In a day of dramafollowing the abandonment of the first leg of the series due to gate issues, Might and Power was quizzed by the stewards regarding his use of a mobile phone in the mounting yard. The explanation that he was purely attempting to get a shag was quickly accepted and M&P reprimanded on using an obviously faulty device.
Adding to the drama of the day was the non arrival of the fancied Chef stable until well after the designated time of 1 hour pre first race due to a float breakdown.
Guest international French jockey D'knuck Le head in the meantime was seen staring dangerously at the Chief Stipe muttering about keeping eyes on the road when a witch called Rhonda was around trying to steal his ride on Ketut. he was immediately banished from the course as Ketut was known to be spelling currently (and having trouble with the concept of a double R in words). This resulted in Brystar losing 3 of his stable along with Gartman and Blackadder losing one each.
The Barrier draw for this 2000m race with a field of 16 at Caulfield was held over a lavish luncheon prior to the horses heading to the gates (checked incessantly since the previous week's mishap).

In case you missed the race - this is how it panned out.

Patg & Badmandarin got away from their inside draws nicely, with Nates nags and Wynne Boy charging across from outside gates and Lilydale Steve using barrier six to his advantage making it a line of 5. Brystar follows them while the rest of the field are slowly away as they settle into stride after travelling 200m.
Pace is eased and Lilydale Steve (having played G1 Jockey) is not happy with the pace and boots clear of the field in an effort to make it a genuine staying race. He is followed now by WynneBoy with Might and Power sneaking closer into third. Nates Nags, Badmandarin & Patg take up trailing positions with the rest of the field strung out like Brown's Cows not enjoying the hectic pace.
As they pass the 1600m mark Lilydale leads them along at a good clip with Gartman joining the chasing bunch and Skybeau trying to keep in touch with those and a fair way back to the rest of the field.
1400m to go and its still Lilydale Steve leading them sneaking a breather as Cracka circles the field making significant ground on the front runner. Has he gone out too hard? They are now followed by Patg inside of WynneBoy, with Might and Power and Gartman in close attendance. The rest of the field is headed by Skybeau and Brystar making up ground.
At the 1200 and Lilydale Steve still leads with Patg237 giving Cracka windburn as he passes him getting within a couple of Lilydale. In 4th spot is Gartman with Might and Power on his inside. WynneBoy and Skybeau still staying in touch followed a few lengths back by Brystar and then Blackadder, Nates Nags and Badmandarin. Gambler is 4 lengths adrift of that group and Not too Sharp, Chargrilled, Cobb73 keep company with Jayztips at the tail of the field.
400 to go after coming up the hill at Moonee Valley about to corner and it's still Lilydale Steve in front with Patg237 creeping closer, Cracka in third , Gartman 4th, Might & Power 5th, Skybeau, WynneBoy with Brystar boxing on just behind them. Gambler and Nates Nags being stoked up and Badmandarin looking for a way clear.Chargrilled, Cobb73 and Jayztips have nothing but rump in front of them.
Into the short Moonee Valley straight and its still Lilydale Steve in front although obviosly tiring. As they approach the 200 it's still Lilydale Steve in front, Patg237 closing fast, with Gartman rising out of the pack and Cracka battling away in 4th, a gap to Might and Power in 5th, Badmandarin, WynneBoy, Brystar, Gambler, Skybeau,Nates Nags, Blackadder, Not Too Sharp, with Chargrilled Cobb73 and Jayztips none of whom got going at all and probably not suited by the course.