Previews: RA Lee Stakes and Proud Miss Stakes

Previews: RA Lee Stakes and Proud Miss Stakes

 

The Group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville is sandwiched between two strong Group 3 events.

The first, the Robert & Fay Gerard RA Lee Stakes over 1600m (race 7 on the card) features plenty of accomplished and experienced runners.

One-time boom horse Harbour Views – trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace – makes his first trip outside Victoria and looks hard to beat, coming off a strong first-up run at Sandown. Harbour Views finished second as a short-priced favourite in a rich race during Melbourne Cup week and should prove difficult to beat.

The Tony and Calvin McEvoy stable has a number of runners, including Aristocratic Miss, which ran home okay in the City of Adelaide over 1400 on Anzac Day and should be better for the run – plus a gallop between races last Saturday at Morphettville. Stablemates Shrouded in Mist – who defied all challengers to win the Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes over this trip a fortnight ago – and Vinland are also strong hopes.

Dexter You Devil – trained by Shayne Cahill and to be ridden by Jake Toerek – continues to race well and put in another excellent run in the City of Adelaide, while Waging War should also be around the mark second up. Waging War’s co-trainer Leon Macdonald won the race as a solo trainer in 2009, then teamed with current training partner Andrew Gluyas to win it again in 2010.

Selections: 1. Harbour Views; 2. Aristocratic Miss; 3. Dexter You Devil; 4. Seabrook.

 

The 2020 Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival will conclude with the Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes over 1200m for fillies and mares.

A number of different form lines converge from Adelaide and across the border, creating an interesting challenge for punters.

Mystery Love is a Victorian that looked brilliant in her first-up win at Caulfield, but then floundered on the heavy going at Sandown a fortnight ago. Well drawn, Mystery Love could help gun local jockey Jason Holder end the carnival with a bang – particularly if Stubby has already pocketed the Goodwood aboard Gytrash 40 minutes earlier.

Victorian trainer John McArdle’s Humma Humma is a high-class mare who was trapped wide in the Group 1 Sangster on May 2 and should have an easier time tomorrow.

Street Icon might have been the unlucky Sangster runner and could improve sharply for in-form jockey Damien Thornton, while local trainer Barry Brook’s Kabini was also a little unlucky behind Jungle Edge in the 1100m DC McKay Stakes at Morphettville recently.

The race is chock-full of other chances, including Miss ManditoToo Good Too HardBayouLakhani Rose and Equal Love.

Trainers Phillip Stokes (Equal Love) and David Jolly (Simply Dreaming, Lakhani Rose) are both looking for their second Proud Miss Stakes, as is Mick Price (Mystery Love), who now trains in partnership with Michael Kent Jr. The Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig team (Zargos) won the race in 2017 with Fuhryk.

Selections: 1. Mystery Love; 2. Lakhani Rose; 3. Street Icon; 4. Kabini.

 

 

It was Chris’ professional experience in nutrition and his passion for horses that drove him to seek his trainers licence in 2011. With the opportunity to work with some of Victorian and South Australia’s leading trainers including Mick Price and Danny O’Brien, Chris soon had his first winner at Morphettville, closely followed with a winner at Caulfield with his 2yo filly Dashitude, his very first purchase as a racehorse trainer. More success soon followed with a Group 3 win in the Breeders Stakes at Morphettville.

Chris has maintained a solid strike rate amongst the trainers premiership in South Australia including winning the Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup three times.

One impressive fact that is not known widely about Chris is his preparation for leading trainers who send their charges to Chris in preparation for the group races in South Australia.
  We spoke to Mick Price who said he has trusted Chris exclusively with his Adelaide horses. ” together we have trained many group winners because of his attention to detail and expertise. His eyes are my eyes and I know that when he tells me something about my horse that it will be correct, I rely on him”,  said Mick.
Danny O’Brien’s praise was just as glowing, “I send all my South Australian runners to Chris and have done for many years.
Most recently he has taken care of Adelaide Cup winner King Of Leogrance and Group 1 SA Derby winner Russian Camelot
“Chris runs a professional facility and I look forward to continuing our partnership moving forward.” said Danny O’Brien.
Peter Snowden also had great things to report about Chris, he told Thoroughbred Racing, “From the short time I’ve known and dealt with Chris, His reports on my horse that I have had travelled to Adelaide have been very informative. Especially with not being able to be there myself, it’s a peace of mind to have that knowledgeable person there.

I’d be happy to send my horse’s back to Chris at any stage in the future.”

 

Bieg Racing is located on-site at the impressive Morphettville Racecourse

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The facilities available to trainers on-course include two grass tracks and pro-ride, practice barriers, two sand tracks, equine pool, together with a horse walker. To assist in strengthening, stamina and recovery Chris utilises local beaches and the Morphettville Water Walker. The Morphettville Water Walker also enables programs to be developed to pre-train your horse.

For more information on Chris Bieg racing please call Chris on 0406 992 766  or Email  chrisbiegracing@bigpond.com

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