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The long list of nominations for the 2017 Group 1 $500,000 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) at The Valley on Friday night is dominated by a host of Group 1 winners.

Russian Revolution, above in red and yellow colours, is among the nominations for the G1 Moir Stakes at The Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Russian Revolution, above in red and yellow colours, is among the nominations for the G1 Moir Stakes at The Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The twenty-four nominations for the Moir Stakes will have to be culled back to thirteen runners when the final field in released on Wednesday.

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Group 1 winner Russian Revolution is guaranteed a start with a rating of 109 as is the Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign rated 104.

Other Group 1 winners to be among the Moir Stakes nominations are Japonisme (105), Malaguerra (112), Sheidel (110) and Terravista (112).

Also nominated for the 1000m scamper around The Valley is Joe Pride’s speedy Ball Of Muscle and Robert Smerdon’s consistent sprinter Ability who has worked his way up through the classes with wins at his last four starts, including a last start win the Group 3 $150,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Sandown on August 6.

Russian Revolution rounded off his Moir Stakes preparation with a trip to The Valley this morning for a gallop and another look at the tricky circuit following his last start win there in the Group 2 $200,000 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes (1000m) on September 9.

“Today was just a similar sort of routine to what we did the other week,” Paul Snowden told AAP.

“It was just a nice, cruisy breeze around. He wasn’t asked to do much but it was mainly just getting himself prepared for Friday night.

“It just tops him off.

“He handles the track super. He loves it.”

“He’s a talented horse and he won accordingly the other day.”

“Class prevailed. But he’s going to have to be on his game again on Friday night. A lovely barrier would certainly enhance his chances a lot.

“He’s a pretty good colt and it would be lovely if he could get another Group One.”

Russian Revolution showed plenty of ability as a two year old and carried that form into his three year old season with wins in the Group 3 $150,000 Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield and in the Group 2 $300,000 Roman Consul (1200m) at Randwick during the 2016 Spring Carnival.

The Snitzel colt then rose to the next level during the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival with a win in the Group 1 $700,000 Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill.

The Gary Portelli trained filly She Will Reign will be having her first run back since winning the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill in March and after the Moir Stakes will head baack to Sydney for the $10m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 14.

Early betting for the Moir Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au has Russian Revolution as the $3.20 favourite ahead of She Will Reign at $4.40 and Malaguerra at $7.

Early market order for the Moir Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.20 Russian Revolution, $4.40 She Will Reign, $7 Malaguerra, $11 Voodoo Lad, $13 Heatherley, Terravista, $15 Fell Swoop, Sheidel, Super Cash, $17 Ability, Derryn, Faatinah, Hellbent, Supido, Viddora, $21 Ball Of Muscle, Rock Magic, $26 Japonisme, Sweet Sherry, $41 Jungle Edge, $51 Ocean Embers, $67 Super Too, $201 Diamond Oasis, $301 Magicus.

Nominations for 2017 Moir Stakes (1000m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x4136x1111 ABILITY G 5 Robert Smerdon 103
2 65x63394x2 BALL OF MUSCLE G 7 Joseph Pride 104
3 x43181368x DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
4 148x758x5x DIAMOND OASIS G 7 Patrick Starr 91
5 25x720040x FAATINAH G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101
6 323x6639x6 FELL SWOOP G 6 Matthew Dale 107
7 132x618x22 HEATHERLY M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 107
8 13x34423x6 HELLBENT H 5 Darren Weir 105
9 9x650980x7 JAPONISME G 5 Chris Waller 105
10 5313512086 JUNGLE EDGE G 7 Mick Bell 108
11 254869x07x MAGICUS G 6 Tony Romeo 72
12 x215x1670x MALAGUERRA G 6 Peter Gelagotis 112
13 1140x8180x OCEAN EMBERS M 5 Shea Eden 98
14 1123x4011x ROCK MAGIC G 8 Chris Gangemi 107
15 1114x164x1 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 109
16 11x121x SHE WILL REIGN F 3 Gary Portelli 104
17 152x1460x4 SHEIDEL M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 110
18 6x143x180x SUPER CASH M 5 Andrew Noblet 103
19 0x11423x51 SUPER TOO M 4 Marc Conners 82
20 113x930x15 SUPIDO H 6 Michael Kent 103
21 1310x4810x SWEET SHERRY M 4 Brent Stanley 95
22 96x20x100x TERRAVISTA G 8 Joseph Pride 112
23 76x22x212x VIDDORA M 5 Lloyd Kennewell 101
24 210x257x14 VOODOO LAD G 6 Darren Weir 108

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


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