Breeders’ Stakes 2016 Favourite Ariaz Has Upside

April 16, 2016

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Breeders’ Stakes 2016 Favourite Ariaz Has Upside

Cranbourne’s Robbie Griffiths has his progressive young filly Ariaz on track for a black-type win in Adelaide on Saturday afternoon with the grey to chase the 2016 Breeders’ Stakes win for the punters over more prize money in Caulfield.

Griffiths accepted the two-year-old daughter of Charge Forward for the lucrative $150,000 Vale Phil Sly VOBIS Gold Ingot (1200m) at home at Caulfield on Saturday as well as Morphettville’s $120,000 Group 3 Camponlina Stud Breeders’ Stakes (1200m).

He has opted for the stakes’ race over the more valuable Melbourne event with Ariaz however, hoping to get her ratings up with a win in South Australia at the filly’s just second career start.

“The Melbourne race is worth good money but her owners are breeders so they want the black type in Adelaide,” Griffiths told Racenet.

On debut Ariaz displayed great potential winning the $35,000 Toronado @ Swettenham Plate (1000m) at Sandown-Hillside on March 28 by a tidy two lengths after overcoming barrier 11 of 12, a run that even Griffiths admits to being surprised by.

“It’s hard to say because she, having had only one start, did everything right at home but it was good to see her do it on race day,” he said.

“She actually did it better on race day than she did at home.”

She runs second-up then in the Breeders’ Stakes with Ryan Maloney retaining the ride on the odds-on favourite who is at a short $1.90 and firming through to take out the Group 3 feature.

Ariaz is drawn a treat coming into barrier three after the early scratching of the rails-drawn Pretty Punk and commands respect despite the notable rise in grade here.

Her biggest dangers according to the bookies are the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Street Boss filly Tris ($4.50) coming off a big 4.75 length win in Victoria and Phillip Stokes’ local hope Smart Manoeuvre ($5.25) who is out to atone for a fourth at the track last time out where the slow pace didn’t suit the daughter of Smart Missile.

Griffiths however remains convinced his filly is the one to beat with plenty of upside for the Breeders’ Stakes and whatever else lays ahead in the future for the up-and-comer.

“Based on the strength of her win, she could go quite a fair way,” Griffiths said.

“We’re still learning so we’re literally reassessing her every run.

“I think she’s got a lot of upside.”

To get behind Ariaz this weekend and further ahead at the guaranteed best prices make sure you’ve got an account open at where quoting the code BETBONUS as a new sign-up will see your deposit matched 100% up to $500 in bonuses!

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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

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