2010 JJ Liston Stakes Preview – Shoot Out, So You Think & Shocking Face Off

This Saturday racing fans and punters are treated to the first star-studded Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival showdown as an elite field of turf champions take to the track at Caulfield in the $200,000 Group 2 JJ Liston Stakes (1400m).

Fifteen horses have been nominated in the KS Environmental JJ Liston Stakes including a number heading towards the feature spring races including the 2010 Cox Plate and 2010 Melbourne Cup.

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Some of the best JJ Liston Stakes starters include last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Shocking (barrier seven), Cox Plate favourite Shoot Out (barrier 10) and Bart Cummings’ So You Think likely to start as the favourite after drawing ideally with barrier one.

Other top contenders lining up in the Liston this Saturday are the Anthony Cummings-trained Zavite, the Lloyd Williams owned English raider Mourayan and High Chaparral galloper Monaco Consul.

Local trainer Mick Price is bringing back last year’s Liston Stakes champion Predatory Pricer seeking back-to-back success.

Price will also be represented by dual Group 1 winner Heart Of Dreams, the five-year-old due to jump from barrier six with Damien Oliver aboard.

The 2010 JJ Liston Stakes field is a racing purists dream and any punter looking to get an early guide to this spring’s leading contenders will be keeping a close eye on the Liston.

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2010 JJ Liston Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

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Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br.

Weight (kg)

Hcp. Rating

1
SHOCKING
Mark Kavanagh Stephen Baster 7 59 115
2
ZAVITE (NZ)
Anthony Cummings Ben Melham 14 59 110
3
HEART OF DREAMS
Mick Price Damien Oliver 6 59 112
4
C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ)
Robert Hickmott Danny Nikolic 3 59 108
5
VIGOR (NZ)
Danny O’Brien James Winks 11 59 108
6
PREDATORY PRICER
Mick Price Craig Newitt 8 59 112
7
MOURAYAN (IRE)
Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 12 59 107
8
STERLING PRINCE (NZ)
Wayne Hillis Steven King 15 59 102
9
APPREHEND
Tony Vasil Kelvin Sanderson 9 59 96
10
SO YOU THINK (NZ)
Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 1 58.5 116
11
SHOOT OUT
John Wallace Stathi Katsidis 10 58.5 112
12
MONACO CONSUL (NZ)
Michael Moroney Craig Williams 2 58.5 108
13
CARRARA
Tony Vasil Mark Zahra 13 58.5 100
14
SHAMOLINE WARRIOR
Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 5 58.5 95
15
TOLLESPRIT
Shane Fliedner Glen Boss 4 58.5 94