Single Gaze All Set For Saturday’s 2017 Coolmore Classic

Nick Olive-trained Single Gaze has pleased the stable since her first-up run and will go into Saturdays Group 1 2017 Coolmore Classic (1500m) in tip-top condition.

Olive says Single Gaze did everything that could have been asked of her resuming over 1300m in the 2017 Group 2 Millie Fox and the longer trip suits.

Single Gaze had trialled very well at Canberra prior behind Matt Dale–trained sprinter Fell Swoop.

In March 2016, Single Gaze took out the Group 2 2016 Arrowfield Classic (1600m) and Kembla Grange on the slow, before winning the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill.

There was plenty of stable confidence about the mare’s chances in the Group 1 2016 Australian Oaks (2400m) following, but she clipped heals and fell and was given a long break.

The Coolmore Classic invariably draws a capacity field of sprinter-1600m fillies and mares.

Peeping took out the race in 2016 and other winners of the race include Appearance and Typhoon Tracy, Sunline, Bounding Away and Emancipation.  

Nominations for the 2017 rendition include First Seal (John Thompson), Global Glamour (Gai Waterhouse-Adrian Bolt), Heavens Above (Tim Martin), La Bella Diosa (Many Brown-Matt Brown) and Dixie Blossoms (Ron Quinton).

The Matt Dale Canberra-trained Rocket Commander is also a nomination off her tough win on the heavy over 1200m at Randwick on Saturday.