Stars Out For First Aus Gr1

Doug Whyte rides Boban

Doug Whyte

Douglas Whyte rides for Chris Waller

A star-studded field is set to contest the first Australian Gr1 race of the year – the Gr1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

The connections of 18 horses have chosen to launch their autumn campaigns in the $500,000 weight-for-age feature which sees dual Gr1 winner Lucky Hussler as the early favourite with the TAB.

Last season’s Gr1 Emirates Stakes winner Turn Me Loose and 5-time Gr1 winner Boban are the only other horses under double figure odds.

The field for the 2016 Gr1 CF Orr Stakes is:

  1. FAWKNER (Robert Hickmott-Nicholas Hall) 59kg (12)
  2. HAPPY TRAILS (Paul Beshara-Ms Jamie Kah) 59kg (11)
  3. BOBAN (Chris Waller-Douglas Whyte) 59kg (13)
  4. LUCKY HUSSLER (Darren Weir-Glen Boss) 59kg (8)
  5. REBEL DANE (Gary Portelli-Blake Shinn) 59kg (4)
  6. MOURINHO (Peter Gelagotis-Vlad Duric) 59kg (7)
  7. TURN ME LOOSE (Murray Baker-Opie Bosson) 59kg (10)
  8. HUCKLEBUCK (Phillip Stokes-Dom Tourneur) 59kg (18)
  9. TRUST IN A GUST (Darren Weir-Brad Rawiller) 59kg (15)
  10. STRATUM STAR (Darren Weir-Mark Zahra) 59kg (14)
  11. MESSENE (Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-J Winks) 59kg (5)
  12. ENTIRELY PLATINUM (Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-D Dunn) 59kg (9)
  13. BOW CREEK (John O’Shea-Ben Melham) 59kg (2)
  14. RED BOMBER (Mick Price-Craig Newitt) 59kg (6)
  15. AWESOME ROCK (Leon & Troy Corstens-Stephen Baster) 59kg (17)
  16. RISING ROMANCE (David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-D Lane) 57kg (16)
  17. SUAVITO (Nigel Blackiston-Luke Currie) 57kg (1)
  18. FENWAY (Lee & Shannon Hope-Damien Oliver) 57kg (3)

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