Monash Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Monash Stakes which is to be run at Caulfield racecourse on Saturday 16th, July 2016. View the Monash Stakes Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 6 58.5kg
2 THE CYNIC Patrick Payne Steven Arnold 11 58.5kg
3 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Patrick Moloney 9 58.5kg
4 GENERAL TRUCE Tony Vasil Andrew Mallyon 5 58.5kg
5 LE BONSIR Mick Price Michael Dee (a) 1 58.5kg
6 THERMAL CURRENT Darren Weir Dean Yendall 4 58.5kg
7 WEINHOLT David Brideoake Ryan Maloney 14 58.5kg
8 MIRAGE Darren Weir Jordan Childs (a) 8 58.5kg
9 TUDOR Doug Harrison Craig Newitt 13 58.5kg
10 TREVINDER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 15 58.5kg
11 OLIVIER Darren Weir Harry Coffey (a) 12 58.5kg
12 RUNSATI Bryan Maher Ms Linda Meech 2 58.5kg
13 WILD RAIN Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 10 56.5kg
14 GIRL GUIDE Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 7 56.5kg
15 ATMOSPHERICAL Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 3 56.5kg
16 KAYJAY’S JOY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dylan Dunn (a) 16 56.5kg


Trainer Nick Harnett has Chiavari racing in great form and believes the mare should be shooting for a winning hat-trick at Caulfield.

After landing her first city win at Moonee Valley last month, Chiavari went within a neck of landing back-to-back victories at Caulfield two weeks ago.

On Saturday Chiavari returns to Caulfield to contest the Handicap in which she will be ridden by Damien Oliver who returns to city racing for the first time since June 25.

“She’s going real well and with a bit of luck she could have won last start,” Harnett said.

“If she had the run the winner had, I think she would have gone very close.

“She’s good, she’s trained on well but has drawn a poor barrier.

“Anyway that’s Ollie’s problem now but he’s ridden her a few times now and knows her well.”

Chiavari has shown herself to be a model of consistency with a win and three second placings from her four starts this campaign which kicked off in May.

She showed she was not far from black type company when fifth in Group Three company at Caulfield during her autumn campaign.

Harnett said he would consider looking at a return to better mares company in the coming months, especially if the tracks were soft.

“She seems best with a little bit of give in the ground but she handles all types of going,” Harnett said.

“We’ll see how she comes through Saturday’s run and work it out from there.

“She’s a more mature mare and if she happened to get the right run she might be up to one of those better class races.”

Chiavari shares the second line in first markets for Saturday’s race at $7.50 with Kansas Sunflower behind the $3.30 favourite Beirut.

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