Memsie Stakes First-Up for Happy Clapper

August 8, 2017

Memsie Stakes First-Up for Happy Clapper

Trainer Pat Webster has revealed that stable star Happy Clapper is likely to begin his Spring Carnival campaign in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 2nd.

Happy Clapper is likely to resume in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on September 2nd. Photo: Steve Hart

Happy Clapper is likely to resume in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on September 2nd. Photo: Steve Hart

Happy Clapper has been a strong and consistent performer for the Randwick trainer through recent seasons and was unlucky not to break through for a maiden win at the highest level in autumn after running on to finish a close second behind It’s Somewhat in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m).

Last seen finishing a credible fifth behind Winx in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the Teofilo gelding performed well in a Randwick 1000m barrier trial this morning and Webster believes that he will be ready to fire come Memsie Stakes Day.

“That’s probably his best first trial ever so it’s very good,” Webster told Racing Victoria.

“He’s very big and we haven’t pushed him just yet but he’s a horse that doesn’t take a lot.

“He’ll trial again on the 21st (August) and he’ll either resume in the Tramway or the one on the same day over 1400m at Caulfield (Memsie Stakes).

“It (Memsie) is a big option because of the great prizemoney, there’s a lot more on offer than the Tramway and at the end of the day the horse comes first but money comes second.”

Happy Clapper ran well to finish sixth behind Winx in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) last year and Webster confirmed that he will again be set for the weight-for-age feature this time in.

“I’d already nominated him for the Cox Plate before he trialled but I would’ve definitely nominated him after he trialled,” Webster said.

“I think he’s better for the preparation he had in Melbourne last year and while it might scare a lot of people off to run against Winx, we’ve run second to her before and picked up a lot of money and I wouldn’t mind running second to her again.”

Happy Clapper has posted seven wins a further eight minors throughout his twenty-five career starts, for more than $2.2 million in prize money.

The seven-year-old is currently available at 2017 Cox Plate odds of $67 with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

2023 Railway Stakes Field ...

2023 Railway Stakes Field & Betting Update: Tuvalu Narrow Favourite

The Lindsey Smith-trained top-weight Tuvalu is narrow favourite in the latest...

Horse Racing Today

Oakleigh Plate 2024 Results: Q...

2024 Randwick Guineas Odds Fir...

2024 Randwick Guineas Odds Firm on Hobartville Winner Celestial Legend

The Les Bridge-trained grey Celestial Legend came with a brilliant late run at...

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Resul...

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Results: Hayasugi Becomes Second Filly in History to Complete Treble

Clinton McDonald’s tenacious filly Hayasugi defied her big price to make...

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity St...

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity Stakes 2024 Ahead of All-Star Mile, Australian Cup Targets

Lindsay Park’s Caulfield maestro Mr Brightside once again showed his champion...

2024 Silver Slipper Winner Str...

2024 Silver Slipper Winner Straight Charges Up Golden Slipper Betting Markets

It is off to the coveted Golden Slipper in a month’s time for the Gai...

Race Results

Oakleigh Plate 2024 Results: Queman Wins In Upset Thriller

2024 Randwick Guineas Odds Firm on Hobartville Winner Celestial Legend

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Results: Hayasugi Becomes Second Filly in History to Complete Treble

Mr Brightside Wins Futurity Stakes 2024 Ahead of All-Star Mile, Australian Cup Targets

2024 Peter Young Stakes Results: Campionessa Beats Melbourne Cup Winners Home

Race Previews

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips & Best Bets

Tom Kitten Tops 2024 Hobartville Stakes Field & Betting in Sydney

Bodyguard Scratched from Blue Diamond Stakes 2024 Field

2024 Futurity Stakes Field & Betting Update: Mr Brightside Odds-On Favourite

2024 Oakleigh Plate Field & Odds Update: Three-Year-Old King’s Gambit Tipped To Win

Fields & Form

2024 Blue Diamond Stakes Tips & Best Bets

Tom Kitten Tops 2024 Hobartville Stakes Field & Betting in Sydney

Bodyguard Scratched from Blue Diamond Stakes 2024 Field

2024 Futurity Stakes Field & Betting Update: Mr Brightside Odds-On Favourite

2024 Oakleigh Plate Field & Odds Update: Three-Year-Old King’s Gambit Tipped To Win