Saturday Racing at Flemington – Chester Manifold Stakes & Kensington Stakes Previews

This Saturday Flemington is set to host another exciting race meeting, highlighted by two feature events, the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1410m) and the Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m).

A number of runners are using the Chester Manifold Stakes as a lead-up to the coveted Group 1 Australian Cup on March 6. One such horse is five-year-old Zagreb, trained by David Hayes and ridden by Steven Arnold, Zagreb has drawn wide with gate 12 on the 14 horse field and as such is at long-priced odds of $26.

Due to jump from barrier 8 is Pacino, also on the Australian Cup trail after being nominated by trainer Clinton McDonald. Pacino is more favoured with the bookies at around $13 for a win.

But the warm pre-race favourite at $4.50 is the Darren Weir-trained Time Matters, carrying the top weight of 59kg. Ridden by Damien Oliver the Christmas Stakes third placegetter will start from barrier five.

Filling the next line of betting is the second favourite at $6.50 is Ship In The Night, the Mark Young-trained runner starting from gate seven with Danny Nikolic aboard.

In the Kensington Stakes, the Mark Young-trained Secret Flyer and Common Interest, trained by Lee Freedman are battling for favouritism. Secret Flyer (barrier 3) is at $3.80 just ahead of Common Interest (barrier eight) on $4.

The other fancied runner in the feature is Morgan Dollar at $5. Trained by Stuart Gower, Morgan Dollar has drawn barrier five.

The Chester Manifold Stakes is the first of the two headline events, running as race six at 4:05pm (VIC time) followed by the Kensington Stakes, race seven on the eight-race programme due to start at 4:45pm (VIC time).

2010 Chester Manifold Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw:

No

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br.

Weight (kg)

1
TIME MATTERS
Darren Weir Damien Oliver 5 59
2
ZAGREB
David Hayes Steven Arnold 12 58.5
3
PACINO
Clinton McDonald Brad Rawiller 8 58
4
ITSAMONTY
Dean Lawson Mark Zahra 3 56.5
5
TEARS I CRY
David Bourke James Winks 4 56
6
OKAY OKY
M Ellerton & S Zahra Chris Symons 13 55
7
PASS ME BY
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6 55
8
DANZYLUM
Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 1 54.5
9
TRUE TALES
Tony Vasil Craig Newitt 10 53.5
10
NOT A COPY
Nikki Burke 14 53
11
SCENICA (ARG)
Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 11 53
12
MINNESOTA SHARK
Tom Hughes Craig Williams 9 53
13
BERRINGAMA
Brian Cox Glen Boss 2 53
14
SHIP IN THE NIGHT
Mark Young Danny Nikolic 7 53

2010 Kensington Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw:

No

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br.

Weight (kg)

1
CARGO CULT
Jarrod McLean Sebastian Murphy 6 58.5
2
SECRET FLYER
Mark Young Danny Nikolic 3 58.5
3
ARINOS
David Jolly Craig Williams 11 57
4
HAPPY GLEN
Robbie Griffiths Dean Holland 1 57
5
JOHNNY FIASCO
Nikki Burke Glen Boss 12 55.5
6
MORGAN DOLLAR
Stuart Gower Michael Hoppo 5 55
7
BOND STREET
Rick Harrison Luke Nolen 2 53.5
8
SNIP ESPRIT
J Symons & S Laxon Chris Symons 7 53.5
9
GET SET
Richard Jolly Libby Hopwood (a) 9 53
10
COMMON INTEREST
Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 8 53
11
SNAPPY TOM
Danielle Chapman Craig Newitt 4 53
12
OVER EXPOSED
Dale Sutton Stephen Baster 10 53
13
SILVER BULLION
Leon Corstens Brent Stanley 13 53
14
NULLARBOR CROSSING
John McArdle Dean Yendall 14 53