Memsie Stakes 2011 Field Missing Maluckyday

The 2011 Melbourne Cup campaign of last year’s runner-up Maluckyday has again been delayed after connections chose not to accept the galloper for this Saturday’s $200,000 Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.


Maluckyday has not been accepted for the 2011 Memsie Stakes

Yesterday co-trainer Wayne Hawkes indicated that the 2011 Memsie Stakes would likely be the first-up run for Zabeel five-year-old Maluckyday after they had already been forced to scratch them from the previous week’s Warwick Stakes due to the Sydney track being downgraded to Heavy.

With Memsie Stakes acceptances taken today, however, Maluckyday was not among the 13-horse final field.

Hawkes had warned that there would be a chance Maluckyday would not resume until conditions suited.

“He’s not guaranteed to run,” he said on Tuesday.

While it is back to the drawing board for Maluckyday’s connections, Luxbet punters still have a Memsie Stakes field bursting with talented gallopers to watch on Saturday.

Race favourite is sure to be Danny O’Brien’s dual classic winner Shamrocker.

The talented O’Reilly mare is on way to the $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday November 1 after winning the Australian Guineas – Derby double as a three-year-old last season.

Shamrocker is currently rated equal $12 second favourite in the 2011 Melbourne Cup odds at Luxbet with Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady, Melbourne Cup betting lead by the Peter Moody-trained Lights Of Heaven.

The Graeme Rogerson-trained Kiwi mare Scarlett Lady also resumes racing on Saturday when she takes on a brilliant field in the Group 1 Challenge Stakes (1400m) at home in New Zealand.

A win by Shamrocker in the Memsie Stakes or by Scarlett Lady in the Challenge Stakes and there will likely be a new Melbourne Cup favourite in the futures odds at Luxbet.

There are a total of six Group one winners engaged in this year’s Memsie Stakes.

Along with Shamrocker the others are Mick Price’s Heart Of Dreams, Gai Waterhouse’s resuming The Metropolitan champion Herculian Prince, AJC Oaks winner Absolutely and the Peter Moody-trained duo of last year’s Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva and King’s Rose who is a Group 1 winner in New Zealand.

Below is the complete Memsie Stakes final field and barriers.

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2011 Memsie Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. wgt. Hcp.Rtg.
1 27X721834X HEART OF DREAMS Mick Price Damien Oliver 5 59kg 115
2 4X152220X0 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott Steven King 9 59kg 112
3 41318X025X PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 2 59kg 109
4 3120X9923X LINTON Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 10 59kg 109
5 15190X707X HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Ben Melham 12 59kg 106
6 323527X13X RED COLOSSUS Greg Eurell Chris Symons 1 59kg 101
7 0X032322X0 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 8 59kg 89
8 12X2X3X313 PRINCE OBAMA Jason Clifford Dean Yendall 7 59kg 89
9 111X70673X ANACHEEVA Peter G Moody Craig Newitt 13 58.5kg 108
10 1X455515X2 REKINDLED INTEREST Jim Conlan Dwayne Dunn 3 58.5kg 100
11 302X41312X SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Mark Zahra 4 56.5kg 112
12 22X63321X ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent 6 56.5kg 105
13 X21111147X KING’S ROSE (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 11 56.5kg 96