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18/01/02 Let's Planet Can Continue Baster's Run

r6sbaster.jpg (8992 bytes)In form Melbourne jockey Stephen Baster can claim yet another feature race for the New Year period when he teams up with last start stakes winner Let's Planet in the $75,000 Barton Stakes at Sandown tomorrow.

Last start Baster was at his best and the pair combined to take the Group Three Standish Handicap at Flemington, comfortably holding out Chattanooga.

There is still a big weight difference between the two gallopers, despite Chattanooga meeting his last start conqueror a kilo and a half on better terms in the Barton.

A member of the Michael Moroney stable, Let's Planet could be aimed at a race like the Group One Goodwood Handicap in Adelaide if he continues to make the grade in races like this in Melbourne.

r2mmoroney.jpg (8975 bytes)The five-year-old gelding, a winner of nine races from 26 starts, has drawn awkwardly in barrier nine, the extreme outside, for tomorrow.

Moroney predicted the horse would be on the pace, but not necessarily lead. That role is expected to be assumed by Corvain, who is backing up after an all the way win over Fappiano's Son at Caulfield on Saturday.

Baster will be hoping his great recent form, which has seen him take the Rubiton Stakes, Christmas Stakes and Standish Handicap in recent weeks, can continue.

Meanwhile, trainer Mick Price has said that Chattanooga is in great shape and will be hard to beat.

"He can certainly win, there's no doubt about that," Price said on Sport 927 this morning.

Price said the gelding was used to lugging big weights and was expecting him to be charging home over the concluding stages of the Melbourne feature race.

Noel Callow will again partner the Price trained five-year-old, who will be looking to break the $400,000 stake money barrier with a win at Sandown.

The last time Chattanooga was at Sandown he produced a sizzling finish to down the speedy Libidinious in the listed Kevin Heffernan Sprint on Sandown Classic Day.

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