2015 Salinger Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

Fourteen classy sprinters have been confirmed to line up for Saturday’s Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) at Flemington Racecourse; highlighted by the inclusion of some of the country’s standout short course specialists.

Moment Of Change has been confirmed in the 2015 Salinger Stakes field. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Moment Of Change has been confirmed in the 2015 Salinger Stakes field. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Moment Of Change clearly needed the run when beating only one runner home in the Listed Village Stakes (1200m) first-up on October 14th but is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from the run ahead of the 2015 Salinger Stakes.

Posting seven wins and a further eleven minors through an impressive 29 start career, Moment Of Change undoubtedly found career-best form to date through the 2014 Autumn Carnival; running second in the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) before taking out each of the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) in succession.

Returning for a solitary run for third in the Listed WJ Adams Stakes (1000m) in January, Moment Of Change will leave from barrier 9 with Daniel Stackhouse aboard in the Salinger Stakes.

Peter and Paul Snowden will launch a strong multi-option bid on the 2015 Salinger Stakes after confirming Dothraki and Hot Snitzel in the final field.

Dothraki returned to racing this year of eighth in the Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) on May 16th before taking out Group 3 Tattersall’s Stakes (1200m) on June 20th.

Having returned to the paddock after placing fifth in the Listed Civic Stakes (1350m) in early July, the Mossman gelding returned this time for an impressive win in the Listed Lightning (1100m) on October 17th and appears primed for another big performance from barrier 8.

Hot Snitzel will require some luck in running from barrier 14 in the Salinger Stakes but undoubtedly has the class to figure in the finish of the Group 2 sprint.

Capping his final preparation for Gerald Ryan third in the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) on March 28th, Hot Snitzel produced a career-best performance to date to take out the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) on May 9th before placing an impressive fifth in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m).

Having run fourth in the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) before failing to fire in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) most recently, the Snitzel gelding is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from four weeks between races.

Generalife and Knoydart were standouts for Godolphin through the recent Brisbane Winter Carnival and will be tough to stop come Saturday after being allocated barriers 1 and 5 respectively.

Returning to racing this year for success in the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m), Generalife progressed to a credible fifth in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) before placing third in each of the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) and Stradbroke Handicap.

Running on for fourth in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) on the Gold Coast on April 25th, Knoydart progressed to second in the BTC Cup before boxing on for third in the Doomben 10,000.

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2015 Salinger Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x20856x3x0 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody Daniel Stackhouse 9 59kg 109
2 9x70315x48 HOT SNITZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Steven Arnold 14 58kg 107
3 1223x815x1 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 8 57.5kg 106
4 324x1533x6 GENERALIFE John O’Shea James McDonald 1 57.5kg 106
5 x2123x5232 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Brenton Avdulla 2 57kg 105
6 x207139x62 DELECTATION Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg 104
7 2x047000x5 FONTELINA Tony Gollan Damien Oliver 12 56.5kg 104
8 0x464240x3 KNOYDART John O’Shea Opie Bosson 5 56.5kg 104
9 1x2215x531 ECLAIR CHOICE Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 13 55kg 101
10 x3041x2115 CHURCHILL DANCER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 11 54.5kg 100
11 x32813x837 KURO (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 6 54.5kg 100
12 740x2497x3 BRING ME THE MAID Peter G Moody Dwayne Dunn 4 53kg 100
13 3247×21256 COUNTRYMAN Anthony Cummings Chris Parnham 10 53kg 91
14 71x122x013 KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 7 53kg 91


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