Monash Stakes Field Preview and Tips – 2017

Posted by Sports News First on 15/7/2017
Filled in: AFL

Feature gallops action takes us to Caulfield this Saturday where the Sir John Monash Stakes (Race 7) over 1100m has attracted a field of 10 starters.

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Supido should appreciate being back on firmer ground after striking a couple of heavy surfaces during the Sydney autumn carnival.

An ordinary showing in the Galaxy prompted trainer Mick Kent to abort his preparation earlier than anticipated.

He has an excellent first-up record and that statistic, coupled with a lack of real star quality, has seen him come up short in the market.

With Schism, Royal Symphony and Ability all saluting, our Melbourne traders took a bit of a pasting on Finals day last weekend and we’re hopeful of a stronger showing this week.

Former Perth galloper Chocolate Holic is an interesting acceptor here as he makes a first start for the Weir camp since switching from the west.

Already a winner at Listed level, his last run produced a creditable second to subsequent Group 1 winner Vega Magic in the Scahill Stakes but Weir cautioned this will probably be a bit short for him.

Comparisons to the great Black Heart Bart appear a tad premature but we’re interested to see if there’ll be any market support for him at around the 5.00 mark.

Former winner Lord of the Sky makes his fourth straight appearance in this race having had nearly a year out of action owing to tendon damage.

Unable to secure a stud career, trainer Robbie Laing will send him around again but despite coming through a nice trial at Cranbourne recently, we’re happy to oppose him.

At the prices, we also felt Murt The Flirt could run a bit of a race.

TIPS: 

  1. Supido
  2. Lord Of The Sky
  3. Must The Flirt