Boss to Ride Petits Filous in Moir Stakes 2015

September 28, 2015

Boss to Ride Petits Filous in Moir Stakes 2015

One of the country’s best hoops has picked up the ride on the super exciting Petits Filous with the undefeated filly set to defend her flawless race record under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Friday evening in the 2015 Moir Stakes.

Petits Filous

Undefeated filly Petits Filous will have Glen Boss in the saddle when she races in Group 1 company for the first time in the Moir Stakes 2015 this Friday night. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The $450,000 Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) is the first of five Group 1 races taking place across the three-day football Grand Final long weekend and is set to attract a class field of ace sprinters.

One of the sure to be favourites in the Moir Stakes odds at and a confirmed runner is Ciaron Maher’s three-year-old Street Boss filly Petits Filous who has won all four of her career starts to date.

The first of those was an ultra-impressive six length effort on debut at the same track and distance she returns to for Friday night’s Moir Stakes, Petits Filous returning next start for another solid two length 1000m win at the Valley.

Next-up in mid-August she travelled to Caulfield and went up in class, something she handled without issue defeating Jalan Jalan to win the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m).

Last start she became a dual stakes winner at Flemington on September 12 winning the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m), all four of her turf triumphs occurring with jockey Damien Oliver in the saddle.

This weekend when she makes her Group 1 debut in the Moir Stakes, the suspended Oliver will be replaced by Boss who shoots for his second win in the sprint classic following his winning ride aboard Mistegic (2001).

Petits Filous had 57kg on her back for her last start win and will relish the drop down to just 51kg under the WFA conditions this weekend.

Another confirmed Moir Stakes jockey for Friday’s feature is the ‘Magic Man’, Brazilian Joao Moreira to make his first appearance in the weight-for-age clash aboard the John O’Shea-trained Furnaces.

While the Caulfield-based Maher might be saddling up his maiden Moir Stakes runner in the impressive Petits Filous, looking to become the first three-year-old to win the race since the filly Virage De Fortune (2005) took it out a decade earlier, O’Shea has had two previous runners.

He has prepared one third placegetter and this year Furnaces represents him and the Godolphin stable, the fellow three-year-old last seen running third to Chautauqua in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) at the track and distance on September 5.

Group 1 performed when sixth to Vancouver in the Golden Slipper at Rosehill in Sydney over the autumn, Exceed And Excel colt Furnaces backed up after that to salute on a Heavy (9) track at Randwick in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) before his Melbourne debut in the McEwen.

Last year’s fourth-placed mare Angelic Light, who came off a win over Lankan Rupee in the McEwen Stakes before being beaten under a length by the Moir Stakes winner Buffering (2014), is back in the mix again this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The six-year-old Robbie Griffiths-trained daughter of Holy Roman Emperor was last seen racing at the Valley on March 27 when seventh to Lucky Hussler in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m).

Not having won a race since last spring’s McEwen, she is set to return in the Moir with Mark Zahra in the saddle.

The Moir Stakes 2015 nominations are due for release on Monday afternoon so stay tuned.

Before then make sure you’ve got an account open online at for access to all the spring’s best racing odds and offers including a $700 bonus welcome bet for first time depositing players that quote the code SPRINGBONUS!

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

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

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...

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