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MSS Security Sprint (Always Welcome Stakes) - Form Comments

31/10/2015

Listed - 1200m - Turf

1

Charmed Harmony

Won four straight at 1400m on good and soft ground before solid attempt at G 1 level last time when 1.35 lengths 5th to Stratum Star in the Rupert Clarke Stakes on 26 September. Not sure back to 1200m or straight track suits but has been freshened.

2

Kuro

Scratched from stronger race on Saturday. Had no luck in running when 4.3 lengths 7th to dead-heaters Lumosty and Eclair Choice in G 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) on 17 October. Placed only start this course and distance behind Brazen Beau in the Coolmore Stud Stakes last year.

3

Gregers

Ran well this course and distance when 0.3 lengths 3rd to Churchill Dancer in G 2 Bobbie Lewis sprint before midfield 10th to Stratum Star in G 1 Rupert Clarke Stakes and 2.2 lengths 8th to La Passe in G 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 17 October. Vet reported thumps last time.

4

Griante

Good mare racing well in stronger grade. Just 1.6 lengths from winner Buffering when 5th to in the G 1 Moir Stakes before 4.8 lengths 8th to HKIR entrant Chautauqua in G 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on 23 October.

5

Afleet Esprit

Straight course winner who will appreciate weight relief after carrying 130lb when 2.3 lengths 6th to Vezalay in Listed Fillies and Mares sprint (1100m) at Caulfield on 17 October. 

6

Countryman

Comes back in distance after leading and fading when 3.6 lengths 6th to Music Magnate in Randwick 1400m Handicap on 10 October. Better suited at 1200m but untried down straight track. Scratched from Saturday's meeting.

7

Kaepernick

Failed first-up behind Churchill Dancer in the Bobbie Lewis - only run down the straight track in September before two good runs at 1200m at Moonee Valley (won on 2 October) and at Caulfield (2.3 lengths 3rd to Fast ’N’ Rocking on 14 October). Ran 6.9 lengths 11th to Eclair Choice in G 2 tab.com.au Stakes on Saturday.

8

Sea Lord

Beaten a nose in this race in 2013. Struck interference on home turn last start when 5.5 lengths 7th to Reldas in Moonee Valley 1200m Handicap on 23 October. 

9

Fast And Free

Not raced since August 2014 when 4th to Mourinho in 1500m Handicap at Moonee Valley. Did win fresh at this distance very early in career. Faces task after such a long lay-off.

10

Pago Rock

Sound run when 1.75 lengths 5th to Amovatio in Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 10 October. Ran good 4th to Shiraz down the straight course in August and ran 3rd in this race in 2013.

11

The Monstar

Ran well when head 2nd to Sabatini in Caulfield 1100m Handicap before sound 1.6 lengths 4th to Alpha Miss in G 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on 10 October. Placed one of three starts down straight course early in career.

12

Mandla

Returned from spell with good 0.9 lengths 3rd to the smart Flamberge in Listed Durbridge Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on 17 October. Has won second-up and has won down the straight course.

13

We're Gonna Rock

Track and distance winner early in career. Unplaced four starts this season. Beaten 7.1 lengths when 9th to Chautauqua down straight 1200m course before jumping to 1600m last time and finishing 11.4 lengths 8th to He Or She at Caulfield on 14 October.

14

Nautical

Ran on well at second run this season when nose 2nd to Exclusive Lass in the Listed Black Pearl Stakes (1200m) at Geelong on 21 October. Untried 1200m down the straight course.

15

The Thief

1100m winner down the straight course early in career. Fair effort at second run after a short let-up when 3.1 lengths 6th to General Jackson and Super One in Cranbourne 1000m Sprint Handicap on 11 October.

16

Villopoto

Handy galloper with five wins from only seven starts on good rated tracks. Won 1140m BM 70 at Geelong at first run this season and then not disgraced when jumped in class to the Listed Village Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on 14 October and finished 2.6 lengths 5th to Fast 'N' Rocking.

17

Sarajevo

Slow to begin at first run this season when 4.9 lengths 10th to Fast 'N' Rocking in Listed Village Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on 14 October. Did run 0.4 lengths 2nd to Kuro at 1200m last May and chance on that form.

18

Colors Of The Wind

Not raced since March but ran 2nd in barrier trial on 20 October and has won 2 of 3 starts when resuming, although in weaker class. Could surprise.

 

 

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