Disposition On Top Of CS Hayes Stakes Field

By: Thomas Hackett
February 18th, 2015

Disposition has been included in the 2015 CS Hayes Stakes field and is set to make his debut on the eastern seaboard of Australia in the Group 3 event at Flemington this weekend.

Disposition will take on the likes of Lucky Liberty (pictured) in the 2015 CS Hayes Stakes this weekend. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

Disposition will take on the likes of Lucky Liberty (pictured) in the 2015 CS Hayes Stakes this weekend. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

Disposition started his racing career with four straight victories and he went into the GroupĀ  2 Western Australian Guineas (1600m) at Ascot on November 22 as a clear favourite, but was unable to catch Rommel in the final stages.

Trainer Grant Williams elected to give Disposition a maiden opportunity at the highest level of racing in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on December 6 and the Reset gelding looked as though he was going to take out the $500,000 on the race, but was caught in the shadows of the post by Chris Waller-trained Moriarty.

Disposition was transferred to the care of Wez Hunter at the start of the year to be trained for the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 7 and he has impressed his new trainer immensely with his performances in trackwork.

Another talented gelding that is heading towards the 2015 Australian Guineas is Lucky Liberty and he has been included in the CS Hayes Stakes field.

Lucky Liberty started his racing career with comfortable wins at Mornington and Sale and made his metropolitan racing debut with a tough victory in the Flemington Rose Garden Handicap (1420m) on January 31.

Trainer Henry Dwyer has a very high opinion of Lucky Liberty and he considered running the three-year-old in the Group 1 Orr Stakes (1400m) last weekend, but he elected to save him for the CS Hayes Stakes.

The Hill Plate (1300m) at Sandown on February 7 is set to be the key form reference for the CS Hayes Stakes and Stratum Star, Merion, Chivalry, Hauraki and Orient Land will all be backing-up in the Group 3 race as they work towards the Australian Guineas.

Stratum Star hit the line strongly in the Hill Plate and is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from the run, while Chivalry will likely need to find a couple of lengths of improvement to return to winning form this weekend.

One of the most interesting horses in the 2015 CS Hayes Stakes field is Chris Waller-trained Kermadec.

Kermadec has also been included in the nominations for the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday, but Waller is considering sending the lightly-raced galloper to Melbourne for an Australian Guineas campaign.

Autumn Stakes winner San Nicasio, the well-bred Better Land, last start winner Minnesinger, Gai Waterhouse-trained Wandjina and the consistent Testashadow have also been included in the CS Hayes Stakes field.

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