RA Lee Stakes 2012 Field & Barriers Released

The action of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival continues at Morphettville this Saturday with The Goodwood meeting featuring a triple shot of Group racing action including the 2012 RA Lee Stakes.

Luke Nolen & Peter Moody

Luke Nolen - pictured here with Peter Moody - will ride So Pristine in the 2012 RA Lee Stakes on Saturday

A final field of 11 middle distance gallopers has been accepted for the $150,000 Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) this year including three last start winners.

One of the most exciting chances in the race is the Dion Koch-trained Verco Road who will be out for their third win on the trot.

Drawn ideally in barrier four with Jason Holder riding, the rising nine-year-old is enjoying a purple patch of form having won the Listed CS Hayes Stakes (1600m) and the Listed City of Adelaide Handicap (1400m) at their two most recent runs.

The other last start winners in the RA Lee Stakes field are both visiting from Victoria with the Michael Moroney-trained Zabeel stallion Zabisco in gate two with Damien Oliver aboard, and Peter Moody’s So Pristine in gate one with Luke Nolen in the saddle.

Another Zabeel offspring six-year-old mare So Pristine travelled to Adelaide last start where they enjoyed a good win in the Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes (1600m) on April 28.

Nolen meanwhile also has the prized ride of the day aboard the undefeated Black Caviar in the $500,000 Group 1 The Distinctive Homes Goodwood (1200m), her last run down under before heading overseas for the Royal Ascot Carnival in England.

Two horses resume racing in the RA Lee Stakes this year with the now John Sadler-trained Linton (barrier eight) who hasn’t raced since their dead last finish in the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington last October, and Tony McEvoy’s French import Saint Desir (barrier 10).

Other notable chances from both locally and interstate then include Group 2 winner Testa My Patience, Sam Kavanagh’s City Of Adelaide Handicap third placegetter Bagman, and seven-year-old Nomanville galloper Big Slick.

The full 2012 RA Lee Stakes field, barriers and jockeys can be found in the table below.

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2012 RA Lee Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Morphettville Race 6 – 3:40pm – 12/05/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 X9923X760X LINTON John Sadler Steven Arnold 8 57.5kg 108
2 X23110X748 TESTA MY PATIENCE Mick Price Glen Boss 11 57.5kg 104
3 X60213X133 BAGMAN Sam Kavanagh Chad Lever 5 56kg 101
4 8X32324411 VERCO ROAD Dion Koch Jason Holder 4 56kg 97
5 5X075X3551 SO PRISTINE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1 55.5kg 90
6 X029X48007 HAWKS BAY Neil Dyer Ms Michelle Payne 3 55.5kg 98
7 2X202234X9 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott Michael Rodd 9 55kg 106
8 X83X16X453 BIG SLICK Dennis O’Leary Dwayne Dunn 7 55kg 94
9 21213X0531 ZABISCO (NZ) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 2 55kg 86
10 11704722X SAINT DESIR (GB) Tony McEvoy Matthew Neilson 10 55kg 82
11 X11136X287 MORNIN’ SAM Gary Searle Adrian Patterson 6 55kg 81