Exciting 2013 Tramway Stakes Final Field Confirmed

There are a number of exciting races taking place at Royal Randwick this Saturday but the Group 3 Tramway Stakes (1400m) could be the strongest of them all with seven Group 1 winners included in the final field for the race.

Shoot Out

Shoot Out will begin his 2013 Spring Racing Carnival campaign in the Tramway Handicap at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart

Group 1 winners Shoot Out, Sincero and Sacred Falls have all been allocated the top weight of 60.5kg and are confirmed to begin their 2013 Spring Racing Carnival campaigns this weekend.

Sincero (barrier fourteen) will be returning to the races for the first time since he finished ninth in the 2012 Cox Plate (2040m) after he was ruled out of the 2013 Autumn Racing Carnival due to injury while Shoot Out (barrier one) was a surprise entrant for the Tramway Stakes as he was expected to begin his campaign in the Chelmsford Stakes (1600m).

Sacred Falls (barrier nine) will need to be at his very best to be a winning chance in the Tramway Stakes as he will have to carry seven and a half kilograms more than he carried in his breakthrough Australian victory in the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m) at Randwick in April.

Team Cummings-trained mare Norzita (barrier two) is one of the other Group 1 winners in the field and based on her performance in the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) will be one of the leading chances this Saturday.

The daughter of Thorn Park flew home late to finish third behind Rebel Dane and Title and  the four-year-old will have a clear weight advantage on Shoot Out, Sincero and a number of the other leading chances in the Tramway Stakes.

Brisbane trainer Kelso Wood will have three runners in the race, with Queensland Guineas winner Sizzling (barrier twelve), veteran gelding Belltone (barrier thirteen) and progressive galloper Someday all included in the final field.

All three performed fairly first-up in the Show County Quality, with Sizzling the most impressive working home strongly late, but Wood will be looking for an improved second-up effort.

Lloyd Williams-owned Fawkner will return to the races for the first time since his third place finish behind Black Caviar in the 2013 Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) and was a surprise inclusion in the 2013 Melbourne Cup nominations that were released yesterday.

Another possible Melbourne Cup contender is Royal Descent who will jump from the outside barrier in the Tramway Stakes as she looks to go one better than she did in her first-up defeat to stablemate Hidden Kisses in the Group 3 Toy Show Quality (1300m).

You can find the full Tramway Stakes 2013 field, barriers, jockeys and weights in the table below.

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2013 Tramway Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Royal Randwick Race 6 – 3:50pm (AEST) – 07/09/2013

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2x175x136x SHOOT OUT Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 1 60.5kg 116
2 x454x1539x SINCERO Stephen Farley Brenton Avdulla 14 60.5kg 114
3 1111x5521x SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller Leith Innes 9 60.5kg 111
4 122x5617x7 SIZZLING Kelso Wood Tim Clark 12 60kg 103
5 62116420×0 ALMA’S FURY Paul Murray Christian Reith 6 59kg 104
6 9x6x64380x FAST CLIP Gai Waterhouse Ms Kathy O’Hara 17 59kg 100
7 21x12313x3 NORZITA (NZ) Bart & James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2 58.5kg 110
8 41x1112x3x FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 10 58kg 107
9 1134211×2 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 15 58kg 105
10 351211x1x6 BELLO Peter Snowden 8 58kg 104
11 17x0x51039 BELLTONE Kelso Wood Joshua Parr 13 58kg 101
12 3x771597x0 TAGUS John P Thompson 7 58kg 101
13 21x51041x4 MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht Nathan Berry 18 57.5kg 99
14 x77211323x TRANSPORTER John P Thompson Jim Byrne 5 57kg 98
15e 11x986519x SCREAM MACHINE Jason Coyle Adam Hyeronimus 3 57kg 95
16e x01x252310 SOMEDAY Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 11 57kg 94
17e 20x3480x7x SOMEPIN ANYPIN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 4 58kg 101
18e 480x7x31x6 METAL BENDER (NZ) Chris Waller 16 60.5kg 116