Horse Racing

Eight entered for Governor General Stakes

BY OBSERVER RACING WRITER

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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THE Governor General Stakes often seen as a major preparation race for the upcoming Superstakes in November has attracted eight possible starters led by one of the dominant forces in local racing, Will In Charge. Both the GG Stakes and the Superstakes are contested for over 10-furlongs (2,000 metres).

Will In Charge, of necessity carries top weight of 126 lb (57.0 kgs) with next in line, Houdini's Magic set to tote 112 lb (51.0 kgs). All the other six starters have been allocated the minimum allotted weight of 110 lb or 50.0 kgs as their true handicap weights fall way below the regulation weight.

More than likely Will In Charge although provisionally entered in the GG Stakes is not going to start in this race as his connections have publicly stated that they are looking at the Gold Cup (seven furlongs – 1,400 metres) in October; followed by the Superstakes (10 furlongs) in November and then the big one, the Diamond Mile in December as the next three races that Will In Charge will run for the rest of this year.

If Will In Charge does not start in the GG Stakes then there may well be a revision of the allotted weights, with the quest of running the 2018 renewal of this race left up to the seven others provisionally entered.

Perfect Neighbour, after a win in his last race in the class below, Open Allowance, enters the GG Stakes with 48.0 kgs modified to 50.0 kgs, the same as Superluminal with the latter rouding into good form.

The only filly in the race is Fayrouz, the Oaks winner, who if she starts will be her first in the highest level of racing.

Based on the provisional list of runners, the race is dominated by champion trainer Wayne DaCosta with three horses entered and trainer Anthony Nunes also with three.

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