Outstanding racehorse Dissident will kick off a preparation tomorrow designed to reinforce his place as Australia’s leading sprint-miler and which may potentially see him crowned Australia’s Horse of the Year.
The triple G1 winner returns to racing in fantastic order and with a new ownership group headed by Newgate Farm and the China Horse Club. The near black entire will race on this preparation in the China Horse Club’s red and yellow silks that have been carried in Australia to G1 success by First Seal and G2 success by Zululand.
Tomorrow’s $A200,000 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley (Victoria, Australia) is seen as an ideal launching pad for a preparation that is expected to take in Melbourne’s G1 C.F. Orr Stakes and G1 Futurity Stakes and potentially the G1 All-Aged Stakes over the Sydney Autumn Carnival.
“The reports from trainer Peter Moody of Dissident have been most encouraging and naturally it is exciting to see how he will shape up in the Australia Stakes,” said Eden Harrington, General Manager of the China Horse Club.
“Our members are very keen to see his return to racing, he is an integral member of our racing team which already includes the likes of First Seal in Australia and his promise as a stallion prospect is clearly evident. We are delighted to share an experience like this with Henry Field and Newgate Farm and all the other owners that have an interest in Dissident. Hopefully it can begin on a successful note.”