Single Considered for 2011 Villiers Stakes Start

December 5, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Single Considered for 2011 Villiers Stakes Start

Former hoop turned Randwick-based trainer Craig Carmody is seriously considering an eleventh hour run in the Villiers Stakes 2011 Saturday week for his improving High Chaparral four-year-old Single who caught the eye with an impressive first-up win at Rosehill over the weekend.


Single could be 2011 Villiers Stakes bound after a good win at Rosehill

Single showed plenty of promise in their opening three career starts back in April and May, but finished their opening preparation on a low when eighth in the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm in June.

A lengthy break and plenty of patience and Single is shaping up as a serious off-season stakes contender having beaten a smart field in the Blackwoods Macnaught Handicap (1500m) at Rosehill’s Festival Stakes Day on Saturday.

While lightly-raced and very fresh being just one run into their second campaign, Carmody said that Single could contest the $175,000 Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm on December 17 having shown a brilliant turn of foot to easily account for his rivals first-up.

“We had planned to run him next in a benchmarck 80 race on Christmas Eve at Canterbury,” Carmody said.

“But after watching the horse win so well, I’ll sit down with the owners and discuss the Villiers.

“It might all be a bit rushed for the horse to go to a Villiers second-up but we will keep all our options open for now.”

The Villiers Stakes has the added appeal of offering a ballot exemption into the $2 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick next April during the 2012 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival to the winner.

Nathan Berry had the ride on Single for the first time under race conditions on Saturday, and said that the horse had the ability but perhaps not the maturity for a successful Villiers Stakes assault.

“He would be up to that class,” Berry said.

“I just don’t know if he is mentally ready for that yet.

“It seems strange to say, but he may be another prep away.

“He’s got so much talent but he’s still learning how to race.

“There is a ton of improvement in him.”

The other major Villiers Stakes-bound winner at Rosehill over the weekend was the Ron Quinton-trained Monton who took out the day’s feature, the $100,000 Listed Festival Stakes (1500m).

A five-year-old son of Catbird, Monton held on in a gritty finish to put a half-length on Lightinthenite to win the Festival Stakes, the duo likely to clash again in the Villiers.

One of the final Group races of 2011, the Villiers Stakes is a must-watch and must-bet-on feature and smart punters will be signing up with Luxbet now for the $400 bonus bet offer available when new deposits are accompanied by the code BONUSBET!

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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

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...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Pierata heads up final field f...

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...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fan...

Magic Millions 2yo Classic fancies hoping for middle of the field barriers

Connections of the two favourites for the 2018 $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 K...

Peters has 4 runners in 2017 Kingston Town Classic

Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters has four runners to try to give him his fifth...

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