Another Group 1 race is to be run tomorrow at Caulfield. The Orr Stakes, run over 1400 metres sees the return of Maldivian who caused all the drama on Caulfield Cup day last year when, as race favourite, he reared in the barrier stalls and cut himself badly on some video equipment attached to the stall, and was subsequently scratched from the race.
As are most of the Orr Stakes field, Maldivian is a distance galloper so there is some doubt as to Maldivian’s ability to win this race, but he does look to be one of the class horses in the field and class generally prevails.
Also on the cards tomorrow are the Blue Diamond Preludes for 2 year old colts and fillies that also should be interesting to watch, especially the fillies race, where I am curious to see how fillies, like Burgeis, Sugar Babe, Piece of The Sky and Chilean Miss perform.
An interesting connection between Edward Whittemore and the Myst and Uru games has come to my notice, via web stats on the Jerusalem Dreaming site. A fan of the Uru games at this site http://www.eblong.com/zarf/uru/story/lara-memoir.html has paid homage to Whittemore by composing a story that is inspired by the mythology of the computer games, but written in a Whittemore style. He’s done quite a good job of it as the Whittemore imagery and style is easily recognizable.