The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Cap D’Antibes Stakes which is to be run at Flemington on Saturday 12th, September 2015 at 12:25PM. View the Cap D’Antibes Stakes Field.
|Race 1 – 12:25PM Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100 METRES)|
|Of $120,000.1st $72,000, 2nd $21,600, 3rd $10,800, 4th $5,400, 5th $3,000, 6th $2,400, 7th $2,400, 8th $2,400 LISTED
Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, Fillies, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.
Field Limit: 20 + 4 EM
|1||THURLOW||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||13||57kg|
|2||PETITS FILOUS||Ciaron Maher||Damien Oliver||6||57kg|
|3||STRYKUM||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||1||56kg|
|4||MY POPPETTE||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||5||56kg|
|5||THE GREY FLASH||Robbie Laing||Brian Werner||8||56kg|
|6||SERENADE||Michael Moroney||Glen Boss||11||55kg|
|7||MISS IDYLLIC||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||9||55kg|
|8||TAKE PRIDE||Murray Johnson||Blake Shinn||4||55kg|
|9||LYCIA||John O’Shea||Craig Newitt||3||55kg|
|10||PAYROLL||Richard Laming||Dwayne Dunn||15||55kg|
|11||NADAWAAT||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Michael Walker||10||55kg|
|12||PARCEL||Wez Hunter||Chris Parnham||12||55kg|
|13||GREY STREET||John McArdle||Ms Michelle Payne||7||55kg|
|14||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Kerrin McEvoy||2||55kg|
|15||HELA FLYER||Pat Carey||James Winks||14||55kg|
A standout piece of form for a midweek meeting will be a saving grace for trainer Steve Hodge in the unlikely event of a rain-affected track at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Hodge has three Warwick Farm runners and unless there is an overnight downpour, the Newcastle stable’s fortunes rest mostly with the consistent sprinter Grand Condor.
Grand Condor will run as one of the favourites in the Hyland Race Colours Handicap after resuming in a harder race to fill the minor placing behind Fell Swoop and Music Magnate at Randwick last month.
It was a return to racing which pleased Hodge and the run has been made to look even better since Fell Swoop was switched to Melbourne to win a Moonee Valley sprint race at Listed level on Saturday.
“He had a real good preparation last time and his first-up run was solid behind two pretty good horses and the form has held up,” Hodge said.
Hodge will also have last-start Warwick Farm winner Lucky Ima Cugat and French Gift going around at Warwick Farm.
“They both need the track to be wet for them to run well in the city and unless there’s a thunderstorm it’s going to be hard for them,” Hodge said.
A Tuesday morning track inspection rated the Warwick Farm track in the soft range and there’s a chance it could be upgraded with fine weather forecast for Sydney.
There will be a precedent for at least one of trainer Chris Waller’s four runners in the McGrath Estate Agents Handicap to run well.
Waller has Montauk, Lushan, Aldesaar and Astro Sun as acceptors in the 1400m maiden race for three-year-old colts and geldings in which the trainer last year started the spring campaign of subsequent Victoria Derby winner Preferment.
Preferment finished second at Warwick Farm and was beaten in two more Sydney maiden races before emerging as a Derby prospect with his narrow defeat in the Geelong Classic.
Of Waller’s quartet on Wednesday, Montauk is clearly the most fancied after winning a barrier trial last week following a midfield placing when caught on a limb.