2015 AD Hollindale Stakes Field Features Rudy

April 22nd, 2015

Exciting local hope Rudy is one of a capacity number of stayers making up the final field for the feature race on the first day of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the AD Hollindale Stakes 2015 running at the Gold Coast Racecourse this weekend.


Local Gold Coast galloper Rudy is back home for the 2015 AD Hollindale Stakes this weekend. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The Helen Page-trained Rudy hails from the Gold Coast but leading into the $358,000 Group 2 A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m), due to run as race eight at 3:52pm (AEST), the Red Dazzler four-year-old has had just the two previous starts at the track.

Apprentice Luke Tarrant has the ride on the up-and-comer, winner of the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) last December, this weekend from a double digit barrier 12 draw.

Rudy comes off a brave fourth to the Chris Waller-trained Kermadec in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick from April 6 and will face four more from Waller’s ace Sydney stables in the Hollindale.

Waller prepared back-to-back Hollindale Stakes winners with Metal Bender (2010) and My Kingdom Of Fife (2011) and is back with a top quartet, including three with previous Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival form, in 2015.

Making up his charge on Saturday are Queensland Derby winner Hawkspur (barrier three) to be ridden by recent Sydney Cup – All Aged Stakes winning hoop Jim Cassidy, Underwood Stakes winner last year Foreteller (barrier 11), Kingston Town Classic champ Moriarty (barrier 10) and veteran nine-year-old I’m Imposing (barrier 14) who is the only one of the stablemates making his Queensland debut on the weekend.

Other headline Hollindale Stakes runners this year include 2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon, last start Mornington Cup winner Banca Mo drawn a treat in gate five and Silent Achiever out wide in 13 for jockey Kerrin McEvoy.

One of just two mares in the Hollindale Stakes field this year, the Roger James-trained Kiwi visitor Silent Achiever heads towards the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) next month like most of the Hollindale hopes where she’ll shoot for her fifth Group 1 win.

She took out the Ranvet Stakes – The BMW double in Sydney last autumn and was last seen running sixth when defending her title in the latter on March 28 at Rosehill.

The six-year-old daughter of O’Reilly was impressive in her Saturday trackwork in Queensland however and is tipped to improve over a little less distance this weekend when running in the Sunshine State for the first time.

The four emergencies meanwhile are also classy types that are now sweating on an early scratching to make the 14-starter line-up in the Hollindale including last Saturday’s JRA Plate runner-up Leebaz for Team Hawkes and the Gai Waterhouse-trained Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes winner Pornichet.

See below for the full AD Hollindale Stakes 2015 field and barriers, the odds for which will be released shortly at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of the $250 bonus sign-up offer this season!

2015 AD Hollindale Stakes Field

Gold Coast Racecourse – Saturday, April 25

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 427x6095x0 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Chad Schofield 16 59kg 108
2 31850×9698 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 11 59kg 111
3 x327x0556x PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart & James Cummings Glen Colless 15 59kg 106
4 55610831×8 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Leith Innes 10 59kg 110
5 4080×00033 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 3 59kg 107
6 378×432321 BANCA MO Scott Brunton Ms Casey Bruce 5 59kg 101
7 7x1080x579 AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 8 59kg 101
8 471315×470 HOOKED John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 2 59kg 104
9 1x3157x671 SIR MOMENTS Steven O’dea Brenton Avdulla 9 59kg 103
10 28x20121x0 I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller Tye Angland 14 59kg 105
11 x2211x2884 RUDY Helen Page Luke Tarrant (a) 12 59kg 103
12 46765×4752 ESCADO Matt Laurie TBA 1 59kg 97
13 x4593x5446 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James Kerrin McEvoy 13 57kg 115
14 112x10x866 ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke Damien Oliver 6 57kg 105
15e 12x84x6302 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jim Byrne 4 59kg 104
16e x43054x224 WISH COME TRUE (IRE) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 7 59kg 98
17e 39x41x9515 PORNICHET (FR) Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 18 58.5kg 106
18e 1x19014x12 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 17 59kg 102