News About Sir Michael Stoute
Irish horseman Aidan O’Brien confirmed the team were considering a Cox Plate 2016 bid down under for last year’s third-placegetter Highland Reel after his smart Group 1 win in the UK over the weekend.
The Australian representation in Sunday’s Hong Kong Vase 2015, Preferment has suffered a slight blow to scoring his first win overseas coming up with barrier 10 in the 13-starter field for Sha Tin’s staying showdown of Hong Kong International Race Day.
England’s Ed Dunlop has ruled out a Hong Kong Vase 2015 assignment Sunday week for his Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Trip To Paris after he finished out of the money over the weekend in the Japan Cup.
Recent history goes against the top three weighted stayers in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2015 field with Snow Sky (58kg), Criterion (57.5kg) and Fame Game (57kg) looking to break the hoodoo of heavily-weighted runners in Flemington’s famous Race 7.
With the final acceptances for the Melbourne Cup 2015 field closing at 4:30pm (AEST) this afternoon, below is the likely 24-horse line-up in Flemington Race 7 next Tuesday.
The $6.2 million Group 1 ...
Co-trainer David Hayes will chase his maiden win in the ‘race that stops a nation’ after confirming the Melbourne Cup 2015 Tuesday week for his Cox Plate runner-up Criterion next race.
Murray Baker’s Caulfield Cup winning Kiwi raider Mongolian Khan sits number one on the ballot for the world’s richest handicap at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday November 3 following the release of the 2015 Melbourne Cup second acceptances.
This Saturday’s capacity Caulfield Cup 2015 field features three European raiders, only two of which are assured of a run, with trainer Sir Michael Stoute saddling up his maiden runner in the classic with Snow Sky.
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Sydney based hoop Tommy Berry has not one but two rides booked for the 2015 Caulfield Cup this Saturday in Melbourne, and he is especially impressed with a recent gallop on the first emergency Quest For More who he’s on standby to partner in the classic.
Just 38 stayers are still in the mix for a shot at the Caulfield Cup 2015 Saturday week in Melbourne following Tuesday’s third acceptances for the mile and a half classic.
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