Racing Victoria (RV) advised on Monday afternoon that a field of seven has been confirmed for Friday night’s official trial at Moonee Valley after nominations were taken earlier Monday.
Chautauqua will trial alongside Group 1 placegetters Viridine, trained by James Cummings, and Keen Array from the Hayes & Dabernig stable.
The George Osborne-trained pair Uptown Lily and Nothing But a Saga will also feature in the 1000m trial, while Elite Drake and Barney Allen, both trained by Alisa Hinch, round out the field.
The trial will take place between Races 4 and 5 at 8.20pm (AET) and feature alongside the Group 1 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) on what doubles as the launch of Victoria’s 2018-19 night racing season and the The Valley’s popular AFL Grand Final eve meeting.
The Valley Friday, 28 September 2018
3YO & UP TRIAL, 1000m, 8.20pm.
1 Uptown Lilly (George Osborne)
2 Viridine (James Cummings)
3 Barney Allen (Alisa Hinch) Ms SM Thornton(a0)
4 Keen Array ( David & B Hayes & T Dabernig)
5 Chautauqua ( Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes) T Berry
6 Nothing But a Saga (George Osborne)
7 Elite Drake (Alisa Hinch) Ms M K Julius(a0)
TOTAL ENTRIES: 7