Australian Guineas hope Bon Aurum to step out in Manfred Stakes

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Australian Guineas hope Bon Aurum will be seen for the first time this Autumn when he steps out in the Group 3 $150,000 Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Bon Aurum is set to resume in the Manfred Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Bon Aurum is set to resume in the Manfred Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Bon Aurum showed plenty of potential during the Spring Carnival with wins in the Listed $120,000 Pin & Win Stakes (1400m) at Flemington and in the Group 3 $175,000 BECK Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield.

The Ciaron Maher trained colt’s winning run came to an end when he finished ninth to Press Statement in the Group 1 $1m BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield.

But the three year old was subsequently found to have a bone chip in his knee which required surgery.

Maher has reported that Bon Aurum has recovered from the operation well and is ready to campaign towards a start in the Group 1 $750,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 5.

“He’s had a preparation down on the beach at Warrnambool with (trainer) Matthew Williams and he’s looks as though he’s come back in good order,” Maher told racing.com.

“He had a bone chip removed following the spring so we’ve been pretty mindful of his weight and keeping it in check so that we don’t put any more pressure on him than we need to.

“His goal is the Guineas so he’ll take a fair bit of improvement out of his first-up run.”

Bon Aurum took one step closer to his return to the race track with a jump out at Caulfield this morning where he wasn’t extended to run fourth over 800m.

Bon Aurum will be facing a handy field of three year olds in the Manfred Stakes with Gold Symphony, Lizard Island, Ready For Victory, Palentino and Wolf Cry all nominated.

In early Australian Guineas betting at Ladbrokes.com.au, Bon Aurum is listed at $26 with the former Perth trained filly Perfect Reflection, now under the care of premiership trainer Darren Weir, heading the market order at $7.

Caulfield Guineas winner Press Statement is on the second line of betting at $8 while the Weir stablemates Mahuta and Palentino share the $9 mark.

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.


  1. classifieds software

    You made some decent points there. I looked on the web for that problem and found most individuals will go coupled with along with your web site.

  2. Freelance marketplace

    Nice writing style. I enjoy reading what you write.

  3. mp3 music skull download

    Wonderful site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really like to be a part of online community where I can get comments from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Appreciate it!

  4. ed sheeran age

    This is a lot better than the Sociable plugin I use on WordPress. Much better!

  5. Lionel Pocock

    I impressed, I need to say. Really not often do I encounter a blog that each educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your concept is outstanding; the problem is something that not sufficient persons are speaking intelligently about. I’m very comfortable that I stumbled across this in my seek for one thing referring to this.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *