Award Season Claims Final Field Position In 2013 Mornington Cup

February 12th, 2013

Award Season has been given a start in the 2013 Mornington Cup after Dame Claire was scratched from the field.

Award Season

Award Season will run in the 2013 Mornington Cup tomorrow. Picture by Steve Hart.

The six-year-old had been first emergency for the race, however, the scratching has assured him of a guaranteed start in the race.

Trainer Kris Lees was thrilled that Award Season will be given the opportunity to run in a race that has been set out for him for the past month.

Lees is confident that Award Season has what it takes to win the 2013 Mornington Cup tomorrow and gain autuomatic entry into the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup during the spring racing carnival.

“He arrived at Mornington last Sunday week and he’s done all his work down there and been around on the course proper three times,” Lees said.

“It’s a tricky track and I looked at it and thought it was best for him to experience it as much as he could before the race.

“He’s handled it really well and he’s had experience racing that direction when he was in France. He raced that way a few times over there and had reasonable form.”

Award Season has won all three of his last race starts, with the most recent being by an impressive margin of four lengths.

The Dansili gelding has earned more than $82,000 in total during his five-start career and will be out to add to that amount in the 2013 Mornington Cup.

“He’s really continued to please after each run and probably gone forward off each run which is what you like to see in a stayer,” Lees said.

“In some ways he’s probably surprised me a bit but none the less, it’s been very pleasing.”

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