Facts and figures on the G1 Coolmore

FactsandfiguresontheG1Coolmore

October27,20164:45pm。

byAAP

GROUPONECOOLMORESTUDSTAKES

1200m,3yosetweight,$500,000,Flemington

HISTORY:

*FormerlyknownasAscotValeStakesandupgradedtoGroupOnein2006。

*TheAscotValewasfirstrunforthree-year-oldswithsetweightsandpenaltiesin1969whenwonbyVain。

Beforethatitwasaracefortwo-year-olds。

*JaponismescoredashockwinlastyearupsettingheavilyfanciedGodolphincoltExosphere。

NOTABLEWINNERS:

*Vain(1969),Century(1972),TajRossi(1973),ToyShow(1975),Surround(1976),Manikato(1978),Rancher(1982),CampaignKing(1985),Zeditave(1988),WeekendHussler(2007),Sepoy(2011)。

THISYEARSFIELD:

*MickPrice-trainedExtremeChoiceisthefavouriteafterdefeatingolderhorsesincludingChautauquaintheMoirStakesatMooneeValley。

StablemateFlyingArtiecomesintotheraceafterwinningtheGroupThreeBlueSapphireStakes。

*GodolphinsAsternwontheGroupOneGoldenRoseathismostrecentstartandissecondpick。

*TrainersPeterandPaulSnowdenhaveGoldenSlipperwinnerCapitalistandtheunbeatenRussianRevolutionintherace。

*HawkesRacing-trainedStarTurnprovedhiscredentialsbybeatingolderhorsesintheGroupTwoSchillaciStakes。

TALKINGPOINTS:

*In1995NewZealanderOurMaizcaysetracerecordof1:08。

2whichstillstands。

*ChrisWallerhastrainedthepastthreewinnersZoustar,BrazenBeauandJaponismebutdoesnthavearunnerthisyear。

*BothCapitalistandStarTurnareintheCoolmoreafterconnectionsdecidedtobypasstheweight-for-ageGroupOneDarleyClassicaweeklater。

*Pricehascalledfortheracesprizemoneytoberaisedtoreflectthequalityofthefield,dubbingtheraceaGoldenSlipperforthree-year-olds。

*Morethanprizemoneyisupforgrabs,witheveryrunneracoltwhocouldsignificantlyenhancetheirstudvaluewithawin。

STRAIGHTCOURSE:

*Flemingtonhoststheonlystraight-trackracesinAustralia。

Fieldscansometimessplittowardstheinsideandoutsidefences。

KEYCOMMENTS:

*IthinkthatswhatwonhimaBlueDiamond。

ThatswhatwonhimaMoirStakes。

AndIthinkthatswhatwillwinhimaCoolmoreExtremeChoicestrainerMickPrice。

*NodoubtthisisthetoughestassignmenthesmetbuthesgoingtogothereingoodorderCo-trainerPeterSnowdenonRussianRevolution

*Imreallybullishabouthischances。