Hazard to Contest 2015 Dane Ripper Stakes

May 26th, 2015

Talented mare Hazard has found exceptional form since returning to racing this time and has earned a trip north for the 2015 Dane Ripper Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on June 6th in what will be an attempt at a third-consecutive race win.

Hazard will contest the 2015 Dane Ripper Stakes. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Hazard will contest the 2015 Dane Ripper Stakes. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Posting a comfortable win in the Grand Hotel Frankston BM90 (1000m) first-up on April 1st, Hazard was unlucky to be checked early and blocked for a run when seventh in the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) but has responded in the best way possible in taking out both the Ern Jensen Funerals Handicap (1100m) and Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) most recently.

Having outlined a possible plan to contest the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) on the Gold Coast on June 20th, co-trainer Lee Freedman told Racing Ahead the team is confident Hazard is in “Career-best” condition and are confident of a competitive performance in the 2015 Dane Ripper Stakes.

“She’s in great form,” Freedman said.

“This has probably been her career-best preparation and I thought her win was very good over in Adelaide.

“She’s come home and had a fairly easy ten days and a good strong gallop on the grass here this morning.

“She’ll be off the Brisbane to run in the Dane Ripper Saturday week.”

Posting a career total of nine wins and a further five minors over 24 career starts so far, Hazard was a standout performer for Anthony Freedman through 2014; failing to finish outside the first three in four autumn starts, highlighted by a close second in the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m).

Returning for sixth in the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) in spring, the Flying Spur mare failed to beat a single runner home in her next start but ran a credible fifth amongst talented competition in the Listed Black Pearl Classic (1200m) on October 22nd.

The 2015 Dane Ripper Stakes final field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday June 3rd.

Open an account and deposit at Ladbrokes.com.au today to take advantage of the most lucrative bonuses available online and gain access to the best Dane Ripper Stakes odds!