Penny Edition Stakes 2012 Field Topped by Southern Speed

A strong 2012 Penny Edition Stakes (1400m) will be run at at Morphetville on Saturday with Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed heading the 12-horse field.

Southern Speed

Southern Speed Heads a strong Penny Edition Stakes field

The Southern Image mare will again be aimed at the prestigious 2400-metre event and she returned in promising fashion two weeks ago.

After getting blocked a number of times in the straight the five-year-old produced a fast finish to run third in the Group 3 Spring Stakes behind Happy Trails and Gossip Girl.

Returning to defend his title in the Adelaide feature is Alcopop who won last year’s event in a tight finish ahead of Glaneuse.

The veteran gelding then went on to finish runner-up in the Dato’ Chin Nam Stakes before his spring campaign was cut short after running home last in the Caulfield Stakes.

A son of Jeune, the eight-year-old has a solid record of nine wins from 27 starts and has collected over $600,000 in prize money.

Glaneuse will return to attempt to go one better this year and brings winning form into the race.

The Michael O’Leary-trained seven-year-old hit the line well to win the Listed Winter Championship Final at Flemington last month.

Having their first start since March is Adelaide Cup winner Rialya who was at the top of his game in the autumn.

The son of Kempinsky won the Listed Birthday Cup and finished runner-up in the Lord Reims Stakes before beating Drunken Sailor to take top honours in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup.

Other horses included in the Penny Edition Stakes field are last-start winner Light Tan and Lloyd Kennewell’s The Eighth Maker.

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Penny Edition Stakes – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 910x5129x7 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens Dom Tourneur 7 59kg 104
2 451855121x RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 6 59kg 99
3 0213x1335x BAGMAN Sam Kavanagh Chad Lever 11 59kg 98
4 1269×63001 GLANEUSE Michael O’Leary Ms Linda Meech 5 59kg 97
5 37x13111x5 THE EIGHTH MAKER Lloyd Kennewell Paul Gatt 2 59kg 96
6 6127×31144 JUSTIFY THAT Peter Moody Ms Libby Hopwood 4 59kg 95
7 480480×779 SPACECRAFT David Hayes Nathan Rose 8 59kg 95
8 2006548198 MY BENTLEY (NZ) Jon O’Connor Simon Price 12 59kg 92
9 473×840460 MAGICAL PEARL Dennis O’Leary TBA 1 59kg 88
10 712×346201 LIGHT TAN Michael O’Leary Jason Holder 10 59kg 85
11 33210339×6 HE’S HOT TO TROT Mick Whittle Adrian Patterson 3 59kg 76
12 4x125255x3 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ms Clare Lindop 9 57kg 112