The Aussie Down Under Clothing Epic – 25th March 2017

Aussie Clothing Down Under

The’re All Here

The sun sets on the Season 38 Triple Crown series for five year olds at Sydney Harbour Racecourse today as a top class field clash head-on in the Aussie Clothing Down Under Epic. The quality contest looks set to provide a fascinating curtain call on three months of high-class race action.

The woodchuckers runner, Havana Starz jumps from gate #1 and he will be keen to get the smart daughter of Ceres Samoan in the winners enclosure. While Angel’s Flight’s Madam Secretary proved superior to most early on in her career, she finished downfield in her last cup appearance, and has a perfect opportunity here to correct that.

Clueless Cast finished second in the Diamond Cup last season, he caught the eye when running a cracker in the heat on Saturday, and he must have a big shout. The lightly raced Finnish Hieghts has shown little in her four runs to date, but comes in with an outside chance. Empires is improving and with a bit of luck could run into the minor money.

Highest rated Lowe Cup winner Mary Lou is back on favorable ground, and she warrants respect. The son of Lambda Provoke, Jewelled Octagon, is top class on his day and even from his 7 draw, has a great chance. Diamond Cup winner, Nate’s E-mail ran a cracking second to Clueless Cast in the heat, and will enjoy this distance.

Race field

# Form Horse Stable Jockey Final Odds
1 1,3,1,2,2 Havana Starz woodchuckers Claudette Ramesh N/A
2 1,3,1,9,1 Madam Secretary Angel’s Flight Merlyn Hoppes N/A
3 4,2,1,1 Clueless Cast Force Sadye Balley N/A
4 3,7,4,8 Finnish Hieghts Dopey Donkeys Digs Marielle Finneran N/A
5 4,6,2,3,4 Empires Rawhide Mamie Granado N/A
6 2,1,1,7,5 Mary Lou Shinibana Ji Shider N/A
7 2,1,4,5,3 Jewelled Octagon ghanainternational Jo Ivester N/A
8 1,1,2,10,2 Nate’s E-mail swindin Jackson Hennies N/A
9 5,1,1,2,7 Goer Promised Don zanzibar Estefana Seigworth N/A


1. Havana Starz

5yo mare from woodchuckers, Career earnings: $1,298,825
Overall rating: Excellent(63) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Back in black
Lineage:By Ceres Samoan out of Super Red

Stable comments: – “Havana a nice mare a work in progress, and will perform just fine. She had as easy a heat run as possible and top 3 in the final is realistic goal. I suspect Madam Secretary Nate’s E-mail the main chances with Clueless Cast. So a handy field any one of 4 or 5 could win.”

2. Madam Secretary

5yo mare from Angel’s Flight, Career earnings: $2,974,200
Overall rating: Excellent(60) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by coniston
Lineage:By Grand National out of Hawks Mechanic

Stable comments: – “This should be a very good race with a super strong field with of stayers in Havana Starz, Nate’s E-mail, Clueless Cast, Mary Lou and others. Madam Secretary has been a little enigma of late and hopefully can present a strong present in the finals.”

3. Clueless Cast

5yo stallion from Force, Career earnings: $834,200
Overall rating: Excellent(63) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Spuraholics

Stable comments: – “Really looking forward the final, hopefully the track stays Dead, otherwise it will really hurt Clueless Cast chances. This field is packed with talent with 4 World Cup winners in Madam Secretary, Mary Lou, Jewelled Octagon and Nate’s E-Mail who beat Clueless Cast last season in the final stages of Diamond Cup. Clueless has a different jockey this time, so hopefully it will help give Clueless that little bit extra to do well.”

4. Finnish Hieghts

5yo mare from Dopey Donkeys Digs, Career earnings: $120,000
Overall rating: Excellent(60) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 15th Apr 2016, bred by Dixon Racing
Lineage:By Secret Phantom out of Maximum Meytal

Stable comments: – “Extremely disappointing in the heats – hoping for some improvement.”

5. Empires

5yo mare from Rawhide, Career earnings: $496,308
Overall rating: Excellent(60) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Rawhide
Lineage:By Melins out of Naomi’s

Stable comments: – “‘Despite being the daughter of one of TK’s fastest ever horses, Melins, Empires has yet to show the same pedigree. We don’t expect much from this race.”

6. Mary Lou

5yo mare from Shinibana, Career earnings: $1,295,199
Overall rating: Grand(65) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Dan Park
Lineage:By Heathcliff out of Europa Buy

Stable comments: – “

7. Jewelled Octagon

5yo stallion from ghanainternational, Career earnings: $2,009,150
Overall rating: Excellent(63) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 15th Apr 2016, bred by ghanainternational

Stable comments: – “In an open race Jewelled Octagon has a decent chance.”

8. Nate’s E-mail

5yo stallion from swindin, Career earnings: $1,789,450
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by swindin

Stable comments: – “Nate’s Email….honest type will keep plugging away at them, hard to beat the PTW through.”

9. Goer Promised Don

5yo mare from zanzibar, Career earnings: $988,080
Overall rating: Excellent(60) – Needs space
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Nashayman
Lineage:By Chaos out of Point Court

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