Tiger Tees Tops 2014 Tramway Stakes Field

Joe Pride’s flying sprinter Tiger Tees is out to retain an undefeated new season record as the top rated acceptor for Saturday’s Tramway Stakes 2014 at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Tiger Tees

Tiger Tees shoots for a third win from as many starts this time in on Saturday int he Tramway Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

One of three Group 2 highlights on the Sydney program for the weekend, this year’s $175,000 Tattersalls Club Tramway Stakes (1400m) has attracted a final field of 16 hopefuls.

Heading the field and the weights with 58kg is Group 1 The Galaxy winner Tiger Tees coming off back-to-back wins this time in.

Drawn in barrier 11 with a jockey still to be confirmed, the Dubawi seven-year-old enjoyed a first-up Flemington win in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) on August 9 before backing up a fortnight later at Randwick.

At the same track he sees on Saturday Tiger Tees enjoyed a one and a quarter length win over Chris Waller’s Royal Descent with Criterion in third, those two backing up in the Chelmsford Stakes over a mile on Saturday, in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m).

A known mudlark he will relish a soft track on the weekend having produced great form on both Slow (5-3-0-1) and Heavy (4-2-1-0) tracks, but also won the Aurie’s Star on a Good (3) so has the ability to handle all types of ground.

There are then two other last start winners in the Tramway Stakes field with the resuming Rising Romance and the in-form My Sabeel drawn in barriers nine and 10 respectively.

Donna Logan’s visiting Kiwi mare Rising Romance is one of the top early fancies at Ladbrokes.com.au for the $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 18 paying $17 as the equal favourite with Japanese raider Bande, Makybe Diva’s close relation La Amistad and Melbourne Cup top fancy The Offer for Gai Waterhouse.

The Ekraar mare has Group 1 form both at home in New Zealand as well as in Sydney, most recently beating home a field of fellow fillies in her final run as a three-year-old in Randwick’s Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) back in April.

She’s had one Warwick Farm trial since but is yet to win first-up and is likely looking for more ground.

My Sabeel meanwhile has been making a name for herself progressing through the ranks over the past few months.

Kevin Moses’s Savabele seven-year-old most recently stepped back up to black-type company at Randwick on August 23 and relished a Heavy (10) track to beat home Bennetta by an easy four and a half lengths in the Group 3 Toy Show Quality (1300m).

With six of the nine Chelmsford Stakes acceptors, Waller also has three runners in the Tramway this weekend saddling up the resuming Queensland derby third placed Vilanova (barrier seven), French import Weary (barrier two) up to a mile for the first time since this Doncaster Mile third and Danchai with the rails run from barrier one.

Also with a trio of Tramway Stakes acceptors are then Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes.

Team Hawkes will be represented by Epsom Handicap-bound Toydini (barrier 14), Group 2 winner Ninth Legion (barrier six) out to improve on a first-up seventh at the track behind Terravista and consistent staying type Zephyron with the outside barrier 16 to overcome.

Other notable Tramway Stakes hopes then include the John Sargent-trained Crown Oaks winner Kirramosa (barrier 13) coming off a first-up sixth in the Missile Stakes and Kris Lees’ fellow Group 1 winning mare Lucia Valentina (barrier five) who won the Vinery Stud Stakes last April before her ATC Oaks third to Rising Romance.

Check out the complete Tramway Stakes 2014 field, barriers, jockeys and set weights plus penalties below.

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2014 Tramway Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Randwick Race 7 (4:25pm) – 06/09/2014

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 x191437x11 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride 11 58kg 112
2 316x85506x TOYDINI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 14 57.5kg 109
3 2101x385x7 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 6 57kg 100
4 771653413x VILANOVA (NZ) Chris Waller Jason Collett 7 57kg 95
5 11231626x PHEIDON Gai Waterhouse Joshua Parr 15 57kg 86
6 4x32132x56 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2 56kg 106
7 411312241x RISING ROMANCE (NZ) Donna Logan Tim Clark 9 56kg 105
8 6214x0x2x5 HONORIUS David Payne 4 56kg 103
9 4x414211x6 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) John Sargent Blake Shinn 13 56kg 102
10 61F2x3013x LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 5 56kg 102
11 31x850113x ZEPHYRON (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16 56kg 99
12 81131550×4 MONTON Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 3 55kg 105
13 54x24912x5 GYPSY DIAMOND Peter & Paul Snowden 8 55kg 101
14 4x585534x4 HOOKED John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 12 55kg 96
15 070x38220x DANCHAI (GB) Chris Waller 1 55kg 94
16 7×41942231 MY SABEEL (NZ) Kevin Moses 10 54kg 87


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