2014 Underwood Stakes Field Missing Dissident

September 17, 2014

2014 Underwood Stakes Field Missing Dissident

Fields for the nine Caulfield races in Melbourne this weekend are now out including that for the Underwood Stakes 2014 which is missing the Peter Moody-trained Dissident.


Flying four-year-old Dissident will miss Saturday's Underwood Stakes 2014 and be saved for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The triple Group 1 winning four-year-old was a chance of backing-up on the seven day turnaround in Saturday’s $400,000 Group 1 Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes (1800m) after making it two elite levels on the trot last weekend in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Moody however has opted not to run Dissident again in the Underwood and will instead save the 2014 Cox Plate hopeful for a run in the $400,000 Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) back at the track on September 28.

It is still shaping up as a cracker edition of the Underwood Stakes however with 10 gallopers making up the final field, which punters at Ladbrokes.com.au can back at Best Tote + 20%, including Roger James’s star Kiwi mare Silent Achiever.

Drawn nicely in barrier three with Damien Oliver booked for the ride the O’Reilly six-year-old is the shortest priced of the Underwood Stakes field in the futures markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) on October 25.

She pays $13 to win the weight-for-age classic and will be among the top fancies in Underwood Stakes betting too after an eye-catching first-up fourth to Dissident in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at the track on August 30.

A four-time Group 1 winner, including two down under during the autumn at Rosehill, Silent Achiever also boasts a good second-up record with three wins from five starts but is yet to win at Randwick from four starts at the track.

With Chris Waller opting to run the bulk of his Underwood Stakes nominees in Sydney’s Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) instead this weekend he will be represented by just one runner in Melbourne’s feature with Foreteller in barrier two.

Glen Boss retains the ride on the Dansili eight-year-old whose two runs this time in have been promising including a close third when beaten just over a length by The Cleaner in the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley a fortnight ago.

A 44-start veteran Forteller has won over $1.6 million in prize money but hasn’t won a race since the Makybe Diva Stakes last September.

He enjoyed a good spring last season including a fourth to Shamus Award in the Cox Plate and pays $34 to improve on that and take out the race this year.

Also a $34 chance in futures Cox Plate betting at Ladbrokes and first four in the classic last year is then fellow Underwood Stakes hope Happy Trails.

Paul Beshara’s Good Journey gelding won the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m0 last year on the back of a fourth to It’s A Dundeel in the Underwood and then crossed just a nose away second in the Cox Plate.

This season his form has been nearly exactly the same as last spring with a Spring Stakes fifth first-up in Adelaide followed by an eighth, one further back than last year, in the Memsie.

There is just one last start winner in this year’s Underwood Stakes field meanwhile with the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Stipulate jumping from the outside gate with Dwayne Dunn in the saddle.

The imported galloper won the Group 3 Heatherlie Handicap (1700m) at the track on August 30 and is looking to make it two on the trot with an upset here.

Also of note is the Gai Waterhouse-trained The Offer, $13 favourite to take out the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) in November and hand Waterhouse with back-to-back wins in the ‘race that stops a nation’ following Fiorente’s victory last year.

Montjeu gelding The Offer won the Sydney Cup last season by an easy four lengths and put in a solid effort first-up in the Dato when fifth in a run he’ll be fitter for here getting out over more distance.

See below for the full Underwood Stakes 2014 field, barriers and jockeys.

Then to back your favourites and get paid Best Tote + 20% if successful visit the spring’s leading bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au!

2014 Underwood Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Caulfield Race 7 (4:00pm) – 20/09/2014

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 3x57412x58 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Michael Rodd 6 59kg 113
2 0x45389x43 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller Glen Boss 2 59kg 112
3 x349359x08 SUPER COOL Mark Kavanagh Craig Newitt 7 59kg 108
4 21x63111x5 THE OFFER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 8 59kg 110
5 x1x1155x08 CRACKERJACK KING (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 5 59kg 101
6 13x7190x54 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1 59kg 103
7 15x5239x16 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Stephen Baster 4 59kg 105
8 143x16x09x THOUGHT WORTHY (USA) Robert Hickmott Chad Schofield 9 59kg 98
9 x2x0x623x1 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 10 59kg 104
10 68x11114x4 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James Damien Oliver 3 57kg 116

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

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

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