The step up to the 2000m of the Group 1 $500,000 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick on Saturday will be a huge help to Dissolution’s attempt to break his maiden status.

Ace High, above, remains the favourite for the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Ace High, above, remains the favourite for the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Team Hawkes trained Dissolution has been placed three times from six race starts but co-trainer Michaels Hawkes said that the Snitzel colt will be hard to beat if he can repeat his last start fast finishing second to Arataxia in the Listed $125,000 Schweppes Dulcify Quality (1600m) at Randwick on September 30.

“It isn’t every day you get a chance to run in a race like this even though he’s still a maiden,’’ Hawkes said.

“He’ll appreciate the 2000m and he definitely has the ability to be there.

“It’s probably a matter of what horse stays the best. He hit the line well the other day and they ran a race record, another couple of strides it might have been a different story.’’

Dissolution has drawn the rails in the Spring Champion Stakes with Hong Kong based Sydney boy Sam Clipperton flying home to partner the three year old.

“He’s (Sam Clipperton) flying over there, he’s ridden for us before and knows how we like our horses ridden,’’ Hawkes said.

Ladbrokes.com.au have Dissolution marked at $9.50 to break through for his maiden win in the Spring Champion Stakes while last start Gloaming Stakes winner Ace High sits at the top of the market order at $3.50.

The David Payne trained Ace High has drawn barrier four with Tye Angland in the saddle again after orchestrating a brilliant front running ride to win the Group 3 $200,000 James Boag’s Premium Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Rosehill on September 23.

The James Cummings trained Sanctioned who ran second in the Gloaming Stakes  is on the second line of betting at $4.50 and has the job in front of him to turn the tables on Ace High after drawing the outside barrier in the ten horse field.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.