Mick Price’s last start Moonee Valley winner Le Bonsir is one of the top nominees for the Drummond Golf Stakes 2015 back at the track on Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day this Saturday in Melbourne.
An eight-year-old son of Choisir, Le Bonsir ran third to Shiraz at the start of August in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) before enjoying a drop in class and distance to win the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at the Valley on August 22.
The veteran sprinter is now nominated in two separate Moonee Valley races this weekend attempting back-to-back black-type wins at the track, Le Bonsir entered for both the weight-for-age $200,000 Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) and the $120,000 Listed Drummond Golf Stakes (1200m) under handicap conditions.
Also coming off a nice run in the Carlyon Stakes a fortnight ago and nominated for the Drummond on the weekend is the young four-year-old runner-up Just Magical, the Magic Albert gelding having been beaten a length first-up.
That was his fourth run at Moonee Valley where he now boasts a win and two seconds ahead of Saturday’s possible rematch with Le Bonsir.
Along with the Carlyon Stakes champ the other last start winners nominated for the Drummond Golf Stakes, which attracted a bumper 28 early entries, are Michael Kent’s Flemington winning Sebring four-year-old Supido and the flying Matthew Dale-trained Fell Swoop.
Also nominated for the $125,000 Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Randwick this Saturday, Not A Single Doubt four-year-old Fell Swoop comes off back-to-back Sydney wins including at Randwick over 1000m two weeks ago to make it six wins from eight starts to date for the up-and-comer.
Other Drummond entries coming off nice lead-up form include Mick Price’s Bel Esprit mare Pilly’s Wish and Solsay who boasts a top Moonee Valley race record (11-3-3-4).
The Drummond Golf Stakes nominations also feature the likes of Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) runner-up from the summer Disposition, Group 1 performed Java last seen running third in the Bendigo Guineas, Team Hawkes’ consistent son of Fastnet Rock Kaepernick and Miss Steele who ran fourth to Miracles Of Life in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville back in May.
Check out the full list of Drummond Golf Stakes 2015 nominations below, which will be cut to a capacity 14 starter + 4 emergency final field at acceptance stage on Wednesday.
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2015 Drummond Golf Stakes Nominations
Moonee Valley Racecourse – 05/09/2015
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|2||1253345×70||BEACH FRONT||M||6||Brent Stanley||76|
|3||25315x11x3||CATCH THAT CAT||M||6||Gwenda Johnstone||79|
|5||111122x24x||DISPOSITION||G||4||Lee & Anthony Freedman||96|
|6||26x17405x9||FAST CASH||G||4||Wendy Kelly||74|
|7||1x334645x5||FAST ’N’ ROCKING||G||5||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||101|
|8||2x1111x411||FELL SWOOP||G||4||Matthew Dale||84|
|9||10110x20x||GALAXY PEGASUS||H||4||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||82|
|10||650x2326x7||GREGERS||M||5||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||103|
|13||40x111143x||JAVA||G||4||Lee & Anthony Freedman||90|
|14||150×174||JUST FOR STARTERS||G||4||Robbie Laing||71|
|15||22x11425x2||JUST MAGICAL||G||4||Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor||75|
|16||x2171x122x||KAEPERNICK||G||4||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||83|
|17||276x520x31||LE BONSIR||G||8||Mick Price||96|
|18||x3845x344x||MISS STEELE||M||5||Michael Kent||88|
|20||2475×04840||MR MAKE BELIEVE||G||9||Robbie Laing||85|
|21||5x42x12142||PILLY’S WISH||M||5||Mick Price||81|
|22||32405x540x||ROSE OF CHOICE||M||6||Lee & Anthony Freedman||92|
|23||x68752504x||SCREAM MACHINE||G||7||Robert Smerdon||96|
|24||01196550×8||SNIPPETEE BEE||M||6||Patrick Payne||83|
|28||2x43421x75||WHO YOU KNOW||G||5||Paul Beshara||70|