Minnesinger Enjoys Course Proper Work Ahead of 2015 Autumn Classic

February 24, 2015

Minnesinger Enjoys Course Proper Work Ahead of 2015 Autumn Classic

Minnesinger will step up to black-type racing for the first time this Saturday in the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) at Caulfield Racecourse.

Minnesinger enjoyed trackwork at Caulfield ahead of the Autumn Classic.

Minnesinger enjoyed trackwork at Caulfield ahead of the Autumn Classic. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

The lightly-run Minnesinger enjoyed trackwork on the course proper this morning as he prepares for his biggest test yet.

Ridden by Dwayne Dunn for the second time and working with Mick Price’s Moonovermanhattan, Minnesinger brushed home his final 400 metres in just 22.35 seconds.

“I thought his work was pretty good,” co-trainer Anthony Freedman told TVN.

It took Minnesinger a little while to get going, finishing outside the placings in his first two career starts, however the colt won his maiden on January 4 over 1462m at Kilmore. The colt then travelled to Sandown one month later and won a Benchmark 64 over 1600m impressively by one and three-quarter lengths.

He was set to tackle the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) last Saturday but was scratched from the race when training brothers Anthony and Lee Freedman decided Minnesinger needed to go out instead of back in distance.

“Clearly, he’s a promising horse, but like all of them he has to measure up to a better level,” Freedman continued.

“Saturday is a nice enough race for him. It is short of the top horses, but if he can do a job there you would look at something again.

“We’ll get through Saturday and see what is on offer for him.”

Minnesinger is one of 18 three-year-olds nominated for the 2015 Autumn Classic, which is headlined by Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) winner Moonovermanhattan, Vobis Gold Star (1500m) winner Hong Kong Captain, Mark Kavanagh’s Magicool, and Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) third Firehouse Rock.

Following the 2015 Autumn Classic, Minnesinger will aim to earn a place in the field for the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) on March 7. The colt was one of 29 that remained in contention for the $500,000 race after first acceptances were taken this afternoon, down from an initial 122 nominations.

Open your Ladbrokes.com.au online betting account today to receive a $250 bonus match on your first bet. Simply quote code: BETBONUS.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field