The final field & barrier draw for this year's Cantala Stakes. Free form guides, betting updates, race history & stats. Track info & scratchings for Cantala Stakes.
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The Cantala Stakes
The Race: first run in 1881 as the Coburg Stakes then the Cantala from 1919, this race was recently run at Flemington as the Emirates Stakes on the last day of racing during Melbourne Cup Week. In 2016 the race reverted to it's original name and was moved to the first day of the VRC Carnival on Derby Day. The Emirates Stakes is now a 2000m WFA event held on the following Saturday.
Support Races: racing at Flemington on the same day includes the Victoria Derby, Coolmore Stud Stakes, Hotham Hcp.
Track Bias: Flemington is a spacious track with sweeping turns and a long home straight. The rail is usually in the True position for the first day of racing during Melbourne Cup week, there will be little bias on the track while the going is on the better side of Soft. Barriers are usually of little importance.
Weight & Statistics: This handicap race is often won by a runner down on the minimum weight. Low weighted runners who qualify for the Melbourne Cup with a win in this race often go on to run a place in the big one.
Cantala Stakes - Race History
Conditions: Handicap Group 1
The final field of the Cantala Stakes with barrier draw, jockeys, weights, fixed odds & scratchings will be published here.
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