2011 Grand Prix Stakes Final Field

May 25th, 2011

The 2011 Grand Prix Stakes final field has been released and as hoped for there are a massive contingent of horses of hand.

The capacity is 16 and that’s been easily reached with another five on standby as emergencies.

It’s a race that we highlighted earlier in the week when we said Fillydelphia was far and away the best horse coming in.

She beat the majority of this field last start and was more than two lengths clear of her closest rival.

As the only filly in the field another win would be a massive effort but she’ll need to do it the hard way after a less than ideal barrier draw.

She’s come up with gate 14 in the Grand Prix Stakes which puts the pressure on rider Larry Cassidy who was a slightly controversial choice as jockey after Luke Nolen was unavailable.

Nolen himself will be riding Turnitup for Peter Moody, one of the main dangers to Fillydelphia and among a group who did not run in the Rough Habit Stakes last start.

Chateau Fort was the favourite going into that race but could only manage third, from gate nine this week though Glen Colless has a real chance of getting back into that winning form.

Another interesting runner is the lightly raced kiwi horse Leading for John O’Shea.

He’s won three from just five starts and gets the advantage of barrier three which puts him well and truly into contention.

Back to back winner Mr Light Blue is another which found few favours in the draw and from 16 it’ll take everything Timothy Bell has learned to get him home for number three.

The barrier draw has really changed up the making of the Grand Prix Stakes and has probably evened out the entire contest.

Check back tomorrow for a full form guide and stay tuned to Luxbet for the odds as soon as they are released.

The 2011 Grand Prix Stakes looks like turning into one of the best betting races at Doomben this Saturday and there will be plenty of value in the market.

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2011 Grand Prix Stakes Final Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1X45X14132 ECHOES OF HEAVEN Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 20 56kg 90
2 45148X6025 EQUISSENTIAL Neville O Saunders Phillip Wolfgram 1 56kg
3 511105X862 HOUR OF PERIL John P Thompson Jim Byrne 15 56kg 78
4 3X1113 CHATEAU FORT Paul Messara Glen Colless 9 56kg 81
5 2120X21922 TURNITUP Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 13 56kg 74
6 38X03X0200 LEVI’S CHOICE John P Thompson Scott Galloway 18 56kg 77
7 4231X23211 MR LIGHT BLUE Barry Baldwin Timothy Bell (a) 16 56kg
8 16X113 LEADING (NZ) John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 3 56kg 72
9 54441X1014 PLAYACTION David Peoples Glyn Schofield 2 56kg 73
10 21317X0059 SATCH Bruce W Hill Paul Hammersley 7 56kg 67
11 599396X326 ALMA’S FURY Paul Murray Hugh Bowman 17 56kg 70
12 137X15 THE CHEVRON (NZ) John Sadler Steven Arnold 8 56kg 68
13 6X213X156 PECK Peter Snowden Corey Brown 12 56kg 68
14 3X3971108 UNDERTHEBONNET Steele Ryan Shane Scriven 4 56kg 66
15 475X412224 ENDOR (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson Chris Munce 5 56kg 68
16 11L16X4001 FILLYDELPHIA Robert Heathcote Larry Cassidy 14 54kg 88
17e 51149X073 MAN FROM OZ Kelso Wood Chris Munce 11 56kg
18e 100X475920 QUARTERBAR Michael Moroney Chad Ormsby 21 56kg 66
19e 5X62182 LAUDIT John Symons & Sheila Laxon Scott Seamer 19 56kg 65
20e 1X572X7261 FIVES’A DIAMOND (NZ) Allan Sharrock 10 56kg 67
21e 226X844 SANEYEV Tony Vasil 6 56kg