Riziz v Symons – 2014 Monash Stakes Rematch

July 2, 2014

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

Riziz v Symons – 2014 Monash Stakes Rematch

After battling with their jockey Chris Symons for a below par run in Flemington last start, the Ken Sweeney-trained Group 1 performer Riziz will be looking to atone in the Sir John Monash Stakes 2014 this weekend.


Group 1 placegetter Riziz is looking to return to form in Saturday's Monash Stakes 2014. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Symons retains the mount on the Zariz gelding, the five-year-old Adelaide galloper one of nine sprinters in this Saturday’s $135,000 Group 3 Polytrack Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield Racecourse.

The multiple stakes winner was last seen running 10th when beaten four lengths by Lonhspresso in the Listed The Straight Six (1200m) on May 24.

It was a disappointing performance and one their Morphettville-based trainer Sweeney cannot explain.

“He normally goes well there [at Flemington] so I’m not sure what happened,” he told The Advertiser.

Before their Straight Six failure Riziz was in red hot form at home winning back-to-back Adelaide races including the Listed Matrice Stakes (1200m).

That lead to a Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) run where they finished one and a quarter lengths off the upset 40-1 winner Smokin’ Joey.

After failing to reproduce that form at Flemington, Sweeney hopes Riziz gives Symons an easier ride in the Monash and can bounce back.

“Chris (Symons) and him had a bit of a fight,” Sweeney said speaking of the Straight Six run.

“He wanted to go one way and Chris wanted to go the other so things didn’t really turn out as planned.”

The Sir John Monash is Riziz’s maiden look at Caulfield, and they go into the race on the back of a winning 1000m trial at Morphettville from June 20 where Clare Lindop had the reins.

“We just gave him the trial because as he hadn’t raced for a while and there isn’t a lot else I can do with him,” Sweeney explained.

On Saturday Symons and Riziz have barrier eight in a top field that includes the Robbie Laing-trained duo of promising colt Lord Of The Sky and known wet track performer Mr Make Believe.

Also in the mix is a host of others coming via the Straight Six including runner-up Le Bonsir.

Mick Price’s six-year-old Choisir gelding backed up from that narrow loss to run fourth as the beaten favourite at Moonee Valley on June 21, just over half a length between them and the winner.

They had a run on the course proper at Caulfield on Tuesday morning, galloping with two-year-old Berlutti, and ran a nice 52.5 over 800m.

On Saturday apprentice hoop Jordan Childs will be replaced by Daniel Moor, the pair drawn well in barrier two.

Sir John Monash Stakes betting markets will open at our No. 1 recommended online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au shortly so sign-up with them now to have access to the hottest Melbourne racing odds this weekend and into the spring.

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

Australia Day Cup Calls for 20...

2018 Gosford Guineas Winner Be...

2018 Gosford Guineas Winner Bella Martini in Tight Finish

The Hawkes Racing-trained Bella Martini held on in a thrilling late finish to...

2018 Kensington Stakes Field &...

2018 Kensington Stakes Field & Odds: Betting Wide Open

It is shaping up as a wide open edition of the Kensington Stakes 2018 at...

2018 Gosford Cup Tips & O...

2018 Gosford Cup Tips & Odds Update

This afternoon’s Gosford Cup 2018 is fast approaching and our insider tips and...

Silent Sedition Set for 2018 C...

Silent Sedition Set for 2018 Coolmore Classic Shot

A second shot at the Coolmore Classic in 2018 is on the autumn agenda for...

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