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The Bletchingly Stakes
History: First run as an 1100m Listed race in 1994 and became Group 3 in 1997. The distance was increased to 1200m in 2004. Usually run in late July or early August, for some it marks the unofficial start of the Melbourne Spring Carnival at Caulfield. While many quality horses in this race are coming off a spell and heading for the Liston or the Memsie, some are still finishing off their winter campaigns and as a consequence are hard fit. The race was held at Sandown in 2017 when the originally scheduled raceday was called off due to high winds.
Notable winners: Poetic King (1994), Rubitano (2002), Super Elegant (2003), Regal Roller (2005), Apache Cat (2007), Shoot Out (2010), Vega Magic (2018), Scales Of Justice (2019)
Lead Up Form: Many runners are resuming off a spell but form from the QLD Winter Carnival can be worth following.
Time: Track record for Caulfield 1200m is 1:07.74 (Miss Andretti)
Track Bias, Barriers: The rail is normally True or out around 3 metres but this has little effect on the pattern of racing here. The long straight run from the 1200m start gives a chance to every horse but it pays to start well and be in the leading division by the final corner as the final straight is short and the winning post comes up quickly.
Weight & Statistics: under WFA conditions, the majority of winners have been male horses although mares do have a slight advantage under this weight scale.
Conditions: Group 3 WFA
2020 Winner: Viridine
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