Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes is looking for an improved effort from Sheidel at The Valley on Friday night when she wears the blinkers for the first time in the Group 1 $500,000 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m).
Sheidel has had three runs at The Valley with her best effort being a third over 955m back in March 2016 but Hayes is hoping the six year old mare can improve that record with Hong Kong’s ‘The Magic Man’ Joao Moreira teaming up with her again.
“Very happy with her. She has a few reason to say she can improve her record at The Valley. Blinkers first time, and ridden by Joao Moreira,” David Hayes said.
“We are hoping that we will see her at her best.”
Moreira and Sheidel have had success in the past and the pair combined to win the Group 1 $500,000 The Resimax Group Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield during the 2017 Melbourne Autumn Carnival.
The Holy Roman Emperor mare will line up in the Moir Stakes on the back of a first up fourth to Voodoo Lad in the Group 3 $150,000 The Heath 1100 (1100m) at Caulfield on September 2
Sheidel is marked at $8 at Ladbrokes.com.au and is the best fancied of the three Lindsay Park trained Moir Stakes runners.
The Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig will also saddle up Faatinah ($16) and Derryn ($20) and the stable isn’t dismissing their chances either with both of them having the blinkers on for a second time.
All three Lindsay Park runners have drawn in close with Faatinah (Regan Bayliss) at barrier one, Derryn (Mark Zahra) at barrier three and Sheidel could move into gate four if all of the emergencies fail to gain a start.
David Hayes hasn’t discounted Derryn finishing late from back in the field with a hot speed up front and he also has faith in Faatinah who has been working well at Flemington.
“He (Derryn) will be the swooper in the race. Predicted high speed, loves to sit back and will be running home strongly,” Hayes said.
“And Faatinah is trialling as good as anything at Flemington. He is a horse that was good enough to nearly win the Oakleigh Plate so I think he will be competitive at the big odds.”
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Russian Revolution heads the Moir Stakes market order at $3.20 with Ladbrokes.com.au just ahead of the Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign at $4.
Russian Revolution already has the runs on the board for the Spring Carnival with a first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes (1000m) at The Valley on September 9 while She Will Reign will be having her first start back since winning the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill in March.