The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Group 2 Memsie Stakes, which will take place at Caulfield Racecourse this Saturday August 27, 2011.
13 horses have accepted for the race, which is worth $200,000 and will be run over a distance of 1,400 metres under weight-for-age conditions.
The most notable absence in the field is Maluckyday, who just last night was confirmed as an acceptor by trainer Wayne Hawkes.
“He’s not guaranteed to run but it is likely that he will,” Hawkes said.
Hawkes appeared keen to run Maluckyday this Saturday after he was forced to scratch the five-year-old from last Saturday’s Warwick Stakes due to the wet track conditions.
“Missing the run the other day stuffed things up a little bit but we didn’t want to gut him first-up on a bog track,” Hawkes said.
“The horse is fine and we will wait now and see what the track conditions are for Saturday.”
Despite the unexpected absence of Maluckyday, a number of top class horses have accepted for the 2011 Memsie Stakes.
Danny O’Brien’s Shamrocker has drawn barrier four for the Memsie Stakes 2011 and will be ridden by jockey Mark Zahra.
The four-year-old mare will be having her first-up run since her successful autumn campaign that saw her win the Group 1 Australian Guineas and Group 1 AJC Australian Derby.
Also included in the 2011 Memsie Stakes final field is Mick Price’s Heart Of Dreams, who has been allocated barrier five in the race.
The Show A Heart gelding will also be first-up in the 2011 Memsie Stakes after having a three month spell.
Heart Of Dreams has won six of his 26 race starts and has accrued more than $1.59 million in prize money.
Also included in the 2011 Memsie Stakes final field are Peter Moody’s Anacheeva, Michael Kent’s Absolutely and Jim Conlan’s Rekindled Interest.
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2011 Memsie Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||27X721834X||HEART OF DREAMS||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||5||59kg||115|
|2||4X152220X0||MIDAS TOUCH (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Steven King||9||59kg||112|
|3||41318X025X||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||2||59kg||109|
|4||3120X9923X||LINTON||Robert Hickmott||Nicholas Hall||10||59kg||109|
|5||15190X707X||HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Ben Melham||12||59kg||106|
|6||323527X13X||RED COLOSSUS||Greg Eurell||Chris Symons||1||59kg||101|
|7||0X032322X0||ANUDJAWUN (NZ)||Shaun Dwyer||–||8||59kg||89|
|8||12X2X3X313||PRINCE OBAMA||Jason Clifford||Dean Yendall||7||59kg||89|
|9||111X70673X||ANACHEEVA||Peter G Moody||Craig Newitt||13||58.5kg||108|
|10||1X455515X2||REKINDLED INTEREST||Jim Conlan||Dwayne Dunn||3||58.5kg||100|
|11||302X41312X||SHAMROCKER (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Mark Zahra||4||56.5kg||112|
|13||X21111147X||KING’S ROSE (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||11||56.5kg||96|