Horse Racing
Kennedy Mile (Cantala Stakes) - Form Comments

02/11/2017 17:24

G1 – 1600m – Turf

1 Tosen Stardom Impressive in strong finishing 1 lengths win from Sovereign Nation in G1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on 14 October. Distance suits and at peak of form. Best runs on good ground.
2 Lucky Hussler Enjoyed good run and fast pace suited when 3 lengths winner from Religify in G2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley last Saturday. Generally finishes hard from midfield trail with best form on good ground.
3 Sense Of Occasion No threat when settled long way back and finished 5.5 lengths 8th to Classic Uniform in G2 Hill Stakes (1800m) at Randwick on 30 September at just second start since May when won G1 Doomben Cup (2000m) on heavy ground. Best form has been on soft ground. Generally ridden off the pace.
4 Mccreery Fair effort when 1.5 lengths 3rd to Classic Uniform in G3 Craven Plate (2000m) at Randwick on 14 October. Charged late to run second in this race last year. Usually settles back in the field. Capable all conditions but with a liking for soft ground.
5 Tom Melbourne Runner-up at four straight including G1 Epsom Handicap at 1600m before 2.6 lengths 6th to Tosen Stardom in G1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on 14 October. Worked wide on speed and ran very well on that occasion. Races on speed and capable all conditions.
6 Egg Tart Likely to be fitter for latest run when 3.1 lengths 7th to Tosen Stardom in G1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on 14 October. That was second run this season. Did win six of first eight starts. Likely to settle midfield. Handles all conditions.
7 Dibayani Former Irish and HK galloper who has recorded numerous placings at top level in Australia but no wins. Typically ran on well when 1.3 lengths 3rd to Fast ’N’ Rocking and Religify in Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 14 October. Strong finisher who handles good and soft ground. Rarely wins (two from 31 starts) but going well.
8 Omei Sword Fair effort when 4.5 lengths 11th to Tosen Stardom in G1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on 14 October. Looked high class early in career but had issues and not quite reached expected heights. Usually ridden off the speed. Best form on good ground but has one placing to name on heavy track.
9 Shillelagh Eye catching effort when 0.8 lengths 3rd to Global Glamour in G2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 21 October. Strong finisher who races best left handed. Runner-up at only previous 1600m run. Capable wet or dry.
10 Sovereign Nation Ran on well when 1 lengths 2nd to Tosen Stardom in G1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on 14 October. Repeat of that effort would see him in the finish and meets Tosen Stardom on similar weight terms. Generally ridden off the pace but might settle handier here from good draw. All runs on good ground bar one unplaced effort on soft which was in 2400m Australian Derby at three.
11 So Si Bon Talented and often unlucky strong finisher but does boast only one win in 17 starts. Finished well, as is his custom, when 2 lengths 3rd to Santa Ana Lane in G1 Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 1 October. Likely to settle back in field. Handles wet or dry.
12 All Our Roads Caught wide, ran well when 2.1 lengths 5th to Ulmann in G3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 21 October. Good record at this distance and excels on soft ground – all six wins on wet tracks. Likely to settle midfield or worse.
13 Radipole Ran very well when wide throughout before head 2nd to Balf’s Choice in Listed Seymour Cup (1600m) on 22 October and third horse from race has since won. That was first run for five weeks. Can be ridden forward or back and capable on good and soft tracks.
14 Wyndspelle Racing well without luck. Finished 6.2 lengths 6th to Lucky Hussler in G2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley last Saturday. Better suited under handicap conditions of this race. Usually ridden back. Handles wet and dry.