News About: Standish Handicap

John Dillon Stakes easier assignment for Durendal

John Dillon Stakes easier assignment for Durendal

25 Jan, 2016

Co-trainers Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra will run their in-form sprinter Durendal in the easier Listed $120,000 John Dillon Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Tuesday after being scratched from the Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley last Saturday.

Durendal will start in the John Dillon Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Durendal was one of …

Durendal chasing first Moonee Valley win in Australia Stakes

Durendal chasing first Moonee Valley win in Australia Stakes

21 Jan, 2016

In-form sprinter Durendal is chasing his first win at Moonee Valley when he lines up in the Group 2 $200,000 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.

Durendal, above, will be chasing his first win at Moonee Valley in the Australia Stakes. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Durendal is the winner of seven of his sixteen starts …

A Fit Churchill Dancer to contest the Australia Stakes

A Fit Churchill Dancer to contest the Australia Stakes

21 Jan, 2016

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig is hoping that Churchill Dancer’s recent race fitness will go along way towards causing an upset result in the Group 2 $200,000 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Churchill Dancer has race fitness on his side going into the Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Adrienne …

Australia Stakes 2016: Griffiths Bullish About It Is Written

Australia Stakes 2016: Griffiths Bullish About It Is Written

19 Jan, 2016

Trainer Robbie Griffiths is very bullish about the chances of It Is Written in the 2016 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday and he is hopeful that the track specialist can go one better after finishing second behind Mourinho last year.

It Is Written has the chance to record the biggest win of his …

Durendal to face toughest test in Australia Stakes

Durendal to face toughest test in Australia Stakes

18 Jan, 2016

In-form gelding Durendal will face his toughest test to date when he lines up in the Group 2 $200,000 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Durendal, above, is facing his toughest test in the Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Durendal is the winner of his last three starts …

Sarajevo maintains favouritism for Chester Manifold Stakes

Sarajevo maintains favouritism for Chester Manifold Stakes

15 Jan, 2016

Even though Sarajevo has drifted slightly in the early market moves, the John O’Shea trained four year old remains the favourite for the Listed $120,000 Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Sarajevo remains the favourite for the Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Sarajevo was installed the $3.70 top pick …

Sarajevo Can Return To Winning Form In Chester Manifold Stakes

Sarajevo Can Return To Winning Form In Chester Manifold Stakes

14 Jan, 2016

Trainer John O’Shea is hopeful that Sarajevo can end his current losing streak and return to winning form in the 2016 Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Sarajevo has the chance to return to winning form in the 2016 Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington this weekend. Photo by: Steve Hart

Sarajevo recorded just his …

Dances On Stars On Top Of Chester Manifold Stakes Field

Dances On Stars On Top Of Chester Manifold Stakes Field

13 Jan, 2016

The 2015 Chester Manifold Stakes field has been released and Dances On Stars is set to carry the top-weight of 59 kilograms.

Dances On Stars has been included in the 2016 Chester Manifold Stakes acceptances. Photo by: Steve Hart

Dances In Stars did not perform at his best during his 2015 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival …

Australia Stakes Possible For Durendal

Australia Stakes Possible For Durendal

4 Jan, 2016

Durendal is racing in career best form for the piping hot Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra combination and the stable have revealed that the talented sprinter could have his next race start in the 2016 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley on January 23.

Durendal was far too good for his rivals in the Standish Handicap …

Straight Lane Suits Standish Handicap Favourite

Straight Lane Suits Standish Handicap Favourite

30 Dec, 2015

Jockey Damian Lane is upbeat about his chances aboard Friday’s $150,000 Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) favourite Durendal who proved his straight track form with a Flemington win last time out.

Jockey Damian Lane is confident he can ride 2016 Standish Handicap favourite Durendal to victory at Flemington on New Year’s Day. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.…