Moody Seeks Back-to-Back Sandown Success – 2011 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Field

Premier Victorian horseman Peter Moody may have spelled his stable ace Black Caviar, but he is still hoping to enjoy some late season success at Sandown Racecourse this Saturday including his second successive win in the $100,000 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m).

Doubtful Jack

Doubtful Jack is one of two horses in the 2011 Kevin Heffernan Stakes for Peter Moody

Twelve months ago Moody’s Anabba mare Avenue atoned for a disappointing Crown Oaks Day performance by winning last year’s Kevin Heffernan Stakes, and the astute trainer is back again on Saturday represented in the weight-for-age clash by Doubtful Jack and Turnitup.

Not A Single Doubt gelding Doubtful Jack ran a game second to their superstar stablemate Black Caviar two starts back in the Group 2 Schweppes Stakes (1200m), but were well outclassed on Derby Day when beaten nearly 11 lengths to finish 12th in the Group 3 Stakes (1400m).

On Saturday Doubtful Jack gets the inside running from barrier 1 of 14 for the 2011 Kevin Heffernan Stakes while Turnitup has drawn wide with gate 14.

Dane Shadow four-year-old Turnitup is resuming after a five month break, the stakes winner last seen running 12th in the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm on June 11, before which they won the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben.

Moody has four other runners spread across the nine-race Zipping Classic Day meeting on Saturday with Highly Recommended and Covered In Class facing off in the $350,000 Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), recent stable acquisition Rothera running in the $125,000 Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) and Limerock in the last – the $100,000 Listed Le Pine Funerals Summoned Stakes (1500m).

Meanwhile other notable Kevin Heffernan Stakes runners this year include the Peter Snowden-trained Commands four-year-old Soul, Mick Price’s in-form gelding Spirited Eagle and the Anthony Freedman-trained Masthead who was last seen running seventh to Sepoy in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on October 29.

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2011 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Sandown Race 4 – 12/11/2011

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 15750X0120 DOUBTFUL JACK Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1 59kg 102
2 2612709X40 DIPLOMATIC FORCE Wayne Nichols Craig Robertson 13 59kg 98
3 2136X44703 SOUL Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 9 59kg 95
4 3X0160X82X TINDAL Wendy Roche Michael Rodd 6 59kg 89
5 12399X5412 SPIRITED EAGLE Mick Price Craig Newitt 5 59kg 88
6 650X637685 VEEWAP Tony Vasil Nash Rawiller 4 59kg 89
7 0X2192210X TURNITUP Peter G Moody Dwayne Dunn 12 59kg 91
8 X16500X0X6 HUXSSEN Peter Morgan Nicholas Hall 10 59kg 91
9 23X31X2353 PARABLES Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 57kg 100
10 11X427X168 SCREEN Peter Snowden James Winks 11 57kg 98
11 341445X261 INABLITZ Mick Price Michael Walker 2 57kg 86
12 15417112X0 RUSSIAN BOND Gary Lamb Garry Murphy 8 57kg 89
13 X1344X4227 MASTHEAD Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 14 53kg 86
14 2135X1 CASH BOUND Darren Weir Dean Yendall 3 53kg 74