All Aged Stakes 2016 – What you need to know



* Before 2004 run over 1600m

* First run in 1866 when won by Falcon

* Outstanding winners include: Tim Whiffler (1870-71), Carbine (1889-90), Wakeful (1902), Chatham (1934), Peter Pan (1935), Ajax (1938-39-40), Bernborough (1946), San Domenico (1952), Tulloch (1958), Lord (1959), Sky High (1961), Wenona Girl (1964), Tobin Bronze (1967), Emancipation (1984), Rough Habit (1992-93) and Sunline (2000, 2002)


* Four of the 11 winners since 2004 have come out of the TJ Smith Stakes. English (3rd in the TJ Smith), Fast `N’ Rocking (8th) and Rebel Dane (9th) are backing up from that race

* Three-year-olds have good record. Two will run on Saturday – English and Press Statement

* Gai Waterhouse has won the race four times and saddles up English on Saturday

* Former Italian galloper Goldstream will be having his first Australian start for trainer Kris Lees


“It’s been a bit of a disastrous preparation as far as barriers go, but I don’t think I’ve ever had him this far into a preparation looking so well” – Rebel Dane’s trainer Gary Portelli

“He’s just a great workman-type horse with a massive will to win. And a bloody good galloper as well” – trainer Darren Weir on Black Heart Bart

“He will be fresh for the All Aged and he races well that way” – Chris Waller on Press Statement

“We think he’ll be a Group One horse eventually and the All Aged will give us a good line on where he fits in the spring” – Australian Bloodstock’s Luke Murrell on Goldstream


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