2014 Railway Stakes Weights Released – Non-Acceptor Allocated 59kg

The Peter Moody-trained Moment Of Change has been allocated the 59kg top weight for the Railway Stakes 2014 but will miss the race for a shot at Winterbottom Stakes atonement at the same meeting instead.

Moment Of Change will carry a race-high 59kgs in the 2014 Railway Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Moment Of Change has been allocated a race-high 59kgs for the Railway Stakes, but will instead chase a berth in the Group 1 Winterbottom. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Full handicaps were released today for Saturday week’s $1 million Group 1 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m) running at Ascot Racecourse on November 22, the same day as the $750,000 Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m).

Last Perth Summer Racing Carnival Moody’s multiple Group 1 weight-for-age champion Moment Of Change ran a close second to Queensland super sprinter Buffering in the Winterbottom.

Connections then will target the same race this season with Moment Of Change not to be accepted for the Railway Stakes.

The early $5.50 in futures Railway Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, The Cleaner, then will carry the 58kg top weight in the classic.

Mick Burles’s visiting Tasmanian galloper comes off a last start third to Hucklebuck in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington, enjoying the drop back in distance after a ninth in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley the run before.

Following The Cleaner in the Railway Stakes weights are then:

  • Moriarty (57kg) – Chris Waller’s recent Craven Plate winner in Sydney was a disappointing 14th to the ill-fated Admire Rakti in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) before a Mackinnon Stakes eighth behind Happy Trails on November 1. Down in distance here and has a good mile record (8-3-1-0). Perth should also be easier.
  • Hooked (56kg) – John Thompson-trained Casino Prince four-year-old won the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley two back before last weekend’s brave fifth to Hucklebuck in the Emirates Stakes, also over the mile with 56kg.
  • Lucky Hussler (56kg) – Darren Weir’s Emirates Stakes runner-up has been kept safe in betting sitting as the $6 second favourite in the markets but connections have confirmed he won’t be backing up and will instead be spelled ahead of an autumn return.
  • Smokin’ Joey (56kg) – Upset 40-1 winner of The Goodwood in Adelaide, Wez Hunter’s seven-year-old has been out of form since including two last start sevenths behind Hucklebuck in the Yellowglen Stakes and the Emirates Stakes.

Also above the 53kg minimum are the likes of Tony Gollan’s Yellowglen Stakes runner-up Alma’s Fury (55.5kg), the returning Adam Durrant-trained 2012 Railway Stakes winner Mr Moet (55.5kg) who hasn’t raced since December last year and is the highest-weighted local hope, the Fred Kersley-trained Kingston Town Classic winner Ihtsahymn (54.5kg) who was runner-up to Respondent in the WATC Derby back in April, and $8 third fancy Elite Belle (53.5kg) who won the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) first-up.

As for the light weight chances in the race the best fancied in the all-in Railway Stakes odds are Paula Wagg’s last start Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes winner Balmont Girl ($9), third in that same race Respondent ($10) and his stable mate Amorino ($15) – all getting in on just 53kg.

See below for the full Railway Stakes 2014 weights, not including any horses already withdrawn from the race.

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2014 Railway Stakes Weights

Ascot Racecourse – 22/11/2014

# Horse Trainer Weight
1 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody 59kg
2 THE CLEANER Mick Burles 58kg
3 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 57kg
4 HOOKED John P Thompson 56kg
5 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir 56kg
6 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter 56kg
7 ALMA’S FURY Tony Gollan 55.5kg
8 MR MOET Adam Durrant 55.5kg
9 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley 54.5kg
10 ELITE BELLE Grant Williams 53.5kg
11 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher 53kg
12 AL ANEED Mick Price 53kg
13 AMORINO Grant Williams 53kg
14 ANIMOSO Bruce Watkins 53kg
15 ANTIQUE BELLE Grant Williams 53kg
16 AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings 53kg
17 BALIGARI Lloyd Kennewell 53kg
18 BALMONT GIRL Paula Wagg 53kg
19 BASS STRAIT (NZ) Neville Parnham 53kg
20 BIG HOLD UP (NZ) Wally Mitchell 53kg
21 BIPPO NO BUNGUS Neville Parnham 53kg
22 BLACK HEART BART Vaughn Sigley 53kg
23 BULL POINT Chris Waller 53kg
24 CADILLAC MOUNTAIN Peter G Moody 53kg
25 CHECKPOINT Neville Parnham 53kg
26 CHESTER ROAD Adam Durrant 53kg
27 DISCIPLE Sean Casey 53kg
28 DRAGO Anthony Cummings 53kg
29 DREAM LIFTER Jim P Taylor 53kg
30 EXPRESS SERVICE Darren Mcauliffe 53kg
31 FANCY FEET Shane Quilty 53kg
32 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 53kg
33 FLYING TIME Lindsey Smith 53kg
34 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 53kg
35 FUCHSIA BANDANA Darren Mcauliffe 53kg
36 FULL REIGN Jarrad Humphries 53kg
37 GIRL GUIDE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 53kg
38 GIRL IN FLIGHT Robbie Griffiths 53kg
39 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham 53kg
40 GRIANTE David Brideoake & David Feek 53kg
41 JEZPARK Ted Martinovich 53kg
42 KALAHAAR Steve Wolfe 53kg
43 KHELEVA Vernon Brockman 53kg
44 LIBERTY’S CHOICE Gai Waterhouse 53kg
45 MARDEN (IRE) Adam Durrant 53kg
46 MISS ROSE DE LAGO Simon A Miller 53kg
47 MR UTOPIA Steve Wolfe 53kg
48 ORATOR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 53kg
49 PLATINUM ROCKER Simon A Miller 53kg
50 RANGER Adam Durrant 53kg
51 REAL CHARM Adam Durrant 53kg
52 REAL LOVE Adam Durrant 53kg
53 REBELSON Darren Mcauliffe 53kg
54 REFLECTANCE Mark Bairstow 53kg
55 RESPONDENT Grant Williams 53kg
56 RIVER LAD Natalie McCall 53kg
57 ROWIE Chris Gangemi 53kg
58 SON OF SOMETHING Adam Durrant 53kg
59 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 53kg
60 SPY DECODER (NZ) Anthony Cummings 53kg
61 STAGNITE Sharon Miller 53kg
62 STAR FASHION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 53kg
63 STIPULATE (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 53kg
64 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Daniel Morton 53kg
65 TANGO’S DAUGHTER Mick Price 53kg
66 TRADING DAY Warren Wilson 53kg
67 WOODBINE Gai Waterhouse 53kg
68 WROUGHTED Adam Durrant 53kg
69 YE OLDE Lou Luciani 53kg
70 ZULULAND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 53kg
71 SAY GERONIMO (NZ) Wally Mitchell 51kg


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