Woorim to Show Heart in Emirates Stakes 2011

August 30, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Woorim to Show Heart in Emirates Stakes 2011

Eagle Farm horseman Robert Heathcote has named the 2011 Emirates Stakes held at Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Carnival this November as the main spring aim for his Show A Heart gelding Woorim.

Woorim

Woorim will be aimed at the 2011 Emirates Stakes this Melbourne Cup Carnival

Six-year-old Woorim, a winner of eight of their 30 race starts to date, showed plenty of potential during the winter and has earned a trip to Victoria for the spring along with stablemate Buffering.

Woorim broke their Group duck with a victory in the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) in May before finishing seventh to Sincero in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

They were last seen winning the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at Caloundra on July 2, Woorim set to fly to Melbourne next Monday.

Heathcote confirmed that the $1 million Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday November 5 would be Woorim’s grand final this preparation.

This will be the second interstate trip for Woorim, Heathcote having taken them down for the spring last year where Woorim raced five times.

Their best performance was a close third, beaten only half a length by Response in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield last September.

To date that is the closest Heathcote has come to taking out an elite level, which he hopes to change this spring carnival.

Woorim will kick-off his Emirates Stakes campaign in a 1200 metre open-handicap at Moonee Valley Saturday week, September 10, after original plans for them to return at Doomben last Saturday were shelved with the abandonment of the last two races on the programme.

“It hasn’t massively upset my plans with Woorim,” Heathcote said of the delay.

While Woorim is rated as Heathcote’s best chance of winning a spring Group One, there will also be plenty of attention on fellow Melbourne-bound Buffering.

The Mossman four-year-old was another strong performer for Heathcote during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Buffering started five times last season highlights including his win in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m), his third to superstar Black Caviar in the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) and fourth place finish in the Stradbroke.

After a solid workout on the course proper at Doomben on Tuesday morning, Heathcote confirmed that Buffering would wear blinkers throughout his spring assault and that both he too would resume Saturday week once in Melbourne.

Heathcote named the $200,000 Group 3 McEwen Stakes (1000m) the Valley as Buffering’s first-up assignment, for which he will be ridden by Sunshine Coast-based hoop Damian Browne.

Browne is yet to ride Buffering under race conditions but was aboard Woorim, who he will also ride first-up, for four of their winter starts.

“I put blinkers on Buffering for the first time and he went awesome,” Heathcote said on Tuesday.

“I’ve always wanted to try blinkers on him and he’ll wear them in his first run in Melbourne in the McEwen Stakes.”

A possible showdown with the likes of Peter Snowden’s Golden Slipper winning colt Sepoy and Gai Waterhouse’s glamour mare More Joyous in the $500,000 Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) on September 30 at Moonee Valley is also on the cards for Buffering.

“I know he could be taking on horses like Sepoy and More Joyous but he’s a Group Two winner who deserves his opportunity,” Heathcote said.

In futures Mankiato Stakes 2011 betting Buffering is rated a $31 chance.

For all the best spring carnival betting odds and options, make sure you have an account open with premier bookmaker Luxbet who are offering bonus bets up to $400 to all new depositing customers that enter the codeword BONUSBET this spring.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Hobartville Stakes Race D...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 Expressway Stakes nominations

Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist is among the nominations for the Group 2...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field