Coolmore Classic 2016 – Facts

GROUP ONE COOLMORE CLASSIC

1500m, $600,000, Fillies and Mares

HISTORY:

* First race: 1973 (won by Miss Personality)

* Notable winners: Princess Talaria (1978), Emancipation (1984), Skating (1993), Tuesday Joy (2007) and Typhoon Tracy (2009)

* The late Max Lees trained five winners – Satin Sand (1986), Quicksilver Cindy (1991), Flitter (1995), Chlorophyll (1996) and Shindig (1998)

* Champion Sunline is the only horse to win the race twice (2000, 2002)

* 2015 winner: Plucky Belle

TALKING POINTS:

* Only one favourite has won the race in the past 10 years

* Max Lees’ son Kris Lees will saddle up topweight Lucia Valentina

WHAT CONNECTIONS ARE SAYING:

* “You never know if they can get the distance until they do it but she’s certainly fit enough,” Peeping’s trainer Ron Quinton.

* “Azkadellia will be a big danger. The Godolphin filly Ghisoni will also be hard to beat at the weights” Solicit’s trainer Gerald Ryan.

* “I’ve never sat on a filly that’s got gears like her. She’s a horse that does everything so easy.” Ghisoni’s jockey James McDonald.

 

Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au

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