Murwillumbah trainer Matthew Dunn is looking...
A younger half-brother to superstar Aussie expat So You Think is one of the key contenders lining up as part of the Crown Oaks Day 2011 action at Flemington today, Now You Know the narrow favourite to win the $150,000 Listed Myer Spring Fashion Stakes (1800m).
Scheduled to run as Flemington Race 7 at 4:25pm (AEDT), the 2011 Myer Spring Fashion Stakes field currently features 10 three-year-olds following the early scratching of #7 Rosewall.
Sitting at the top of the Myer Spring Fashions Stakes odds at Luxbet is the Danny O’Brien-trained Now You Know who has firmed in from $4.420 to $4.00 to secure their second spring win on the trot.
Drawn on the rails today Elusive City colt Now You Know, who shares the same dam (Triassic) as dual Cox Plate hero So You Think, was last seen running away to win a maiden over the mile at Sale on October 23 by an easy four lengths.
It is a notable class rise for the youngster today who faces a quality field of rivals include the Peter Moody-trained filly Torah ($4.20 Luxbet) who comes off a win in the Listed Jeep Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day and Mick Price’s undefeated More Than Ready colt Proliferate ($4.80 Luxbet).
For their first win Now You Know was ridden by Dwayne Dunn who retains the ride in the Myer Spring Fashion Stakes today.
“He’s starting to do things right and really impressed last time,” Dunn said of the three-year-old.
“There’s a lot of pressure, not so much on me but on the horse because of who he is (related to).
“He is still learning and I think he will be set for the autumn in Sydney but I am hoping he goes well (on Crown Oaks Day).”
Dunn has a strong book of rides at Flemington today including a mount in the day’s marquee race, the $1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at 3:40pm (AEDT) on outside chance Flame Of Lanka.
Drawn in barrier five of 11, the David Hayes-trained Redoute’s Choice filly Flame Of Lanka comes off a fourth to Torah in the Jeep Stakes, before which she claimed a tidy victory at Morphettville Parks.
Despite her nice gate and solid lead-up form Flame Of Lanka just looks to be lacking a bit of class and experience for the Crown Oaks 2011 and as such is paying $26 in the Luxbet markets.
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2011 Myer Spring Fashions Stakes Field
Flemington Race 7 – 03/11/2011
|1||2462X321||TORAH||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||2||57kg||78|
|2||121X8675||EURYALE||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||7||56.5kg||76|
|3||11||PROLIFERATE||Mick Price||Michael Walker||5||56.5kg||68|
|4||512||WORLD DOMINATION||David Hayes||Damien Oliver (late alt)||3||55.5kg||66|
|5||126X0914||GOGONSKI||Robbie Griffiths||Nicholas Hall||10||54.5kg||64|
|6||2X2100||THE DEEP SOUTH (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Ms Lisa Cropp||8||54.5kg||64|
|7||6X312||ROSEWALL||John O’Shea||Darren Beadman (late alt)||9||54.5kg||63|
|8||9X621||NOW YOU KNOW (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Dwayne Dunn||1||54.5kg||62|
|9||74610||SLEEP’N PETE||Max Hinton||Mark Zahra||4||54.5kg||62|
|10||34||VEETEN||John P Thompson||Danny Nikolic||6||54.5kg||61|
|11||7333||VINCENTE||Dale Sutton||Stephen Baster||11||54.5kg||60|
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