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Hilton Hotels & Resorts Stakes (VRC Springtime Stakes) - Form Comments

06/11/2014

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Stakes (VRC Springtime Stakes) – Form Comments

Listed - 1400m - Turf

1

Pressing

Settled last, finished off OK when 3.7 lengths 7th to Galaxy Pegasus in Moonee Valley 1200m G3 Red Anchor Stakes on 25 October at first run since June. 1400m should suit 2nd-up.

2

Armada

Unplaced two starts at this distance with excuses before excellent 5.3 lengths 4th to Brazen Beau in G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) last Saturday. Must respect on latest performance.

3

Husson Eagle

Sound effort at G1 level last Saturday when 5.4 lengths 5th to Brazen Beau in 1200m Coolmore Stud Stakes. Untried at this distance.

4

Lord Aspen

Unbeaten in three starts. Impressive when stepped up to this distance on 25 October and scored by 1.8 lengths from Fitocracy at Morphettville Parks.

5

Nicoscene

Raced handy and held on well when 1.1 lengths 3rd to Galaxy Pegasus in 1200m G3 Red Anchor Stakes at Moonee Valley on 25 October. Untried at 1400m.

6

Seenaan

Beaten 3 lengths (4th) behind Lord Aspen at 1200m on 11 October when had little luck before impressive on-pace win at this distance at Seymour on 28 October.

7

Limehills

Caught wide when 8.3 lengths 9th to Kuro in 1200m Crowley Stakes at Randwick on 18 October at first run since July when won at this distance.

8

Silent Whisper

Racing well. Sound effort on 25 October 0.4 lengths winner from Special Edition over 1250m at Morphettville Parks.

9

Staviva

Sound past two starts at this distance. Ran on strongly when 1.7 lengths 4th to Stratum Star in 1400m Gothic Stakes at Caulfield on 18 October.

10

Sebrella

Won both starts this season, finishing strongly, on slightly rain affected ground. Scored in 1200m Maiden on 7 October and then impressive in 1400m feature race at Sale 26 October.

11

Vuelta

Resumes. Has trialled well. Ran second on debut at this distance in May and then won this course and distance on 14 June. Promising.

12

Ducal Castle

Broke through for first win, at fourth career start, when scored over 1200m at Mornington on 21 October. That was first run since February and open to further improvement.

13

Orient Line

Won both starts, coming from midfield. Debuted with Benalla 1206m Maiden win and then jumped in grade and won Sale 1200m on 26 October. Should handle distance.

14

Lazyaxl

Very good when 2.3 lengths 4th to Stratum Star at this course and distance. Then found the 1200m too sharp when 3.3 lengths 6th to Galaxy Pegasus in 1200m G3 Red Anchor Stakes on 25 October.

15

Greco

Strong winner at 1100m on heavy ground at Warwick Farm on 15 October. Then found tight track against when 4.1 lengths 8th to Galaxy Pegasus in 1200m G3 Red Anchor Stakes. Possible improver 1400m this track.

16

Jarklin

Slow pace against last start when 5 lengths 4th to Ducal Castle over 1200m at Mornington on 21 October. That followed photo 2nd to Sparsholt over 1300m at Cranbourne.

 

Reserves

 

17

Ulmann

First start for almost 12 months when won Hamilton 1400m Maiden on 10 October. Then run down late when 0.75 lengths 2nd to Sebrella over 1400m at Sale on 26 October. Has led past two starts.

18

Orlando Jack

Won Ararat 1100m Maiden on debut on 14 October. Then ran on late when 3.6 lengths 4th to Wawail over 1200m at Moonee Valley on 31 October.

19

Durendal

Good effort at second career start to win Moe 1200m Maiden on slow track on 16 October. Looks open to improvement.

 

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