Bonaria Flying Ahead of 2015 Bellmaine Stakes

February 11, 2015

Bonaria Flying Ahead of 2015 Bellmaine Stakes

Pat Hyland’s returning Group 1 winner Bonaria is in flying form for Saturday’s 2015 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes at Caulfield according to her Cranbourne-based trainer.


Myer Classic winner Bonaria resumes in the 2015 Geoffrey Bellmaine Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

The six-year-old daughter of Redoute’s Choice is one of 12 mares making up the field for the last on CF Orr Stakes Day in Melbourne on Saturday, the $150,000 Group 3 Routleys Barkey Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) to run as Race 9 at 6:25pm (AEDT).

Dwayne Dunn has the ride on Bonaria who has come up trumps with barrier four as she looks to break her first-up maiden.

She has had seven previous resuming runs but is yet to win fresh, her best results being a trio of third place finishes, although with a bit of rain the proven wet-track performer could break the hoodoo.

“She’s in good shape I think she’ll run super well,” Hyland told Racing Victoria this week.

“She always runs very well without winning first-up, but if we got a bit of rain that would help things a bit.

“She’s good on any sort of ground, but she does handle wet ground quite well.”

The mare hit her peak at the end of last season rounding out her spring campaign with a one length victory over Sweet Idea in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day, November 1 as 26-1 outsider.

She trialled at Cranbourne on January 29, with Dunn in the saddle, running a mid-field sixth over 990m behind Fontein Ruby and Hyland couldn’t be happier with his stable star ahead of the Bellmaine Stakes.

“She’s flying at the moment,” he said.

“She’s very good and I’m very happy with her.

“She went well (in the trial) and Dwayne was very happy with her and he seems pretty keen to ride her.”

Two of Bonaria’s main rivals on the weekend are Myer Classic fourth placegetter Solicit who she beat home by a length and a half in the Melbourne Cup Carnival clash and the Robert Smerdon-trained Politeness last seen winning the Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) at Sandown.

While the mares-only autumn features are the most likely targets for Bonarai this time in, Hyland also hasn’t ruled out a possible $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) bid at Royal Randwick in April should she be travelling that good.

Japan’s World Ace ($8) leads the all-in Doncaster Mile betting markets for the April 4 feature with Bonaria a $51 outsider.

The country’s premier online bookmaker are due to open their CF Orr Stakes Day betting markets shortly so get ready by signing up with them now quoting the code BETBONUS to also have your first deposit matched by the house up to $250!

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