2015 Australia Stakes Considered for Dissident First-Up

January 13, 2015

2015 Australia Stakes Considered for Dissident First-Up

Top Melbourne horseman Peter Moody is weighing up autumn options for his multiple Group 1 winner Dissident who could return in the Australia Stakes 2015 at Moonee Valley at the end of the month.


Triple Group 1 winner Dissident could resume in the Australia Stakes 2015 at Moonee Valley on January 24 before targeting the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes – Futurity Stakes double in the autumn. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Sebring stallion hasn’t raced since early October when he bled for the first time and incurred an automatic three month ban after his sixth to Fawkner in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m).

Before that the four-year-old was in ace form including winning the Group 1 Memsie Stakes – Makybe Diva Stakes double first and second up for the spring.

He was also runner-up behind Trust In A Gust, who had a six kilo weight advantage, when going down after a long duel by the bob of the head in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) 13 days before his Caulfield Stakes defeat.

Dissident boasts a total of three Group 1 victories having also narrowly held on to win the 2014 Randwick Guineas as a three-year-old and was runner-up in the 2013 Golden Rose Stakes behind Zouster.

To date Dissident has won five of his 17 starts for over $1.48 million in prize money, Moody having paid $210,000 for the horse at the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sales.

Last week the top galloper ran fourth in an 800m jump-out at Caulfield on January sixth where he worked home well showing Moody he was ready to return.

“He just had a soft hit-out and he is in great shape,” Moody told The Herald Sun last Tuesday.

“He has no dramas and he’s coming along nicely, which is good, because I don’t have too many multiple Group 1 winners in the stable.”

Moody confirmed a possible first-up run for Dissident after the successful trial could be at Moonee Valley on January 24 in the $200,000 Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) on the Australia Day long weekend.

“There is the possibility he may run first-up in the Australia Stakes,” he said.

From there his major Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival aims are the $400,000 Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 14 and the $500,000 Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) back at the same track a fortnight later.

Dissident has an excellent record at Caulfield and will be contesting both of those Group 1 features for the first time.

Last autumn he did all of his racing in Sydney with five runs at either Rosehill or Royal Randwick including his failed 12th when 10 lengths off Sacred Falls in the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) run on a Heavy (9) track on April 12.

For the 2015 Doncaster Mile Racing NSW’s Chief Handicapper Damien Hay has confirmed Dissident is one of the horses he is considering for the honour of top weight in the April 4 classic.

Dissident will retire after the autumn and stand at stud during the spring for his new connections at Newgate Farm.

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