Outside Alley for Eloping in 2015 G.H. Mumm Stakes Field

John Sargent’s Group 1 performed mare Eloping has suffered an early blow in her bid to return to black-type winning form this week at Flemington coming up with the outside alley in a capacity G.H. Mumm Stakes 2015 field on Crown Oaks Day.

Eloping

Eloping is the widest-drawn runner in Thursday’s 2015 GH Mumm Stakes at Flemington on Crown Oaks Day. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

One of three Group features on the Oaks Day line-up this Thursday, November 5, the $200,000 Group 3 GH Mumm Stakes (1100m) for mares has attracted a full 20 starters plus an emergency runner.

Drawn the outside alley in the sprint with lots of work to do for her and jockey Glen Boss on the 59kg top weight as well is Choisir four-year-old Eloping who hasn’t won since last year’s Blue Sapphire over 12 months ago.

She is second-up on Thursday with two wins from her previous three second-up runs on the back of a close fourth to Dothraki in a Listed Sydney sprint from October 17, but had a far more favourable barrier four draw for her returning run.

Also out wide in the GH Mumm Stakes field and barriers this spring are the likes of the John Sadler-trained Japhils (20 into 19) who Craig Williams rides on the back of four top three Melbourne runs and who represents last year’s winning trainer, Darren Weir’s Danehill Dancer five-year-old Tuscan Sling (17into 16) who ran third to Vezalay in the Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m) on Caulfield Cup Day, and Lumosty (16 into 15).

Prepared by Robert Smerdon, Fastnet Rock four-year-old Lumosty has won five of her 12 career starts so far including the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) last time out on October 17.

That was her first run since her brave third to Srikandi in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) and she has a top second-up record heading into Thursday of two wins and a third from three runs.

Lumosty’s record down the Flemington straight is also impressive with two wins and a second from four previous starts at the track, the latest producing a Listed Straight Six (1200m) win back in May as the odd-on favourite by nearly three lengths.

Last year’s winning jockey Damien Oliver has a shot at back-to-back Mumm Stakes wins this Cup Carnival riding the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Miss Promiscuity from barrier five on Thursday.

The Magnus five-year-old was runner-up in the Alinghi Stakes last time out with her latest victory being back in early July at Caulfield in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m), her record over the distance very good (5-2-2-1).

Hayes & Dabernig are also represented out wide by Afleet Esprit (barrier 19 into 18) who is out to improve on her Alinghi Stakes sixth.

Other notable GH Mumm Stakes hopefuls this season include Alinghi fourth placed I Love It who was third in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide during the winter, Peter & Paul Snowden’s returning Tatt’s Tiara failure Dublin Lass and Morphettville visitor I Am Gypsy coming off a trio of wins back home.

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2015 GH Mumm Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Flemington Race 7 (4:00pm) – 05/11/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 1162x770x4 ELOPING John Sargent Glen Boss 21 59kg 92
2 816x1103x1 LUMOSTY Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 16 59kg 105
3 9x4348x416 AFLEET ESPRIT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 19 57.5kg 93
4 7×12281392 MISS PROMISCUITY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damien Oliver 5 57.5kg 100
5 05x63130x7 YGRITTE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 57.5kg 82
6 91x1239x54 I LOVE IT John Salanitri Stephen Baster 6 57.5kg 92
7 5x371110x9 IN STYLE (NZ) Michael Moroney Steven Arnold 8 57.5kg 103
8 x11x13x210 THE MESSINA NYMPH Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 11 56.5kg 99
9 x08x171x79 BROOK ROAD Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 10 55.5kg 97
10 2110x1210x DUBLIN LASS Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 9 55.5kg 94
11 0821503132 JAPHILS John Sadler Craig Williams 20 55.5kg 81
12 4x31787x46 PITTSBURGH FLYER Lee & Shannon Hope James McDonald 15 55.5kg 82
13 0x73350x92 NAUTICAL Nikki Burke Glyn Schofield 7 55kg 85
14 6x111321x1 HIDDEN PEARL Barry Lockwood Jim Cassidy 12 55kg 89
15 33504×4111 I AM GYPSY Gordon Richards Ms Jamie Kah 4 55kg 81
16 315x11x354 CATCH THAT CAT Gwenda Johnstone Luke Currie 3 55kg 82
17 x625046277 JUDICIAL ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Newitt 2 55kg 74
18 11x123x13 TUSCAN SLING Darren Weir Ms Michelle Payne 17 55kg 84
19 311×340229 NORTHERN SAINT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra James Winks 13 55kg 72
20 1x1330x375 MATILIJA Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 18 55kg 78
21e 0x316689x5 OH SO ASSERTIVE (NZ) Dean Binaisse TBA 14 55kg 70

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