2016 Memsie Stakes Considered for Entirely Platinum

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2016 Memsie Stakes Considered for Entirely Platinum

The season’s first Group 1 race could be on the cards for Entirely Platinum who may target the Memsie Stakes 2016 first-up later this month.

Entirely Platinum

Entirely Platinum could kick off his spring in the 2016 Memsie Stakes at the end of the month after a second in the Group 1 last year. Photo: Steve Har t.

Co-trainer John Hawkes said the stable was taking things slowly with Pentire seven-year-old Entirely Platinum whose last race was a fifth to It’s Somewhat at Rosehill in the Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m) back in late March.

The veteran galloper hasn’t won a race since August of 2014 however and Hawkes said they were keen to see the class Group 1 placed gelding return to winning form this campaign.

Entirely Platinum has raced in 10 Group 1 races over his career including seconds in the 2015 CF Orr Stakes and Memsie Stakes, as well as a third to Fawkner in last year’s Makybe Diva Stakes over the Flemington mile.

A second shot at the $500,000 Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse on August 27 could be on the cards for the horse after he was beaten by the barest of margins for his second to Boban in the race last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival first-up.

The Memsie Stakes has so far eluded the stable as well as Hall of Famer Hawkes who, along with five runners he has saddled-up with his sons Michael and Wayne, also had six starters on his own before starting up the Hawkes Racing partnership.

Entirely Platinum was put through his paces with an 800m Flemington jump-out last Friday, Hawkes hinting at a second hit-out before his return to race conditions.

“He’s still a few weeks away from having a run,” he told AAP this week.

“We’ll see how he pulls up and then look for another jump-out for him and then in the later part of the month he should be ready to go.

“The Memsie could be a possibility, but we’ll just see how he progresses in the next week or so.

“Those sorts of races are there but they’re not easy to win.”

Hawkes also said all was going well with the team’s superstar sprinter Chautauqua who is down to resume at Moonee Valley Racecourse on September 30 in the $500,000 Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m).

Hawkes won the 1993 Moir Stakes with Sports Works and hopes $6.5 million earner Chautauqua can break his drought in the short-distance feature first-up as the six-year-old gears up for a return to Hong Kong in December.

Chautauqua raced at Sha Tin in May winning the Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint (1200m) on the back of his second success in Sydney’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) and would be back for the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) for the end-of-year International Race Day.

“He’s at the farm doing some pre-training, just plodding along,” Hawkes said.

“He’s fine and looks good but it’s still a long way to go before he has a run.”

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