2015 Drummond Golf Stakes Nominations Feature Le Bonsir

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.

Le Bonsir

Le Bonsir is a dual nominee on the Moonee Valley racecard for Saturday’s 2015 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

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
1 x6745x458x AKAVOROUN G 6 Ciaron Maher 97
2 1253345×70 BEACH FRONT M 6 Brent Stanley 76
3 25315x11x3 CATCH THAT CAT M 6 Gwenda Johnstone 79
4 2655x4570x CHIVALRY H 4 Mark Kavanagh 84
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
11 80x4132x99 GRIANTE M 5 David Brideoake 101
12 x216212406 INSPECTOR G 5 Peter White 78
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
19 42710x045x MOONOVERMANHATTAN H 4 Mick Price 92
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
25 527265×303 SOLSAY G 8 Michael Kent 90
26 26x1x1 SUPIDO H 4 Michael Kent 72
27 8×73361236 TANSY G 5 Byron Cozamanis 79
28 2x43421x75 WHO YOU KNOW G 5 Paul Beshara 70


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