The How Now Stakes is a Group 3 race for mares raced under set weights and penalty conditions each year in September at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2016 How Now Stakes was won by Secret Agenda from Every Faith with Exclusive Lass third.
Run as the 'William Hill Sprint Series Heat 2 Stakes' more recently and held on the same day as the Gr3 Naturalism Stakes, the How Now Stakes is a more than handy mares race during the early stages of the Melbourne spring racing carnival.
|Date:||Saturday 23rd September 2017|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Mares - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2016 Winner:||Secret Agenda|
The How Now Stakes is a mares only race over the sprint distance of 1200 metres and most of the time attracts above average females where the weighted conditions of the race means the better mares engaged have a decided advantage over their rivals.
Females contesting the How Now Stakes may have previously tackled similar mares races like the Gr3 Cockram Stakes or Gr3 Lets Elope Stakes and may consider tackling better quality mares races like the Gr2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes at Flemington on Turnbull Stakes day.
Classy mare Mosheen (5th in 2012) went on to win the Rose of Kingston Stakes at her next start after running fifth in this race and the How Now Stakes has been won by talented mares such as Sister Madly (2011), Velocitea (2009) and Lovely Jubly (2003) over the years.
Secret Agenda (2016) ran fourth in the Gr2 Euclase Stakes over 1200m at Morphettvile in Adelaide before resuming from a spell to win this race in easy fashion. Recent How Now Stakes winners include Politeness (2015) and Girl Guide (2014).
1. $2.80 Secret Agenda 57.0 Damien Oliver
2. $91.00 Every Faith 55.0 Ryan Maloney
3. $17.00 Exclusive Lass 56.0 Michael Walker
4. $13.00 A Lotta Love 55.0 Craig Newitt
5. $3.80 Miss Promiscuity 57.0 Dwayne Dunn
6. $13.00 Vibrant Rouge 57.0 Luke Nolen
7. $8.50 Andrassy 55.0 Ben Melham
8. $10.00 My Poppette 58.0 Mark Zahra
9. $13.00 Shakespearean Lass 56.0 Rhys McLeod
Margins: 2.25 len, 0.10 len
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|2016||Secret Agenda||Every Faith||Exclusive Lass||1:12.2|
|2014||Girl Guide||A Time For Julia||Shamal Wind||1:10.2|
|2013||Catkins||Hi Belle||Flash Of Doubt||1:12.5|
|2012||Detours||Classy Chloe||Mrs Onassis||1:10.4|
|2011||Sister Madly||Valentine Miss||Lone Rock||1:10.3|
|2010||Valentine Miss||I'm A Hussy||Red Flair||1:09.3|
|2007||Miss Judgement||Juste Momente||Flying Object||1.09:8|
|2006||Queen Of The Hill||Megadeal||Nuclear Free||1:10.9|
|2005||Sarah Michelle =1||Brindabella =1||Little Chloe||1:13.9|
|2003||Lovely Jubly||Infinite Grace||Astaroth||1:09.0|
|2001||Miss Power Bird||Purple Groove||Dynamic Love||1:11.3|
|2000||Piavonic||Nova Clause||Clemens Belle||1:10.3|
|1999||Snippets Lass||Rose Of Dane||Blazing Aura||1:10.0|