Canberra Guineas 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A full allotment of 16 horses were today named in the final field for the 2012 Canberra Guineas which will take place this Sunday.

The Canberra Guineas is the fifth race in what is set to be a bumper day of racing in the nation’s capital with the prized Black Opal Stakes and Canberra Cup also set to take place.

Peter Snowden trained filly Detours is one horse in good form coming in to the Listed 1400 metre event, having won last weekend in the Edmen Community Staffing for three-year-olds at Rosehill.

Detours is one of two Snowden trained horses included in the Canberra Guineas field with Aberrant also today named to run.

She has three wins from seven starts but will have to deal with a wide barrier draw (13) when she is ridden by Kerrin McEvoy on Sunday.

Colorado Clare is another horse coming off a victory but the filly has also drawn wide and will come out of barrier 14 with Blake Shinn in the saddle.

New Zealand horse She Goes to Rio has drawn the inside barrier for the $100,000 Listed event and the Anthony Cummings trained filly has an impressive record of three wins from four starts.

Deceiver has won his last three starts but the field in Canberra on Sunday is likely to be too much of a step up for the gelding who also has the added problem of coming from barrier 15.

Other horses named in the 2012 Canberra Guineas field include Saramenha, Road To Summer, Niconoise and Skip Town.

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2012 Canberra Guineas – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 6240X73953 SARAMENHA Gerald Ryan Danny Nikolic 11 56kg 73
2 1482X561 ROAD TO SUMMER (NZ) Gerald Ryan Corey Brown 12 56kg 72
3 X5614X3220 ABERRANT Peter Snowden Grant Buckley 9 56kg 70
4 1709X1 NICONOISE David Hayes Nash Rawiller 4 56kg 70
5 6142X12 SKIP TOWN Tim Martin Jay Ford 3 56kg 69
6 2X111 DECEIVER Danny Williams Daniel Ganderton 15 56kg 65
7 373X322662 THE FIREHOUSE Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 5 56kg
8 741X32 ASCLEPIUS Len Hodgson Kevin Sweeney 7 56kg 54
9 68X2551 DE NEDERLANDEN Jason Coyle Brenton Avdulla 2 56kg 59
10 1X1335X21 DETOURS Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 13 55kg 87
11 1114X1 COLORADO CLAIRE John O’Shea Blake Shinn 14 55kg 76
12 11X21 SHE GOES TO RIO (NZ) Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 1 54kg 76
13 24X711X27 FOX Adam Duggan TBA 10 54kg 73
14 742X171886 FILLE VILAINE Neville Layt Tommy Berry 6 54kg 66
15 74X133123 OUR BRIGHTEST STAR Neville Layt Adrian Layt 8 54kg 61
16 10 PINEAPPLE Kerry Parker Jeff Penza 16 54kg 67