2011 Angus Armanasco Stakes Final Field, Barriers & Weights

The final field, barriers and weights for the $180,000 Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) have been released ahead of the three-year-old fillies’ showdown taking place at Caulfield’s Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2011 this Saturday, February 26.

Sistine Angel

Sistine Angel is the top weight in the 2011 Angus Armanasco Stakes field

The 2011 BMW Angus Armanasco Stakes has drawn a final field of 10 starters lead by the Andrew Nobelet-trained Sistine Angel.

Top-weight with 57.5kg, Sistine Angel is set to open the favourite in the Angus Armanasco Stakes odds at Luxbet after the classy Testa Rossa filly drew barrier one for Saturday.

Due to be ridden by in-form hoop Craig Williams, Sistine Angel last ran a disappointing 14th first-up in the Listed Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 12.

However, with a run behind her and the Angus Armanasco offering more distance, the multiple Group 1 winner should improve dramatically here.

Peter Moody will launch a two-horse assault in the Angus Armanasco Stakes this year with Snitzel filly and stakes winner Zelsnitz (barrier 10) and Sayahailmary (barrier four).

Other early fancies in the 2011 Angus Armanasco Stakes include:

  • Jesse’s Girl (Peter Morgan) – Drawn ideally in barrier two, this Choisir filly has a number of Group placings to her name but has to show improvement from her last place finish in the Kevin Hayes when drawn unsuitably wide
  • Miss Elvee (Robbie Griffiths) – Kevin Hayes Stakes runner-up before which this Elvstroem filly from Cranbourne won over 1200m at Caulfield in January
  • Pinker Pinker (Greg Eurell) – Reset filly ran an eye-catching third in the Kevin Hayes first-up is another Place Chance here

The 2011 Angus Armanasco Stakes will run as Caulfield Race 3 on Saturday, one of seven Group race features on the card.

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2011 BMW Angus Armanasco Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

# Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg) Hcp. Rating
1 SISTINE ANGEL Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 1 57.5 97
2 ZELSNITZ Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 56.5 82
3 JESSE’S GIRL Peter Morgan Chris Symons 2 55 80
4 MISS ELVEE Robbie Griffiths Nicholas Hall 8 55 76
5 PINKER PINKER Greg Eurell Dwayne Dunn 9 55 76
6 SAYAHAILMARY Peter G Moody Ben Melham 4 55 78
7 JETER John P Thompson Craig Newitt 5 55 80
8 BOOKLET Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Oliver 3 55 70
9 FRENETICA Danny O’Brien Michael Walker 7 55 70
10 KYA Pat Hyland Jason Maskiell (a) 6 55 64

Photo courtesy (c) Taron Clarke Photography