Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

The 2012 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival heads to Moonee Valley this weekend, for a bumper two-day carnival that begins on Friday night with an eight-race card that includes the Group 2 2012 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m).

For many it is a chance to avenge Thousand Guineas results, as is the case for Love For Ransom who finished five lengths off winner Commanding Jewel when seventh.

The Greg Eurell-trained filly was Thousand Guineas favourite at one stage during the spring following an outstanding win at Moonee Valley last month.

On that day she covered plenty of ground to run over the top of Stella Lante and she faces a rematch with the Adelaide filly this Friday night.

Stella Lante also contested the Thousand Guineas, finishing two places ahead of Love For Ransom in fifth.

There is not one last-start winner in the field but Peter Moody’s Mareeza has been threatening at her past two starts, finishing third first-up at Caulfield in September before being beaten a long-neck by Cavalry Rose in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes.

Also bringing reasonable form into the race is Kazanluk who is coming off a third in the Morphetville Guineas last month.

It may not be the cream of the crop but it stands to be an even contest and one horse bringing a touch of the unknown is Volume One from the Mick Kent stable.

The Nadeem filly has had just one career start which resulted in a third-place finish over 1200m at Cranbourne on October 12.

Others in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field include Big Chill and Dean Binaisse-trained pair Poppaea and Moreau.

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Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 0x1154x836 BIG CHILL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Hugh Bowman 9 57kg 74
2 1×197 LOVE FOR RANSOM Greg Eurell Glen Boss 1 57kg 74
3 4x74128x90 DONNA CATTIVA (NZ) Danny O’Brien TBA 2 57kg 70
4 133×2285 STELLA LANTE John Hyam Vlad Duric 3 57kg 72
5 11×5632 MAREEZA Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 8 57kg 74
6 2×5319 BALACLAVA LADY Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 5 57kg 68
7 6×153 KAZANLUK Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 12 57kg 64
8 2×9108 SULLEN ART (NZ) Leon Corstens Damien Oliver 11 57kg 61
9 518 POPPAEA Dean Binaisse Dwayne Dunn 7 57kg 61
10 32025 MOREAU Dean Binaisse Michael Rodd 10 57kg 56
11 5869 EASY TO LOOK AT Andrew Sawden TBA 4 57kg 53
12 3 VOLUME ONE Michael Kent TBA 6 57kg 60