Darley Crown 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

Fourteen fillies and mares have today been named in the final field for Saturday’s Listed 2012 Darley Crown (1300m) which is one of three features to take place this weekend at Hawkesbury Racecourse.

Arena mare Ladys Angel gets the chance to build on her promising 2012 campaign which has seen her place three times from five outings including a third-place effort in the Group 1 Galaxy last start.

Trained by Joseph Pride, the five-year-old has drawn barrier nine and will be ridden by Jay Ford in a race that contains plenty of quality.

Included in that is More Than Ready mare More Strawberries who will carry the top weight of 59kg along with the Peter Snowden-trained Parables.

Trained by the prolific Gai Waterhouse, More Strawberries will need to bounce back from her most recent form if she is to feature among the front runners after finishing a disappointing seventh in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes.

Lonhro mare Parables showed improvement on her first-up Maurice McCarten Stakes fifth when running fourth in the Sapphire Stakes and will be looking to record her first victory in more than 13 months.

Gary Portelli-trained mare Rose Of Peace ran sixth in the Sapphire Stakes but has experienced some success in recent times, winning the Listed Wenona Girl Quality the start before.

The Darley Crown is part of a quality day of racing action at Hawkesbury this Saturday in what is the main meeting in New South Wales.

Highlighting the day is the Hawkesbury Guineas that will see the undefeated Landing taking on a host of talented three-year-olds and the Rowley Mile which is headlined by Gai Waterhouse-trained pair Western Symbol and Fast Clip.

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Darley Crown 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 X340X106X7 MORE STRAWBERRIES Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 11 59kg 101
2 1X23538X54 PARABLES Peter Snowden Rod Quinn 3 59kg 100
3 X427X1687X SCREEN Peter Snowden Christian Reith 2 58kg 97
4 73192612X3 SOPHIE’S SPIRIT Max Hinton Blake Shinn 13 58kg 95
5 7X21422110 DYSTOPIA Chris Waller Nathan Berry 14 57kg 100
6 9142X53033 LADYS ANGEL Joseph Pride Jay Ford 9 57kg 100
7 808X275616 ROSE OF PEACE Gary Portelli Peter Robl 8 57kg 95
8 6X105X55X6 MASCARERI Peter Snowden TBA 12 56kg 90
9 365330X20X PONTIANA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Grant Buckley 6 56kg 88
10 X45153X228 POTIONS John P Thompson Hugh Bowman 7 56kg 85
11 1132X131 FORFEITURE Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 4 56kg 82
12 222X424X54 MISS MARX John O’Shea James McDonald 10 56kg 82
13 18X5766592 GRAND IMPRESSION Garry White Sam Clipperton (a) 5 56kg 62
14 411X27X340 ALCANCIA Jenny Graham Robert Thompson 1 54kg 68