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Darley Classic (Victoria Racing Club Stakes) - Form Comments

03/11/2016

G1 – 1200m – Turf

1

Lankan Rupee

Top class sprinter who resumed from long break with sound 1.7 lengths 3rd to Our Boy Malachi in G2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) on 15 October when conceded weight to all runners. Placed in this race in 2014 and suited under WFA conditions.

2

Turn Me Loose

Looked in need of the run when resumed from long break with 6.9 lengths 8th to Star Turn in the G2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on 8 October. Capable of better but is untried down the straight course.

3

The Quarterback

Finished well when 1.3 lengths 4th to Rebel Dane in G1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on 21 October. That followed excellent win in G2 Gilgai Stakes at this course and distance. Excels straight course.

4

Japonisme

Raced on speed and held on well when 1.2 lengths 3rd to Rebel Dane in G1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on 21 October. G1 winner down straight course last year. Capable all conditions but excels on soft ground.

5

Fell Swoop

Sound in two runs this season. Ran 3.25 lengths 3rd to Star Turn and Malaguerra in G2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on 8 October before short neck 2nd to Rebel Dane in G1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on 21 October. Untried straight course.

6

Our Boy Malachi

Resumed from spell with excellent nose 2nd to Takedown in the G2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) on 1 October. Then came from last to score 1.5 lengths win from Faatinah in G2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) on 15 October. Untried down straight track. Has won 19 of 26 career starts.

7

Malaguerra

Resumed from spell with strong finish 2.25 lengths 2nd to Star Turn in the G2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on 8 October. Won only previous down straight course.

8

Holler

Resumed from spell with 3.6 lengths last of ten behind Rebel Dane in G1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on 21 October. That was first run since 5.3 lengths 7th to Twilight Son in G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot (UK) in June. Untried straight course.

9

Keen Array

Scored 2 lengths win from Illustrious Lad in Listed Village Sprint (1200m) at Caulfield on 12 October before 1.9 lengths 4th behind same horse in G2 Tab.com.au Stakes (1200m) last Saturday. Runner-up to Japonisme in G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes on 31 October last year.

10

Spieth

Lightly raced and promising winner five of eight starts. Scored down the straight course in June and then resumed on 15 October with 0.8 lengths win from Kaepernick in Listed Lightning Stakes (1100m) at Randwick. Untapped.

11

English

Ran well when 1.4 lengths 4th to Takedown and Our Boy Malachi in G2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on 1 October before tempo against when 2 lengths 7th to Rebel Dane in G1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on 21 October.

12

Sheidel

Fast mare in very good form. Beat all but the in-form Hellbent in Caulfield 1100m Handicap before long neck win from Silent Sedition in G3 Northwood Plume Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on 8 October and impressive G3 win at 1100m last Saturday at first try down straight course.

 

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