The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Poseidon Stakes which is to be run at Flemington racecourse on Sunday 2nd, October 2016. View the Poseidon Stakes Field.
|1||TRENCHANT||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||2||57kg|
|2||Gordon Richards||Dwayne Dunn||1||56kg|
|3||PEACOCK||John O’Shea||James McDonald||7||56kg|
|4||SIMPLY INVINCIBLE||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||Ms Linda Meech||3||56kg|
|5||STYLEMAN||Ciaron Maher||Luke Nolen||4||56kg|
|7||NORTHERN LION||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||5||56kg|
|8||RIBBON OF CHOICE||Brian Gentle||Dean Yendall||13||56kg|
|9||LUCKY BEAU||Dean Binaisse||12||56kg|
|10||INSIDE AGENT (NZ)||Nigel Blackiston||11||56kg|
|11||Peter & Paul Snowden||14||54kg|
|12||ZUNBAQA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||6||54kg|
|13||OUTBACK RAIN||David Brideoake||Ryan Maloney||8||54kg|
|14||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||9||54kg|
A one-time Victoria Derby placegetter has made it back to the winner’s circle at Caulfield after an injury-enforced break.
Nozomi, who defeated Preferment in the Geelong Classic before finishing third to that galloper in the 2014 Victoria Derby, outstayed his rivals to take out the Argyle Maintenance Handicap on Saturday.
Providing apprentice Beau Mertens with the second leg of a winning double, Nozomi ($4) scored by a neck from dead-heaters Electric Fusion ($7.50) and Transfer Allowance ($11).
Steve Adams, foreman for the Lee and Anthony Freedman stable, said Nozomi bowed a tendon in a barrier trial when preparing for a three-year-old autumn campaign.
“He had to have a year off,” Adams said.
“We gelded him because he’s a big gross and heavy horse and touch wood he’s all good and we can press on.”
Adams said after Saturday’s win over 1800m, Nozomi was likely to return to Caulfield in two weeks but not for the Caulfield Cup.
He said the stable feels 2000m might now be his preferred trip and the Group Three Priceline Cup would be a suitable assignment.
Mertens captured his first double at Caulfield and first on a Saturday after scoring earlier aboard Lucky Liberty.