Australian Spring Racing

There are several Group weight-for-age races such as the Turnbull Stakes, Caulfield Stakes, Cox Plate, and McKinnon Stakes. The Cox Plate at Moonee Valley is the most important of all the Spring weight-for-age races and it is the race trainers want to win most apart from the Melbourne Cup. Many of the other WFA races are used by trainers as lead-up races for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, the two major Spring handicap races in Australia. Therefore it pays not to take all form on its face value because horses do improve out of sight when the big money is on offer. The factor which is the common denominator of most of the feature race winners is that they have won a previous group one race or at least been placed previously in a group one race. Class is an important consideration when finding winners on the race course so … Read the rest