2015 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

September 2nd, 2015

Only twelve runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s featured Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse; highlighted by the inclusion of several previous winners at the highest level of Australian racing.

Mourinho (outside) and The Cleaner (inside) have both been confirmed in the 2015 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes final field. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Mourinho (outside) and The Cleaner (inside) have both been confirmed in the 2015 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes final field. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Contributer is yet to taste anything but success this year, and has been confirmed for a racing return in the 2015 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes, in which has been allocated the ideal barrier 2.

Posting an impressive eight wins and three minors through only 14 competitive starts so far, Contributer returned in autumn for success in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m); progressing to a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) before repeating the dose in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) on March 21st.

Set for the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) this time, trainer John O’Shea is confident the High Chaparral gelding will gain ballot-free entry into the race with success in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes.

Dibayani stamped his claims as one to follow through the 2015 Spring Carnival with an impressive Australian debut three weeks ago, and will leave from the ideal barrier 5 in the 2015 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes.

Having run on for a credible third in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m), the Shamardal gelding is three-times placed at Group 1 level in Hong Kong; capping a strong 2014 campaign a close second in the Group 1 Champions and Chater Cup (2400m).

The Cleaner posted a career-best result to date when charging home to win the 2014 edition of the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes and will leave from barrier 7 with last start jockey Noel Callow aboard this weekend.

Posting an impressive eighteen wins and fifteen minors through 50 competitive starts, the Savoire Vivre gelding continued to impress following his 2014 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes success; winning the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) before finishing a credible ninth in the Cox Plate.

Ending his Melbourne campaign in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m), The Cleaner returned this year for a close second in the Listed George Adams Plate (1600m); progressing to fourth in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) before failing to fire and fifth in the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m).

Having run an agonizingly-close second in the PB Lawrence Stakes first-up, The Cleaner will likely line up on Saturday in prime condition.

Mourinho was unlucky to miss the final field of the 2014 Cox Plate and is on a mission to contest the feature race this time; offered a great chance to secure ballot-free entry this weekend from barrier 3 in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes.

Returning this year for success in the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m), the Oratorio gelding progressed to third in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) before taking out the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) most notably on February 28th.

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2015 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x9698464x7 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 11 59kg 108
2 04700x88x0 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey Patrick Moloney (a) 9 59kg 98
3 317x1310x1 MOURINHO Darryl Blackshaw Vlad Duric 3 59kg 109
4 31x18x111x CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea Dwayne Dunn 2 59kg 113
5 1939x245x2 THE CLEANER Mick Burles Noel Callow 7 59kg 109
6 3232100240 BANCA MO Scott Brunton Dean Holland 6 59kg 99
7 x43352x0x3 DIBAYANI (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 5 59kg 105
8 7093062311 BAGMAN Chris Waller Michael Walker 10 59kg 104
9 23x43028x4 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Damien Oliver 1 59kg 102
10 x3311x6x0x GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Steven Arnold 12 59kg 105
11 33×3312314 KENJORWOOD Peter G Moody Luke Currie 4 59kg 101
12 4421606416 NO TRICKS (NZ) Wayne Walters Stephen Baster 8 56.5kg 88