2012 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Back-Up for Mosheen

September 24, 2012

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2012 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Back-Up for Mosheen

Four-time Group 1 winner Mosheen will back-up in this Sunday’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2012 at Caulfield Racecourse after her solid second-up effort at the track over the weekend.


Mosheenwill step up to the 1400m for the 2012 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield on Sunday

The Robert Smerdon-trained Fastnet Rock mare, who twice beat home the boys at elite level during the autumn for the Australian Guineas – Randwick Guineas double, improved on her resuming 13th to We’re Gonna Rock in the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) from September 8 to come within three lengths of the Peter Snowden-trained winner Detours in the Group 3 Sportingbet Sprint Series Heat 2 (1200m) on Saturday.

It was exactly the kind of run over the unsuitably short distance that Smerdon was hoping for at this stage of her Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival preparation, the local horseman confident of more improvement again when Mosheen runs in the $400,000 Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) on Sunday.

Smerdon was not only happy with Mosheen’s performance in the race formerly known as the How Now Stakes on Saturday, but he was also over the moon with how she pulled up after the run in a preparation that was disrupted when she had to undergo minor throat surgery.

“The operation put a bigger hole in her preparation than I thought,” Smerdon said.

“We won’t really catch up, but we will be very close after her next start.”

At her last go over the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes distance Mosheen came within a short half-head when narrowly defeated by Shopaholic in the Group 3 The Vanity (1410m) at Flemington in February.

She also ran a first-up third when beaten just a long neck by Bliss Street this time last year in the Group 3 Thousand Guineas Prelude over the 1400m in an unlucky run that resulted in an unsuccessful protest.

Following the Sir Rupert Clarke Mosheen will go up to the mile for the first time this spring to tackle the $400,000 Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on October 13 where she will face the in-form defending Toorak champ King Mufhasa.

A decision will then be made as to whether to continue onto the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 27, Mosheen currently a $51 outsider in the bookmaker.com.au markets led by Gai Waterhouse’s undefeated colt Pierro ($5).

The 2012 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is the sole Group 1 race of a bumper weekend of racing that kicks off at Moonee Valley with Bill Stutt Stakes’ night on Friday evening, continues in Sydney on Saturday with four Group races running at Rosehill and concludes at Caulfield on Sunday.

Nominations for all the weekend’s racing including the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes entries are due for release shortly so stay tuned.

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