Looking for early info on this year’s Naturalism Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
The Naturalism Stakes, run in recent years as the MRC Foundation Cup, is a key Group 3 race contested over 2000m at Caulfield Racecourse on Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day in mid-late September each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The open handicap has been run and won since 1983 and since 2007 has offered the winner a ballot free ride into the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) in October. Jameka (2016) was the last galloper to do the Naturalism Stakes – Caulfield Cup double.
Many horses may back-up out of the Naturalism Stakes and continue towards the Spring Cups via the Group 3 $750,000 The Bart Cummings held on Turnbull Stakes Day.
Naturalism Stakes 2021 – Fast Facts
- Run As: MRC Foundation Cup
- Race Day: Saturday 18th September, 2021
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Surface: Turf
- Track: Left handed
- Distance: 2000m
- Weight Class: Quality Handicap
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Purse: $200,000
- Inaugural Race: 1983
- 2021 Naturalism Stakes Winner: Nonconformist
Naturalism Stakes 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Naturalism Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 18, 2021.
- #11 Nonconformist
- #4 Delphi
- #15 Tralee Rose
The Grahame Begg-trained Nonconformist ($4.40F) saluted for the punters in the 2021 Naturalism Stakes / MRC Foundation Cup results holding for a narrow victory over the late-lunging Delphi to claim the Caulfield Cup ballot exemption.
Naturalism Stakes Betting 2021
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Naturalism Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Naturalism Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Naturalism Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Naturalism Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Naturalism Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Naturalism Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Naturalism Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Naturalism Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Naturalism Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Naturalism Stakes In 2021
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- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Naturalism Stakes 2021 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Naturalism Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE Naturalism Stakes IN 2021
The best way to pick which horse will win the Naturalism Stakes in 2021 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry along with their previous record at the Caulfield track.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Naturalism Stakes winner include:
- Upsets Happen – There’s been a poor recent record for the favourites in the Naturalism Stakes so looking further down the markets can prove profitable for punters.
- Waller Factor – Trainer Chris Waller prepared both the 2018 and 2019 Naturalism Stakes winners.
Naturalism Stakes FAVOURITES 2021
The early 2021 Naturalism Stakes favourites include the Grahame Begg-trained Nonconformist and Symon Wilde’s class mare Tralee Rose.
Night’s Watch ($2.70 in 2018) followed by Orderofthegarter ($2.90 in 2020) and Nonconformist ($4.40 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Naturalism Stakes betting to salute for the punters.
Naturalism Stakes FIELD 2021
The official line-up of horses in the 2021 Naturalism Stakes final field will be announced by Racing Victoria the Wednesday of race week and published in full below.
A capacity field of stayers chasing the Caulfield Cup ballot exemption face off in this year’s MRC Foundation Cup including the autumn’s Adelaide Cup fourth-placed mare Tralee Rose and roughie topweight Vow And Declare who hasn’t won a race since the 2019 Melbourne Cup.
Naturalism Stakes 2021 Tips
Favourite: #11 Nonconformist ($4.60 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #15 Tralee Rose ($5.50 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #13 No Effort ($17 at time of publish)
Naturalism Stakes RACE DAY 2021
The Naturalism Stakes takes place on Saturday September 18, 2021 as part of 2021 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day. The meeting’s other Group status are the:
- Group 1 $750,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m);
- Group 2 $300,000 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400);
- Group 3 $300,000 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m); and the
- Group 3 $200,000 How Now Stakes (1200m).
Naturalism Stakes 2021 BARRIER DRAW
The Naturalism Stakes barrier draw takes place following final acceptances on the Wednesday of race week. The official 2021 Naturalism Stakes barriers will be available in our above Naturalism Stakes Field section.
Naturalism Stakes 2021 Nominations
Nominations for the Naturalism Stakes 2021 are taken the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be made available below.
Naturalism Stakes 2021 WEIGHTS
Quality Handicap conditions apply. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on the Tuesday of race week. The official Naturalism Stakes weights will be available in our above Naturalism Stakes Field section.
2021 Naturalism Stakes Top Weight:
- #1 Vow And Declare (59kg)
Naturalism Stakes 2021 ACCEPTANCES
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on the Wednesday of race week. The official 2021 Naturalism Stakes acceptances will be published in our above Naturalism Stakes Field section.
Naturalism Stakes 2021 JOCKEYS
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on the Wednesday of race week. The official Naturalism Stakes jockeys will be available in our above Naturalism Stakes Field section.
Naturalism Stakes SCRATCHINGS 2021
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 18th of September, 2021.
Naturalism Stakes PRIZE MONEY 2021
Prize money is set at $200,000 including $120,000 going to the Naturalism Stakes winner.
naturalism Stakes race nubmer 2021
The 2021 Naturalism Stakes is set to run as Caulfield Race 7 at 4:15pm (AEST) on Saturday the 18th of September, 2021. Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day features nine races in total at Caulfield Racecourse.
Naturalism Stakes Form Guide 2021
The final form guide will be available the week before the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Naturalism Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances.
Naturalism Stakes Winners
Winners and placegetters in the Naturalism Stakes going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.
|1st||Nonconformist||2 minutes 01.80 seconds|
|1st||Orderofthegarter||2 minutes 01.86 seconds|
|1st||Brimham Rocks||2 minutes 2.39 seconds|
|2nd||So You Win|
|1st||Night’s Watch||2 minutes 2.19 seconds|
|1st||Harlem||2 minutes 0.43 seconds|
|1st||Jameka||2 minutes 3.9 seconds|
|1st||Magnapal||2 minutes 2.7 seconds|
|2nd||The United States|
|1st||Gris Caro||2 minutes 2.7 seconds|
|1st||Mr O’Ceirin||2 minutes 7.2 seconds|
|3rd||Bit Of Hell|
|1st||Folding Gear||2 minutes 3.1 seconds|
|1st||December Draw||2 minutes 2.2 seconds|
|2nd||At First Sight|
|3rd||Lucky Eighty Eight|
|1st||Rainbow Styling||2 minutes 1.6 seconds|
|1st||Red Lord||2 minutes 4.0 seconds|
|1st||Zagreb||2 minutes 3.7 seconds|
|1st||Douro Valley||2 minutes 1.3 seconds|
|1st||Zipping||2 minutes 1.8 seconds|
|1st||Sarrera||2 minutes 6.9 seconds|
|1st||Confectioner||2 minutes 5.1 seconds|
|1st||Rose Archway||2 minutes 3.5 seconds|
|1st||Pentastic||2 minutes 3.0 seconds|
|2nd||Spirit Of Westbury|
|1st||Inaflury||2 minutes 2.0 seconds|
|1st||Celestial Show||2 minutes 2.1 seconds|