In 2002, Media Puzzle trained by Dermot K. Weld and ridden by Damien Oliver won at 3:16.97. In 2001, Ethereal trained by Sheila Laxon and jockeyed by Scott Seamer won at 3:21.08. In 2000, Brew trained by Mike Moroney and jockeyed by Kerrin McEvoy won at 3:18.68. In 1999, Makybe Diva trained by Bart Cummings and jockeyed by John Marshall won at 3:19.64. In 1998, Makybe Diva trained by Brian Jenkins and ridden by Chris Munce won at 3:18.59. In 1997, Makybe Diva trained by Jack Denham and ridden by Jim Cassidy won at 3:18.33.
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