Missy Longstocking Out for Coolmore Stud Stakes 2013 Upset

October 29, 2013

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

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Missy Longstocking Out for Coolmore Stud Stakes 2013 Upset

She may be coming up against a Golden Rose winner on Victoria Derby Day this Saturday but Brisbane-based filly Missy Longstocking is ready for the 2013 Coolmore Stud Stakes challenge according to her trainer Liam Birchley.

Missy Longstocking

Brisbane-trained filly Missy Longstocking steps up to Group 1 class in Saturday's Coolmore Stud Stakes 2013. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Chris Waller’s Sydney-trained Northern Meteor colt Zoustar, winner of the Golden Rose two back before a blistering effort in the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) at the start of the month, is the dominant favourite for Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m).

Zoustar may be the one to beat in the clash for three-year-old sprinters, but Birchley is confident his in-form daughter of Sequalo can give the favourite a run for their money down the famous Flemington straight despite not having had a jumpout at the track pre-race.

“I really think the straight will suit her if she can draw the right spot,” he told AAP.

Birchley’s confidence will be further boosted if his filly can draw a nice inside alley for the Group 1 too.

“If she can draw inside and be away from the crowd she’ll be a lot more relaxed, but that’s not in our hands,” he said.

“She’s strong at the end of her races which is what you need and she handles all conditions.

“She gets herself in the right spot and it’s a matter then of whether she’s good enough.”

Missy Longstocking has won eight of her 11 career starts and is one of the most consistent, and experienced, of the Coolmore nominees this spring.

She’s also won both of her starts this time in.

“She just doesn’t know how to lay down,” Birchley said.

“That has won her a few races.

“She’s obviously above average but she’s got that terrific will to win.”

First up she enjoyed an easy kill over the 1000m at home at Eagle Farm in late September.

Then last start Birchley bought her to Caulfield to kick-off her Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign where she scored another win.

This time the improving filly put three lengths on her closest rival Anatina to take out the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) when ridden by regular Queensland hoop Damien Browne who retains the ride on the weekend.

She didn’t do it easy in the Group 3 either, forced to race wide throughout, making her big winning margin even more impressive.

Now she’ll face a Cup Carnival acid test on Saturday stepping up to Group 1 class for the first time in the Coolmore.

“Obviously it’s her biggest test but she’s earned her shot at something like that,” Birchley said.

“Her record speaks for itself and she’s probably been unlucky not to have won a few of the ones she’s lost.”

Other notable Coolmore nominees this year include Champagne Stakes winner Thump, Blue Sapphire champion Lion Of Belfort, Golden Slipper second placed Sidestep back in action and Gai Waterhouse’s Caulfield Guineas runner-up Divine Calling.

The official 2013 Coolmore Stud Stakes field will be released on Wednesday and published right here at Races.com.au so stay tuned.

In the meantime why not gear up for a big Derby Day on the punt by opening your account with the online bookie that rewards it’s players better, Ladbrokes.com.au, who will match your first deposit dollar for dollar as a bonus welcome bet valued up to a juicy $500!

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

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

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...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

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