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2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes Raises The Bar
This year’s renewal of the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes is without a doubt one of its best ever. While just 10 runners are carded to face the starter, there are at least half-a-dozen performers that might have been favourite in any other year. It’s a promoter’s gift to have the winners of the Gr1 Golden Slipper and Magic Millions 2YO Classic (Capitalist), Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes (Extreme Choice) and Gr1 Golden Rose (Astern), but there’s also every chance tomorrow’s winner could come from Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes and Golden Slipper-placed Flying Artie, dominant Gr2 Schillaci Stakes hero Star Turn, or undefeated dual stakes-winner Russian Revolution. History beckons...