Field of 14 for Group One CF Orr Stakes

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Brave Smash (JPN) after winning the Strathmore Community Bendigo Bank Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse on September 09, 2017 in Moonee Ponds, Australia. (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

A field of 14 has accepted for the first Group One race of the Melbourne autumn carnival, the CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield.

Champion trainer Darren Weir will saddle three runners in the 1400m contest, including last year’s winner Black Heart Bart.

Weir will also start Japanese imports Brave Smash and Tosen Stardom.

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Caulfield Cup runner-up Single Gaze makes her autumn return from barrier one under Kathy O’Hara.

Other runners include Godolphin’s Hartnell, in-form Tasmanian-trained Tshahitsi, Mr Sneaky for Anthony Freedman and last-start Australia Stakes winner Thronum.

Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss is the only three-year-old in the weight-for-age race.