Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

November 19, 2009

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

This Saturday Sandown Park racecourse will host Melbourne’s final group race of the spring, the $125 000 Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m).

This year the quality handicap feature will be contested by a strong field of 16 runners.

The Peter Snowden-trained Offenders is still a top fancy as the gelding starts in his first stakes grade race despite drawing wide with barrier 14. Offenders is coming off a solid win in the Sale Cup (1600m) when paired with jockey Kerrin McEvoy, who will mount the four-year-old again on Saturday. On the minimum 53kg they stand a strong chance to bring Offenders record to five wins from 11 starts.

Bevan & Richard Laming’s Bashful Girl, due to be ridden by Craig Newitt, will start from the inside barrier while the Peter Moody-trained Markus Maximus drew gate 16.

Colin Little’s Blutigeroo with jockey Nicholas Hall aboard will carry the topweight on Saturday, 58kg, when starting from barrier 12.

Legendary trainer Lee Freedman was impressed with the weight of 54.5kg his entry Dane Julia received accepting her into contention for Saturday. Dane Julia has won Group 1 races in South Africa and New Zealand and will start from gate nine.

The Group 3 Betfair Eclipse Stakes is scheduled as race six on the card for Saturday.

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw:

No

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight

Penalty

Handicapper Rating

1 BLUTIGEROO Colin Little Nicholas Hall 12 58 103
2 JUNGLE RULER Peter White Darren Gauci 13 57 101
3 ULYSSES Luke Oliver 7 55 97
4 DANE JULIA (SAF) Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 9 54.5 100
5 MARKUS MAXIMUS (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 16 54 94
6 PLAYWRIGHT (NZ) Steve Richards Steven King 6 54 93
7 POISED TO WIN Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Clare Lindop 5 54 94
8 MISSION CRITICAL Michael Moroney Chris Symons 8 53.5 92
9 DOWN UNDER BOY John Symons & Sheila Laxon 4 53 89
10 GAME SERENA Ron Gravett Peter Mertens 10 53 89
11 OFFENDERS Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 14 53 89
12 ROSE SYRAH Tony Noonan Danny Nikolic 3 53 89
13 RHYNO CHASER Wanda Ings Dean Yendall 11 53 88
14 BASHFUL GIRL Bevan & Richard Laming Craig Newitt 1 53 87
15 ELMORE Luke Oliver 2 53 86
16 SEA SKYE (USA) Bevan & Richard Laming Matt Pumpa 15 53 75

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 – U S N...

Chautauqua jumps into The Ever...

Chautauqua jumps into The Everest calculations after passing barrier test

The grey flash Chautauqua has jumped into calculations for a slot in the $13m...

The Everest 2018: Santa Ana La...

The Everest 2018: Santa Ana Lane to run for Inglis

Three times Group 1 winner Santa Ana Lane will fill the slot owned by Inglis...

Nature Strip odds on to stake ...

Nature Strip odds on to stake a claim for The Everest

Emerging sprinting star Nature Strip is odds on to stake a claim for the $13m...

Sunshine Coast Guineas winner ...

Sunshine Coast Guineas winner The Bostonian set to return to Australia in the Spring

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is considering a Spring Carnival campaign for The...

Horse Racing Today

Jukebox to step up to 1200m se...

Front runner Sheiswhatsheis he...

Front runner Sheiswhatsheis heads up 2018 Tattersall’s Mile nominations

Front running mare Sheiswhatsheis is among the eighteen nominations for the...

The Everest 2018 – U S N...

The Everest 2018 – U S Navy Flag secures a slot for Coolmore

A brilliant all the way win down the Newmarket straight in England last...

Megablast top of The QueenR...

Megablast top of The Queen’s Cup odds

Kiwi stayer Megablast remains at the top of the betting odds on race eve for...

Chautauqua jumps into The Ever...

Chautauqua jumps into The Everest calculations after passing barrier test

The grey flash Chautauqua has jumped into calculations for a slot in the $13m...

Race Results

The Queen’s Cup Trophy next for 2018 Caloundra Cup winner Megablast

2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara winner Prompt Response in line for Everest slot

Santa Ana Lane is the 2018 Stradbroke Handicap winner

Wet track gave The Monstar the edge in winning 2018 Moreton Cup

Egg Tart wins P.J. O’Shea Stakes: Caulfield Cup 2018 Spring Target

Race Previews

Jukebox to step up to 1200m second up

Front runner Sheiswhatsheis heads up 2018 Tattersall’s Mile nominations

The Everest 2018 – U S Navy Flag secures a slot for Coolmore

Megablast top of The Queen’s Cup odds

Plenty of money for Jukebox in 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes betting

Fields & Form

Jukebox to step up to 1200m second up

Front runner Sheiswhatsheis heads up 2018 Tattersall’s Mile nominations

The Everest 2018 – U S Navy Flag secures a slot for Coolmore

Megablast top of The Queen’s Cup odds

Plenty of money for Jukebox in 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes betting