Phonewords Stakes Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Phonewords Stakes which is to be run at Moonee Valley on Saturday 24th, October 2015 at 2:25PM. View the Phonewords Stakes Field.

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Race 4 – 2:25PM Telstra Phonewords Stakes (1200 METRES)
Of $150,000.1st $90,000, 2nd $27,000, 3rd $13,500, 4th $6,750, 5th $3,750, 6th $3,000, 7th $3,000, 8th $3,000 GROUP 3
Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.

Field Limit: 14 + 4 EM


1HOLLERJohn O’SheaJames McDonald656kg
2DEMONSTRATEJohn O’SheaJames Doyle356kg
3MAWAHIBBMichael, Wayne & John HawkesHugh Bowman956kg
4MORE THAN MOSTDavid Hayes & Tom DabernigMichael Walker756kg
5WELL SIGHTEDCiaron MaherDamien Oliver156kg
6ABILITYRobert SmerdonMark Zahra556kg
7BROCKHOFFCiaron MaherKerrin McEvoy1056kg
8TRUCULENTShaun Dwyer1156kg
9VON VACHERONMick PriceMichael Dee (a)856kg
10ATLANTIC CITYMark KavanaghCraig Newitt256kg
11JANUARY RAINAngela PlumbJarrod Todd456kg


Former champion jockey and now Godolphin assistant trainer Darren Beadman insists both Hartnell and Complacent are capable of winning the Cox Plate.

But Beadman said he’d go with Complacent if he was still riding and had the choice.

“I just think that he’s had the four runs under his belt and after a long lay-off he’s never disappointed us once,” Beadman said.

Hartnell won the Group One BMW during the Sydney autumn and heads into the Cox Plate after a last-start sixth, beaten less than 1-1/2 lengths, in the Turnbull Stakes second-up.

“I think they’ve both got the quality, both got the class,” Beadman said.

“Both have got a great attitude and they have got the ability. So it wouldn’t surprise me if either one of them won.”

Beadman won the Cox Plate in 1996 on Saintly.

Godolphin had three horses in the Cox Plate mix but a decision was made not to accept with one-time favourite Contributer.

Contributer will go to the Group One Mackinnon Stakes.

“The team at Godolphin had a discussion on what we felt was going to be the best two horses for the race on present form and they were the two that we came up with, so it was a team decision,” Beadman said.

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