The Goodwood Day Fields – National Stakes 2013

Three last start winners are in the mix for the 2013 National Stakes at Morphettville Racecourse this Saturday, the two-year-olds’ feature to kick off the racing action for The Goodwood Day.

The Huntress

The Huntress is looking to stay undefeated after the 2013 National Stakes this Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Set to run as Race 1 at 12:30pm (local time) this year’s $115,000 Group 3 National Stakes (1200m) has drawn a final field of nine juveniles including a trio coming off a win.

The Michael Kent-trained The Huntress is one of those, the Husson filly having won both of her previous career starts so far.

Drawn nicely in barrier four with Brad Rawiller to ride, The Huntress debuted at Sandown Lakeside last month and was successful, taking that form to Caulfield on the 27th to win a black type sprint.

Another interstate raider coming off a turf triumph is the Peter Moody-trained Choisir gelding Made Of Ice, drawn wide in barrier eight for Saturday, who won on debut at Ballarat last start.

Representing the locals is then the Lloyd Kennewell-trained Ziggler who also won on debut last start when taking out a 1000m at Morphettville Parks on April 20.

Kennewell has also accepted for More Than Ready filly Vivi Veloce out to improve on her last start fifth to Calcatta in the Listed Dequetteville Stakes at the track a fortnight ago.

Fellow local horseman Tony McEvoy meanwhile will saddle-up three from his current crop of youngsters with Bel Esprit gelding Iconic (barrier two), Sportingbet Classic winner Bring A Ring (barrier nine) coming off a third in the Dequetteville, and My Little Friend (barrier five).

See below for the official 2013 National Stakes field, barriers, jockeys and weights.

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2013 National Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Morphettville Race 1 – 12:30pm (local) – 11/05/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 2×115 ICONIC Tony McEvoy Nicholas Hall 2 58.5kg 70
2 11 THE HUNTRESS Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 4 56.5kg 73
3 1 ZIGGLER Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 6 56kg 64
4 1 MADE OF ICE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 8 56kg 63
5 1×133 BRING A RING Tony McEvoy Vinnie Colgan 9 55kg 73
6 3×1818 TYPHOON Richard Jolly Paul Gatt 3 54kg 70
7 0x52 OPENING BELL Andrew Noblet Ms Michelle Payne 1 54kg 61
8 6×4 MY LITTLE FRIEND Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 5 54kg 60
9 55 VIVI VELOCE Lloyd Kennewell Dwayne Dunn 7 54kg 56