Serene Majesty Heads 2015 Crockett Stakes Field

Peter & Paul Snowden’s last start Group 3 winner Serene Majesty is drawn wide but still shapes up as a top chance of securing back-to-back Melbourne black-types this weekend in the Crockett Stakes 2015.

Serene Majesty

Thoroughbred Club Stakes winner Serene Majesty backs-up in the 2015 Crockett Stakes on Cox Plate Day this Saturday at Moonee Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Fastnet Rock filly is one of 12 three-year-olds making up the field for Moonee Valley Race 5 at 3:00pm (AEST) – the $120,000 Listed Antler Luggage Crockett Stakes (1200m) – on Cox Plate Day.

She has a wide barrier 10 draw to overcome but is in top form having won two of her past three starts to give her a gun record over the 1200m of two wins and a second from four attempts at the distance.

Sixth to Speak Fondly in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) in Sydney two back, Serene Majesty had her first Melbourne run on October 10 at Caulfield and beat home Secret Agenda to win the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m).

Third placed in that same Caulfield Guineas Day showdown was another daughter of Fastnet Rock, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Harlem River who gets the chance to turn the tables on her last start conqueror in Saturday’s Crockett Stakes.

Winner of the Listed Tattersall’s 2YO Stakes (1400m) at the Gold Coast as a two-year-old during the winter, Harlem River should be fitter for her first-up run and has last year’s Cox Plate – Melbourne Cup winning jockey Ryan Moore aboard in gate four this weekend.

Moore meanwhile gets the chance to enjoy back-to-back wins in the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) aboard Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish raiders, backing up from his success aboard Adelaide in 2014 to partner the current $5 top fancy through – home of Best Tote or SP + 20% on all Cox Plate Day races on Saturday – Highland Reel.

Along with Serene Majesty other notable last start winners in the Crockett Stakes field for Saturday include the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Haybah and Miss Gidget drawn in barriers eight and 11 respectively.

Stephen Baster rides Haybah who is a black-type winner in Adelaide from the autumn who won over 1200m at Caulfield on October 3 with the same hoop aboard.

Group 1 performed Gonski filly Miss Gidget, prepared at Cranbourne by Colin & Cindy Alderson, won first-up over 1109m at Seymour and returns to stakes racing for the first time since her ninth to Pride Of Dubai in February’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m).

Other notable fillies lining up in Saturday’s showdown include the John O’Shea-trained Black Opal third placed Antelucan, Lake Geneva who has run third in four of her five starts over the distance for Team Hawkes and Peter Moody’s Show A Heart filly Valley Sweetheart who has Glen Boss aboard in barrier five on the back of her winning debut at Cranbourne over this distance on October 9.

The full Crockett Stakes 2015 field, barriers, jockeys and weights are listed in the table below, odds out shortly at who are offering an Extra 50% on your very first Fixed Odds winner in Races 1 – 5 this Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley!

2015 Crockett Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Moonee Valley Race 5 (3:00pm) – 24/10/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 2×161 SERENE MAJESTY Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 10 57kg 78
2 1x03x9 ANTELUCAN John O’Shea James McDonald 3 57kg 71
3 412210×761 HAYBAH David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Stephen Baster 8 56kg 75
4 221×3 HARLEM RIVER Gai Waterhouse Ryan Moore 4 56kg 72
5 2333×1348 LAKE GENEVA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 9 55kg 82
6 24x293x1 MISS GIDGET Colin & Cindy Alderson Mark Zahra 11 55kg 70
7 364613×1 TIZ MY VIEW Sam Pritchard-Gordon Craig Williams 7 55kg 67
8 357×18 NORTHERN MODEL Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison TBA 2 55kg 62
9 3551×5 POSITIVE CHARGE Bryce Heys Damien Oliver 6 55kg 63
10 1 VALLEY SWEETHEART Peter G Moody Glen Boss 5 55kg 63
11 10 INNER CITY GIRL Mark Riley Hugh Bowman 12 55kg 63
12 GATTO’S GIRL Angela Plumb Jarrod Todd 1 55kg 61


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