2020 Dulcify Stakes Race Details

Race 5 at Rosehill on Saturday 12 September 2020.

The Dulcify Stakes is a 1500 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-olds run by the Australian Turf Club at Rosehill. It is held during September and is on the same day as three Group 2 races.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the Dulcify Stakes page.

Dulcify Stakes 2020 Preview

Track: Soft   Weather: Cloudy

Following the early scratching of Bartley, ten runners remain for the $150,000 Dulcify Stakes and three of them had their last start in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap on 29 August. There are no fillies in the race this year. The early favourite is Mo’unga who has two wins from two starts, both by good margins. Second favourite is Overlord who is the only maiden runner in the field but came 3rd in the Ming Dynasty Quality last start with the best last 800m race sectional of the day at distance. Third favourite is Global Quest who resumes here after 27 weeks and performed well in all four starts in his first preparation.

Yardstick has won one of his two starts and won a Randwick trial since his last race. Love Tap has a win at Nowra and a win at Goulburn from his two starts. Aim was 4th in the Ming Dynasty and has already raced nine times for two wins and a place. Bazooka was 2nd in the Ming Dynasty after he was 2nd in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes the start before. Jet Propulsion has had two starts for a win at Newcastle. Easy Campese has two wins and four places from his eight starts, while Black Duke comes off a Canterbury win at his 2nd race start.

2020 Dulcify Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Global Quest

This More Than Ready colt is one of three runners for Chris Waller and resumes here after 27 weeks. He has had 4 runs and debuted for a length win in the Group 3 Breeders Plate, then had a break and returned for 2nd in the Group 2 Canonbury Stakes, 2nd in the Silver Slipper Stakes and 4th in the Group 2 Todman Stakes. He has had several trials and rates highly.

2. Bartley  – SCRATCHED

3. Aim

This Star Witness colt has raced more times than any other runner and has two wins and a place from his nine starts. He was 1.8 lengths 4th in the  Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality last start and gets the winkers on for the first time. Will run well.

4. Overlord

He was had 4 places from 5 starts and is the only maiden runner in the field but clearly has ability. At the end of last preparation he finished 4th in the Group 1 JJ Atkins at Eagle Farm, then 12 weeks later he resumed for 3rd in the Ming Dynasty Quality last start with the best last 800m race sectional of the day at distance. At least a place chance.

5. Bazooka

In his first preparation he won a Warwick Farm maiden by 2.3 lengths in February, and since resuming in July he has had five runs for three places. He was 2nd in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes on 15 August then was 2nd in the Ming Dynasty last start. Place chance.

6. Easy Campese

This colt has gone well this campaign with two wins and three places from five starts. His wins were at Scone and Goulburn, but his Goulburn win was by over 6 lengths on a heavy track. He’s drawn the inside barrier and could surprise.

7. Mo’unga

He has two wins from two starts, both by good margins. Both runs have been over 1400m and his pedigree suggests he will be a stayer. He should be fighting out the finish.

8. Black Duke

This Fiorente colt comes off a Canterbury win at his 2nd race start where he started at double figure odds. This is much tougher than a Canterbury maiden and he might struggle in this field.

9. Yardstick

He won his first start at Canterbury then finished 6.8 lengths 5th in the Up And Coming Stakes at his latest start. He has won a Randwick trial since his last race. Unlikely to be in the trifecta.

10. Love Tap

This grey gelding is unbeaten with a win at Nowra and a win at Goulburn from his two starts. This is a massive rise in grade and I don’t expect him to be in the finish.

11. Jet Propulsion

He has had two starts for a win at Newcastle on 13 August. Placed in a Warwick Farm trial since then and is a rough place chance.

Dulcify Stakes 2020 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
7 Mo’unga
4 Overlord
1 Global Quest
5 Bazooka

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 Memsie Stakes 2020 (Caulfield 1400m)

2020 Dulcify Stakes Results

The track was rated as Good 4

Scratchings were 2. Bartley, 10. Love Tap.

Result Horse Margin
1st 7. Mo’unga
2nd 1. Global Quest 1.5 lengths
3rd 11. Jet Propulsion 1.7 lengths
4th 6. Easy Campese 1.8 lengths