2010 Yalumba Stakes Early Preview

September 6th, 2010

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is starting to hot up, with Australian thoroughbred stars becoming more regular on the tracks as the stakes begin to rise, and one feature to look forward to is the Group One Yalumba Stakes (2000m).

The 2010 Yalumba Stakes will see strong stayers take to the Caulfield Racecourse on October 9.

The 2010 Yalumba Stakes will see strong stayers take to the Caulfield Racecourse on October 9, many of which will be targeting the 2010 Cox Plate on October 23.

There are already several spring stars being prepared for the 2010 Yalumba Stakes including the Cox Plate favourite So You Think.

The son of High Chaparral dominated a top quality field in the Group Two Memsie Stakes (1400m) last month, and is certainly one to keep an eye out for the 2010 Yalumba Stakes.

Trainer Bart Cummings has the defending Cox Plate champion running in the Yalumba Stakes as a lead up to the coveted Cox Plate itself.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained Theseo has also been targeted for the 2010 Yalumba Stakes after claiming a solid win in the Group Two Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) on Saturday.

Champion trainer Lee Freedman is hoping to have two runners in the 2010 Yalumba Stakes – the Group Two JJ Liston Stakes (1400m) runner up Predatory Pricer, and the Group Two Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) runner up Heart Of Dreams.

Both are expected to run in the Group One Underwood Stakes (1800m) on September 18 prior to the 2010 Yalumba Stakes, before heading on to the 2010 Cox Plate.

The 2010 Yalumba Stakes will be held on the Caulfield Guineas Day which is headlined by the $1 million Group One Caulfield Guineas (1600m), the Group One Toorak Handicap (1600m), the Group Two Presentation Stakes (2400m) and the Group Two Schillaci Stakes (1000m).

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