Smart 2013 Luskin Star Stakes Field Released for Scone Carnvial

Following the action of Scone Cup Day this Friday the Scone Cup Carnival continues on Saturday with five more black type races on the card including the Luskin Star Stakes 2013.

Decision Time

Decision Time heads the Luskin Star Stakes weights for Saturday at Scone. Photo: Steve Hart.

Due to run as Scone Race 5 at 2:40pm (AEST) this year’s $140,000 Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) has drawn a full field of 16 starters plus a sole emergency in the John Thompson-trained Mr Armstrong.

Heading the field and weights with a big 60.5kg allocation is the Clarry Conners-trained Decision Time who will be ridden by Nash Rawiller from gate 10.

The Foreplay five-year-old is a multiple Group 1 placegetter including second to the ill-fated Crystal Lily in the 2010 Golden Slipper as a juvenile and more recently their third to the freakish Bel Sprinter in The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill back in March.

Following Decision Time in the weights are then the Peter Snowden-trained Skytrain (60kg) coming off a second in the Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick, and Chris Waller’s in-form Riva De Lago (58.5kg) who has drawn ideally in gate three with Hugh Bowman in the saddle.

Encosta De Lago gelding Riva De Lago enjoyed successive Rosehill wins during the summer before running second firstly to Skyerush in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) and then to Havana Rey in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) in March.

Waller will also be represented in the Luskin Star this year by his O’Reilly four-year-old Said Com who suffered a blow drawing the extreme outside gate.

Other big name trainers with entries in the classic then include Gai Waterhouse with the rails-drawn import The Offer who makes their Australian debut here, and Grahame Begg with Fedde in gate five with Glyn Schofield riding.

Other notable hopes then include Tracey Bartley’s veteran nine-year-old Sniper’s Bullet, Hidden Warrior coming off a Rosehill win from last Saturday, and last start Hawkesbury winner Agister.

See below for the full 2013 Yarraman Park – Horsepower Lusking Star Stakes field and barriers.

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2013 Luskin Star Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Scone Race 5 – 2:40pm (AEST) – 18/05/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 1x150x2366 DECISION TIME Clarry Conners Nash Rawiller 10 60.5kg 106
2 34×6312192 SKYTRAIN Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 11 60kg 105
3 06×2351122 RIVA DE LAGO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 58.5kg 102
4 31628138×0 BOLD GLANCE Norm Hilton Jay Ford 6 58kg 101
5 06x10x7750 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 14 58kg 101
6 505x34875x SNIPER’S BULLET Tracey Bartley Grant Buckley 8 57.5kg 100
7 x3313215x0 STAR OF OCTAGONAL Todd Howlett Robert Thompson 9 57.5kg 100
8 x398610x40 INSTINCTION Paul Messara Blake Shinn 4 55.5kg 96
9 3620×44830 SAID COM (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 17 54.5kg 94
10 x1776x00x9 LIVEANDLETDIE Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla 2 54kg 92
11 8x1210x871 HIDDEN WARRIOR Paul Perry Nathan Berry 16 54kg 89
12 889×214031 AGISTER Allan Denham Christian Reith 13 54kg 87
13 21538x1x THE OFFER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 1 54kg 82
14 7×15215319 FEDDE Grahame Begg Glyn Schofield 5 54kg 81
15 0x58324473 BEREFT David Atkins Ms Kathy O’Hara 7 54kg 80
16 122232×142 DOUBLE HALO Luke Griffith Greg Ryan 12 54kg 80
17e 9065x060x0 MR ARMSTRONG John P Thompson Andrew Gibbons 15 54kg 79