Dissident wins 2014 Memsie Stakes

August 30th, 2014

Dissident has won the 2014 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield today while the favourites failed to impress in the first Group 1 of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Dissident claims a dominant win in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes for 2014

Dissident claims a dominant win in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes for 2014. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Trained by Peter Moody, Dissident’s win today in the Memsie Stakes is his second Group 1 victory. Sweet Idea was strong in second and Puissance De Lune looked more comfortable one run back to finished third.

“He has trained on terrific since his three-year-old year and he has really furnished nicely,” Moody said after the race.

“He had a terrific winter in Queensland and my staff have done a tremendous job.

“He is a high class colt, had conditions to suit and it is just terrific to see them bounce back like that.

Race favourite Boban finished 5th and market mover Moment Of Change, another of Peter Moody’s runners, failed to fire and finished last.

Although impressive today, Moody is still unsure how Dissident will go with his target spring race, the Group 1 Cox Plate.

“He has got to show to us that he is capable of running a mile and a quarter,” Moody said.

“We will enjoy today and we will map out the rest of the spring as he goes on.”

2014 Memsie Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 8 DISSIDENT Peter G Moody Ben Melham 5 58.5kg $12
2 11 SWEET IDEA Gai Waterhouse Craig Newitt 2.25L 10 56.5kg $8
3 6 PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2.45L 1 59kg $8
4 9 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James Damien Oliver 3.45L 3 57kg $11
5 2 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 3.65L 9 59kg $4.20F
6 5 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington Craig Williams 4.15L 11 59kg $26
7 10 GIG Shawn Mathrick Vlad Duric 4.55L 6 57kg $81
8 1 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Michael Rodd 5.05L 2 59kg $19
9 7 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 5.45L 4 59kg $6
10 4 SUPER COOL Mark Kavanagh Glen Boss 6.45L 7 59kg $51
11 3 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 8.2L 8 59kg $5