2014 Drummond Golf Stakes Field Released

The last race on the bumper nine event program at Moonee Valley for Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day in Melbourne on Saturday Drummond Golf Stakes 2014, formerly known as the Chandler Macleod Stakes.

Lion Of Belfort (outside)

Former top three-year-old Lion Of Belfort (outside) returns to racing in the last at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

A capacity field of 14 starters plus four emergencies is accepted for this year’s $120,000 Listed Drummond Golf Stakes (1200m) set to run at 5:15pm.

Leading the field and weights with 58kg is the Mick Price-trained Le Bonsir, the Choisir seven-year-old racing for the first time since July.

Last time out the gelding was seventh behind Thiamandi in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on the back of a strong winter that included a Group 3 second behind Lord Of The Sky in the Sir John Monash Stakes.

Price has also accepted for the promising Lion Of Belfort.

Last year’s Blue Sapphire winner, the Statue Of Liberty stallion won three of his opening four career starts before a close third in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington during the Cup Carnival in November.

He had two autumn runs in February but was well beaten in both before being turned out for a spring return where hopefully he bounces back.

Also high up the weights for the sprint showdown are then recent Aurie’s Star Handicap third placed Zamorar (57.5kg), Team Hawkes-trained Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner Atlante (57kg) and the Chris Waller-trained Kencella (57kg).

While most of the field are first-up here a couple boast a fitness edge having had a previous run or two this season including Moonee Valley specialist Solsay for Michael Kent, Darren Weir’s last start Moonee Valley winning mare Trust In A Gust and the Peter Moody-trained Club Command.

Commands six-year-old Club Command returned to racing on August 16 at Caulfield in the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) and was far from disgraced when third to Hard Stride.

The gelding’s second-up record is solid (4-0-1-2) making him a strong place chance for the weekend.

Moody has also accepted for the super consistent Spirits Dance, drawn in gate three with Linda Meech to ride.

The Statue Of Liberty mare won four on the trot in Melbourne during January and February including the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes and the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes but has had a long break between then and her four-year-old debut here.

Other notable Drummond Golf Stakes hopes include Electric Fusion for Robert Smerdon to be ridden by Craig Williams and Group 1 performed You’re So Good out wide with James Winks to ride.

Check out the full Drummond Golf Stakes 2014 field, barriers, jockeys and weights below.

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2014 Drummond Golf Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Randwick Race 9 (5:15pm) – 06/09/2014

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 7×25324227 LE BONSIR Mick Price Dean Yendall 8 58kg 99
2 x294x0x137 ZAMORAR David Bourne Ms Katelyn Mallyon (a) 6 57.5kg 98
3 0111x2608x ATLANTE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 2 57kg 97
4 11321110×9 KENCELLA Chris Waller Craig Newitt 11 57kg 97
5 4321x339x3 CLUB COMMAND Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 9 56kg 95
6 x1400x000x LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Ben Melham 10 55.5kg 94
7 x1052113x7 ELECTRIC FUSION Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 13 54.5kg 92
8 1545x8297x GOLDEN PENNY Lee & Shannon Hope Ms Michelle Payne 4 54.5kg 92
9 21113x65x LION OF BELFORT Mick Price Nicholas Hall 7 54.5kg 90
10 000275×950 SEA LORD Stephen Brown Stephen Baster 17 54.5kg 90
11 2441233×22 SOLSAY Michael Kent Tommy Berry 5 54.5kg 90
12 1x63x1111x SPIRITS DANCE Peter G Moody Ms Linda Meech 3 54.5kg 91
13 41111262×1 TRUST IN A GUST Darren Weir Damian Lane 14 54.5kg 86
14 60x22350x4 YOU’RE SO GOOD (NZ) Nigel Blackiston James Winks 16 54.5kg 91
15e 220x4520x2 MEMBERS JOY Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 18 54.5kg 84
16e 92x165x713 BLOOMINGDALE MISS Robert Smerdon Vlad Duric 1 54.5kg 84
17e 29621161×8 BIG BUDDIE Andrew Sawden Ms Jackie Beriman (a) 15 54.5kg 83
18e 610x2x0449 DANISH WHISKEY Michael Kent 12 54.5kg 81


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