The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Quezette Stakes which is to be run at Caulfield on Saturday 15th, August 2015 at 3:20PM. View the Quezette Stakes Field.
|Race 6 – 3:20PM Lister Quezette Stakes (1100 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, Fillies, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.
Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|1||THURLOW||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||13||57.5kg|
|2||PEARL STAR||Matt Laurie||Ben Melham||1||56kg|
|3||JALAN JALAN||Colin Little||Chad Schofield||7||55kg|
|4||TAKE PRIDE||Murray Johnson||Patrick Moloney (a)||11||55kg|
|5||PETITS FILOUS||Ciaron Maher||Damien Oliver||6||55kg|
|6||GIULIETTA||Gai Waterhouse||Kerrin McEvoy||8||55kg|
|7||MISTY WATERS||Michael Moroney||Jake Noonan||2||55kg|
|8||MISS GUNPOWDER||Phillip Stokes||Dwayne Dunn||10||55kg|
|9||GRISBI’S RUN||John McArdle||5||55kg|
|10||OUR VIDIA (NZ)||Byron Cozamanis||Damian Lane||12||55kg|
|11||DON’T DOUBT MARLEY||Robbie Griffiths||Chris Parnham||9||55kg|
|12||STREAM AHEAD||Doug Harrison||Patrick Keane||3||55kg|
|13||MADONNA LILY||John Salanitri||Dean Holland||4||55kg|
Rudy has shown he is ready for the spring and a return to Sydney for the major races with a strong win in a Gold Coast barrier trial.
The Helen Page-trained gelding led most of the way to beat VRC Oaks hopeful Sagaronne by two lengths in a 1000m trial on Tuesday.
Another likely southern campaigner, Teronado, was given an easy time and finished a further four lengths third.
Rudy clocked 59.36 seconds which was slightly slower than the other open 1000m trial won by noted short-course specialist Knight Templar in 59.12.
Page is planning an assault on the Group One Epsom Handicap with Rudy in October.
Rudy won the Group Two Villiers (1600m) at Randwick last December and finished fourth in the Group One Doncaster Mile.
“He pulled up very well. There was no pace in the trial and he got left in front so it was a really good effort,” Page said.
“Rudy will run at Doomben over 1350 metres on August 22. I usually start him first-up in something shorter and he will get plenty of weight.”
“But it fits in well with our program.”
Page said Rudy would then have two starts in Sydney in the traditional Epsom lead-ups, the Tramway and the Theo Marks, before the big Group One mile.
Trial jockey Matt McGuren reported that Rudy had worked solidly to the line and felt strong.
McGuren is in line for the Doomben ride but Page may decide to use a claiming apprentice depending on what weight Rudy gets.
Page is then likely to seek out a local jockey for Rudy’s Sydney campaign.