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How Now Stakes

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 2018 How Now Stakes was won by Winter Bride from Ellicazoom with Platinum Angel third.

This race was renamed the 'Ladbrokes Odds Boost Stakes' following the Ladbrokes Melbourne Racing Club sponsorship and is a more than handy mares race during the early stages of the Melbourne spring racing carnival.

It's held on the same day as the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and Group 3 Naturalism Stakes.

How Now Stakes info

Date: Saturday 22nd September 2018
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Mares - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2018 Winner: Winter Bride

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.

Winter Bride (2018) took out a 3YO CL6-SW race over 1200m at Doomben in Brisbane before heading to Melbourne to score a stylish victory in this event for Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds.

Recent How Now Stakes winners include Savanna Amour (2017) and Secret Agenda (2016).

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2018 How Now Stakes result

1. $4.80 Winter Bride 55.0 Ryan Maloney
2. $4.60 Ellicazoom 57.0 Regan Bayliss
3. $19.00 Platinum Angel 55.0 Chris Parnham

then followed
4. $4.80 I Am Excited 56.0 Mark Zahra
5. $9.00 Leather’N’Lace 55.0 Damian Lane
6. $31.00 Creativity 55.0 Damien Thornton
7. $71.00 Sylpheed 56.0 Nozi Tomizawa
8. $81.00 Carnival 57.0 Jordan Childs
9. $7.00 Global Glamour 58.0 Stephen Baster
10. $18.00 Epidemic 56.0 Craig Williams
11. $31.00 Life On The Wire 57.0 Dean Holland
12. $21.00 Fuhryk 56.0 Luke Nolen
13. $101.00 Prussian Vixen 57.0 Jake Noonan

Margins: 0.5 leb, 0.3 len
Time: 1:09.94

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How Now Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Winter Bride Ellicazoom Platinum Angel 1:09.9
2017 Savanna Amour Legless Veuve Ravi 1:09.4
2016 Secret Agenda Every Faith Exclusive Lass 1:12.2
2015 Politeness Griante Jessy Belle 1:10.7
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
2009 Velocitea Neroli Dollops 1:11.4
2008 Vivacious Spirit Benatar Vormista 1:10.5
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
2004 Strikeline Solar Antiquity Skewiff 1:10.5
2003 Lovely Jubly Infinite Grace Astaroth 1:09.0
2002 Taimana Calming Galapagos Girl 1:09.8
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