Kensington Stakes 2012 Field, Barriers & Preview

January 18, 2012

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Kensington Stakes 2012 Field, Barriers & Preview

The 2012 Kensington Stakes is the only black-type feature running in Australia this weekend, the event due to take place as Flemington Race 6 on Saturday with a final field of 11 sprinters engaged.

Topweight of the field with the No. 1 saddlecloth is defending champ Grand Duels who returns seeking back-to-back wins in the $125,000 Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m).

The Byron Cozamanis-trained evergreen eight-year-old is drawn in barrier nine, two gates wider than what they jumped from last year, and will be ridden by Billy Eagan for the first time.

Grand Duels was last seen finishing a close third behind Just Sybil in a 1000 metres Morphettville sprint on Boxing Day, but they will have to improve here if they are to get the better of a class field.

Cozamanis will also be represented in the Kensington Stakes field this year by fellow eight-year-old veteran The Soldier who has drawn double-digits with barrier 10.

The Soldier rises in class for this assignment, but have been in strong form this time in winning a 1000m Flemington handicap by three lengths back on December 17 before finishing fourth to General Truce at Moonee Valley over 955m on New Year’s Eve.

General Truce has also been accepted for the Kensington Stakes 2012, Ricky Maund’s progressive four-year-old a genuine chance having raced in Group company many times over their 25-start career to date.

Ace hoop Luke Nolen is booked for the ride, General Truce also coming up trumps with barrier three as they seek successive Melbourne wins for the season.

One of the other top chances in the race is Anthony Freedman’s six-year-old Commands gelding First Command.

The Group 2 winning galloper resumed from a three month spell with an eye-catching first-up third, beaten only a quarter of a length, to Chasm in the Listed Doveton Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on January 7.

For that run First Command was blessed with the inside barrier, but they have lots of work to do second-up after drawing the extreme outside gate 11 of 11 for the Kensington Stakes on Saturday.

Horses that fared better in the barriers include Darwin visitor Canali (barrier six) who caught the eye winning the Victoria Cup (1000m) at Caulfield on December 3 before their brave last-start fourth to Catapulted in the Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) at Flemington, the Mark Kavanagh-trained Snitzel four-year-old Weekend Special (barrier seven) coming off a close second to General Truce, and David Balfour’s smart mare Obsidian Dragon vying for her fourth straight turf triumph.

Another galloper to watch is the resuming Decircles, Danny O’Brien’s lightly-raced Encosta De Lago colt well-weighted under the set weights plus penalties conditions with just 52.5kg.

See below for the full 2012 Kensington Stakes final field and barrier draw.

Betting on the weekend’s features is due to open at Luxbet shortly, so get ready for the action now by signing up with this Tabcorp-owned bookie depositing and quoting the promo code BONUSBET to also enjoy a bonus bet valued up to $400!

2012 Kensington Stakes Field & Barriers

Flemington Race 6 – 21/01/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 40X7307083 GRAND DUELS Byron Cozamanis Billy Egan 9 59kg 101
2 4120X527X3 FIRST COMMAND Anthony Freedman Steven Arnold 11 58kg 105
3 11X23X2814 CANALI Stephen Brown Danny Nikolic 6 58kg 101
4 75X64209X7 GRAN SASSO David Brideoake & David Feek Noel Callow 4 56kg 95
5 214234X331 GENERAL TRUCE Ricky Maund Luke Nolen 3 56kg 93
6 01X121X214 THE SOLDIER Byron Cozamanis Michael Walker 10 56kg 93
7 24X3173111 OBSIDIAN DRAGON David Balfour Daniel Moor 5 56kg 100
8 2X1212X12 WEEKEND SPECIAL Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 7 56kg 85
9 74X3X1175X ESPRIT DE BULLET (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 1 56kg 82
10 8X1218X2 STAR OF GISELLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 2 54kg 75
11 762X1X DECIRCLES Danny O’Brien Dwayne Dunn 8 52.5kg 72

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Horse Racing Today

2018 The Galaxy Final Field: J...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms listed in 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are listed among the nominations...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field