2011 Alister Clark Stakes Form Guide – Moonee Valley

Group racing continues at Moonee valley this Friday Night March 18th with the 2011 Alister Clark Stakes worth $200,000.

Form lines for the Group 2 race over 1600m show plenty of last start winners and placers so there will certainly be no shortage of competition.

There are 14 runners in the field and we’ve gone through each one individually to break down their performances and give you the best chance of picking a winner this Friday.

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2011 Alister Clark Stakes Form Guide

Folding Gear

Folding Gear likes to be near the pace so will go forward from gate eight in the Alister Clark Stakes at Moonee Valley

#1 – Folding Gear (Barrier – 8) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: L & S Hope
  • Jockey: Ben Melham
  • Career Stats: 4s – 2w – 1p
  • Last Start: 1st at Caulfield.

Won the Autumn Classic last start at $12 odds after scoring his first win at Hillside the race previous. Likes to be near the pace so will go forward from gate eight.

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#2 – Almindoro (Barrier – 6) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Steve Richards
  • Jockey: Steven King
  • Career Stats: 8s – 1w – 3p
  • Last Start: 3rd at Caulfield

Third in the Autumn Classic last start after a breakthrough win at Moonee Valley. Career stats aren’t overly imposing but till started the Autumn Classic as favourite. Will likely lead.

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#3 – Domesky (Barrier – 13) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Michael Kent
  • Jockey: Craig Williams
  • Career Stats: 9s – 1w – 6p
  • Last Start: 4th at Caulfield

Went into the Autumn Classic off a win but fell short finishing in fourth. Has a prolific place record and is a must for your exotics.

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#4 – Elusive King (Barrier – 5) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Peter Moody
  • Jockey: Luke Nolen
  • Career Stats: 5s – 1w – 3p
  • Last Start: 2nd at Caulfield

This horse has never run a bad race and was extremely close in the Autumn Stakes. Will jump well from gate 5 and be near the money coming down the strait.

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#5 – Tiger Won’t Tell (Barrier – 7) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Tommy Young
  • Jockey: Danny Nikolic
  • Career Stats: 19s – 2w – 6p
  • Last Start: 3rd at Launceston

Tasmanian horse with his first start on the mainland after consistent runs on home tracks. Worst result has been fourth in his last ten races so could add value to exotics.

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#6 – Kim Divine (Barrier – 3) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Bart Cummings
  • Jockey: Steven Arnold
  • Career Stats: 8s – 2w – 3p
  • Last Start: 6th at Caulfield

A sixth in the Autumn Classic but was only half a length of third place. Won his previous two and drew very well with gate 3.

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#7 – Gilded Spur (Barrier – 14) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Anthony Cummings
  • Jockey: Glen Boss
  • Career Stats: 8s – 2w – 3p
  • Last Start: 1st at Hillside

Last start win hopefully re-capturing some form after bombing out of the Autumn Stakes. Worst barrier with gate 14 may force him to lead.

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#8 – Coldens Choice (Barrier – 10) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Greg Eurell
  • Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
  • Career Stats: 8s – 2w – 5p
  • Last Start: 3rd at Moonee Valley

Hasn’t missed a place this year but is stepping up in competition on Friday. Gate 10 won’t help but he has placed on this track over 1600m.

#9 – Measin (Barrier – 4) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Danny O’Brien
  • Jockey: Damien Oliver
  • Career Stats: 8s – 2w – 1p
  • Last Start: 5th at Caulfield

Fifth in the Autumn Classic so has proved he’s up to this class of competition and has the bonus of barrier four. Could get prime position from the jump.

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#10 – Mr Consolidator (Barrier – 1) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Lee Corstens
  • Jockey: Stephen Baster
  • Career Stats: 5s – 2w – 1p
  • Last Start: 3rd at Lakeside

Good in lower classes but will be a different story this Friday. Does get a lift from barrier one.

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#11 – Shadow OF Excellence (Barrier – 2) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: M, W & J Hawkes
  • Jockey: James Winks
  • Career Stats: 5s – 1w – 2p
  • Last Start: 1st at Broadmeadow

Won a maiden last start, that’s where it will end.

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#12 – I Think I Do (Barrier – 12) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Bart Cummings
  • Jockey: Nicholas Hall
  • Career Stats: 5s – 1w – 0p
  • Last Start: 11th at Caulfield.

Ran dead last to half these runners last start in the Autumn Classic. Nothing to suggest result will be any different.

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#13 – Muirfield (Barrier – 11) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Michael Moroney
  • Jockey: Michael Rodd
  • Career Stats: 5s – 1w – 0p
  • Last Start: 10th at Caulfield.

10th in the Autumn Classic, will battle it out for the wooden spoon again here.

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#14 – Capitao (Barrier – 9) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: L & S Hope
  • Jockey: Reece Wheeler
  • Career Stats: 4s – 1w – 1p
  • Last Start: 1st at Kilmore

Honest horse but out of his depth.

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