2009 C B Cox Stakes Final Field & Preview

This Saturday Ascot will host the next exciting race meeting of the Perth Racing Carnival, headlined by the 88th running of the time-honoured $250 000 Group 3 CB Cox Stakes (2100m).

Recently appointed Burswood Entertainment Complex November Horse of the Month and Railway Stakes winner Scenic Shot is aiming for another Group victory in Perth on Saturday and is one of the favourites for the weight-for-age feature after drawing well with barrier two.

Securing the coveted rail draw with barrier one is Michael Peteman’s Marine Drive. There is also lots of favouritism surrounding the Peter Moody trained Group 1 WATC Derby winner Markus Maximus.

Other fancied runners include the David Hayes-trained Largo Lad, who also pulled up well in the barrier draw and will start from barrier three.

The other feature race at Ascot on Saturday is the 22nd $100 000 Listed R S Crawford Stakes (1000m).

The Landscape Development CB Cox Stakes is scheduled as race five at the meeting’s bumper eight-event card while the R S Crawford Stakes will run as race seven.

2009 CB Cox Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw:

No

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight

1
SCENIC SHOT
Daniel Morton Jason Brown 2 59
2
NEWPORT
Paul Perry Brad Rawiller 9 59
3
LARGO LAD
David Hayes Steven Parnham 3 59
4
DANTE’S BANQUET
Owen Cocking Danny Miller 5 59
5
LORDS RANSOM
Peter Morgan Jason Whiting 4 59
6
LAMBTON CASTLE
Lindsey Smith Link Robertson 7 59
7
MARINE DRIVE
Michael Pateman Patrick Carbery 1 59
8
TRUCKIN TOBIE
David Casey Daniel Staeck 6 59
9
NEIGE
Kristy Casey Paul King 13 59
10
MARKUS MAXIMUS (NZ)
Peter G Moody Jarrad Noske (a) 8 58
11
STAR ENCOUNTER
Adam Durrant Brad Parnham 12 57
12
MA CHIENNE
Adam Durrant Peter Hall 10 57
13
CASSANDARA SHADOW (NZ)
Shane A Edwards Troy Turner 11 56

Ascot Race Programme – Saturday December 19:

Race #

Race Name

Status

Distance

Prizemoney

1 WEST SPEED 2YO PLATE 1000m $50 000
2 WEST SPEED 3YO HANDICAP 1400m $50 000
3 DRAIN PAVE HANDICAP 1100m $40 000
4 BOUTIQUE GARDENING HANDICAP 1600m $50 000
5 LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT CB COX STAKES Group 3 2100m $250 000
6 COUNTRY CHALLENGE FINAL 1500m $60 000
7 CRAWFORD STAKES Listed 1000m $100 000
8 CUSTOM IRRIGATION HANDICAP 1200m $50 000