2010 Wakeful Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw – Melbourne Cup Carnival Day 1

The $300,000 Wakeful Stakes (2000m), held as part of the elite line-up of races on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington this Saturday, has attracted a top-class field of fillies including the two favourites for the Crown Oaks.

The 2010 Wakeful Stakes capacity final field features 18 three-year-old fillies plus four emergencies with Shamrocker and Dizlago heading the entries as the equal $5 favourites in the 2010 Crown Oaks betting markets at Luxbet.

Danny O’Brien’s improving filly Shamrocker has drawn ideally in barrier three and looks set to retain favouritism to win the $1 million Crown Oaks Thursday week as her main danger, Dizlago, has suffered a wide barrier 15 draw.

Jockey James Winks will continue his association with Shamrocker in the Wakeful on Saturday.

The Lee Freedman-trained Encosta De Lago filly Dizlago is coming off a smart win in over 2000m at Caulfield in the Sportingbet Stakes, but has a tough test against a crack field from a wide barrier in the Wakeful.

Sportingbet Stakes’ runner-up Placement is also backing up in the Wakeful Stakes on Saturday.

The promising Danny O’Brien-trained Savabeel filly is yet to taste victory in her 10 career starts, but having drawn well in barrier two is a top chance to Place.

Another top Wakeful Stakes fancy that has suffered a blow drawing poorly is the Peter Snowden-trained Divorces, the daughter of Domesday set to jump from the outside barrier 18.

Other notable fillies in the Wakeful Stakes field this year include Michael Moroney’s Thousand Guineas placegetter Brazilian Pulse (barrier 11), the Gai Waterhouse-trained Zutara out wide in barrier 19 and Tim Martin’s quality runner Sasa also suffering a horror barrier 22 draw.

The 2010 Wakeful Stakes is scheduled as Race 3 at Flemington on Saturday and with betting markets on all the Victoria Derby Day features set to open shortly, now is the time to head to Luxbet and open an account with this trusted Tabcorp-owned online bookmaker!

2010 Wakeful Stakes Field, Barrier Draw & Weights

# Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg)
1 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien James Winks 3 55.5
2 DIVORCES Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 18 54.5
3 DIZLAGO Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 15 54
4 KITTENS Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 8 54
5 HEARTSAREFORLOVE John P Thompson Craig Newitt 9 53
6 SASA Tim Martin Corey Brown 22 53
7 BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 11 53
8 ZUTARA Gai Waterhouse Steven King 19 53
9 ALITTLEBITOFMONICA Marc Conners Chris Symons 1 53
10 SPEED OF DARK Grant Craven Glyn Schofield 12 53
11 PLACEMENT (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jim Cassidy 2 53
12 BRIDE SALAMA Anthony Cummings Michael Walker 16 53
13 MARAASEEM David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 7 53
14 EVIDENTIA David Hayes Glen Boss 6 53
15 VERY CHERRY Leon Corstens Blake Shinn 13 53
16 ANOTHER SUNDAY Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 20 53
17 WAVE DANCING Anthony Cummings Ben Melham 5 53
18 ROSE OF PEACE Gary Portelli Dean Yendall 17 53
Emergencies
19 COUNT YOUR FINGERS John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 4 53
20 LALLA ROOKH Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 14 53
21 SEAN BAILE MOR Todd Balfour Dean Holland 10 53
22 BABOOSH David Hayes 21 53