At Warwick Farm this Saturday three top Group races will take place including the $125,000 Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1200m).
Sixteen of the season’s most exciting three-year-old colts and geldings will line up in the 2010 Stevco Seals & Pumps Up And Coming Stakes, including the highly-rated Skilled.
Trained by Peter Snowden, Commands colt Skilled won the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) last start back in April and is resuming racing in the Up And Coming Stakes.
One of the early favourites for Saturday is the Clarry Conners-trained Decision Time drawn perfectly in barrier two.
Due to be ridden by Hugh Bowman, Decision Time finished second to Crystal Lily in the Group 1 Golden Slipper last season and enjoyed a solid first-up a fortnight ago when third to Obsequious in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes.
Gai Waterhouse will be represented by two runners with Brightexpectations and Mutamayez.
Nash Rawiller has booked the ride on More Than Ready colt Brightexpectations while the lightly raced Mutamayez will have Blake Spriggs aboard.
Other classy contenders with claims that are worth a look in the Ladbrokes.com.au markets include consistent Queenslanders Spirit Of Boom and Buffering, both seeking to be the first Queensland horse to win the race for a decade.
The 2010 Up And Coming Stakes is scheduled as race seven on Warwick Farm’s eight-race schedule on Saturday and is set to start at 4:25pm.
The marquee race at the meeting is the $175,000 Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) headlined by Theseo, Danleigh, Metal Bender and Sniper’s Bullet.
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2010 Up And Coming Stakes Final Field & Barriers
|Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||11||57||89|
|Clarry Conners||Hugh Bowman||2||56||94|
SPIRIT OF BOOM
|Tony Gollan||Jim Cassidy||4||56||81|
|Robert Heathcote||Danny Nikolic||16||55.5||82|
|John P Thompson||Dean Holland||1||54||76|
|Rick Worthington||Rod Quinn||14||54||74|
BUTT I’M READY
|Gary Portelli||Nathan Berry (a)||13||54||70|
|Rick Worthington||Jay Ford||15||54||67|
|David Payne||Blake Shinn||8||54||64|
|John P Thompson||Peter Robl||10||54||63|
|John P Thompson||Brenton Avdulla (a)||3||54||63|
|Gai Waterhouse||Blake Spriggs (a)||9||54||61|