The final field for the Group 1 AJC Australian Derby has been released for the race that will run at Randwick Racecourse this Saturday April 9, 2011.
Out of 72 nominations, just 14 horses have accepted for the $1.5 million AJC Australian Derby final field, including John Bary’s Jimmy Choux.
Jimmy Choux’s trainer is more than happy with the progress his colt is making on his way to this Saturday’s AJC Australian Derby.
“The colt is in fantastic order and if anything he has probably come on since the Guineas. There’s no sign that he’s gone backwards,” Bary said.
“The trip to Australia seems to have agreed with him because it has helped him mature.”
Bary is sticking to a similar training process that saw Jimmy Choux win the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas in March 26, 2011.
“He’ll work over 1200m and it will be much the same work as he did before he won the Rosehill Guineas and the (New Zealand) Derby,” Bary said.
Jimmy Choux has drawn barrier one in the 2011 AJC Australian Derby final field and will be ridden by jockey Jonathan Riddell.
Also included in the 2011 AJC Australian Derby final field is Peter Moody’s Anacheeva.
Anacheeva is yet to win a race so far this preparation, despite an incredibly successful last preparation that saw him win two Group races and one Listed race.
The three-year-old Anabaa colt has won four of his ten starts and has accumulated almost $810,000 in prize money.
Anacheeva will jump from gate six in the 2011 AJC Australian Derby and will be ridden by jockey Luke Nolen.
Bart Cummings’ I Think I Do and Danny O’Brien’s Shamrocker also feature in the 2011 AJC Australian Derby final field.
AJC Australian Derby 2011 Field & Barriers
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||X211011111||JIMMY CHOUX (NZ)||John Bary||Jonathan Riddell||1||56.5kg||110|
|2||4X111X7067||ANACHEEVA||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||6||56.5kg||105|
|3||11213X2726||RETRIEVE||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||12||56.5kg||103|
|4||02332X0569||PRAECIDO (NZ)||David Payne||Corey Brown||14||56.5kg||92|
|5||1X2753X645||MASQUERADER||David Payne||Glyn Schofield||5||56.5kg||94|
|6||X372X21410||DOMESKY||Michael Kent||Craig Williams||3||56.5kg||87|
|7||161253096||HE’S REMARKABLE (NZ)||Roger James||Michael Rodd||13||56.5kg||80|
|8||1123X7734||LIGHT BRIGADE||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||2||56.5kg||85|
|9||615X9042||I THINK I DO||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||11||56.5kg||83|
|10||339X5178||SHADOWOFEXCELLENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||7||56.5kg||67|
|11||2X0222041||HIGH DENSITY||Joe Cleary||Ms Kathy O’Hara||4||56.5kg||62|
|12||71845||KING GLADIATOR||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||9||56.5kg||68|
|13||994840||DUCARIUS||Paul Perry||Christian Reith||10||56.5kg|
|14||X78302X413||SHAMROCKER (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Glen Boss||8||54.5kg||105|