Black Heart Bart all the rage for 2016 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield

August 26, 2016

2016 memsie stakesA field of 14 will contest the 2016 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield tomorrow and classy sprinter Black Heart Bart is the ruling favourite at Sportsbet.

The Darren Weir trained 6yo resumes from a spell in the Memsie Stakes after an extremely succesful autumn campaign.

Brad Rawiller will be aboard Black Heart Bart, the same jockey who guided him to victory in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap and Group 1 Goodwood earlier in the year.

In between those two victories were three Group 1 runner-up finishes in the Newmaket Handicap, All Aged Stakes and Stradbroke Handicap.

Prior to a spell the son of Blackriars was runner-up to Under The Louvre in the Stradbroke at Eagle Farm and punters expect him to return a winner on Saturday.

Black Heart Bart performs well fresh and is $2.50 at online bookmaker Sportsbet.

Trainer Darren Weir also has the next two favourites in Mahuta $6.00 and Palentino $7.00, and will also saddle up reigning Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance $51.00.

Mahuta, to be ridden by John Allen, ran third in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield before running sixth in the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes at the same track.

His record over this trip is first class, although will need to improve on his last effort, especially at this level.

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Australian Guineas winner Palentino is second-up in the Memsie Stakes and has the services of Mark Zahra.

The 4yo resumed with a fast finishing fourth in the listed Regal Roller Stakes at Caulfield and appears capable of measuring up here.

Consistent Robbie Laing sprinter Lord Of The Sky $13.00 will be in it for a long way, especially with Damien Oliver on top, although finding the line at this level will be a tough assignment.

Interesting runners to watch include Rising Romance (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig), Alpine Eagle (Tony McEvoy) and Tarzino (Mick Price).

Each are resuming and all double figure odds, but they are all capable of surprising on the back of a solid pace.

The 2016 Memsie Stakes is the feature race at Caulfield on Saturday 27th August 2016 in Melbourne.

2016 Memsie Stakes Odds

$2.50 Black Heart Bart
$6.00 Mahuta
$7.00 Palentino
$13.00 Lord Of The Sky
$13.00 Alpine Eagle
$17.00 Tarzino
$15.00 Sofia Rosa
$21.00 He Or She
$19.00 Rising Romance
$31.00 Charmed Harmony
$31.00 Tavago
$51.00 Prince Of Penzance
$51.00 Tally
$101.00 Tashbeeh

Odds subject to change.

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Category: Melbourne Feature Races