Snitzerland Heads 2012 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes Field

Golden Slipper fancy Snitzerland heads the field for the 2012 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes which was released today.

The Group 3 event will kick off the massive day of racing at Flemington this Saturday which includes the Newmarket Handicap and the Australian Cup.

Trained by Gerald Ryan, Snitzerland currently sits at $15.00 at bookmaker.com.au in the early Golden Slipper Market and is the stand out horse in the $125,000 Throughbred Breeders Stakes.

She is coming off a win in the Inglis Premier at Mornington on February 15 and will be ridden by the experienced Corey Brown from barrier two.

The race is for two-year-old fillies and one horse that may challenge Snitzerland for top honours is Armed for Action.

She has two wins from three outings and finished a very promising third in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes last weekend.

Armed for Action is trained by Anthony Freedman and will come from barrier eight on Saturday.

Real Stolle has the advantage of coming from barrier three and will be guided by well known jockey Damien Oliver.

She was ridden by Oliver in her last start when she finished eighth in the Blue Diamond Stakes.

Doug Harrison trained Nicskioffski  has been in sensational form, winning her last two starts but the Group 3 race on Saturday stands to be a step up in class for the filly.

Also included in the nine-horse field are Mrs Gray, Extreme Impact, Coins, Moral Persuasion and She’s Missing.

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2012 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2X1 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan Corey Brown 2 56.5kg 72
2 51X08 REAL STOLLE John P Thompson Damien Oliver 3 56.5kg 70
3 113 ARMED FOR ACTION Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 8 55kg 78
4 3225 MRS GRAY David Hayes Luke Nolen 6 54kg 64
5 711 NICSKIOFFSKI Doug Harrison Wayne Davis 1 54kg 68
6 283 EXTREME IMPACT David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 4 54kg 62
7 4X COINS Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 54kg 64
8 3X MORAL PERSUASION Kevin Newby Danny Nikolic 9 54kg 61
9 9X9 SHE’S MISSING David Hayes Michael Walker 5 54kg 61