Warwick Stakes 2011 – Final Field & Barrier Draw

August 18th, 2011

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