The Group 2 Warwick Stakes is set to run at Warwick Farm Racecourse this Saturday August 20, 2011, and here you will find the final field and barrier draw for the race.
Run under weight-for age-conditions, the 2011 Warwick Stakes will take place as Race 6 at 3.40pm (AEST).
13 horses have been nominated for the 2011 Warwick Stakes that will be worth $175,000 in prize money and will be run over 1,400 metres.
Included in the Warwick Stakes 2011 final field is Grahame Begg’s Ilovethiscity, who is due to resume in the race after a four month winter spell.
However, Ilovethiscity’s run is in jeopardy after he pulled a shoe and stood on a nail during his routine trackwork yesterday morning.
“We’re monitoring the situation,” Begg said.
“With those sort of things you just never know, they can flare up or they can settle down pretty quickly.
“It can go either way but rest assured we won’t be taking any chances.”
The trainer is hopeful he can run Ilovethiscity in the 2011 Warwick Stakes as there are no other races that suit the horse until the 2011 Sebring Stakes (previously known as the Theo Main Stakes) on September 3.
“There’s really no suitable race for three weeks,” Begg said.
“The situation is if he doesn’t run on Saturday he’ll run in three weeks in the Theo Marks and then we might have to look at Melbourne and the Rupert Clarke.
“If he runs Saturday he will still have three weeks into the Theo Marks then back up in the George Main.
“He’s ready to go.”
Racing NSW stewards advised today that Ilovethiscity was making good progress and had successfully completed his trackwork at Kensington this morning.
“Mr Begg advised that Ilovethiscity had worked again this morning on the Kensington track,” said a statement made by stewards.
“As a precaution, Racing NSW official veterinarian, Dr Craig Suann, will examine Ilovethiscity tomorrow afternoon to determine his fitness to compete in Saturday’s Warwick Stakes.”
Ilovethiscity has been allocated barrier eight in the 2011 Warwick Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Brenton Avdulla.
Also included in the 2011 Warwick Stakes final field is Chris Waller’s Hawk Island, Gerald Ryan’s Ironstein, Graeme Rogerson’s Shootoff, Joseph Pride’s Sacred Choice and Michael, Wayne & John Hawke’s Maluckyday.
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2011 Warwick Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||68009X5385||BLACK PIRANHA||Con Karakatsanis||Hugh Bowman||1||59kg||112|
|2||3X132607X5||CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ)||David Payne||Christian Reith||7||59kg||109|
|3||5X941341FX||HAWK ISLAND (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||12||59kg||109|
|4||31112X447X||MALUCKYDAY (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||3||59kg||108|
|5||5X12413313||PINWHEEL||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||11||59kg||108|
|6||4X8181561X||GATHERING||John P Thompson||Craig Williams||9||59kg||107|
|7||32121130X6||TRIPLE ELEGANCE||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||2||59kg||107|
|8||2298563X7X||TRUSTING||John P Thompson||James McDonald (a)||6||59kg||107|
|9||3345553141||IRONSTEIN||Gerald Ryan||Joshua Parr||5||59kg||99|
|10||310X41155X||ILOVETHISCITY||Grahame Begg||Brenton Avdulla||8||58.5kg||108|
|11||649031141X||SHOOTOFF (NZ)||Graeme Rogerson||Mr Tye Angland||4||58.5kg||104|
|12||X352320X21||STARTSMEUP||Bruce W Hill||Paul Hammersley||13||58.5kg||90|
|13||31X603512X||SACRED CHOICE||Joseph Pride||Corey Brown||10||57kg||117|