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James Boag��s Premium Stakes (Melbourne Cup Day Plate) �V Form Comments

01/11/2014

Listed - 1800m – Turf

 

1

Star Rolling

Unplaced three runs since winning 1400m Lawrence Stakes at first run this season. Previous start 4.7 lengths 10th to He's Your Man in G1 Epsom Hcp at 1600m on 4 October. Finished 8.75 lengths 10th to Happy Trails in the G1 Mackinnon Stakes on Saturday.

2

Stipulate

Not disgraced when 3.9 lengths 12th to Admire Rakti in the G1 2400m Caulfield Cup and rates highly on previous run when 3.6 lengths 5th to Lucia Valentina in G1 2000m Turnbull Stakes at this track.

3

Fat Al

Capable at best but has to improve sharply on 6.6 lengths 14th of 15 behind Bel Thor in 1600m Seymour Cup on 19 October - after which vet reported no abnormality.

4

Jacquinot Bay

Racing well in this distance range. Sound effort when 2.45 lengths 5th to imported Contributer in Caulfield 2000m David Jones Cup on 18 October.

5

Tanby

Ran well at first appearance for this stable when 2.9 lengths 6th to Bel Thor in 1600m Seymour Cup on 19 October and advantaged by the extra 200m here.

6

Travolta

Back in trip after four runs at 2100m plus. Latest was 8.9 lengths 12th to Junoob in G1 The Metropolitan at 2400m on 4 October. Has to improve.

7

Tuscan Fire

Failed to get a clear run in the straight when 7.6 lengths last of 15 behind Bel Thor in 1600m Seymour Cup at first run since May. Capable of sharp improvement.

8

Vilanova

Sound effort when 1.6 lengths 3rd to Moriarty in the 2000m Craven Plate on 4 October before 8.45 lengths 9th to Contributer in 2000m David Jones Cup on 18 October when pulled up lame.

9

Pheidon

Out of class and ran well when 1.9 lengths 6th to He's Your Man in G1 Epsom Hcp at 1600m before solid on-pace win over 2040m at Moonee Valley on 24 October.

10

Bel Thor

Ridden for luck, got it but still won well at second run this season when claimed the 1600m Seymour Cup by a long neck from Our Hand Of Faith. Flemington form sound and extra distance no issue.

11

Lightinthenite

Fitter for second run after break when 3.25 lengths 8th to Bel Thor in 1600m Seymour Cup on 19 October.

12

Quayside

Talented mare who won Tokyo City Cup at this distance on 20 September before head 2nd to No Excuses Bec in 2080m Pinker Pinker Plate at Cranbourne on 10 October when arguably a little unlucky.

13

Sysmo

Ran well from wide draw when 1 length 5th to Sonntag in 1600m Sale Cup on 26 October at second run after long spell. Distance suits.

14

Zabisco

Ran on well when 2.65 lengths 4th to Bel Thor in 1600m Seymour Cup on 19 October at first run since December 2013. Can only be improved by that run.

15

Electric Fusion

Made some ground when 2.45 lengths 6th to London Stripe in Caulfield 1600m Hcp on 15 October and ready for the rise in distance now.

16

Atacama

New Zealand visitor who comes here in great form - having won both starts this season. Won first-up at 1400m before 1 length from Chambord in 1600m Matamata Cup on 11 October. 

17

Admire Inazuma

Japanese visitor who won twice at 1400m at home before coming to Australia. Debuted here with 16.85 lengths last of 14 behind Lucky Hussler in 1400m Moonga Stakes on 18 October but struck severe interference and was eased down. Can improve. 

 

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