Winx headlines star-studded spring cast

Friday, 01 September 2017, 09:12:18 AM. CHAMPION mare Winx will chase her 19th straight win this Saturday at Royal Randwick, while the Group 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield signals the start of the Melbourne spring carnival.

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Winx launched her spring campaign with a heart-stopping win in the Warwick Stakes two weeks ago. The mighty mare will be the star attraction on Chelmsford Stakes day at Randwick.

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While the mare struts her stuff in Sydney, the Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart will be on a mission to win back-to-back Memsie Stakes. The $1m sprint is the first Group 1 race of the new racing season and has pulled together another strong field, including interstate raiders Yankee Rose and Le Romain.

The race will also feature the winners of the Australian Derby (Jon Snow), Australian Cup (Humidor) and Australian Guineas (Hey Doc). Hey Doc showed his spring credentials with an impressive first-up win in the Aurie’s Star Handicap.

Former Perth star Vega Magic is favourite for the Memsie.

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THE FIELDS

CAULFIELD (9 races)

First race: 12.25pm

Memsie Stakes (1400m)

Horse (barrier)TrainerJockeyWeight1. BLACK HEART BART (5)D Weir.B Rawiller59kg2. LE ROMAIN (6)K LeesB Melham59kg3. TOSEN STARDOM (4)D WeirB Shinn59kg4. HUMIDOR (11)D WeirM Zahra59kg5. VEGA MAGIC (3)D&B Hayes & T DabernigC Williams59kg6. CHARMED HARMONY (2)J SadlerMs K Mallyon59kg7. JON SNOW (10)M Baker & A ForsmanS Baster58.5kg8. HEY DOC (1)T McEvoyL Currie58.5kg9. SEABURGE (12)D&B Hayes & T DabernigR Bayliss58.5kg10. SINGLE GAZE (9)N OliveMs K O'Hara57kg11. I AM A STAR (7)S NicholsL Nolen56.5kg12. YANKEE ROSE (8)D VandykeD Yendall56.5kg

ROYAL RANDWICK (9 races)

First race: 12.10pm

Chelmsford Stakes (1600m)

Horse (Barrier)TrainerJockeyWeight1. SENSE OF OCCASION (2)K LeesC Brown59kg2. RED EXCITEMENT (5)G RyanJ Parr59kg3. WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (1)C WallerC Reith59kg4. LIBRAN (8)C WallerG Schofield59kg5. ALLERGIC (12)J CummingsT Clark59kg6. ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (10)C WallerT Angland59kg7. CHOCANTE (9)S MarshR Hutchings59kg8. SARRASIN (4)C WallerM Walker59kg9. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (11)C WallerK McEvoy59kg10. HARPER'S CHOICE (6)G RyanB Avdulla58.5kg11. WINX (3)C WallerH Bowman57kg12. LASQUETI SPIRIT (7)L CurtisJ Ford56.5kg

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