Rosehill Guineas Day Race 9 – 2012 Birthday Card Stakes Final Field

A massive nine-race Rosehill Guineas Day program will come to a close this Saturday with the Birthday Card Stakes 2012, the final field and barriers for which have now been released.

Satin Shoes

Satin Shoes could miss the the Birthday Card Stakes 2012 in favour of the Challenge Stakes on Saturday

Due to jump at 5:30pm (NSW time) as Rosehill Race 9, this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Ascend Sales Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) has lost its draw card entry with reigning Myer Classic winner Hurtle Myrtle not accepted for.

Coming up trumps with the inside alley of the 14-horse Birthday Card Stakes field was the Clarry Conners-trained Flying Spur filly Satin Shoes.

Heading towards a run in the $350,000 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Randwick on April 21, Group 1 placed Satin Shoes could still miss the Birthday Card Stakes in favour of a run in the $175,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

If she goes to the Challenge Stakes Satin Shoes would jump from barrier five in a small seven-horse field featuring crack sprinting talent Rain Affair and Bel Sprinter.

Other fillies and mares drawn nicely for the Birthday Card Stakes on Saturday include the Kris Lees’ Mossman four-year-old Next The Universe (2), the Joe Pride-trained Phenomenal Lass (4) and the Peter Snowden-trained Divorces (5) last seen running third on Melbourne Cup Day in her only spring start last year.

Along with the Group performing Divorces Snowden has also accepted for Commands five-year-old Kanzan (barrier 12) and Lonhro mare Celts (barrier seven).

Other notable Birthday Card Stakes hopefuls include the resuming Graceful Anna, Pride’s other runner Ladys Angel coming off a distant 11th in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) last Saturday and Anthony Cummings’ Fastnet Rock mare Gybe who resumed with a close first-up fourth in the Listed Wenona Girl Handicap (1200m) at Randwick a fortnight ago.

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2012 Birthday Card Stakes Field, Barriers & Jockeys

Rosehill Race 9 – 5:30pm – 31/03/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 7X34204X75 CURTANA Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 58kg 101
2 3X7118X77X KANZAN Peter Snowden 12 58kg 101
3 22206X980X GRACEFUL ANNA David Pfieffer Peter Robl 8 56.5kg 98
4 429142X530 LADYS ANGEL Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 13 56.5kg 98
5 1887135X02 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners Hugh Bowman 1 56kg 98
6 11131250X4 GYBE Anthony Cummings Blake Shinn 11 56kg 97
7 X324134X3X DIVORCES Peter Snowden 5 55.5kg 95
8 235X420X14 CELTS Peter Snowden 7 55.5kg 94
9 72X2X12X60 BALMONT Guy Walter Jeff Penza 14 55.5kg 93
10 X414265X72 PHENOMENAL LASS Joseph Pride Glen Boss 4 55.5kg 90
11 X45153X228 POTIONS John P Thompson Michael Rodd 3 55.5kg 85
12 X1222X424X MISS MARX John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 6 55.5kg 80
13 12541X1114 SUGERA Luke Griffith 9 55.5kg 80
14 241X543272 NEXT THE UNIVERSE Kris Lees Corey Brown 2 55.5kg 79