2014 Northerly Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Racing fans in Perth will enjoy some black type racing this weekend, as the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) will run at Ascot Racecourse.

God Has Spoken, who missed out on the Peter Young Stakes to Fiorente (pictured) will contest the 2014 Northerly Stakes.

God Has Spoken, who missed out on the Peter Young Stakes to Fiorente (pictured) will contest the 2014 Northerly Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The final field & barrier draw was released Wednesday, with 15 three-year-olds declaring for the race, half the maximum field size of 30.

Headlining the field is the Adam Durrant-trained Ranger, who will have to overcome a wide start from barrier 13 with Peter Hall in the saddle.

The eight-year-old gelding hasn’t been since in spring racing yet but enjoyed success during winter with back-to-back Group Three runner-up finishes from the Hyperion Stakes (1600m) and Strickland Stakes (2000m).

God Has Spoken, the Neville Parnham-trained horse, will run with the top weight of 58kg, which is up to four kilos more than his rivals on the field. Jockey Brad Parnham will ride the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) runner-up home from barrier nine, but will he prove successful over the shorter distance?

The Grant Williams-trained Respondent will enjoy the inside run with William Pike after drawing barrier one. This can only mean good things for the in-form gelding, who has won three of his last four stars and placed third in the other.

The four-year-old enjoyed plenty of success during autumn racing, winning back-to-back in the Listed Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) and Schweppes J.C. Roberts Stakes (1800m). He then proved he could succeed as a stayer when he stepped up in class for the Group 2 W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) in April, which he won by 1¼ lengths.

Listed Birthday Stakes (1200m) second and third will both run in the 2014 Northerly Stakes. Fuchsia Bandana (2nd) will jump from barrier six while Ron’s Call (3rd) drew barrier 12.

Sharron Miller’s Stagnite is the most in-form runner on the field following four spring campaign starts, two of which were wins while the other two were placings.

The four-year-old gelding will enjoy an easy start with Jason Brown in the saddle after drawing barrier two.

Coolgardie Cup (1760m) winner Express Service will line-up for trainer Darren Mcauliffe while Group 3 W.A. Oaks (2400m) winner Balmont Girl will step down in distance for Paula Wagg.

Check out the full 2014 Northerly Stakes final field & barrier draw below to choose your winner.

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2014 Northerly Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Ascot Race 8 – 18/10/2014

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x79860029x GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 9 58kg
2 x430x5522x RANGER Adam Durrant Peter Hall 13 57.5kg 99
3 15x00014x6 CLASSIQUE IVORY (NZ) Gino Poletti Lucas Camilleri 14 55kg 94
4 503x13897x STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Daniel Morton Shaun Mc Gruddy 11 55kg
5 1x0x864112 EXPRESS SERVICE Darren Mcauliffe Shaun Meeres 8 54.5kg 93
6 332214114x BALMONT GIRL Paula Wagg Shaun O’Donnell 3 54kg 82
7 728032241x CYBER CRIME Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 5 54kg 91
8 2x113114x2 FUCHSIA BANDANA Darren Mcauliffe Jarrad Noske 6 54kg 80
9 112x355x21 MISS ROSE DE LAGO Simon A Miller Peter Knuckey 7 54kg 81
10 46101990×0 POP CULTURE Colin Webster Troy Turner 15 54kg 90
11 423361131x RESPONDENT Grant Williams William Pike 1 54kg 88
12 7x530x13x3 RON’S CALL Simon A Miller Jason Whiting 12 54kg 82
13 274×438216 SIREEZE Sharon Miller Ben Paterson 4 54kg 88
14 111×51321 STAGNITE Sharon Miller Jason Brown 2 54kg 82
15 1311x1212x TRADING DAY Warren Wilson Willie White 10 54kg 90

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