2015 Moir Stakes A Likely Target for Gregers

August 20th, 2015

Gregers has been unlucky not to break through for a maiden win at the highest level through an impressive racing career, but co-trainer Tom Dabernig has revealed the talented mare will be given every chance of breaking the duck through the approaching Spring Carnival, which looks likely to include a stop in the 2015 Moir Stakes (1000m).

Gregers is likely to be set for the 2015 Moir Stakes this season. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Gregers is likely to be set for the 2015 Moir Stakes this season. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Posting six wins and seven minors through 22 career starts so far, Gregers returned this year for a close second in the Jeep 55 Second Challenge Heat (955m) on March 27th; progressing to third in the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) before running an agonizingly-close to Miracles Of Life in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Classic (1200m) on May 2nd.

Having returned to the paddock following a credible performance for sixth amongst talented company in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) on May 16th, Dabernig told Racing Ahead he is confident the mare will win in her racing return; Saturday’s Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.

“She’s been working the place down as she always does and she seems in great order,” Dabernig said.

“She went out and won a jump out with her head on her chest.

“Eleven is a tricky gate and a wide draw is always a factor, you would have liked to have drawn in.

“She’s got lovely speed, she always begins well and puts herself there so I think it’s a nice race to kick off in.”

Dabernig believes the mare is at her best in races between 1000m – 1200m; underling the 2015 Moir Stakes on October 2nd as an ideal target this time.

“Maybe something like the Moir – there’s the McEwen over 1000m at the Valley in two weeks which is probably the logical second-up run,” Dabernig said.

“We’ll just take her one at a time but she seems to have come up well.

“I think we could definitely get her to 1200m. Not sure about 1400m but we’ll just see how she’s racing and she’ll probably tell us.”

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