Throssell Tops 2016 McKenzie Stakes Field

August 17, 2016

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Throssell Tops 2016 McKenzie Stakes Field

The undefeated Ciaron Maher-trained Throssell returns to racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday chasing another win in the McKenzie Stakes 2016.


Throssell shoots for his third win from as many career starts in the 2016 McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley in Melbourne this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Captain Sonador gelding is one of nine three-year-old colts and geldings accepted for Moonee Valley Race 5 at 3:20pm (AEST) – the $120,000 Listed Essendon Nissan McKenzie Stakes (1200m).

Jumping from a nice barrier three draw, Throssell carries 56.5kg in the set weights plus penalties sprint and has Nicholas Hall aboard for his three-year-old debut.

Hall rode the up-and-comer for his second win at Flemington on April 25 in the Listed Anzac Day Stakes (1400m), which followed the horse’s successful debut over 1000m at Bendigo earlier that month.

Throssell geared up for his new season return with a winning Cranbourne trial over 800m on August 8 with hall aboard and looks the one to beat in Saturday’s Black-Type.

Three other McKenzie Stakes acceptors are also yet to taste defeat.

Deal Master, Verstappen and Ken’s Dream all won their race debuts and have their second career run in the Moonee Valley clash this weekend.

Leon & Troy Corstens’ Master Of Design colt Deal Master saluted at Pakenham on the Synthetic on August 5 and gets the rails run from barrier one on Saturday with Dwayne Dunn aboard.

Danny O’Brien saddles-up nicely bred Stratum colt Verstappen who also won at Pakenham in that early August meeting, jockey Damien Oliver sticking aboard the horse that flew home over 1200m to win by 4.25 lengths.

Ken’s Dream meanwhile is from the Melbourne Cup winning stables of Darren Weir, the Dream Ahead colt coming off a nine length romp home over 1000m in the wet at Echuca from August 7 that he is out to replicate at the Valley.

Better tried runners in the mix include the David & Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig-trained duo of Rampage and Dam Ready.

Damian Lane rides All American gelding Rampage second-up here, the Inglis Nursery third placegetter from December last seen running seventh to Golden Rose hope Derryn over 1000m at Caulfield from July 30.

Stablemate Dam Ready will have his regular rider Luke Currie in the saddle once more, Currie riding the son of More Than Ready for all three of his career runs to date.

Included in those runs was a fourth on debut to subsequent Blue Diamond Stakes winner Extreme Choice in February’s Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) and a next-up Moonee Valley win over Moshki by 2.75 lengths.

Dam Ready was last seen racing on March 14 at Morphettville when fourth behind She’s Positive in the Adelaide Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) as the beaten odds-on favourite.

Blue Diamond winning trainer Mick Price also has two chances in the McKenzie Stakes this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Price saddles-up consistent Snitzel colt China Dream, 12th in the Blue Diamond Stakes to his star stablemate, in barrier two and last start Geelong winner Baffert from the opposite end of the field in barrier nine.

Check out the complete McKenzie Stakes 2016 field, barriers and jockeys below then head to our preferred bookie for access to all the weekend’s best markets and racing offers!

2016 McKenzie Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Moonee Valley Race 5 (3:20pm) – 20/08/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 11x THROSSELL Ciaron Maher Nicholas Hall 3 56.5kg 70
2 138×7 RAMPAGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 4 55kg 67
3 414x DAM READY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Currie 8 55kg 66
4 330×23 CHINA DREAM Mick Price Michael Walker 2 55kg 66
5 41 BAFFERT Mick Price Craig Newitt 9 55kg 62
6 1 DEAL MASTER Leon & Troy Corstens Dwayne Dunn 1 55kg 63
7 1 VERSTAPPEN Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5 55kg 64
8 1 KEN’S DREAM Darren Weir Dean Yendall 7 55kg 64
9 8x WIMBORNE Robbie Laing TBA 6 55kg 60

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