2017 Stradbroke Handicap Bid for Bon Aurum

April 12, 2017

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Bid for Bon Aurum

Ciaron Maher’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Bon Aurum is Brisbane-bound this winter chasing the riches of the Stradbroke Handicap 2017 at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Bon Aurum

Melbourne Group 1 winner Bon Aurum will return from a lengthy spell in Brisbane this winter targeting the Stradbroke Handicap 2017. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Queensland’s richest race, the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) is set to run on June 10 and is on the winter agenda for Bon Hoffa four-year-old Bon Aurum.

A winner of five of his fifteen career starts to date, the smart stallion is best known for his Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) success at Caulfield in September last year.

His subsequent two spring runs in October failed to produce more success however and he hasn’t raced since a disappointing 14th to Le Romain in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) at Flemington back on Victoria Derby Day.

Le Romain subsequently franked the form out of that spring mile feature, returning this autumn to enjoy two wins including the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) and run second to Winx in the George Ryder Stakes.

Kris Lees’ galloper had a setback when 15th to It’s Somewhat in the Doncaster Mile last time out, but is expected to start top of the odds at Ladbrokes.com.au on Saturday in the $600,000 Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) back at Randwick.

Bon Aurum meanwhile bypassed the autumn after having undergone minor surgery to his knees, but things were on track for a Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival campaign culminating with the Stradbroke Handicap.

“He missed the autumn after having a bit of a clean-up in the knees,” Maher told Racing Victoria.

“It looks a nice program for him up there up to 1400m under handicap conditions.

“He was very good in the spring winning the Sir Rupert Clarke.”

All-in Stradbroke Handicap odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are currently a three-horse tie at $15 with Black Heart Bart, Spectroscope and Bon Aurum.

Black Heart Bart bypasses the 2017 All Aged Stakes this weekend due to the wet track in Sydney and instead heads straight to Adelaide for a title defence in the $1 million Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) on May 20.

The John O’Shea-trained import Spectroscope is a lightly-raced Medaglia D’Oro four-year-old who won the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) before a tenth in the Group 1 on April 1.

The 2017 Stradbroke Handicap nominations close on May 3, before first acceptances on May 31, with the final field set for release on June 7.

Check out the full Brisbane Group 1 racing odds online now at Ladbrokes.com.au and back your early favourites for the upcoming winter features at the right price.

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