Darren Weir’s classy mare May’s Dream is the top-rated nomination taken for the G1X.Com.Au Stakes 2015 on Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley this weekend in Melbourne.
Formerly known as the Tesio Stakes and the Eliza Park International Stakes, this Saturday’s edition of the mares-only mile showdown is run as the $150,000 Group 3 G1X.Com.Au Stakes (1600m) and runs as one of 10 Moonee Valley races on the program.
Shooting for her first win since the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) in Adelaide back in April last year, the now five-year-old New Approach mare May’s Dream is a dual runner-up from three previous runs over 1600m and comes off nice lead-up form this season.
Two back she crossed third to Amicus in the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington before her last start second beaten three quarters of a length by Fenway at Moonee Valley in the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) from the start of the month.
Weir has also nominated for his Elusive City seven-year-old Atlantis Dream who has run second twice from three previous Moonee Valley runs and has a good record over 1600m (5-1-3-0).
Her latest turf triumph was back in May in Adelaide when beat home Let’s Make Adeal, heading towards a hopeful 2015 Melbourne Cup start this November, in the Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville, but needs to improve on her last start 12th to La Passe in the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) from October 4 at Flemington.
Other highly-rated mares in the mix for Saturday’s showdown include last start Group 3 Angst Stakes (1600m) winner over this distance in Sydney Casino Dancer, the Peter Moody-trained South African import Do You Remember who is yet to race down under and the Anthony Cummings-trained black-type winning daughter of Snippetson Vergara.
Also coming off nice lead-up form are the likes of Ciaron Maher’s last start Cranbourne winner Azkadella, Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) third placegetter behind Vashka last Saturday Coronation Shallan, Blazer Stakes runner-up Manageress, Chris Waller’s Angst Stakes runner-up Wine Tales and third in the same lead-up race run at Randwick Zarzali for James Cummings.
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2015 G1X.Com.Au Stakes Nominations
Moonee Valley Racecourse – 24/10/2015
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||124x621x50||ATLANTIS DREAM (NZ)||M||7||Darren Weir||96|
|2||1x120x121||AZKADELLIA (NZ)||M||4||Ciaron Maher||77|
|3||114817×550||BALLET SUITE||M||4||Chris Waller||86|
|4||3775225051||CASINO DANCER||M||5||Mike Van Gestel||92|
|5||x662313x43||CORONATION SHALLAN||M||6||Brett Scott||91|
|6||22213x300x||DO YOU REMEMBER (SAF)||M||6||Peter G Moody||95|
|7||6x7820x880||GIRL GUIDE||M||6||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||96|
|8||2x42556x00||GIRL IN FLIGHT||M||5||Robbie Griffiths||92|
|9||x411x4x590||HOLY COW||M||5||Michael Kent||68|
|10||52436×1034||LUCKY LAGO||M||6||Lee & Anthony Freedman||89|
|11||0x94831412||MANAGERESS||M||4||Colin & Cindy Alderson||88|
|12||7348x0x432||MAY’S DREAM||M||5||Darren Weir||101|
|13||4216064167||NO TRICKS (NZ)||M||4||Wayne Walters||90|
|14||x57540x426||PRECIOUS GEM||M||6||Gwenda Johnstone||90|
|15||12334×5535||SPANISH LOVE (NZ)||M||5||Mark Kavanagh||71|
|17||2627×33782||WINE TALES||M||4||Chris Waller||89|