2015 Carrington Stakes Field & Barrier Draw – Spurtonic Out Wide

The final field for the Listed Carrington Stakes (1400m) was released on Wednesday morning, with 12 horses accepting for the sprint-mile race at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday.

Ninth Legion has drawn inside run from barrier one in the Carrington Stakes.

Ninth Legion has drawn inside run from barrier one in the Carrington Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.

Headlining the field is Gai Waterhouse’s Spurtonic, who is using the race as a lead-up to the $3 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on April 4. He is due to start from the second-widest gate and carry the top weight of 59kg with Blake Shinn to ride.

The five-year-old gelding is a last start winner of the Magic Millions Cup (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 10, which he managed to win from barrier ten, so his chances aren’t lost yet.

Hugh Bowman rode Spurtonic to success in the Magic Millions Cup but will instead ride That’s A Good Idea in the 2015 Carrington Stakes.

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained gelding will also jump wide from barrier ten, in the gate next to Spurtonic. That’s A Good Idea was a fast finishing runner-up of the Listed Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) last time out, missing out to Ball Of Muscle by a nose.

Chris Waller continues to lead the charge after accepting with all three of his nominated horses – Heart Testa, She’s Clean, and Eigelstein.

Five-year-old gelding Heart Testa finished third in the Listed Ladies Day Cup (1400m) as well as winning the Kingswood Park Handicap (1350m) in November but finished last in the Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) two starts ago. The gelding will jump from barrier five with Jason Collett to ride while six-year-old mare She’s Clean will be one gate over with Kerrin McEvoy as hoop.

Eigelstein will need to overcome a start from the widest gate. The Seven-year-old gelding has yet to be appointed a jockey.

Team HawkesNinth Legion will enjoy the inside run from barrier one with James McDonald due to ride.

The five-year-old gelding enjoyed minor success during the spring after placing in both the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) before running a solid fourth in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) on October 4. He will make his return in the 2015 Carrington Stakes on Saturday before a busy autumn campaign.

The Benjamin Smith-trained Testarhythm will jump from barrier four, December Handicap (1550m) runner-up Scream Machine will jump from barrier nine, and Fred Cowell’s Mighty Lucky will get a good start from barrier two.

Check out the complete 2015 Carrington Stakes final field and barrier draw below. Make sure to open your Ladbrokes.com.au online betting account before the market opens to get ahead of the odds.

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2015 Carrington Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4419x0x5x1 SPURTONIC Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 11 59kg 103
2 226×783104 HEART TESTA Chris Waller Jason Collett 5 58kg 101
3 x385x7334x NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 1 58kg 101
4 1137×68752 SCREAM MACHINE Jason Coyle Tommy Berry 9 57.5kg 100
5 3394×12782 THAT’S A GOOD IDEA Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 10 57kg 99
6 40×4085241 SHE’S CLEAN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 6 54.5kg 98
7 71177653×5 EIGELSTEIN (GB) Chris Waller TBA 12 54.5kg 94
8 1325×06710 HAUSSMANN John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 8 54kg 93
9 21668283×6 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Nathan Thomas 2 54kg 91
10 6220x00x86 HIGH ESTEEM Peter G Moody TBA 3 54kg 87
11 8x1375x054 TESTARHYTHM Benjamin Smith TBA 7 54kg 86
12 321510332x PAEDEROS (FR) David Payne Brenton Avdulla 4 54kg 85


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