Golden Slipper Day Race 9 – 2012 Cellabartions HKJC Stakes Field

This Easter Saturday the elite Golden Slipper Day racing action will come to a close with the Cellabrations HKJC Stakes 2012, an event punters might also know as the Neville Sellwood Stakes.

Lamasery and Crafty Irna

Crafty Irna is one of the top chances in Saturday's Neville Sellwood Stakes 2012

Running as Rosehill Gardens Race 9 at 5:10pm, the $125,000 Group 3 Cellarbrations HKJC Stakes (2000m) has drawn a final field of 14 gallopers, five of which come off a last start win.

Of the last start winners engaged the most notable are the David Hayes-trained Albury Gold Cup champ Extra Zero drawn out wide in barrier 13, country Cups champion Izababe coming off a good win in the Wellington Cup, and the John Thompson-trained Maules Creek in barrier 10 with Jim Cassidy to ride.

Last seen running away to beat Group 1 winner Herculian Prince home in the Listed Randwick City Stakes (2000m) on March 12, Redoute’s Choice four-year-old Maules Creek also ran a good third to Praecido two starts back at Rosehill over 2000-metres in the Parramatta Cup.

Gai Waterhouse, who will saddle up five juveniles in the $3.5 million Group 1 2012 Golden Slipper on Saturday, will also have two chances in the last with Western Symbol (barrier six) and Charing Cross (barrier 14), both of which are also last start winners.

Anthony Cummings’ upset Ranvet Stakes winner last autumn as a $101 roughie, Zavite, also gets their chance on Saturday with the 59kg topweight to jump from gate four with Dwayne Dunn in the saddle.

Also drawn ideally for the HKJC Stakes is Ron Quinton’s smart Starcraft mare Crafty Irna in barrier two with Craig Newitt to ride.

The four-year-old has been in good form over her three starts this autumn, Crafty Irna most recently finishing a length away second behind Fibrillation in the Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill last Saturday.

See below for the full 2012 Cellarbrations HKJC Stakes field, barriers, jockeys and weights.

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2012 Cellarbrations HKJC Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Rosehill Gardens Race 9 – 5:10pm – 07/04/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 0X0189X000 ZAVITE (NZ) Anthony Cummings Dwayne Dunn 4 59kg 107
2 10225X5871 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes Nash Rawiller 13 56kg 101
3 X5864X8X60 SNOW ALERT Chris Waller Damien Oliver 5 54.5kg 98
4 7X5620X242 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton Craig Newitt 2 54kg 99
5 117X314231 MAULES CREEK John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 10 54kg 97
6 0X0770X595 BID SPOTTER Graeme Rogerson Michael Rodd 1 54kg 95
7 59246X8085 BEIJING BOY (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 54kg 93
8 X990X94810 AL DHAFRA Guy Walter Ms Kathy O’Hara 8 54kg 91
9 319X662624 WORLD WIDE Bede Murray Blake Shinn 11 54kg 90
10 564410X486 ZARA DANCER (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee Adam Hyeronimus (a) 12 54kg 90
11 1X419FX761 IZABABE Peter Nestor Corey Brown 7 54kg 89
12 42X8688072 SOUTHERN SKYE Paul Perry Brenton Avdulla 3 54kg 87
13 23312130X1 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 6 54kg 86
14 135X8X1381 CHARING CROSS Gai Waterhouse Peter Robl 14 54kg 81