Three year olds take on first Sires Stakes heat

Three year olds take on first Sires Stakes heat

Tonight is the first Addington heat for this year's three year old Sires' Stakes. We have both Heisenberg and Stars Tonight engaged. After encouraging runs first up last week, both look a big chance tonight.

Heisenberg was beaten by Stars Tonight last week, but definitely has the better of the draws tonight, having drawn barrier three. On that occasion, he was forced to do plenty of work to eventually lead for the last lap and did fight well, in only going down a half neck. 

While having had the benefit of a workout and a trial going into last week's resumption, the feeling in the camp is that Heiseberg would be a lot better for that run and to be driven tonight by Gavin Smith should be very hard to beat.

A strong case should be made for Stars Tonight also. He probably did as much work as Heisenberg last week and was obliged to sit outside him for the last lap. He showed some real tenacity over the last 100m to get over Heisenberg on that occasion, in what was only his 4th race start.

Clearly both horses have a lot of scope moving forward and this does look a good opportunity to book a spot in Cup Day's Sires' Stakes final.

It is three relative newcomers to the top three year old ranks that will dominate the tote this evening though. Grand Chico, Global Domination and The Moonshadow are three really nice horses. From the draw, it may be that Grand Chico starts favourite, but The Moonshadow from the powerful Purdon/Rasmussen stable and the unbeaten Global Domination are both clearly very good horses in their own right.

Posted: Fri 05 Oct 2018