2015 Super Vobis 3YO Plate Will Be Tough for Chivalry

February 5, 2015

2015 Super Vobis 3YO Plate Will Be Tough for Chivalry

Three-year-old Chivalry, who was once favourite to win the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), will resume at Sandown on Saturday in the Super Vobis 3YO Plate (1300m) but jockey Damian Lane admits it’ll be a tough race for the colt.

The Super Vobis 3YO Plate will be a test for Chivalry.

The Super Vobis 3YO Plate will be a test for Chivalry. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Chivalry is one of nine three-year-olds set to contest the $80,000 race after both So You Drink and Samartested were scratched on Thursday morning. The colt is offering odds of $6.50 in the betting market at Ladbrokes.com.au – one of just four single figure hopefuls.

Lane partnered the colt for the first time in an 800-metre jumpout last Friday at Flemington, in which the pair sat wide and shaded the competition. The jockey was impressed with the trial but less so with his wide draw in Saturday’s race.

Considering Chivalry will be racing against the likes of Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) runner-up Stratum Star, Caulfield Guineas runner Merion, undefeated Hauraki, and first-up winner Onerous, a good draw would have been advantageous. Instead the colt will jump from barrier eight – the second widest gate.

“It was good to get a feel of him for this race,” Lane told Sky Racing.

“It’s a hot race with all the good ones coming back into work now and it’s starting to really heat up.”

Lane is confident however that Chivalry will be able to handle the 1300 metre trip first-up considering he won the Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) at the beginning of the spring. The colt then went on to finish runner-up in the Listed Living Legends Stakes (1400m).

Although he finished outside the placings in the Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes, Chivalry still earned a spot in the $1 million Caulfield Guineas. However after jumping awkwardly he was forced wide and despite making solid ground in the late middle of the track, couldn’t finish in the first three.

Chivalry ended his season with a fifth place run in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Race (2040m) on October 25.

Despite horses with Group One credentials running in the Super Vobis 3YO Plate on Saturday, the betting market is currently favouring horses not resuming with inside starts.

Onerous is the $3.20 favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au followed by Hauraki ($4) and Profit Share ($6).

The Team Hawkes-trained Onerous won a Benchmark 64 over 1109 mertres on January 22 while Hauraki has just two career starts to his name.

Darren Weir’s Profit Share was runner-up in the Vobis Gold Star (1500m) two weeks ago. He will enjoy the inside jump following Samartested’s scratching.

Stratum Star and Merion are both sitting outside single figure digits at $12 while Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) runner Gouldian is the outside chance at $21.

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