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Northwood Plume Stakes

The Northwood Plume Stakes is a Group 3 race for mares hekd in October each year at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weights & penalties conditions and worth $120,000 in prizemoney. The 2016 Northwood Plume Stakes was won by Sheidel from Silent Sedition with A Lotta Love third.

Run most recently as the 'Cape Grim Beef Steaks', the Northwood Plume Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season and takes place on Gr1 Caulfield Guineas day at Caulfield.

2017 Northwood Plume Stakes info

Date: Saturday 14th October 2017
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Mares - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $120,000
2016 Winner: Sheidel

The Northwood Plume Stakes is a mares only sprint race over 1200 metres that takes place on the first day of the three-day Caulfield spring racing carnival and is typically a tough affair for punters with so many capable mares engaged, making the form a little hard to predict at times.

A race like the Gr3 How Now Stakes, held the previous month on Gr1 Underwood Stakes day, provides the ideal lead-up race to the Northwood Plume Stakes as it is run under the same conditons. Politeness (2015) is the last mare to claim the How Now Stakes and Northwood Plume Stakes double.

Mares from this event looking to tackle longer distance events might head on to the Gr2 Tristarc Stakes the following week at the same track on Gr1 Caulfield Cup day.

Sheidel (2016) won a handicap race over 1100m at Caulfield before taking out this event and recent recent Northwood Plume Stakes winners have been Griante (2014) and Aerobatics (2013).

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Sheidel (2016) went on to win the Gr3 Begonia Belle Stakes over 1100m at Flemington on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2016 Northwood Plume Stakes result

1. $2.70 Sheidel 56.0 James McDonald
2. $11.00 Silent Sedition 57.0 Craig Williams
3. $71.00 A Lotta Love 55.0 Craig Newitt

then followed
4. $7.00 Ravi 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $6.50 Ameristralia 55.0 Dwayne Dunn
6. $5.50 Secret Agenda 57.0 Damien Oliver
7. $21.00 Mossin’ Around 55.0 Hugh Bowman
8. $21.00 Jalan Jalan 55.0 Luke Nolen
9. $51.00 Not A Happy Camper 55.0 Ben Melham
10. $61.00 Exclusive Lass 56.0 Michael Walker
11. $31.00 Lake Como (Nz) 55.0 Corey Brown
12. $81.00 Frill Seeking 55.0 Damian Lane
13. $21.00 Miss Gunpowder 58.0 Dom Tourneur

Margins: 0.4 len, 0.4 len
Time: 1:09.04

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Northwood Plume Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Sheidel Silent Sedition A Lotta Love 1:09.0
2015 Politeness Wawail Bring Me The Maid 1:09.7
2014 Griante Girl Guide Shamal Wind 1:09.9
2013 Aerobatics Assertive Eagle Counted 1:10.3
2012 Serene Star Koonoomoo Miss Marx 1:09.7
2011 Hinemoa Celts Lady Mahler 1:09.8