Moonee Valley To Attract Strong Fields
Monday, 6 September 2010:
The Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) has attracted 16 nominations including Group 1 winners Typhoon Tracy, Whobegotyou, Zipping, Sirmione, Zabrasive and Shoot Out.
Also nominated for the event is Bart Cummings-trained Precedence and lightly-raced Group 2 Perth Cup winner Lords Ransom.
Current joint Caulfield Cup favourite Moudre has been nominated but is expected to bypass the event at Moonee Valley in a bid to gain a Cups start via the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield a week later.
The Group 3 McEwen Stakes (1000m) has attracted the least nominations for any of the nine races to be conducted at Moonee Valley on Saturday but will draw plenty of attention with the John McNair-trained Hay List having his first start in Melbourne.
Hay List will resume in the McEwen Stakes with connections hoping the galloper can quickly become accustomed to Moonee Valley prior to his next campaign goal of the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at the same track a fortnight later.
Not seen since he demolished rivals by five lengths in the Group 3 Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm, Hay List has been beaten just twice in his 11 start career.
The start prior to posting his first Group success, Hay List was defeated in the June Stakes when runner up to Love Conquers All. His first defeat came at his ninth career start and final in Western Australia when found to be lame after the race.
Peter Moody-trained Typhoon Tracy has been nominated for both the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes and the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) for fillies and mares with the trainer to decide on her path later this week.
Dual Group 1 winner Faint Perfume is a confirmed starter for the Group 2 event with trainer Bart Cummings electing to take what appears to be an easier path with the mare on her way to the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.