DATO TAN CHIN NAM STAKES FORM


  • VERDICT: RUSSIAN REVOLUTION-returning for his 4YO season, the son of Snitzel was the beaten favourite last start in the G1 Doomben 10,000. From 2 previous starts when fresh, he has won both and comes out of a strong trial that has produced first-up winners Redzel and Happy Clapper.

  • THREAT: HOUTZEN- the 3YO filly resumes on her path towards The Everest. A four-time winner at 2, she loves to get out and run and will be looking to do that again here and with just 50kg under the WFA conditions, she will take some catching.

  • MARKET MOVER: SUPIDO- opening at $9, there has been solid support for the Mick Kent sprinter to see him firm to $8.50. The 6YO will be second-up after resuming with victory in the G3 John Monash at Caulfield. A two-time winner when second-up his only run at the Valley was a victory.

TEMPO


  • Houtzen is a get out and go type and should go straight to the front and keep the speed on.

  • Heatherly should settle close to the speed from gate 3.

  • Supido is the off-pace runner and will be looking to issue a late charge.

  • Hellbent should enjoy the perfect trip from the inside gate.

CONSIDER


  • 3 of the 7 runners are first-up and the remaining 4 are second-up.

  • Houtzen has already secured a slot to The Everest, while Russian Revolution could be staking his claim for a golden ticket with a strong performance.

  • Only one 3YO has ever won this race, Kuroshio in 2013..

  • The last 3 winners have all been 5YO- 2 of the 3 were mares..

FACTORS


  • Heatherly is a Moonee Valley specialist. Her record is 7: 3-2-2, all of them over this trip.

  • Russian Revolution won The Galaxy in the Autumn, defeating Supido, Missrock and Heatherly who all meet him again here.

  • Houtzen races in a tongue tie for the first time and will race the Melbourne way fir the first time.

  • Heatherly, Supido, Missrock and Unique Lovely have all won at the Valley previously, while Houtzen and Russian Revolution have their first start at the track.

EARLY BIRD


  • Houtzen remains steady at $2.35.

  • Biggest early go has been on Houtzen, with a bet of $5,000 at the $2.35

  • Russian Revolution has been well tried, firming from $3.70 to $3.40, including $1,000 at the $3.40.

  • Supido has been well specked and has firmed a half point from $9 to $8.50.
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MCEWEN STAKES QUICK FACTS


First held in 1995 as The Anniversary Trophy at Caulfield, the race was re-named in 1996 as the Ian McEwen Trophy to honour the deeds of Mr Ian McEwen, a former Moonee Valley Racing Club Secretary. In 2007 the race was again renamed and became the McEwen Stakes. Held over 1000m since its inception the race is held at weight-for-age conditions.

In 1997 the race was given Listed status and in 2005 was upgraded to Group 3 and in 2013 was further elevated to the current Group 2 status. The race was shifted to Moonee Valley in 1996 and has been held there since, except for 2007 when Caulfield hosted the race.

Total prizemoney on offer in 2017 will be $200,000. The 2016 winner was the Mark Kavanagh trained Wild Rain, ridden by Stephen Baster. The honour roll in the short history of the race includes some of the best sprinters in recent years including Chautauqua, Buffering, Hay List, Miss Andretti and Testa Rossa.

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MCEWEN STAKES RACE GUIDE
Date: Saturday 9th September 2017
Race Time: 14:50
Race Code: MR5
Location: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1,000 metres
Race Type: Weight for Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $150,000
2016 Winner: Wild Rain
2016 McEwen Stakes Results



MCEWEN STAKES INFORMATION

MCEWEN STAKES INFORMATION

A dash over 1000m, the McEwen Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race held on the Chin Nam Stakes Day with prize money of $200,000. Quality horses usually contest this event and it suits runners who have form at Moonee Valley, particularly over 1000m. Top shelf sprinters such as Hay List (2010), Nicconi (2009), Miss Andretti (2006), Testa Rossa (2000) and Sequalo (1995) have all won this event. It has also been a great pointer to future winners in the Melbourne Racing Carnival.

Haylist went on to win the Group 1 Manikato Stakes and the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes. Buffering followed his victory in the 2011 McEwen by finishing second to superstar mare Black Caviar in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic. 2012 McEwen winner Bel Sprinter and runner-up Platelet both went on to Group 1 success in Sydney and Adelaide the following year.



PREVIOUS MCEWEN STAKES WINNERS

PREVIOUS MCEWEN STAKES WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2016 WILD RAIN STEPHEN BASTER MARK KAVANAGH 00:58.8
2015 CHAUTAUQUA DWAYNE DUNN JOHN HAWKES 00:58.2
2014 ANGELIC LIGHT RYAN MALONEY ROBBIE GRIFFITHS 00:57.5
2013 KUROSHIO CRAIG NEWITT PETER SNOWDEN 00:57.8
2012 BEL SPRINTER BEN MELHAM JASON WARREN 00:57.3
2011 BUFFERING DAMIAN BROWNE ROBERT HEATHCOTE 00:58.5
2010 HAY LIST GLYN SCHOFIELD JOHN MCNAIR 00:59.6
2009 NICCONI CRAIG WILLIAMS DAVID HAYES 00:57.4
2008 KAPHERO VLAD DURIC LEON CORSTENS 00:59.4
2007 HERE DE ANGELS COREY BROWN LEE FREEDMAN 00:57.4
2006 MISS ANDRETTI CRAIG NEWITT LEE FREEDMAN 00:58.8