CF Orr Stakes 2024 attracts host of Group 1 talent

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Mr Brightside

The 2024 CF Orr Stakes will headline Saturday's 10-race meeting at Caulfield in Melbourne, Australia, with nine runners accepting for the first since the turn of the year.

Four of those nine combatants have already won Group 1 races, while seven have placed at the top level.

It was recently announced by Racing Victoria that the CF Orr Stakes would be one of the eight qualifying races for the revamped , which means the winner of this year's race will lock in a start for the A$5 million race.

Mr Brightside will kick off his autumn campaign on Saturday, and he has opened as a -125 favourite with top racing bookmakers.

The Ben, Will & -trained galloper will be seeking to add another win at the highest level after he added the  and Memsie Stakes to his resume last spring.

and will combine with Pride Of Jenni (+500), who returns from a spell after an outstanding Melbourne Cup Carnival where she became the third horse to win back-to-back Group 1 races during Cup Week at Flemington.

Fresh off his win in the Group 2 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley first-up,  (+600) from the Tony & yard will seek his maiden Group 1 success at the fourth time of asking.

Rounding out the runners under double figures is the James Cummings-trained  (+650), who is returning from a break after his second-place finish in the .

The Group 1 CF Orr Stakes will be race nine on the Caulfield program and is scheduled to jump at 4:55pm AEDT.

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