News About 2014 Festival Stakes

Mouro’s 2014 Villiers Stakes Plans On Hold

Mouro’s 2014 Villiers Stakes Plans On Hold

The Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) on Saturday seemed the ideal race for Mouro. He would carry just 59kg as he jumped from barrier three with champion hoop Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle. It was a more desirable race than the Listed Recognition Stakes (1600m) at Doomben, for which the horse had drawn barrier 13 with…

Festival Stakes Winner Imposing Villiers Stakes 2014 Chance

Festival Stakes Winner Imposing Villiers Stakes 2014 Chance

Chris Waller’s revived veteran I’m Imposing will head into Saturday week’s 2014 Villiers Stakes after a narrow Rosehill win in the Festival Stakes over the weekend. Formerly prepared and raced as a stayer in the longer distance features, Sydney’s premier trainer Waller says he has learnt a lot from the Danehill Dancer gelding of late…

2014 Festival Stakes Betting Tips

2014 Festival Stakes Betting Tips

The Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) is one of three black-type races running at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. There are 14 talented middle distance runners taking the field, with betting tips set out below. Five of those 14 are offering single figure odds in the betting market at , led by Sir Moments at $4.40. The…

Fourth Time’s the Charm for Monton in 2014 Festival Stakes

Fourth Time’s the Charm for Monton in 2014 Festival Stakes

Eight-year-old gelding Monton will run his fourth consecutive Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) this Saturday at Rosehill Gardens. He first ran the race in 2011, scoring the inside run from barrier one and winning by half a length, before finishing second the following year just half a length behind Malavio. His worst result was in last…

I’m Imposing and Multilateral Go Head to Head in 2014 Festival Stakes

I’m Imposing and Multilateral Go Head to Head in 2014 Festival Stakes

Richard Callander will be stuck between a rock and a hard place this Saturday when two horses he part-owns go head to head in the Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens. It will be the first time Callander has had multiple runners in a black-type race with both I’m Imposing and Multilateral due to…

Mouro Will Run in 2014 Festival Stakes

Mouro Will Run in 2014 Festival Stakes

Mouro is a lightly raced five-year-old but the entire is set to get his chance to shine this summer. He will be aimed at a couple of feature races in Sydney with the possibility of running in Group One races during the autumn carnival. The horse will begin his schedule on Saturday in the Listed…

2014 Festival Stakes Test for Sir Moments

2014 Festival Stakes Test for Sir Moments

How Sir Moments stacks up in Sydney’s Festival Stakes 2014 this Saturday will give his Brisbane-based trainer Steven O’Dea a better idea of whether he’s good enough to continue onto the $175,000 Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick next month. The December 13 Sydney Summer Racing Carnival feature has been the long-term goal for…

Generalife Tops Festival Stakes 2014 Odds

Generalife Tops Festival Stakes 2014 Odds

After a number of close calls this time in the John O’Shea-trained Generalife has opened top of the 2014 Festival Stakes odds to win this weekend in Sydney. The Lonhro gelding is best fancied through in the 14-horse field for the $100,000 Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) on Saturday, the middle-distance romp to run as Rosehill…

Monton Leads 2014 Festival Stakes Field

Monton Leads 2014 Festival Stakes Field

Veteran galloper Monton lines up for his 55th career start in Saturday’s Festival Stakes 2014 field looking to improve on an eighth to the then undefeated White Sage in the Rosehill Gardens showdown last season. Twelve months ago the Group 1 runner-up contested his third consecutive $100,000 Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) and finished eighth, an…

Sir Takes Moment Ahead of 2014 Festival Stakes

Sir Takes Moment Ahead of 2014 Festival Stakes

A “perfect” piece of work on the steeple grass at Randwick from his Villiers Stakes-bound galloper Sir Moments has Queensland trainer Steven O’Dea confident going into Sydney’s Festival Stakes 2014 this weekend. Choisir gelding Sir Moments comes off a November 15 win at the Gold Coast in a 1400m open handicap, a second-up victory after…