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Can Falaise bow out a winner?


Multiple stakeswinner Falaise will be out to end his career on a high when he has his final start in Saturday’s Civic Stakes at Rosehill.

Trainer Peter Snowden will have three runners in the 1400m Listed race with Gergis and Posadas to join seven-year-old Falaise who has done his racing in Melbourne for the past two years.
“We’ve brought him up here because the tracks in Melbourne are too wet, they are bottomless at the moment,” Snowden said.

“This will be Falaise’s last run so it would be nice to see him go out on a winning note.”

“Posadas and Gergis are also going well and all three will run.”
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Falaise ran seventh on the heavy (10) at his most recent start at Sandown last Saturday week.

His most recent win was five starts ago when he prevailed by a half-head over Zedi Knight in a 1200m race at Moonee Valley on March 19.

Among his 10 wins are the Listed JRA Plate at Caulfield in February last year, the 2008 Newcastle Newmarket and the 2006 Hall Mark Stakes.

Multiple city winner Gergis will be having his first start since February while Posadas goes into the race off an unplaced run in the June Stakes on June 12.

Posadas is topweight with 58kg for the Civic Stakes, one kilogram more than Falaise.

Group One-placed mare Illuminates is next with 56.5kg while Gergis has 55kg.

The Graeme Rogerson-trained Illuminates ran second to Typhoon Tracy in the Queen Of The Turf on Easter Saturday.

Snowden has a commanding lead over Chris Waller in his quest for a first Sydney trainers’ premiership but is not claiming victory yet.

“July 31 is when the premiership happens, I don’t want to talk about it until then,” Snowden said.

Waller entered last Saturday’s Randwick winner Altered Boy and First Look in the Civic but neither will run.

“Altered Boy wants a wet track and the weather forecast in Sydney is for it to be fine all week so he won’t back up,” Waller said.

“First Look won’t run either but I think Triple Elegance can win again on Saturday in the Benchmark 79 over 1350 metres.”

Triple Elegance has won his past two starts, both on his home track of Rosehill.

“He has to carry 58 kilos, three kilos more than any of the others,” Waller said.

“It’s a big weight against a field of handy horses but hopefully he can make it three in a row.”