and justifiable odd-on favourite in the Weekend Hussler Stakes, and the gelding did his chances no harm when jumping well and taking a positive position behind early leader Sistine Demon.

Offered a clear line at the final straight, Chetwood easily pulled clear of his rivals to find the line three lengths ahead of a flying Rough Justice.

Jockey James McDonald was thrilled with the feel offered up by the son of Exceed And Excel on his way to winning the Weekend Hussler Stakes.

“He’s flying and going really well,” McDonald said.

“He gave me a beautiful ride today. Obviously he’s led in all of his starts but he had to take a sit, he relaxed really well and he showed us a good, powerful finish like he always does.

“He’s maturing all the time, he’s not that big, strong headed horse that he has been in the past and it’s good to come here today on a good surface, and him show his best qualities.”

  • 1st – Chetwood
  • 2nd – Rough Justice
  • 3rd – Sistine Demon 

Race 5 – Group 3 Cape Grim Beef Steaks Results

Former Perth mare Sheidel has continued her impressive run of form with a return to the winner’s circle in the Group 3 Cape Grim Beef Steaks (1200m) on 2016 Caulfield Guineas Day.

Sheidel firmed into clear favouritism after James McDonald was booked for the ride earlier this week, and the mare immediately took a position on pace this afternoon, alongside the likes of Lake Como and Silent Sedition.

Producing a big kick in the final straight, the mare held off strong claims by Silent Sedition and A Lotta Love to complete the impressive start-to-finish performance.

Trainer David Hayes said that the mare has likely booked herself a position in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes field following this afternoon’s success.

“We’ll hold a nomination in the Manikato, because she’s done everything but win a Group 1. She got beaten an inch in the Robert Sangster,” Hayes said.

“We’d love to win a Group 1 with her, but she’s probably got to go into the big races now.

“We’ll see how she pulls up and make a decision, but maybe the Manikato.”

  • 1st – Sheidel
  • 2nd – Silent Sedition
  • 3rd – A Lotta Love 

Race 6 – Group 1 Ladbrokes Stakes Results

Winx has continued her unbeaten run of form with another comfortable triumph in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Stakes (2000m); her eighth win at the highest level of racing.

Winx was settled on the heels of Black Heart Bart by jockey Hugh Bowman, and received an easy run in transit at a particularly slow tempo.

Bowman peeled the Street Cry mare off the fence rounding onto the final straight and was just another spectator to the five-year-old’s brilliance, her who comfortably jogged clear of her two rivals to win the race.

Trainer Chris Waller is confident that the mare will bring her best to the races in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in a fortnight.

“The expectations are there for her to win,” Waller said.

“I just think it’s great for racing. I’m not seeing that she’s the be-all and end-all, but there’s some good horses coming together over the next few weeks and I think we’re in for a hell of a carnival.

“I wanted her to win and that’s the only thing I was thinking about. She’s a superior horse.

“She’ll only do what she has to and she’ll be ready to step up in two weeks’ time.”

  • 1st – Winx
  • 2nd – Black Heart Bart
  • 3rd – He Or She

Race 7 – Group 1 Thousand Guineas Results

Global Glamour secured her second Group 1 win in as many weeks with a smart performance for success in the 2016 Thousand Guineas (1600m) this afternoon.

Global Glamour beat a smart field in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick last weekend, and did her chances of repeating the effort no harm when jumping well and taking up the running in the Thousand Guineas.

Offered a clear racing line upon arriving at the final straight, the Star Witness filly mustered a big turn of foot to beat a brave I Am A Star and Whispering Brook.

Co-trainer Adrian Bott was thrilled with the performance and revealed that plans beyond today are yet to be made for Global Glamour.

“She’s an absolute star and I think she’s going to be a star filly. She’s proven that today,” Bott said.

“She’s come back in such good order and having such a long time off, she’s delivered. We saw her put it all together last start and today, we saw her step it up again.

“We haven’t thought too far beyond today’s race. We’ll take a breath and enjoy today.”

  • 1st – Global Glamour
  • 2nd – I Am A Star
  • 3rd – Whispering Brook 

Race 8 – Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Results

Divine Prophet has mustered a career-best performance to be crowned the 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas winner this afternoon.

Divine Prophet was drawn on the rails in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas, but was settled within the field of fourteen by Dwayne Dunn as Evacuation and Revolving Door set the early pace.

Seemingly blocked for a run rounding onto the final straight, Dunn eased the horse to clear running before asking for an extra effort and Divine Prophet did the rest; charging home to find the line a bob of the head clear of Seaburge; Hey Doc boxing on for third.

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes was thrilled with the colt’s performance but revealed that future plans are yet to be decided for the three-year-old.

“He was three back on the fence, but I don’t know how many times I’ve said it – you’ve got to draw barriers,” Hawkes said.

“He drew barrier 1 and was on the fence in not a hard run race, but he just waited for the split to come and then when it did, he did the rest.

“It’s a stallion-making race and it will be another good colt to go to stud.

“Winx is Winx and Divine Prophet is Divine Prophet.

“She’s going to the Cox Plate and we just won a Caulfield Guineas. To be fair, this was our grand final and if we go onto the Cox Plate then so be it.”

  • 1st – Divine Prophet
  • 2nd – Seaburge
  • 3rd – Hey Doc 

Race 9 – Group 1 Toorak Handicap Results

He’s Our Rokkii has broken through for a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) this afternoon; delivering Lindsay Park a fourth black type win on 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day.

He’s Our Rokkii was unlucky to be caught in a tough position mid-field on the rails during the running of the Toorak Handicap, but another expert ride by jockey Dwayne Dunn proved the difference as the four-year-old savaged the line late to beat Great Esteem and Tivaci.

David Hayes was thrilled with He’s Our Rokkii’s performance for success in the Toorak Handicap and revealed that the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m) in November is his next major target.

“I think we’ve had nine runners in nine Group 1 races this spring and have placed in them all, so it’s nice to break through. I’m over the moon,” Hayes said.

“We’ve been avoiding temptation with him and thought we’d just get him to go through his classes, and now he’s arrived at the Group 1 level first go and has won.

“We’ll probably go for the Emirates and hopefully then he’ll be too quailed to run in handicaps, and he’ll be a weight-for-age horse.”

  • 1st – He’s Our Rokkii
  • 2nd – Great Esteem
  • 3rd – Tivaci 

Race 10 – Group 2 Schillaci Stakes Results

Star Witness has stamped himself as a serious Coolmore Stud Stakes prospect with a dominant win in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) this afternoon.

Star Witness was the short-priced favourite in the Schillaci Stakes field and immediately found a positive position within the talent-rich field, behind a pace battle between The Monstar, Flamberge and Furnaces.

Offered a clear line at the final straight, the Star Witness colt charged clear of his rivals; finding the line more than two lengths ahead of Malaguerra and Fell Swoop.

“He delivered. The only horse that his beaten him this preparation is Astern, so how good is Astern I guess!” jockey Craig Williams said.

“I know they said that the race he was carrying was a huge advantage, but he still has to be a quality colt to handle it, and he handled them all this race.

“He had some really good horses chasing him home and he basically won it untouched.”

  • 1st – Star Turn
  • 2nd – Malaguerra
  • 3rd – Fell Swoop