Buffering Fighting Fit for 2015 Moir Stakes

September 16th, 2015

Trainer Rob Heathcote was thrilled with the performance mustered by stable star Buffering in a trial at Doomben on Tuesday morning and has confirmed he is on track for a defence of his crown in the 2015 Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on October 2nd.

2014 champion Buffering will be in peak condition for the 2015 Moir Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

2014 champion Buffering will be in peak condition for the 2015 Moir Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Buffering is yet to be seen on course competitively in 2015 after missing both the Autumn and Winter Carnivals through injury, but absolutely sizzled in the Doomben trial; easily hitting the line in the clear of a talented field.

Having performed below par in a similar trial a fortnight ago, Heathcote was understandably thrilled with the performance mustered by the Mossman gelding and believes he is now on-point for another trip to Victoria and the 2015 Moir Stakes.

“He won by eight lengths and ran smart time. Damian Browne got off and said he ticked all the boxes today,” Heathcote told AAP.

“The difference was we had the blinkers back on him today and we had stepped up his work.

“It will give him nearly two weeks in Melbourne before he has his first start for the spring in the Moir Stakes.

“He likes Moonee Valley and has won the Moir twice. I would expect him to be near his top for that race.”

Buffering undoubtedly found career-best form to date through the 2013 Spring Carnival; running second in the Moir Stakes first-up before taking out each of the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m), Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) and Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in succession.

Returning last spring for success in the Moir Stakes, Buffering was unlucky to finish seventh in a fanning end to the Manikato Stakes but responded well in finishing fourth in the Group 1 Darley Classic before a trip abroad delivered sixth in the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) in December.

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