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George Ryder Stakes �V Form Comments


G1 - 1500m – Turf


Turn Me Loose

Top class usual front-runner who stalked speed last start in excellent 0.75 lengths win from Stratum Star in G1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 27 February. Won four of past five starts including G1 Emirates at 1600m last November. Go well.



Resumed from spell with sound 1.6 lengths 3rd to Holler and First Seal in G1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick on 5 March. Better suited this distance. Won G1 George Main Stakes at 1600m on soft ground last year. Among chances.



Winner of the 2014 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at G1 level. Looked to be progressing well when 1.1 lengths 3rd to Suavito in 1400m G1 Orr Stakes on 13 February at second run this year. Then raced too fiercely and pulled up with slow recovery when 4.6 lengths 8th to Turn Me Loose in G1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 27 February. Possible improver.


Happy Clapper

Won the G2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick in December. Then freshened before 2.4 lengths 4th to Holler in G1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick on 5 March. Up in class but promising.



Champion mare who has won seven races on end. Impressive 1.5 lengths winner from former HK galloper Dibayani in G1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on 27 February at second run since winning last year’s Cox Plate. The one to beat.


First Seal

Quality mare who’s finished first or second at 11 of her 13 starts (five wins). Impressive winner first-up from long spell at 1300m before 1.3 lengths 2nd to Holler in the G1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick on 5 March. Competitive.



Won weaker Gold Coast Magic Millions Trophy at 1800m in January. Then had break before 2.9 lengths 7th to Solicit in G2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on 27 February. Tested this class.


Press Statement

Won six of nine starts and arguably Australia’s top 3YO. No luck in running when head 2nd to Le Romain in G1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) on 5 March after easily beating Le Romain in the G2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) on 20 February. Up to this class.






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