2014 Caulfield Stakes winner is Fawkner

October 11th, 2014

Fawkner is on track for the 2014 Cox Plate after winning the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes on Caulfield Guineas Day. Criterion was impressive in second with Side Glance third.

Fawkner wins the 2014 Caulfield Stakes from Criterion

Fawkner wins the 2014 Caulfield Stakes from Criterion (outside). Picture: Race Horse Photos Australia

Fawkner, last year’s Caulfield Cup winner, got a perfect ride from jockey Nick Hall who settler him just off the pace and sitting in fourth coming into the home turn. With 150m left Fawkner pushed clear but was challenged by an impressive Criterion who tried to run the 8-year-old grey gelding down on the line.

Two lengths away in third was Side Glance who held the lead into the home straight.

“The horse is flying,” part owner Nick Williams said about Fawkner after the race.

“Hoping he can win that elusive Cox Plate in a fortnight’s time.”

“He has taken the next step from being a handicapper to up to being a genuine weight for age horse and it is really exciting to have one of them in your stable.”

Caulfield Stakes Results 2014

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 4 59kg $5.50
2 9 CRITERION (NZ) David Payne Hugh Bowman 0.2L 3 58kg $16
3 2 SIDE GLANCE (GB) Andrew Balding Jamie Spencer 1.95L 5 59kg $26
4 1 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller Zac Purton 2.45L 12 59kg $6
5 4 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Damien Oliver 2.75L 6 59kg $6.50
6 10 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody Ben Melham 2.95L 8 58kg $4F
7 11 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners Jim Cassidy 3.95L 1 57kg $9
8 5 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller Glen Boss 4.95L 10 59kg $14
9 6 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington Craig Williams 5.7L 7 59kg $41
10 8 MASSIYN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Steven King 6.95L 2 59kg $151
11 12 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) John Sargent Tommy Berry 7.35L 9 56kg $31
12 7 CRACKERJACK KING (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 14.35L 11 59kg $19