Eloping Bolts Toward Champagne Classic 2014

May 6, 2014

Eloping Bolts Toward Champagne Classic 2014

Connections of constantly improving filly Eloping are eyeing a run in $250,000 Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) should she impress again in the 2014 Champagne Classic on the weekend.


Melbourne filly Eloping is a top chance for Saturday's 2014 Champagne Classic in Brisbane. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Whittlesea-trained Choisir two-year-old continues to show trainers Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison she’s capable of great things.

She’ll be out to prove their high opinion of her then in the $175,000 Group 2 Bollinger Champagne Classic (1200m) on BTC Cup Day at Doomben this Saturday.

A winner of four of her seven starts so far, Eloping was last seen overcoming the outside barrier 10 of 10 draw in Sydney on April 19 to win the $500,000 Group 3 Royal Randwick Stakes (1200m).

It was a nice improvement on her last start seventh to Mossfun in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) in the mud.

There she blundered over the closing stages of the race, dipping just before the final 50m and blowing her chances of finishing in the money.

While Morgan has played with putting her out to the paddock to mature, she keeps bouncing back and showing a keenness to run they won’t deny her.

“She is only a two-year-old and I will admit there were several occasions when I was going to spell her,” Morgan told The Courier Mail.

“But she never goes sore and doesn’t seem to have had much of a growth spurt.

“She hasn’t changed at all and just keeps improving and really wanting to run. It is quite remarkable really but I do think she just improves with each run.”

That’s especially true following a nice track gallop at home in Melbourne on Monday that confirmed her acceptance for the weekend after high praise from hoop Stephen Baster.

“She’s certainly going well,” Baster said.

Saturday’s Champagne Classic will be her maiden run in Queensland and one that could set up a longer Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival campaign if all goes to plan.

“It’s been such a roller-coaster ride with her and I have enjoyed every minute,” Morgan said.

“I actually think she would be a better racehorse ridden back in the field but she just jumps out and runs.

“There doesn’t seem to be any point in restraining her back in the field.”

While many of her rivals including Pago Pago Stakes winner Time For War are nominated for the $500,000 Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm next month, Eloping is not in the mix for the Stradbroke Handicap Day classic.

She could however press onto the 2014 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes back at Doomben Racecourse on May 24 as part of the Doomben 10,000 Day action.

The 2014 Champagne Classic final field and barriers are due out on Wednesday.

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