Hawkes Chasing Sixth Title in The BMW 2013 with Maluckyday

April 3, 2013

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Hawkes Chasing Sixth Title in The BMW 2013 with Maluckyday

Veteran trainer John Hawkes is in a strong position to claim an incredible sixth title in The 2013 BMW (2400m) at Rosehill on Saturday with tough stayer Maluckyday.

The six-year-old has had an injury-plagued career but brings strong form into his fourth-up run this weekend, having finished third in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes on March 23.

While the Group 1 2013 Sydney Cup later this month is the major target, Maluckday is considered one of the best chances of upsetting three-year-old favourite Fiveandahalfstar.

“He’s well, really well and he’s got a hope on Saturday,” Hawkes said.

A runner-up in the 2010 Melbourne Cup, the Zabeel gelding has won at both 2400m and 2500m previously in his career.

He generally takes a few starts to get going but his strong Ranvet Stakes finish suggests he is getting towards peak fitness.

Maluckyday has only contested one BMW, finishing seventh to Cedarberg in 2011.

Despite being six years old, the gritty gelding is still lightly raced for 21 starts, having won five times and collected more than $1.3 million in prizemoney.

While there is no doubting Maluckyday’s credentials, upsetting Fiveandahalfstar could prove a difficult task.

The Victoria Derby winner has picked up where he left off in the spring, producing four runner-up finishes including in the Group 1 Australian Cup and Group 1 Ranvet Stakes.

Fiveandahalfstar is a $3 favourite at bookmaker.com.au, with an open field of runners behind him.

Maluckyday shares second favouritism at $7 with Ranvet Stakes winner Foreteller while in-form gelding Hathras ($7.50) and Melbourne Cup fourth Kelinni ($9) are also under double figures.

Other notable runners include Auckland Cup winner Sangster ($15) and Tony McEvoy’s German import Le Roi ($21).

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