Australian Derby Day 2012 Final Fields – Randwick Races

April 11th, 2012

Australian Derby Day is set to take place at Royal Randwick racecourse this Saturday April 14, 2012, and here you will find the final field and barrier draw for the three Group 1 races on the day.

The first Group 1 race to take place will be the 2012 TJ Smith Stakes, which will feature both Rain Affair and Foxwedge.

Rain Affair will be looking to continue his impressive race record that has seen him win 11 of his 13 previous race starts, while Foxwedge will be looking to back up his last start William Reid Stakes win.

2012 TJ Smith Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1111X11161 RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride Corey Brown 6 58.5kg 112
2 434410X263 NEESON Joseph Pride Michael Rodd 5 58.5kg 108
3 1X1913X903 MASTER OF DESIGN David Payne Craig Williams 4 58.5kg 102
4 X12412X431 FOXWEDGE John O’Shea Nash Rawiller 3 56.5kg 111
5 49115X500X VARENNA MISS Tony Noonan Hugh Bowman 2 56.5kg 104
6 122224X331 HALLOWELL BELLE Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 1 54.5kg 99

The next race of the day will be the 2012 AJC Sires Produce Stakes, which will see All Too Hard fight it out against Golden Slipper winner Pierro.

Both colts will be looking to remain unbeaten after winning all their previous race starts and will be going head to head for the first time in their careers.

2012 AJC Sires Produce Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1X111 PIERRO Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 2 56.5kg
2 111 ALL TOO HARD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3 56.5kg
3 1125 RACEWAY Gai Waterhouse Hugh Bowman 7 56.5kg
4 1X250 FAUSTUS John O’Shea Craig Williams 5 56.5kg
5 210 ASHOKAN John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 4 56.5kg
6 1X444 TATRA Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 1 56.5kg
7 3X43 LIMES Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 56.5kg

Finally, the feature race of the day is the $1.5 million Australian Derby.

With the absence of Mosheen after she was spelled following her Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes win last start, Silent Achiever will be looking to steal the limelight.

Silent Achiever has won five of his eight race starts and won more than $600,000 in prize money during his career.

2012 Australian Derby Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 28321X8030 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin Jim Cassidy 7 56.5kg 103
2 11X131 LASER HAWK Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 11 56.5kg 108
3 52315X5275 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings Craig Williams 1 56.5kg 95
4 1312X09605 DARCI BE GOOD (NZ) Bede Murray Luke Nolen 3 56.5kg 90
5 04313X8640 SABRAGE Michael Moroney Glyn Schofield 13 56.5kg 89
6 1121282 OCEAN PARK (NZ) Gary Hennessy Glen Boss 6 56.5kg 104
7 1226X4622 REKINDLED ALLIANCE Paul Messara Corey Brown 5 56.5kg 90
8 61291 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 2 56.5kg 95
9 31X17346 HOYLONNY Chris Waller Michael Rodd 8 56.5kg 76
10 130X97116 SATIRICAL BOY Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg 80
11 332 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 10 56.5kg
12 4412267 ON EVERY LEVEL Scott Aspery Jay Ford 12 56.5kg 68
13 21311113 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James Hugh Bowman 9 54.5kg 103

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