2011 Sunline Stakes – Final Field & Barrier Draw

The Group 2 Sunline Stakes will run as Race 6 at Moonee Valley this Friday night March 25, 2011, and the final field and barrier draw for the race has now been released.

The 1,600 metre Sunline Stakes is a standard weight-for-age race open to mares aged four-years-old and upwards.

This year’s Sunline Stakes has attracted a final field of 15 starters plus one emergency.

Lady Lynette will compete in the 2011 Sunline Stakes this Friday night

Lady Lynette will contest the 2011 Sunline Stakes this Friday night

Featured in the 2011 Sunline Stakes final field is Robert Smerdon’s Lady Lynette.

Lady Lynette, who was forced out of the Group 1 Coolmore Classic field due to an elevated temperature, has won three of her past five starts including the Group 3 Tesio Stakes on October 23, 2010.

Last start, the Ladoni mare finished fifth in the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy after her rider, Craig Newitt, was charged with careless riding.

Lady Lynette has drawn barrier 1 for the 2011 Sunline Stakes and will be this time ridden by a different jockey; Michael Guthrie.

Also included in the Sunline Stakes final field is Michael Moroney’s four-year-old mare Platinum Passion.

Platinum Passion has won three of her eight starts so far and has finished second by a short nose in both her last two starts.

Most recently, Platinum Passion finished second by a whisker to Pinker Pinker in the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy at Flemington on March 12, 2011.

The Redoute’s Choice mare will be ridden by jockey Mark Zahra in the 2011 Sunline Stakes and will jump from barrier 13.

The 2011 Sunline Stakes final field also features Peter Moody’s Set For Fame, Mark Webb’s Avienus and Grahame Begg’s Pagan Princess.

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2011 Sunline Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Handicapper Rating
1 LADY LYNETTE Robert Smerdon Michael Guthrie 1 57 106
2 MAJESTIC MUSIC Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 3 57 102
3 SET FOR FAME Peter G Moody 2 57 107
4 DANE JULIA (SAF) Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 16 57 99
5 AVIENUS Mark Webb Craig Williams 14 57 99
6 RED FLAIR Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 12 57 100
7 BECQU ADOREE (FR) Peter G Moody 10 57 89
8 PAGAN PRINCESS Grahame Begg Brenton Avdulla 5 57 88
9 WINDARRA PLACE Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Danny Nikolic 11 57 87
10 NAKAAYA Mick Price Craig Newitt 4 57 85
11 GAIL Robbie Griffiths Nicholas Hall 8 57 82
12 PLATINUM PASSION Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 13 57 82
13 PREVENTABLE John P Thompson 6 57 82
14 ROCCIN JO Dennis O’Leary 15 57 77
15 STOLE (NZ) Brian Jenkins Glyn Schofield 7 57 78
16e FAIRFIELD FLAME (GER) Michael Moroney Lisa Cropp 9 57 82