2010 Railway Stakes Final Field

The final field of acceptors for the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) has been released in anticipation of the first Group 1 feature of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival taking place this Saturday November 20 at Ascot Racecourse.

Eighteen top class gallopers have made the 2010 Railway Stakes field including reigning champion Sniper’s Bullet.

Seven-year-old Bite The Bullet gelding Sniper’s Bullet scored a solid victory in the Railway Stakes 12 months ago and is back to defend their title this weekend set to carry 58kg, 1.5kg more than they carried to victory last year.

Sniper’s Bullet will be ridden by Nash Rawiller on Saturday, who was aboard for their win last year.

The 2009 Railway Stakes runner-up Tarzi and third placegetter Colour Correct are also both in the field for this Saturday’s showdown, as is last year’s fourth placegetter Grand Nirvana.

Other notable runners that will contest the million dollar feature include Jim Taylor’s recent Lee Steere Stakes’ winner Famous Roman, top-weight with 58.5kg Black Piranha, and the three runners that finished in the money in last Saturday’s Group 3 R.J. Peters Stakes – God Has Spoken, Ranger and Impressive Jeuney.

God Has Spoken snuck into the Railway Stakes field earning a ballot exemption with their RJ Peters Stakes win last Saturday, previously sitting well down the order of entry, and joins stable-mate Tarzi as the two runners representing star local trainer Neville Parnham.

The 2010 Railway Stakes barrier draw will be released tomorrow as will the odds for the feature at bookmakers around the country.

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2010 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes Final Field

# Horse Trainer Jockey Weight (kg)
1 BLACK PIRANHA Con Karakatsanis Daniel Ganderton 58.5
2 SNIPER’S BULLET Tracey Bartley Nash Rawiller 58
3 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 58
4 TRUSTING John P Thompson James Winks 55.5
5 MEGATIC Albie Beckett Patrick Carbery 54.5
6 FAMOUS ROMAN Jim P Taylor Jason Brown 54
7 GRAND NIRVANA Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 54
8 TARZI Neville Parnham 53.5
9 COLOUR CORRECT Ross Price Paul Harvey 52.5
10 FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Paul Jordan Troy Turner 52
11 GATHERING John P Thompson Craig Williams 52
12 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham 52
13 IMPRESSIVE JEUNEY Darren Mcauliffe Shaun O’Donnell 52
14 INARTICULATE Adam Durrant Alan Kennedy 52
15 MEKONG MISS David Harrison Takahide Ikenushi 52
16 WEST RIVER CHARLEY Sharon Taylor 52
17 CLUELESS ANGEL Lindsey Smith 52
18 RANGER Grant Williams 52