Champagne Stakes Likely for The Schweppervescence Winner The Mission

March 25, 2017

Champagne Stakes Likely for The Schweppervescence Winner The Mission

The Mission has led from start to finish to post a comfortable two length win in the Group 3 The Schweppervescence (1400m) and stamp himself as a legitimate Champagne Stakes prospect.

The Mission led from start to finish to record an impressive win in The Schweppervescence. Photo: Steve Hart

The Mission led from start to finish to record an impressive win in The Schweppervescence. Photo: Steve Hart

The Mission jumping the rank outsider in the Schweppervescence field, but the colt did his chance of an upset no harm when he jumped well and took up the running across the back straight; setting a reasonable tempo for the field of nine.

Racing a touch green, jockey Corey Brown faced something of a fight to get The Mission to settle into a rhythm but the pair travelled well into the straight and led the field by a length.

Immediately responding when asked for an extra effort, the Choisir colt kicked clear and maintained well to the line; clearly relishing the soft ground on his way to a maiden race win.

Representative for father and trainer Paul Perry, Shannon Perry said that the team was pleased with The Mission’s performance to win The Schweppervescence and revealed that a start in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) in three weeks’ time.

“It was terrific,” Perry said after the race.

“On his work on Tuesday, dad said that if he can just relax mid-race, he’s going to be hard to beat.

“Missing the Slipper might have been a blessing, because now he’ll go to Randwick in good form and might be the fresh horse on the scene.

“We might go to the mile (Champagne Stakes). We’ll see what Corey says and see how the horse pulls up, and make a decision then.”

Brown delivered a smart performance aboard The Mission to win The Schweppervescence and is confident that the horse will take benefit from the run into his next start.

“Today he got very agresssive and when I started getting on top of him, that’s when he started to throw his head and carry on like a young, immature horse,”

“When I pushed the button at about the 300m, I tried to hold onto him as long as I could because he’d done so much work early, but when I squeezed him at the 300m, he really lengthened well.

“He did his best work from around the 300m to home. Stepping up to the mile I think he might need something taken off and just going a little bit easier around his head.”

In being crowned The Schweppervescence winner, The Mission has now posted one win and two minors, through six career starts.

2017 The Schweppervescence Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 6 THE MISSION Paul Perry Corey Brown 4 56.5kg $21
2 3 ASTORIA John O’Shea James Doyle 2.5L 9 57kg $3F
3 1 MURAAHIB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 3.3L 3 58kg $7
4 13 SMOOTH LANDING John P Thompson Jay Ford 4L 5 54kg $8.50
5 5 ALL TOO HUIYING Gary Moore Tim Clark 4.5L 1 56.5kg $9
6 4 MARSUPIAL John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 8.5L 2 57kg $7
7 10 VILLA CARLOTTA James Cummings Hugh Bowman 12.7L 8 55.5kg $7.50
8 12 SHE’S ON QUE Peter Robl Regan Bayliss 16.1L 6 54kg $19
9 2 ALBUMIN Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 23.6L 7 57kg $12

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

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final fie...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final field: English draws barrier 1

Rejuvenated Group 1 performer English has drawn barrier one in the final field...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stake...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations: Waller’s trio top 3 in betting

The Chris Waller trained two year ods  The Autumn Sun, Zousain and Lean Mean...

Waller to have multiple runner...

Waller to have multiple runners in 2018 Queensland Oaks

Recently inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller is likely to have multiple...

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