BMW 2012 – Americain Draws Outside

Race-favourite Americain has drawn the outside barrier (10) for the 2012 BMW which will run as a feature race on the all-Group card at Rosehill this Saturday.

Currently $1.90 favourite at, the seven-year-old former Melbourne Cup champion’s job has increased in difficulty after Australian Cup winner Manighar drew the plum barrier six position.


Americain has drawn the outside barrier for Saturday's prestigious Group 1 BMW

Americain ran third to Manighar in the Australian Cup but finished strongly and has been primed for Saturday’s 2400 metre race which is worth $2.25 million.

It will be the star import’s first ever race in Sydney and his jockey Gerald Mosse will also be competing in the harbour city for the first time.

Mosse rode him for a light gallop at the Rosehill track this morning and was pleased with the long-time successful horse’s condition.

“When I ask him for something he just answers. The trainer asked me to give him an easy gallop for him to see and feel the track and to be comfortable,” Mosse said.

“He is coming back to his peak form, the track was a little bit dead and he showed it. He was happy with the track, but it is a different surface from Flemington. He is not used to running on such a surface.”

Australian Cup runner-up Southern Speed will start as third-favourite ($10.00) on Saturday and has drawn barrier two.

The Southern Image mare will be out to avenge her losses to Manighar in the Australian Cup and the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes where she finished fifth on March 24.

Manighar has been in sensational form, winning the Group 1 Australian Cup-Ranvet double and should be ready for the step up in distance, with leading trainer Peter Moody targeting the gelding for the BMW all year.

Legendary trainer Bart Cummings has one horse running in the race with Precedence, who will be looking to record his first victory since October 2010 after drawing barrier four.

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The BMW 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 6X10X141X3 AMERICAIN (USA) David Hayes TBA 10 59kg 118
2 84452X1311 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6 59kg 114
3 1X0860X905 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott Craig Newitt 8 59kg 110
4 31370X3212 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 1 59kg 108
5 00350X0043 FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jim Cassidy 3 59kg 105
6 072018X554 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 7 59kg 105
7 70090X8742 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 4 59kg 105
8 602200X000 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 9 59kg 104
9 2414X12525 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Craig Williams 2 56.5kg 112
10 111X78X110 SCARLETT LADY (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson James McDonald 5 56.5kg 109