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Three-pronged Sir John Monash Stakes assault

Picture: Bruno Cannatelli

Suggestion, Senegalia and Mrs Chrissie will characterize the Ciaron Maher secure in a Stakes race at Caulfield.

Ciaron Maher is on the verge of breaking a document he set with former co-trainer David Eustace for the variety of winners ready in a season.

After the win of Fabrice at Sandown on Wednesday, Maher has ready 103 metropolitan winners in Melbourne for the 2023-24 season.

Success in Sydney on Wednesday additionally noticed Maher push by way of the $50 million in prize cash for the season, narrowly behind Chris Waller who achieved the feat a few weeks earlier.

Maher has a number of runners at Caulfield on Saturday as he appears to be like to go previous the 104 metropolis winners he and Eustace ready in Melbourne in the course of the 2021-22 season.

And Maher will probably be wanting so as to add one other trophy to the ever-bulging cupboard when the secure saddles Suggestion , Senegalia and Mrs Chrissie within the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Assistant-trainer Jack Turnbull mentioned the three sprinters enter Saturday’s race in wonderful form, though there are slight reservations with the bottom, rated within the delicate vary on Thursday, with Suggestion, whereas Senegalia is on the fast back-up after operating at Flemington final week.

“Suggestion had a brief breather after his final preparation and we may have given him a second jump-out on Monday,” Turnbull mentioned.

“However given his handicap ranking and the energy of the race and the floor he’ll be operating on, we thought it was price placing him in and seeing how he goes.

“He ought to run fairly nicely, though the bottom will probably be attention-grabbing.

“He’s a greater sooner floor horse, however the depth (of the race) isn’t enormous.”

Mrs Chrissie and Senegalia wish to add Black Sort to their pedigree pages forward of any ideas of retirement to stud.

Turnbull mentioned the small discipline for a race that carries Black Sort standing was an attractive proposition.

“Mrs Chrissie is in actually good kind and ‘Black Sort’ is the important thing there,” Turnbull mentioned.

“If she runs prime three, it’s a giant tick for breeding for her homeowners.

“She races higher recent so the backing up side is the question, however she’s deep into her preparation and really match and the journey and monitor are a tick.

“Senegalia is comparable and with the depth of the race we thought it could be price backing up.

“She’s most likely not a horse to back-up, nevertheless it’s a Black Sort race and Col (McKenna) has bred the household and if she was to place her hand up, it could be a very good consequence for him.

“For any mare, Black Sort is the tip sport, and if we are able to get a consequence with any of our three runners, it could be good.”

Turnbull mentioned Suggestion was the category horse of the secure’s three runners, whereas Mrs Chrissie had the shape on the board this marketing campaign.

“They’re onerous to separate, all three of them, but when Suggestion, he’s a race day horse, turns up, he’s the higher galloper,” Turnbull mentioned.

“He’s run some actually good races in his time, nevertheless it’s usually on firmer footing.”


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