Valley Gallop for 2017 Memsie Stakes Bound Hey Doc

August 23, 2017

Valley Gallop for 2017 Memsie Stakes Bound Hey Doc

Tony McEvoy will give his Australian Guineas winner Hey Doc a Memsie Stakes 2017 tune-up, galloping the four-year-old between races at The Valley on Saturday.

Hey Doc will gallop between races at The Valley on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Hey Doc will gallop between races at The Valley on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

The Duporth gelding has amassed over $1.1 million in prize money over his 15 start career to date thanks to seven victories headlined by that in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) over the Caulfield mile back in early march.

After defeating VRC Derby winner Prized Icon by three quarters of a length in the Guineas, Hey Doc failed to match it with the older milers on a Heavy Randwick track next start finishing ninth behind It’s Somewhat in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m).

Melbourne horseman McEvoy wasn’t deterred however and took the then three-year-old to Adelaide the following month for a shot at the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m).

Dropping back notably in distance for the Morphettville feature on May 20, Hey Doc was far from disgraced as a $31 roughie finishing only two and a half lengths back sixth behind Vega Magic.

Hey Doc made his four-year-old debut on August 12 winning first-up back home at Flemington with a narrow victory over Cannyescent in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) down the straight.

McEvoy has scheduled a return to Group 1 racing second-up for Hey Doc who will face his The Goodwood conqueror Vega Magic in a rematch at Caulfield Racecourse on September 2 in the Group 1 $1 million Memsie Stakes (1400m).

Bringing the horse on fitness wise for the Memsie Stakes test, McEvoy has an exhibition planned between races at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

“He galloped well at Flemington this morning [Tuesday] and he’s coming to Moonee Valley on Saturday to have an exhibition gallop between races,” McEvoy confirmed to AAP.

“That’s just to stimulate him, get some extra fitness benefit out of it and then he’ll be right on target for the Memsie.”

Hey Doc has had four previous runs at Caulfield including a Group 1 minor placing when third to Divine Prophet in last Spring’s Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

His latest run at the track was in February of this year finishing third again, this time behind Legless Veuve in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m).

All-in Memsie Stakes betting at has The Goodwood winner Vega Magic at $5 leading the markets after the Lindsay Park-trained five-year-old won the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield first-up last weekend.

A further five other early hopefuls are also under double-figures in the Memsie Stakes odds pre-field including Hey Doc at $7.

To check out the full futures Memsie Stakes 2017 odds head to today.

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

Brave Smash to race in Chris W...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbourne Cup Win with Surrey

A son of triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva, Surrey, could develop into a...

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...

Horse Racing Today

An inside barrier to help Cham...

Calanda to carry top weight in...

Calanda to carry top weight in 2018 W.J. Healy Stakes

The Team Snowden trained Calanda will carry the top weight in Saturday’s Group...

Tradesman is top weight for 20...

Tradesman is top weight for 2018 Tattersall’s Cup

Ipswich Cup winner Tradesman has been given the top weight for Saturday’s...

Bumper Nominations for 2018 Ta...

Bumper Nominations for 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara

The last Group 1 of the current racing season is set to have a capacity field...

2018 Eye Liner Stakes field: L...

2018 Eye Liner Stakes field: Lucky Hussler draws barrier 2

The Darren Weir trained Lucky Hussler heads up the final field for the 2018...

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

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

The Goodwood Day Fields – National Stakes 2013

Adelaide Cup Winner Riayla Heads RA Lee Stakes Field 2013

Linton Continues Stradbroke Handicap 2013 Campaign in Adelaide

Can Moody Score Second Goodwood With Moment Of Change?