Golden Slipper Day – 2011 Tulloch Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

March 30th, 2011

Race 2 on Rosehill Garden’s Golden Slipper Day this Saturday April 2, 2011, will be the Group 3 Tulloch Stakes and the final field and barrier draw for the race has now been released.

The 2011 Tulloch Stakes is a 2,000 metre race open to three-year-old colts and geldings only and is run under set-weight conditions.

12 horses have been accepted for the $175,000 Tulloch Stakes, including Peter Snowden’s Retrieve.

Retrieve finished second in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas last start to New Zealand newcomer Jimmy Choux.

The Darley-owned Retrieve has won four of his 12 career starts and has only once failed to produce a first four finish.

The Rahy three-year-old has drawn barrier 3 for the 2011 Tulloch Stakes and will carry the set weight of 56 kilograms.

Also featuring in the 2011 Tulloch Stakes is Michael Kent’s Blackie, who has won his past four race starts.

The New Zealand import has won both his previous Australian starts, including the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes at Rosehill on March 19, 2011.

Blackie, who has drawn barrier six in the 2011 Tulloch Stakes, will be ridden by jockey Brad Rawiller.

Bart Cummings’ I Think I Do has also accepted for the 2011 Tulloch Stakes.

I Think I Do is the first emergency for the 2011 Golden Slipper and will be using the Tulloch Stakes as his back up should he not make the Slipper field.

Also included in the 2011 Tulloch Stakes final field are Gai Waterhouse’s Fast Clip and Anthony Cummings’ Shadows In The Sun.

2011 Tulloch Stakes Final Filed & Barrier Draw

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Handicapper Rating
1 RETRIEVE Peter Snowden 3 56 103
2 BLACKIE (NZ) Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 6 56 93
3 FAST CLIP Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 4 56 90
4 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings Craig Williams 1 56 80
5 MAULES CREEK John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 12 56 71
6 I THINK I DO Bart Cummings Nicholas Hall 5 56 69
7 SHOOTOFF (NZ) Graeme Rogerson Chris Munce 11 56 69
8 MUIRFIELD (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Rodd 9 56 67
9 SHADOWOFEXCELLENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 8 56 67
10 STRAIGHT ALBERT Michael Dobie Peter Wells 7 56 65
11 KING GLADIATOR Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2 56 63
12 SPACE STATION Bede Murray Rod Quinn 10 56 55