2016 Moir Stakes Target for McEwen Winner Wild Rain

September 3, 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

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

2016 Moir Stakes Target for McEwen Winner Wild Rain

Former Melbourne Cup winning trainer Mark Kavanagh has named the Moir Stakes in three weeks’ time as the next major aim for his smart mare Wild Rain after her smart McEwen Stakes 2016 win at Moonee Valley.

Wild Rain

Wild Rain (inside) is 2016 Moir Stakes bound after winning the McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A field of eight lined-up in the $200,000 Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) on Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day, but the race didn’t pan out as expected.

Hot favourite and Valley specialist Heatherly was all the rage with the punters and was tipped to jump and lead the field around.

Instead she was unhappy in the gates playing up pre-race before missing the kick by a half-length.

Her jockey Damian Lane had to go to Plan B with the last start Norman Carlyon Stakes winner and Heatherly eased back to settle third last off the pace.

Taking up front running in her place was Kavanagh’s Manhattan Rain mare Wild Rain, the five-year-old coming off a Caulfield win from mid-July in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m).

Also boasting a gun record over the shorter-distance and at Moonee Valley where she is now three-from-five, Wild Rain had Stephen Baster in the saddle and the pair led all-the-way to post the Group 2 victory.

Noticing Heatherly wasn’t up front challenging for the lead, Baster scurried up and used the rails to get to the lead from last year’s third-placegetter Furnaces while Sheidel was also in the mix first-up posted third.

“To be honest I stepped out a neck slower than I thought I would,” winning hoop Baster said after the race.

“But I couldn’t see Heatherly and we got the easy sectional lead for a furlong.

“She [Wild Rain] was in her comfort zone racing rally nice.”

Wild Rain was left alone in front getting the easy early sectionals before Heatherly started to creep up and make her move around the bend.

The favourite was fourth around the outside moving up on the straight, while the John O’Shea-trained Furnaces and hoop Craig Williams worked to try and run down Wild Rain.

The mare couldn’t be reeled in however, Wild Rain ($5.50) too good with a brilliant ride from Baster producing the win over Furnaces ($7) while Heatherly ($2.50) crossed third to finish off the McEwen Stakes trifecta.  

“To her credit she’s tough and all heart, she put her head out and just kept going strong to the line,” Baster added.

Kavanagh confirmed post-race he would bring Wild Rain back to Moonee Valley on September 30 for a shot at the $500,000 Group 1 City Jeep Moir Stakes (1000m), a race the mares have won three times in the past five years.

“She’s going really well,” he said.

“She’s progressed nicely.

“She can run those sectionals, which makes it hard for them to pick her up.

“She’s been very consistent and she’s a Group 2 winner now.

“Three weeks now into the Moir…she’s a specialist at a 1000 [meters].”

To back Wild Rain next race and access the hottest Moir Stakes 2016 betting odds later this month make sure you’ve got an account open and ready to go at Ladbrokes.com.au!

2016 McEwen Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Moonee Valley Race 5 – 03/09/2016

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 WILD RAIN Mark Kavanagh Stephen Baster 2 56.5kg $5.50
2 2 FURNACES John O’Shea Craig Williams 1L 3 58.5kg $7
3 8 HEATHERLY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 1.1L 8 56.5kg $2.45F
4 5 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 2.1L 7 56.5kg $5
5 4 O’MALLEY Enver Jusufovic Craig Newitt 2.2L 6 58.5kg $15
6 9 SHAKESPEAREAN LASS Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 3.45L 5 56.5kg $51
7 3 RELDAS Robert Smerdon Chris Parnham 4.2L 1 58.5kg $18
8 7 ALPHA MISS Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 4.95L 4 56.5kg $15
10 CHLOE IN PARIS Ciaron Maher Damien Oliver 0
1 ICONIC Mark Riley Luke Currie 0

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

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

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...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

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