A capacity field of gallopers has been accepted for the Festival Stakes 2012 at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday, the handicap feature the latest black type race of the Sydney Summer Racing Carnival.
Due to jump as Rosehill Race 6 at 4:30pm (AEST) the $100,000 Blackwoods Stanley Dewalt Festival Stakes (1500m) this year drew a field of 17 starters plus three emergencies.
The early scratching of #17 Praecido however, who drew the extreme outside barrier 20, has paved the way for the John O’Shea-trained first emergency Gangster’s Choice to gain a start.
To wear the No. 1 saddlecloth as the 59kg top-weight of the Festival Stakes field is the Ron Quinton-trained Monton