2011 AJC Australian Derby Final Field Includes Jimmy Choux

April 5th, 2011

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