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Buffering To Resume In Moir

Tuesday, 5th August 2014

Trainer Robert Heathcote has confirmed that star sprinter Buffering (Mossman-Action Annie, by Anabaa) will kick-off his spring carnival campaign in the Gr1 Moir Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on 26 September, reports horseracing.com.au. Heathcote told RSN's Racing Ahead yesterday that he was happy with the condition of Buffering and revealed that the son of Mossman would resume in the Moir Stakes before defending his titles in the Gr1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on 24 October and the Gr1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) at Flemington on 8 November. "He's been back in the stable a couple of weeks and I'm delighted to say that he looks in fantastic order. He looks lovely and healthy in the coat so hopefully we are on target for another good spring." He added, "I'm under no illusions, it is going to be an enormous task particularly with the world's best sprinter at the moment, Lankan Rupee awaiting us. But if I can have Buffering in the best condition that I can then we certainly know that he can be competitive." Heathcote revealed that a trip to Hong Kong for the International Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin in December was also still on the agenda. "It is something that I wanted to do two years ago and he went off the boil when he was given his vaccinations and last year we elected to go to Perth where he won the Winterbottom." He added, "This year he has already had his primary course of inoculations while he was out spelling and just has to have a touch-up boost before he goes. That will be after the final race and hopefully we can combat that problem that occurred a few years ago."

Buffering

Buffering wins the Manikato Stakes (image: Mark Gatt)
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