The AJC Sire’s Produce Stakes Final Field has assembled twelve of the best two year olds in the country with five fillies up against seven boys.
All of these horses were in contention for the Golden Slipper but amazingly only two of them actually ran in the race.
Elite Falls jumped from a wide gate and was near last on the turn before storming home down the strait to claim third place behind Sepoy.
Shared Reflections battled gallantly and had a bit of late support from punters before finishing the race sixth.
Both Golden Slipper runners which were scratched at the gates, Smart Missile and Fast And Sexy will have their chance at redemption in this race after passing a jump-out tests in front of stewards earlier in the week.
They will be up against it though with many of these runners either not accepting a spot in the Golden Slipper field or only just missing out.
Uate comes into the race unbeaten and would have been in the top half a dozen horses in the Golden Slipper but connections hadn’t nominated him.
Do You Think was the emergency for the Golden Slipper but didn’t get a start, running in the first race of the day instead for an easy victory.
Helmet from Peter Snowden has won both his races this preparation and comes into the race as a genuine threat.
Exceed And Exalt finished third in the final qualifying race before the Golden Slipper just missing out on automatic entry.
The 2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes Field is clearly full of talent and the race has plenty of emotion with some horses racing for redemption and some racing to prove they are genuinely a top two-year-old.
Later in the week we’ll post a full form guide and provide expert tipping advice to ensure you have the bets information possible before placing your Sires produce Stakes bets.
2011 AJC Sires Produce Stakes Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||X030X80X03||SPEED GIFTED (GB)||Lee Freedman||Hugh Bowman||17||58kg||106|
|2||X05160X005||C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||Michael Rodd||6||57.5kg||105|
|3||280830X409||ONCE WERE WILD||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||3||56kg||106|
|4||9723181912||SHOWCAUSE||Frank Ritchie||Corey Brown||11||56kg||102|
|5||25X2413880||TINSELTOWN (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Glyn Schofield||8||55.5kg||101|
|6||16287X4818||SAINT ENCOSTA||John P Thompson||–||15||52.5kg||95|
|7||1X52272567||STRIKE ONE (GB)||Chris Waller||–||16||52.5kg||95|
|8||12224X1111||OLDER THAN TIME||Gai Waterhouse||Glen Boss||14||52kg||97|
|9||X808X95260||MISS KEEPSAKE (NZ)||Joseph Pride||Nathan Berry (a0)||13||52kg||94|
|10||74657X8778||COUNT ENCOSTA||John P Thompson||–||4||52kg||90|
|11||21130X641||GALIZANI||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||7||52kg||89|
|12||00230X7578||MISS DARCEY||Anthony Cummings||Rod Quinn||10||52kg||88|
|13||1X7441X843||STAND TO GAIN (IRE)||Chris Waller||–||12||52kg||88|
|14||X320X03232||ANUDJAWUN (NZ)||Shaun Dwyer||Craig Williams||5||52kg||78|
|15||3113X47816||SANDBERG||Guy Walter||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1||52kg||76|