Fawkner An Early Memsie Stakes Scratching

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

The Macedon Lodge team of Lloyd Williams have wasted no time scratching Fawkner from the 2015 Memsie Stakes that will be held at Caulfield.

Stratum Star has earnt a start in the Memsie Stakes following the scratching of Fawkner. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Stratum Star has earnt a start in the Memsie Stakes following the scratching of Fawkner. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Fawkner was included in the 2015 Memsie Stakes field that was released this morning, but Team Williams quickly opted to scratch the two-time Group 1 winner from the race after he was allocated the outside gate.

The Reset gelding will instead take part in an exhibition gallop between races at Caulfield on Saturday and is likely to return to the races in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 12 before he presses on to races like the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on October 10 and the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley.

The scratching of Fawkner means that first emergency Stratum Star will now receive a run in the Memsie Stakes and he is set to jump from barrier eight with Ben Melham in the saddle.

Stratum Star was one of the most consistent three-year-old performers of his generation and he performed impressively during the 2015 Melbourne Festival Of Racing without breaking through for a race win.

The Stratum entire started his autumn campaign with a second place finish behind Profit Share in the Hill Plate (1300m) at Sandown on February 7 and he finished third behind Wandjina in both the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 21 and the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at the same venue a fortnight.

Stratum Star was sent to the spelling paddock after he finished a very close second behind Chill Party in the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) at Moonee Valley on March 20, but he returned to racing with a fast-finishing seventh after being settled at the tail of the field in the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on August 15.

Trainer Darren Weir is hopeful that Stratum Star can be competitive at the highest level of racing during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival and the four-year-old is set to head towards races like the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on September 26 and the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at the same venue a fortnight later after running in the Memsie Stakes this weekend.

Imported galloper Trevieres is now the first emergency for the Memsie Stakes, but Pressing and Charmed Harmony will both need at least two more runners to withdraw in order to earn a place in the field.

Pressing will likely head to Sydney if he misses out on a start in the Memsie Stakes, while Charmed Harmony could be saved for the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley next Saturday.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


  1. anak tidak mau makan hanya minum susu

    Hello there I am so excited I found your site, I really found you by accident, while I was searching on Google for
    something else, Regardless I am here now and would just like to say many thanks for a tremendous post and
    a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to look over it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have
    time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep
    up the great job.

  2. www.facebook.com

    I do accept as true with all of the concepts you’ve introduced to your post.
    They’re very convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very brief for novices.
    Could you please prolong them a bit from next time?
    Thanks for the post.

  3. menu anak susah makan sayur

    Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice even as you
    amend your website, how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account
    aided me a appropriate deal. I had been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast provided bright transparent idea

  4. Fannie

    You made some good points there. I checked on the internet
    to learn more about the issue and found most people will go along with
    your views on this website.

  5. James Frazer Mann

    Greetings from Ohio! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to
    check out your site on my iphone during lunch break.
    I love the info you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.
    I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, wonderful blog!

  6. 1healthplace.net

    I simply couldn’t depart your web site prior to suggesting that I actually enjoyed
    the standard info a person supply in your guests? Is gonna be back regularly in order to inspect new

  7. James Frazer Mann

    Excellent way of describing, and fastidious piece of writing to
    obtain information concerning my presentation subject,
    which i am going to convey in academy.

  8. James Frazer-Mann

    Hello there, You have done a fantastic job.
    I will certainly digg it and personally suggest to
    my friends. I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  9. Sofia

    Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article!
    It’s the little changes that will make the most significant changes.
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. commons.wikimedia.org

    If some one desires to be updated with newest technologies
    afterward he must be pay a quick visit this web page and be
    up to date daily.

  11. pt.wikipedia.org

    Your means of describing everything in this paragraph is actually pleasant, every one
    be capable of simply know it, Thanks a lot.

  12. Karen

    I really like it whenever people come together and share ideas.
    Great site, keep it up!

  13. Samual

    Its not my first time to pay a quick visit this website, i am browsing this
    website dailly and take fastidious information from here everyday.

  14. Anne

    Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I get
    actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing
    to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.

  15. http://silviamassad.co/category/silvia-odete-morani-massad

    I am really impressed together with your writing talents and
    also with the format in your blog. Is that this a paid subject matter or
    did you customize it your self? Anyway keep up the nice high quality
    writing, it’s uncommon to see a nice weblog like this one these days..

  16. Silvia Odete Morani Massad

    hi!,I love your writing so so much! percentage we be in contact more
    about your article on AOL? I need an expert in this house to unravel my problem.
    Maybe that’s you! Taking a look ahead to see you.

  17. pt.wikipedia.org

    Wonderful, what a webpage it is! This blog gives useful information to us,
    keep it up.

  18. Gregory

    I pay a quick visit daily some web sites and blogs to read articles
    or reviews, however this webpage provides feature based writing.

  19. Mauro Luiz Soares Zamprogno

    I’ll immediately take hold of your rss feed as I can not
    to find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service.

    Do you’ve any? Kindly allow me know so that I could subscribe.

  20. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    If you want to increase your know-how just keep visiting this web site and
    be updated with the hottest information posted here.

  21. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Hi, I wish for to subscribe for this blog to
    obtain most recent updates, so where can i do it please help out.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.