The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Reemah is the top rated final acceptor for the Champagne Stakes 2015 at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Friday night after the undefeated Petits Filous dropped out of contention.
Running as Moonee Valley Race 6 at 9:15pm (AEST), this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Gallagher Bassett / TBV Champagne Stakes (1200m) originally drew a dozen three-year-old fillies.
The early scratching of the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Serene Majesty who was drawn the outside alley has left 11 hopefuls though including Reemah in gate 10 with Michael Walker to ride.
A $26 chance in futures markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for the $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 10, Redoute’s Choice filly Reemah is best known for her second to Pride Of Dubai in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) as a two-year-old in late February.
She is third-up this prep on the weekend following a win at Geelong in late August and a last start sixth in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) down the Flemington straight from a fortnight ago where she was also drawn wide (12 of 12).
Hayes & Dabernig have also accepted for Not A Single Doubt filly Hell Or Highwater drawn a treat in gate three for jockey Damian Lane and coming off a big two and three quarter length victory at Cranbourne from September 13.
There are four other last start winners in the Champagne Stakes field for Friday evening including the Lloyd Kennewell-trained Viddora who has won her past two runs back home in Adelaide and the Mick Price-trained Secret Agenda who won at Sandown-Lakeside at the start of the month.
The other last start winners are the Jason Warren-trained daughter of Dane Shadow Nina Rules who is yet to run worse than second in her three career starts and the Shea Eden-trained Ocean Embers who won by three lengths at Bendigo on debut.
Other in-form hopes in the mix include the Murray Johnson-trained Reward For Effort filly Take Pride who ran fifth two back to Petits Filous in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) before a third to the same filly in the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) at Flemington two weeks back and the John O’Shea-trained daughter of Lonhro Painted Firetail up in class this weekend facing her first black-type assignment.
O’Shea and the Godolphin stable are also represented by Black Opal third placegetter from March Antelucan who runs first-up here from barrier six with James McDonald riding in Melbourne over the weekend.
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2015 Champagne Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
Moonee Valley Race 6 (9:15pm) – 25/06/2015
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||8x220x16||REEMAH||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Michael Walker||10||56kg||78|
|2||013475×5||SERENADE||Michael Moroney||Glen Boss||9||56kg||68|
|3||1x03x||ANTELUCAN Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||John O’Shea||Dwayne Dunn||11||56kg||73|
|4||11038×53||TAKE PRIDE Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Murray Johnson||Patrick Moloney (a)||2||56kg||68|
|5||1×3||PAINTED FIRETAIL||John O’Shea||James McDonald||6||56kg||68|
|6||5×11||VIDDORA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||8||56kg||69|
|7||1x0x1||SECRET AGENDA||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||5||56kg||70|
|8||2×16||SERENE MAJESTY||Peter & Paul Snowden||–||12||56kg||68|
|9||4x7x1||HELL OR HIGHWATER||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||3||56kg||63|
|10||2×21||NINA RULES Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Jason Warren||Jake Noonan||1||56kg||62|
|11||1||OCEAN EMBERS||Shea Eden||James Winks||7||56kg||63|
|12||3598x||MAKE HER OWN WHEY Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Shaun Dwyer||Ms Jackie Beriman (a)||4||56kg||60|