2015 CF Orr Stakes Results – Dissident Justifies Favouritism

February 14, 2015

2015 CF Orr Stakes Results – Dissident Justifies Favouritism

Group One racing returned to Melbourne on Saturday afternoon in the form of the CF Orr Stakes (1400m).

Dissident (outside) justified his favouritism to win the CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Dissident (outside) justified his favouritism to win the CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

15 talented horses tackled the $400,000 feature race, half of which were resuming and half of which had fitness on their side.

Peter Moody’s Dissident was the favourite in the CF Orr Stakes betting from the moment the market opened at Ladbrokes.com.au, easing into odds of $2.80 before the race.

The four-year-old horse justified his favouritism with a tremendous win ahead of Entirely Platinum ($14) with Mourinho ($20) in third.

Dissident was a proven winner over 1400 metres at Caulfield last spring with the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) and was expected to dominate on his return to the track after a disappointing first-up run in the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on January 24.

He was fast away out of gate seven, looking for a front running role but Entirely Platinum was on his inside to hold him off. Dissident called on for his run in the final 300 metres and raced up the outside, taking the lead with 100 metres to go.

It was the fifth CF Orr Stakes win for Moody in the past six years, making him the dominant trainer of the first Group One race of the year. He never doubted Dissident would run anywhere but first in the race and was clearly vindicated with the result.

“I’m very proud of the horse, he did a tremendous job,” Moody said.

He’s probably one of the best milers in the country, a four time Group one winner.

“It was just good to see him bounce back, he wasn’t happy or suited at [Moonee] Valley but he’s certainly unbeaten at these conditions.

Going forward, Moody noted the horse would only be run in races at conditions that would bring out his best, i.e. not soft tracks.

“He’s made his value and I’ve got to respect the fact there are people who’ve invested a lot of money in him,” he said.

“It’s a matter of not running him at conditions he’s not best at [looking forward]. He’s not good on soft ground so this morning was a little nervous.

“We’ve got races like the George Ryder and Doncaster coming up under the same conditions.”

Moody revealed the horse would return to Caulfield in two weeks for the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) before travelling to Sydney for the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) on March 21 and Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on April 4.

It was the second win at Caulfield for Ben Melham who took out the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) with San Nicasio in the previous race.

“He’s a champion to ride, this horse, and he’s got all the right actions,” the hoop said.

“The other day at Moonee Valley I was adamant that it was the track and the tempo that brought him under.

“As far as middle-distance horses go he’s probably the benchmark in the land at the minute. When he’s able to get up and dictate on top of the speed he takes a lot of running down.

“He’s really a top-class galloper.”

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2015 CF Orr Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody Ben Melham 7 59kg $2.80F
2 11 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1.5L 6 59kg $14
3 3 MOURINHO Peter Gelagotis Vlad Duric 1.9L 3 59kg $18
4 15 JAVA Lee & Anthony Freedman Chad Schofield 3.15L 13 55.5kg $9
5 12 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 3.35L 1 59kg $11
6 1 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Damien Oliver 4.35L 14 59kg $17
7 7 MOURO (USA) Tony McEvoy Mark Zahra 4.45L 8 59kg $11
8 9 AERONAUTICAL Lionel Cohen Brad Rawiller 5.7L 5 59kg $51
9 14 PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 5.9L 10 55.5kg $8
10 10 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Stephen Baster 6L 4 59kg $26
11 13 REAL LOVE Adam Durrant Craig Williams 6.1L 11 57kg $15
12 5 BAGMAN Chris Waller Steven Arnold 6.6L 2 59kg $31
13 4 TOYDINI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 11.1L 9 59kg $31
14 6 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller Glen Boss 12.35L 15 59kg $51
15 8 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer Jack Hill 12.45L 12 59kg $101

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