The Grand Prix Stakes field, as a fairly prestigious race, tends to attract quite a lot of local talent. Since the race was downgraded to Group 3 in 2006, however, the reduced purse and reduced significance of the race has caused an impact on the quality of the field. Even so, we can still expect to see some solid three year olds in the Grand Prix Stakes field each season.
2016 Grand Prix Stakes Field
The 2016 Grand Prix Stakes field lists a number of really sound horses. With $150,000 total prize money up this year, we can expect to see the 2016 Grand Prix Stakes put on a good show. Like in many recent years, the 2016 Grand Prix Stakes field won’t be the standout it has been in the past. Nevertheless, we can expect a great race from the 2016 Grand Prix Stakes field.
The 2016 Grand Prix Stakes field is below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||3322121111||HOWARD BE THY NAME||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||10||57kg||100|
|2||3534x31x12||CYLINDER BEACH (NZ)||Desleigh Forster||Michael Cahill||9||57kg||85|
|3||32×0240208||I’M BELUCCI||Desleigh Forster||Jim Byrne||11||57kg||73|
|4||141011||MACKINTOSH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||3||57kg||88|
|5||4144×16213||UNBREAKABLE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||14||57kg||78|
|6||314×292021||ENCOSTA LINE||Chris Waller||Rory Hutchings (a)||13||57kg||75|
|7||0074×74344||RED ALTO||Paul Banks||Ryan Wiggins||5||57kg||–|
|8||458111×284||EAGLE WAY||Bryan Guy||Paul Hammersley||6||57kg||73|
|9||59×4141389||MULTIFACETS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||8||57kg||76|
|10||x11218x513||BRAZEN||David Vandyke||Zac Purton||7||57kg||77|
|11||352×14117||ESCHIELE||John O’Shea||Damian Browne||12||57kg||73|
|12||1352×14422||SNAPPER ROCKS||Bryan Guy||Jeff Lloyd||1||57kg||62|
|13||2321×51090||LAST TYPHOON||Robert Smerdon||Glen Colless||2||57kg||65|
|14||5×251||HARVARD (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||Mark Zahra||4||57kg||63|