Saturday’s Inglis Villiers Stakes Preview

This Saturday the Royal Randwick Racecourse is set to host another fantastic race day, with the feature event of the meeting being the $150 000 Group 2 Inglis Villiers Stakes (1600m).

The Inglis Villiers Stake is scheduled as the sixth race at the meeting’s bumper eight-race programme. While the other highlight of the day will be the $100 000 Listed Razor Sharp Handicap (1200m), which will run as race seven.

Heading the betting markets is Rabbuka at $5. The Gai Waterhouse-trained runner will be ridden by Nash Rawiller and is set to start from barrier four. Waterhouse looks to dominate the event, with her other runner, Rockwood, current second-favourite at $5.50 and all punters will be eager to see if the prolific trainer can pull of the quinella.

Anthony Cumming’s entrant Vardon Flyer has drawn the coveted barrier one, but sitting at the bottom line with bookies at $81, he can take any advantage he can get.

Another other highly fancied runner, currently third favourite at $7 is Offenders. Trained by in-form trainer Peter Snowden, Offenders has drawn barrier seven in the 14-horse field.

2009 Inglis Villiers Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw:

No

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight

Penalty

Handicapper

Rating
1
RABBUKA
Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 4 58
2
SPINNEY
Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 2 56
3
LYNCEAN ACADEMY
Guy Walter Chris Munce 6 55.5
4
ROCKWOOD
Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 11 55.5
5
PARFUMIER
Patrick & Wayne Webster Tim Clark 9 55
6
RAGS TO RICHES (NZ)
Liam Birchley Robert Thompson 14 54
7
OUR LUKAS (NZ)
Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 8 53.5
8
HAIRY
Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla (a) 5 52.5
9
LOVE AND KISSES
Chris Waller Corey Brown 3 52
10
OFFENDERS
Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 52
11
TAGUS
Wayne Wilkes Jay Ford 13 52
12
PALACIO DE CRISTAL
Grahame Begg Peter Wells 10 52
13
ADNOCON
Gerald Ryan Nathan Berry (a) 12 52
14
VARDON FLYER
Anthony Cummings Michael Palmer (a) 1 52