Odyssey Moon Tops 2016 AR Creswick Series Final Field

Smart Snitzel colt Odyssey Moon backs up from two recent Melbourne runs returning to Flemington Racecourse on Saturday for the AR Creswick Series Final 2016.

Odyssey Moon

Odyssey Moon is in flying form ahead of the 2016 A.R. Creswick Series Final at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The last of four Black-Type features on the nine-event Flemington Finals Day card this weekend, the $120,000 Listed A.R. Creswick Series Final (1200m) jumps as Race 8 at 4:10pm (AEST) and features a field of 14 three-year-olds.

Sitting top of the line-up out wide in barrier 12 with Craig Newitt retaining the ride is Robert Smerdon’s in-form young gun Odyssey Moon.

The talented galloper has won his past two on the trot with a Heavy (8) win over 1300m at Sandown-Hillside followed by a Flemington success down the straight over 1100m a fortnight back.

This weekend Odyssey Moon comes off that heat win into the final and is back in stakes’ company for the first time since his third in the Listed Straight Six (1200m) at Flemington in late May.

That followed a strong autumn campaign that included a second to He’s Our Rokkii in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) in Sydney on April 2 and a third in the Listed Bendigo Guineas (1400m).

Odyssey Moon oozes class also boasting a Group 1 second as a juvenile the autumn before in Randwick’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes behind Pride Of Dubai and two other Group 2 placings that campaign.

His only challenge is the rise from 54kg last start to the equal 58.5kg top weight on Saturday in the set weights plus penalties clash.

The other top weight with the same kilos is Mick Price’s Magnus colt Prince Of Brooklyn who comes off a second to Firsthand over 1200m at Moonee Valley on June 18.

A Group 3 winner in Adelaide, Prince Of Brooklyn has just his sixth start on Saturday and shoots for his third win.

Caulfield horseman Price also saddles-up Medalia D’Oro colt El Dorado Mine from barrier four with apprentice Michael Dee to ride the last start Pakenham winner.

Also high up the weights with 57.5kg is the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained We’re Sure drawn in barrier seven, the son of Not A Single Doubt second-up after a Beaudesert win late last month.

Darren Weir’s impressive recent trial winner in the wet Sooboog chases his first win since a Rosehill victory over 1100m last September, while John Salanitri’s Street Boss gelding Nat’s The Boss is yet to finish worse than fourth in his nine career runs leading up to Saturday.

Local hope Lord Von Costa is also in top form coming off back-to-back seconds over 1000m and 1100m respectively at Flemington for Stephen Brown and is drawn well in barrier six for jockey Craig Williams, while the rails draw belongs to I Boogi for his second career start.

See below for the full A.R. Creswick Series Final 2016 field, barriers, jockeys and weights before visiting Ladbrokes.com.au – home of Odds Boost – for all your winter racing and betting needs!

2016 AR Creswick Series Final Field & Barrier Draw

Flemington Race 8 (4:10pm) – 09/07/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 550×432311 ODYSSEY MOON Robert Smerdon Craig Newitt 12 58.5kg 91
2 11x60x2 PRINCE OF BROOKLYN Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 5 58.5kg 75
3 15x1547x1 WE’RE SURE Peter & Paul Snowden Chris Symons 7 57.5kg 72
4 14×3820205 SOOBOOG Darren Weir Dean Yendall 10 56kg 79
5 233×133214 NAT’S THE BOSS John Salanitri Thomas Sadler (a) 3 56kg 69
6 3x21223x22 LORD VON COSTA Stephen Brown Craig Williams 6 56kg 67
7 2×21615 TANGO ROCK Michael Kent Dylan Dunn (a) 11 56kg 67
8 1x3225x155 CHASE THE HORIZON Henry Dwyer Michael Walker 2 56kg 68
9 146440×254 WELL SIGHTED Mitchell Freedman Jarrod Fry 14 56kg 64
10 210×2110 CRYSTAL DREAMER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Andrew Mallyon 9 56kg 69
11 474×1 EL DORADO MINE Mick Price Michael Dee (a) 4 56kg 61
12 2x I BOOGI (NZ) Russell Cameron Ryan Maloney 1 56kg 61
13 246×616881 SOUND WORKS Michael Moroney Jake Bayliss (a) 8 54kg 67
14 01×2623626 LITTLE INDIAN Robbie Laing Brian Higgins 13 54kg 59


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