2014 Southern Cross Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the 2014 Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) have been released, with a total of 10 runners confirmed to line up at Royal Randwick on Saturday, including Toydini.

Toydini is early favourite for the 2014 Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes

Toydini is early favourite for the 2014 Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having claimed five of 18 starts to date, Toydini won both the Group 3 Cameron Handicap (1500m) and Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) during a strong 2013 spring that also produced a strong third behind talented miler Boban and Streama in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m).

Having spent the summer resting up in the spelling yard the Bernardini gelding will be aiming for first-up success in the 2014 Southern Cross Stakes and will has been given great opportunity to do so, having drawn the ideal barrier 2.

Also included in the final field for the 2014 Southern Cross Stakes is Riva De Lago.

Having amassed seven wins from 30 starts, six-year-old Riva De Lago claimed the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1400m) from Solzhenitsyn on September 14th however quickly fatigued throughout the 2013 spring and was sent to the spelling paddock in early November after a forgettable ninth in the Group 3 TAB.com.au Stakes (1400m).

Trainer Chris Waller has been pleased with two recent barrier trials produced by the Encosta De Lago gelding, whose claims received a further boost when drawing barrier 1.

Despite winning two of only four starts to date, Team Hawkes-trained Not Listenin’tome was undoubtedly most impressive when running a close second to Zoustar in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on November second, however will need to find again find a good line early after drawing the unfortunate barrier 8.

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2014 Southern Cross Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 114x51316x TOYDINI Guy Walter Blake Shinn 2 60.5kg 110
2 222x81039x RIVA DE LAGO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 57.5kg 104
3 25212178×7 UNDER THE SUN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Adam Hyeronimus 10 55.5kg 100
4 6x595200x5 CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ) David Payne Christian Reith 7 55kg 99
5 67043x350x ALBRECHT Peter Snowden Tommy Berry 5 54kg 97
6 5x30206x12 DANCES ON STARS (NZ) Gerald Ryan Jay Ford 9 54kg 97
7 35x311511x THAT’S A GOOD IDEA Joseph Pride Jim Cassidy 3 54kg 94
8 364×550332 MY DESTINY Jim Litt Tim Clark 6 54kg 91
9 1122x NOT LISTENIN’TOME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 8 54kg 91
10 15x1112x TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Jason Collett 4 54kg 91

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