The Final Field has been released for the 2016 The Sofitel which is to be run at Flemington racecourse on Saturday 10th, September 2016. View the Sofitel Field.
|1||SMOKIN’ JOEY||Wez Hunter||Chris Parnham||1||58.5kg|
|2||HI WORLD||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Dwayne Dunn||6||57.5kg|
|3||TASHBEEH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||10||57.5kg|
|4||RIZIZ||Ken Sweeney||Dom Tourneur||11||56kg|
|5||ULMANN||Darren Weir||Damien Oliver||8||55kg|
|7||ROSE OF VIRGINIA (NZ)||Lee & Shannon Hope||Ben E Thompson (a)||3||54kg|
|8||NOZOMI||Lee & Anthony Freedman||12||54kg|
|9||PRINCE OF BROOKLYN||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||5||54kg|
|10||JUST MAGICAL||Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor||Ben Allen (a)||14||54kg|
|11||BON AURUM||Ciaron Maher||Craig Williams||13||54kg|
|12||WALES||Richard Laming||Ben Melham||15||54kg|
|13||MARWOOD (NZ)||Mitchell Freedman||Damian Lane||4||54kg|
|14||COOL CHAP||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Daniel Moor||7||54kg|
|15||GRANDE ROSSO||Mark Riley||Luke Currie||9||54kg|
Missrock could join stablemate Jaws Of Steel in a first-up assault on the Danehill Stakes at Flemington.
Trainer Robbie Laing planned to start Missrock’s spring campaign in Saturday’s Cap D’Antibes Stakes but is having second thoughts.
“It was always the intention to run her in the Cap D’Antibes but I probably made the fatal mistake of entering her for both,” Laing said.
“I don’t know which is the weakest race now.
“The Danehill is of $200,000 and the fillies $120,000 but there’s a lot of picket fences of wins in the fillies race.”
Laing said he would discuss the pros and cons of both races with owner Ray Montague.
But Laing is sure where Missrock will head after Saturday.
“Hopefully there’ll be a lot of petrol left in the tank,” Laing said.
Missrock hasn’t raced since winning the Percy Sykes Stakes at Randwick, her only autumn start after she fractured her pelvis at Sandown last November.
She enjoyed a break in the warmer NSW climate following the Percy Sykes and has had a faultless lead-up to Saturday.
“She had a trial on Monday,” Laing said.
“It was a very similar trial to the one she had before she won in Sydney.”
Jaws Of Steel hasn’t raced since running last in the J J Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm in June.
Laing said the gelding suffered an eye injury in that race.
“He was treated for a week after the race,” Laing said.
“He then had six weeks in the paddock with a bit of pre-training in the Queensland sun before coming home,” Laing said.
All going well, Laing will aim Jaws Of Steel at Caulfield Guineas Prelude on September 24 and will let that run decide whether to press on to the Caulfield Guineas two weeks later.