News About: 2011 Villiers Stakes

Bowman four, Monton all the glory in Villiers

Bowman four, Monton all the glory in Villiers

17 Dec, 2011

While jockey Hugh Bowman won four races at Warwick Farm today, his win on Monton in the $175,000 Villiers Stakes (1600m) flattered the horse more than the hoop.

Monton from the disastrous barrier 18, travelled four wide without cover throughout but powered to the line to pick up the second Group 2 victory of his …

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 …

Con Changes Destiny To Villiers Stakes

Con Changes Destiny To Villiers Stakes

13 Dec, 2011

Ask him a couple of months ago and Con Karakatsanis probably had no ambitions of featuring in the Group 2 Villiers Stakes with a lack of suitable horses currently in work.

That quickly changed though as My Destiny surged into contention on the back of some fantastic performances.

The four year old showed promise when …

Erewhon Seeks Villiers Stakes Redemption

Erewhon Seeks Villiers Stakes Redemption

12 Dec, 2011

Peter Snowden will be represented by just one promising runner in this Saturday’s Villiers Stakes at Warwick Farm.

The trainer will saddle up Erewhon in the $175,000 race as he attempts to win another Group race.

The four-year-old gelding has tasted success at the highest level, winning the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick …

Clipperton Forced To Bide His Time

Clipperton Forced To Bide His Time

12 Dec, 2011

Despite putting in a tremendous ride to claim his first ever black type race with Monton in the Festival Stakes, apprentice jockey Sam Clipperton has been shafted from the mount.

Hugh Bowman has been called in to replace him for the Group 2 Villiers Stakes this Saturday at Warwick Farm.

Monton is trained by Ron …

Monton wins 12 months later

Monton wins 12 months later

3 Dec, 2011

It took Monton 12 months to the day to break a drought of outs but it would be surprising if another win is not close judging on his Listed Blackwoods Festival Stakes (1500m) effort at Rosehill.

Monton had eight unsuccessful runs since winning a benchmark 95 Hcp at the same meet last year but that …

Circle Of Power Faces Tough Villiers Trial

Circle Of Power Faces Tough Villiers Trial

28 Nov, 2011

Trainer Rod Craig is putting four-year Circle Of Power to the test in the Listed Festival Stakes at Rosehill this Saturday.

Craig will use the race as a trial for the Group 2 Villiers Stakes next month.

Circle Of Power will be chasing the first stakes win of his career after showing promise in Saturday …

Villiers Stakes Final Aussie Target For Ginga Dude

Villiers Stakes Final Aussie Target For Ginga Dude

21 Nov, 2011

Trainer Graeme Boyd has named the Villiers Stakes as a possible final target for Ginga Dude this preparation.

The New Zealander has one just one of six races since arriving in Australia in September, but Boyd is hopeful the eight-year-old can go out on a high.

Ginga Dude is also nominated for the Frank Underwood …

Fibrillation Back In Form For Summer Campaign

Fibrillation Back In Form For Summer Campaign

17 Nov, 2011

Fibrillation will target the Villiers Stakes at Warwick Farm

Trainer Tim Martin has pinpointed the Group 2 Villiers Stakes at Warwick Farm next month as the main target for promising mare Fibrillation.

Martin is not too shy to make comparisons between Fibrillation and Cox Plate winning mare Pinker Pinker.

Fibrillation has beaten Pinker Pinker home …