Moir Stakes

Picture: Darren England/heraldsun.com.au
Buffering has nine Group One placings to his name. Picture: Darren England/heraldsun.com.au

Queensland sprint star Buffering  will be bidding for his first Group One success when he tackles a strong field in the Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. The six year-old gelding has been placed at the highest level on nine occasions but is yet to breakthrough at the top level, although he did win this event twelve months ago when it was run as a Group Two contest. Rob Heathcote’s stable star tackles the Moir Stakes first up and will be hard to beat given he has six wins and a third from seven ‘fresh’ runs.

 

Several other runs are set to begin their spring campaigns in this race, including Galaxy winner Bel Sprinter  who finished second to international sprint sensation Lucky Nine in the Krisflyer Sprint in Singapore at his last start. The son of Bel Esprit is five from five first up and has won two from three at Moonee Valley. Fellow Group One winner Epaulette  resumes in the race for Peter Snowden, as does Snitzerland , who was runner-up behind Bel Sprinter in the Galaxy but meets him 2kg better off at the weights here.

 

2012 Blue Diamond winner Samaready  is the other mare in the race and is expected to run well following a strong victory over 1100m last time out, while track specialist Le Bonsir  was also in the winner's circle at his most recent appearance. Leading trainer Peter Moody is represented by Moment Of Change , with Conservatorium , General Truce  and Captain Fancypantz  rounding out the field.

 

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