Co-trainer Tom Dabernig has revealed that classy five-year-old Tashbeeh will return to racing in Saturday’s 2016 Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville Racecourse.
Tashbeeh has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing career so far; posting six wins and a further nine minors through twenty-four starts, since first appearing on course competitively in the autumn of 2014.
Having returned to the paddock after finishing sixth behind Tom Melbourne in the Listed Albury Gold Cup (2000m) on March 18th, the Commands entire was also included in nominations for the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday, but will take his place in the South Australian feature.
“There’s a Group Three race in Adelaide that we’re leaning towards with Tashbeeh,” Dabernig told AAP.
“It looks a nice race and we wanted to have a quality runner in the race.”
Returning to racing last spring for third in a Pakenham minor over 1200m, Tashbeeh progressed to fourth in the Art Series Hotel Group BM84 (1440m) on October 4th before again finishing third in the Lavazza Short Black (1400m) on Melbourne Cup Day.
Running a close second to Charmed Harmony in the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m) on November 14th, the stallion out of More Valour returned to winning form in the Avhpa Victoria Trophy (1600m) before running fifth in the Listed Lord Stakes (1700m) on Boxing Day.
Taking out each of the Swettenham Stud Heat 7 (1800m) and talent-rich Doriemus Handicap (2000m) in January, Tashbeeh placed second in Thebigscreencompany BM96 (1800m) and fourth in the Listed Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m), in his only other starts prior to the Albury Gold Cup.
The 2016 Spring Stakes field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday (August 3rd).
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