Doveton Stakes nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Doveton Stakes. The Doveton Stakes will be run on Saturday 5th December at William Hill Park Hillside racecourse.

Race 8 – Doveton Stakes (1000 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
Handicap, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
HorseSexAgeTrainer
1AUDINOG7Robbie Laing
2BEAU RADAG4John McArdle
3DANGER CLOSEG6Jason Warren
4DIAMOND OASISG5Joseph Pride
5DOWN THE HATCHM4Robbie Griffiths
6FAB FEVOLAG9Dean Binaisse
7GRANEG6Robbie Griffiths
8HARD STRIDEG5Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
9JAVAG4Lee & Anthony Freedman
10MAASAI JUSTICEG5John McArthur
11OFFICE BEARERH6Peter G Moody
12PAGO ROCKG8David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
13PRETTY POSSUMM6Russell Osborne
14RELDASG5Robert Smerdon
15SINGLE DAYSG5Jason Warren
16TRIED AND TIREDG6Leon & Troy Corstens
17TUSCAN SLINGM5Darren Weir
18VATICANG7Byron Cozamanis
19WE’RE GONNA ROCKG9Tony Romeo
20WILD RAINM4Mark Kavanagh

News:

Darren Weir will rely on up-and-coming stayer Tall Ship as the stable’s flag bearer over the summer.

The Melbourne Cup-winning trainer has the OTI Racing-owned stayer heading towards the Werribee Cup on December 13 and the Bagot Handicap at Flemington on New Year’s Day.

Tall Ship shot to prominence during the autumn, stringing together three consecutive country Cups, culminating in the Warrnambool Cup in May.

The gelding was a last-start second to Who Shot Thebarman in the Zipping Classic at Sandown on November 14 and Weir is unfazed that Tall Ship will not have raced for a month going into the Werribee Cup.

“It’s a month between runs but that doesn’t matter if you know you’re going there,” Weir said.

“If you’re relying on a race in between and you don’t get that run, then it’s a different story.

“He’ll be in great shape for the Werribee Cup.”

With Weir having a confirmed plan for Tall Ship he will send emerging stayer Master Zephyr for a spell.

The imported stayer made it back-to-back wins with an impressive display at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Master Zephyr came to Australia under the care of Antoine de Watrigant and was the work partner and travelling companion for Mackinnon Stakes winner Gailo Chop.

Since being transferred to Weir’s Warrnambool beach base, Master Zephyr has thrived, putting on condition which was evident in his explosive win on Saturday.

Weir is loath to send in-form horses to the paddock but will make an exception with Master Zephyr who is still a three-year-old in European time.

“We might give him a month off and head to something like a Warrnambool Cup,” Weir said.

“He’s still only a baby.

“It could be a nice race for a young horse like him to head towards.”

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