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The Coolmore Stud Stakes field 2008 is as always shaping up to be a very, very interesting race. Raced at Flemington over 1200m, the 2008 Wakeful Stakes is a Group 1 set weights race for 3 year olds, worth a handy $500,000 to the winner. At fixed odds of $12 (UNITAB) my pick for the 2008 Coolmore Stakes has to be David Hayes trained All American. I know his form is not the strongest it has been at present, but we all know he is a classy type; and from the 3 gate with Brad Rawiller aboard, I reckon he is every chance to topple his more fancied rivals in the Coolmore Stakes.
Below is the Coolmore Stud Stakes 2008 field/acceptances:
1 VON COSTA DE HERO David Hayes – Damien Oliver 6 55.5
2 ALL AMERICAN David Hayes – Brad Rawiller 3 55.5
3 WILANDER Lee Freedman – Kerrin McEvoy 2 55.5
4 TINDAL John Sadler – Nicholas Hall (a) 8 55.5
5 CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (NZ) Michael Moroney – Greg Childs 1 55.5
6 NORTHERN METEOR Gai Waterhouse – Nash Rawiller 7 55.5
7 FIST OF FURY John O’Shea – Hugh Bowman 9 55.5
8 PORTLAND John Wallace Jason Holder 4 55.5
9 IMPRESSIVE EAGLE Leon Macdonald – Danny Nikolic 5 53.5