2011 Sandown Stakes Field & Barriers

The Sandown Stakes 2011, registered this year as The Alannah & Madeline Foundation Stakes, is one of the quartet of Group race showdowns running at Sandown for Zipping Classic Day on Saturday and a quality field of 11 gallopers have been accepted for the handicap.

Here De Angels

Here De Angels will line-up in the 2011 Sandown Stakes this Saturday

Running as Sandown Race 5 at 2:50pm (AEDT), the $125,000 Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m) has two last-start winners engaged with the Peter White-trained Jungle Ruler and Tony Vasil’s Under The Eiffel, due to jump from barriers eight and nine respectively.

Eight-year-old Lion Hunter stallion Jungle Ruler is nearing the end of their career, the veteran lining up for their 101st start on Saturday.

Scratched from the greys-only race on Crown Oaks Day last week, Jungle Ruler was last seen winning the Peninsula Cup (1600m) at Mornington on October 30 and really needs a rain-affected track to be competitive.

At the other end of the age scale is Mossman four-year-old Under The Eiffel who is out for their third straight win for the season.

Runner-up in the Sunshine Coast Guineas last season, Under The Eiffel comes into Saturday’s race on the back of a Melbourne Cup Day victory in the 7News Plate (1400m) at Flemington.

Topweight of the Sandown Stakes field this year is the Wendy Roche-trained Here De Angles who will be ridden by Black Caviar’s regular jockey Luke Nolen at 58kg.

Other notable hopefuls include the Peter Snowden-trained Lonhro five-year-old Launay who won their only other start at the track by five lengths back in February last year, Rockpecker on the rails in gate one and the Mick Price-trained Tale Of The Cat seven-year-old Nine Tales.

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2011 Sandown Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation Stakes

Sandown Race 5 – 12/11/2011

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 X0LX79X430 HERE DE ANGELS Wendy Roche Luke Nolen 3 58kg 104
2 0023X19X60 LARGO LAD David Hayes Steven Arnold 4 57.5kg 102
3 721047X098 ORBIT EXPRESS Steve McKinnon James Winks 6 57kg 101
4 1X21263X66 LAUNAY Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 56.5kg 100
5 56X035X270 SISTINE ANGEL Andrew Noblet Ms Michelle Payne 5 55.5kg 102
6 0X58624754 ROCKPECKER Ken Fythe Ms Clare Lindop 1 54.5kg 95
7 0600700291 JUNGLE RULER Peter White Dean Yendall 8 54kg 94
8 217X960X46 NINE TALES Mick Price Craig Newitt 10 54kg 93
9 2576072X11 UNDER THE EIFFEL Tony Vasil Craig Williams 9 54kg 94
10 65X413716X THE BIG STEEL Matt Laurie Brenton Avdulla 2 53.5kg 90
11 3X811X310 SET THE COURSE Robbie Laing 11 53.5kg 72