The 2011 Winterbottom Stakes has changed shape a number of times before the final field had even been announced but now we can see for the first time exactly what we’re going to be faced with this Saturday at Ascot Racecourse.
With Black Caviar originally nominated it was all about her and the betting race in the Winterbottom Stakes was going to be nothing but one way traffic.
With her withdrawal things opened up massively and local hope Barakey became the talk of the town.
He too fell by the wayside before final acceptances though and what we’re left with is a far more open contest than any were expecting.
In fact at one stage it appeared as if the local horses may be simply making up the numbers in the Winterbottom Stakes, now they’re a huge threat.
Grand Nirvana is the top rater for Fred Kersley and at 113 he strikes an imposing figure across the rest of the field.
There are others though and Hadabeclorka has been a horse consistently hanging around top company.
There are still some travellers remaining in the field and both Ortensia and Rarefied are a huge danger.
Rarefied has made a successful comeback following a long injury enforced spell while Ortensia is looking to do the same after she was originally retired to stud earlier in the year.
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2011 Winterbottom Stakes Final Field
|1||GRAND NIRVANA||0||58.5||PETER HALL||FRED KERSLEY|
|2||HADABECLORKA||0||58.5||GLENN SMITH||BRENT LARSSON|
|3||ELLIOTTO||0||58.5||BRAD PARNHAM||NEVILLE PARNHAM|
|5||KID CHOISIR||0||58.5||PAUL HARVEY||ALLEN MC NAMARA|
|6||EGO’S DARE||0||58.5||–||GERALD RYAN|
|7||RAREFIED||0||58.5||KERRIN MCEVOY||PETER SNOWDEN|
|8||THE ENTOURAGE||0||58.5||–||CHRIS GANGEMI|
|9||ELUSIVE TOUCH||0||58.5||–||SHANE EDWARDS|
|10||MORANT||0||58.5||WILLIAM PIKE||ROSS & CLINT PRICE|
|11||ORTENSIA||0||56.5||CRAIG WILLIAMS||PAUL MESSARA|
|12||FOR YOUR EYES ONLY||0||56.5||TROY TURNER||PAUL JORDAN|
|11||ALL FRIARED UP||0||56.5||JASON WHITING||STAN BATES|
|14||AVANTE||0||56.5||KYRA YUILL||GRANT WILLIAMS|