Samaready Headlines The Heath 1100 Field

2012 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Samaready will make her return to racing in the Group 3 The Heath 1100 (1100m), to be run this year as Stakes, at Caulfield on Saturday.


Samaready will have her first race start in over a year when she contests The Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

The More Than Ready mare headlines the thirteen strong field for the $135,000 race that will be run as race six at 3.30pm (AEST) on the exciting card at Caulfield on Saturday.

Injury and illness has kept Samaready away from the races since she finished fourth behind Elite Elle in the Listed Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield during her brief 2012 Spring Racing Carnival campaign.

Trainer Mick Price is confident that the four-year-old is ready for a return to the races but he is not expecting a particularly impressive first-up performance.

Another Group 1 winning mare that is set to return to the races for the first time this preparation is Yosei.

The Invincible Spirit six-year-old has gone twenty-two starts without entering the winner circles, with her last race victory coming in the 2011 Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm during the 2011 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Despite her lengthy winning drought Yosei has still performed admirably at the highest level of racing in the last twelve months, finishing in the placings in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield and the Group 1 Sangster Classic (1200m).

Team Hawkes-trained Neeson has been allocated the top weight for Stakes and will carry 58kg with leading jockey Dwayne Dunn on board.

The Mossman gelding has had just one race start in the last twelve months, finishing second behind She’s Clean in the Listed June Stakes (1200m) at Randwick, but according to Wayne Hawkes is in good condition and will be joined in the field by stablemate Jolie Bay.

Tony McEvoy-trained Pocket Rockets has been in work since March but raced like a fresh horse when he finished a narrow fifth behind Broken in the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley last Saturday.

The six-year-old flew home from the back of the field and indicated that he will relish the step back up to 1100 metres this Saturday.

Other key acceptors for The 2013 Stakes are That’s The One (barrier eight), Mark Kavanagh-trained Undeniably (barrier nine), Darley mare Anise (barrier two) and the resuming It Is Written (barrier five).

You can find the compete Stakes field, jockeys, weights and barriers in the table below.

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2013 Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

 Caulfield Race 6 – 3:30pm (AEST) – 28/08/2013

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2634387x2x NEESON Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 1 58kg 105
2 498×223142 THAT’S THE ONE Colin & Cindy Alderson Ben Melham 8 57.5kg 96
3 11113x4x SAMAREADY Mick Price Craig Newitt 4 57kg 104
4 x8x216446x UNDENIABLY Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 9 57kg 97
5 1x231611x2 CHIARAMONTE Peter Snowden Vlad Duric 12 57kg 89
6 5x6615319x FUTURE SOLUTION Kane Harris Daniel Stackhouse 7 56kg 92
7 1037131115 POCKET ROCKETS Tony McEvoy Craig Williams 13 56kg 92
8 294123122x IT IS WRITTEN Robbie Griffiths Brett Prebble 5 56kg 94
9 4x1122x JOLIE BAY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Glen Boss 10 56kg 99
10 040x30987x YOSEI Stuart Webb Ms Michelle Payne 3 54kg 106
11 x84638x22x ANISE Peter Snowden Stephen Baster 2 54kg 92
12 21×3366212 HADRONICA Leon Corstens James McDonald 11 54kg 80
13 0208x3306x ANABAA’S LEGACY (NZ) Dean Binaisse 6 54kg 82