Group 1 Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Bubbles With Class
October 25, 2023
Sydney’s world-class $87 million Everest Carnival continues at Royal Randwick this Saturday with the running of the Group 1 $2 million Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes and third running of the $2 million The Invitation.
The 10-race card also includes the Group 2 $1 million Cincotta Chemist Callander-Presnell named in honour of legendary newspaper and media figures Ken Callander and Max Presnell.
Further Blacktype racing includes the Group 3 $750,000 Toyota Forklifts Craven Plate and Listed $200,000 TAB Brian Crowley Stakes as this year’s expanded Sydney Everest Carnival continues through October and November.
Australian Turf Club Head of Racing and Wagering James Ross said Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day was amongst the most popular on the Royal Randwick spring program.
“This is the final Saturday at Royal Randwick of the Spring and is always a popular meeting for younger racegoers and for our great partners in Moët & Chandon,’’ Mr Ross said.
“Both the Group 1 $2 million Moët & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes and $2 million The Invitation have continued the high-quality fields right across the Carnival.
“We are also delighted with Racing NSW to honour two men in Ken Callander and Max Presnell who have devoted many decades of their careers to reporting about and covering Sydney racing.’’
The Godolphin and James Cummings trained Tom Kitten with jockey Adam Hyeronimus opens a $2-$2.15 TAB Fixed Odds favourite in the Group 1 feature ahead of the Chris Waller trained filly Tutta La Vita ($6-$6.50 TAB) for Jason Collett. Tutta La Vita is aiming to become of the fourth filly in the past seven years to win the race.
Third TAB Fixed Odds favourite is Raf Attack ($8-$7 TAB) for trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott and jockey Regan Bayliss – a race Gai Waterhouse would with a fifth victory equal the training record of her legendary father TJ Smith.
The Chris Waller trained Espiona ($3.80 TAB and Kerrin McEvoy) – coming off a last start seventh in the TAB Everest – and the Graeme Begg and Tyler Schiller pairing with Magic Time ($3.60) – are battling for early favouritism in the $2 million The Invitation.
McEvoy is aiming for a third consecutive win in just the third running of The Invitation.
Parisal ($6.50 TAB) from the Godolphin and Cummings team with jockey Regan Bayliss is next in betting at $6.50 TAB.
McEvoy also rides the highly-promising filly Artic Glamour for trainers Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou who opens a heavily backed $2.80-$2.15 TAB favourite in the Group 2 $1 million Callander-Presnell. Wager in 2004 trained by Gai Waterhouse was the last filly to win the race.
Multiple Group 1 winner Hinged from the Waller stable and with Brett Prebble to ride opens a $3.60-$4 TAB favourite in the Group 3 $750,000 Toyota Forklifts Craven Plate.
For all available tickets and information for upcoming days at the Everest Carnival including James Squire Golden Eagle Day at Rosehill Gardens visit theraces.com.au
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