Ford Seeks Successive Takeover Target Stakes 2012

June 19, 2012

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Ford Seeks Successive Takeover Target Stakes 2012

Jockey Jay Ford will shoot for his second straight win in the 2012 Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford Racecourse on Friday having been booked to ride last year’s failure Prince Monashee.

Twelve months ago Ford scored victory in the $100,000 Listed Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) on a Slow (6) Gosford track aboard the Joe Pride-trained Title, subsequent fourth placegetter in the Group 1 The Galaxy at Randwick this April, by an easy two and a half lengths despite having drawn barrier 14 of 14 in the sprint feature.

On Friday he will ride in the race again this time on Kim Waugh’s Wyong galloper Prince Monashee.

In last year’s Takeover Target Stakes the Monashee Mountain gelding beat home just one other runner when ridden by Mitchell Bell to finish 11.5 lengths away 13th to Title.

They haven’t raced since having suffered a hoof injury during the break but will make their return on Friday.

“He was back in work but got a quarter crack,” Waugh explained.

“We tried to fix it but it was too big so we had to tip him out for four months.”

Waugh originally had Prince Monashee resuming at Rosehill last Saturday but the horse was a late scratching due to a slight fever.

“He was just about to get on the float and about half an hour before they go we always take their temperatures,” Waugh said.

“He had a borderline (high) temperature.”

The horse has made a swift recovery however and Waugh is confident they are ready to get back to the track under race conditions.

“He worked along this morning and pulled up well,” Waugh said on Monday.

Prince Monashee goes into the Takeover Target on the back of two strong trials, most recently a winning one over 800-metres at Gosford on June 1.

“He trialled well a couple of weeks ago and I’m really pleased with him,” Waugh said.

“I definitely think he’ll run well.”

The Takeover Target Stakes has a special significance to Ford who rode the race’s namesake hero during their famed 41-start career that produced multiple Group 1 victories both in Australia and abroad.

Formerly known as the Pacesetter Stakes, Friday’s event was the first stakes victory for the great Takeover Target back in 2004 with Ford in the saddle.

The top rated Takeover Target Stakes nominees this year include the Peter Snowden-trained duo of Parthian and Skytrain, Ross Stitt’s consistent six-year-old Youthful Jack and the Chris Waller-trained Tromso who is also entered for a Group 3 race in Brisbane on Saturday.

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