This Saturday, December 11, the rescheduled $200,000 Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) will take place at Eagle Farm Racecourse after the event along with five others had to be abandoned last weekend due to heavy rainfall.
The 2010 George Moore Stakes field features a capacity 16 sprinters plus one emergency, with one of last weekend’s favourites Welkom Gold the most notable defector from this Saturday’s line-up.
Other horses that will now miss the race include Heart Of The Citi, Ollie Vollie and Rare Diamond, Ulladulla.
New editions to the George Moore Stakes that were not among last weekend’s field are Bold Glance, the Les Kelly-trained Lucky Luna, General Nediym gelding Joint Chiefs and first emergency, the Robert Heathcote-trained Gundy Son.
Last weekend’s washout has proved a big opportunity for Norm Hilton’s Sequalo five-year-old Bold Glance, the Toowoomba galloper now able to resume racing following a four and a half month spell in the George Moore this Saturday.
In the autumn Bold Glance made a big impression winning the Listed BRC 1st Anniversary Ascot Handicap (1200m) and finishing second to Fifteen Carat in the Listed Tattersall’s Mile (1600m) at Eagle Farm, and looks in peak fitness to win first up after producing back-to-back barrier trial victories.
Bold Glance is being prepared for the Magic Millions Carnival at the Gold Coast in January, after which the Brisbane Winter Carnival could be an option for the smart sprinter.
Danny Bougoure’s local Flying Spur seven-year-old Tour Guide is now also guaranteed a start after sitting as the emergency last Saturday.
Last year’s Golden Slipper winner Phelan Ready has suffered a blow, going from their ideal draw on the rails to a horror barrier 15 draw for this weekend.
The More Than Ready four-year-old looking to return to form after a number of disappointing runs this season.
The Gillian Heinrich-trained Ghetto Blaster remains in a good position with barrier three while stable mate, eight-year-old Rasmussen is a strong contender to place coming off an eye-catching fourth at Doomben.
Top fancy Temple Of Boom may be slightly disadvantaged now first up after five weeks following their win in the Listed Swisse Vitamins Stakes (1100m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, which is not ideal for the Tony Gollan-trained four-year-old, but remains in their original barrier 12 draw that should suit looking at the back-to-back wins they have achieved from barrier 14 at their last two outings.
Other runners to watch include Falco Star coming off a win in the Listed Keith Noud Quality (1200m) at Doomben on November 20 and Easy Rocking mare Funtantes who ran second to Falco Star last start.
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2010 George Moore Stakes Final Field, Barrier Draw & Weights
|1||THE JACKAL||Paul St Vincent||Shane Scriven||9||58.5|
|2||PHELAN READY||Jason McLachlan||Michael Cahill||15||58|
|3||GHETTO BLASTER||Gillian Heinrich||Damian Browne||3||57|
|4||FORESTRENO||Vicki McLeod||Glen Colless||4||56.5|
|5||TEMPLE OF BOOM||Tony Gollan||Larry Cassidy||12||55|
|6||RASMUSSEN||Gillian Heinrich||Daniel Griffin||11||54.5|
|7||BOLD GLANCE||Norm Hilton||Chris Munce||5||53.5|
|8||FALCO STAR||Liam Birchley||Paul Hammersley||17||53.5|
|9||THE SIXTIES||Tracy Green||Jason Holder||1||53|
|10||FUNTANTES||Robert Heathcote||Jim Byrne||2||53|
|11||LUCKY LUNA||Les Kelly||–||14||53|
|12||JOINT CHIEFS||Brian Wakefield||–||6||53|
|13||DEER VALLEY||Steele Ryan||–||10||53|
|14||BLAZING HEARTS||Danny J Bougoure||Bobby El-Issa||13||53|
|15||EIRE OF MAGIC||David Kelly||Michael Palmer (a)||8||53|
|16||TOUR GUIDE||Danny J Bougoure||–||7||53|
|17e||GUNDY SON||Robert Heathcote||–||16||53|