St George Stakes 2012 To Feature Southern Speed – Preview

January 30th, 2012

The Group 2 St George Stakes will take place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 25, 2012.

The 2012 St George Stakes is open to all horses and is worth $200,000 in prize money.

Run over a distance of 1,800 metres, the 2012 St George Stakes is run under weight for age conditions.

The 2012 St George Stakes is run on Blue Diamond Stakes Day, and shares a program with the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes, Group 1 Futurity Stakes, Group 1 Oakleigh Plate, Group 2 Autumn Classic, Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes, Group 3 Mannerism Stakes and Listed Victoria Gold Cup.

Last year’s Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed is due to run in the 2012 St George Stakes.

Co-trainer Leon Macdonald believes the mare will continue to improve after her first up win at Caulfield last Saturday.

“As soon as she got to the mile of the Stocks Stakes (last preparation) she showed what she was made of and then she got better from there,” Macdonald said.

“She’s done plenty of work at Morphettville and she’s had a couple of searching gallops, which has got her right where we want her..

“She’ll go to the Futurity in a fortnight, the St George Stakes a fortnight after that, then the Australian Cup.

“Provided she’s going well, she’ll go to Sydney.”

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