News About: 2011 Festival Stakes

Shadowfax weighted to win Villiers

Shadowfax weighted to win Villiers

17 Dec, 2011

Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh believes Shadowfax is weighted to win today’s Group 2 $175,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm.

Shadowfax with 55kg is under the key weight that sinks him into mediocrity.

From five starts with 57.5kg and above Shadowfax has failed each time.

“He’s not a big, robust horse,” Kavanagh said.

“He’s a …

O’Shea worried about Warwick Farm for Lightinthenite

O’Shea worried about Warwick Farm for Lightinthenite

15 Dec, 2011

John O’Shea has reservations on how Warwick Farm virgin Lightinthenite but says others factors point to a possible third win the Group 2 $175,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m).

The Villiers provided O’Shea with his first Group win when Grey And Gold took out the 2000 version prior to On A High delivering a second win in …