On target: Shooting to Win takes out the Caulfield Guineas.On target: Shooting to Win takes out the Caulfield Guineas. Photo: Getty Images

Rightly or wrongly, the All Aged Stakes is usually the group 1 “consolation” at the end of the autumn carnival.

It’s the one for those horses that don’t quite fit into the Rosehill extravaganza or the pizazz of Randwick for The Championships.

Sydney’s last-chance saloon as the spelling paddock beckons.