The 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes field has been released and star mare Winx will take on only two rivals in the Group 1 event at Caulfield on Saturday.
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes often features a small field, but the presence of Winx has ensured the smallest field in the history of the, with Black Heart Bart and He Or She the only horses standing in the way of Winx’s 12th straight victory.
Winx will be having her first race start in Melbourne since her dominant victory in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley last year and it will be her third race start this preparation following her victories in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1400m) and the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m).
Black Heart Bart has been one of the form horses of the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival and he will have the chance to show just how good he is in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes this weekend.
Black Heart Bart has been a revelation since joining the stable of Darren Weir and he has not finished outside the top two in his past eight race starts.
The Blackfriars gelding started his spring campaign with a very comfortable win in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 27 and he was upstaged by stablemate Palentino in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 10 before he returned to winning form in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on September 24.
Black Heart Bart is unbeaten in three race starts at Caulfield, but has never faced a mare the quality of Winx.
Rounding out the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes field is He Or She, who was also included in the nominations for the Cranbourne Cup that were released earlier this week.
He Or She has followed the exact same path as Black Heart Bart this preparation and he finished in the placings in both the Makybe Diva Stakes and the Underwood Stakes.
It should come as no surprise that Winx is a dominant favourite in the 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes betting market with Ladbrokes.com.au and she is priced at $1.16 from Black Heart Bart at $4.60 and He Or She at $31.
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