2011 Doncaster Prelude’s Final Field & Barrier Draw – Randwick Racing

April 6th, 2011

The final field and barrier draw for the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude has been released for the race that will run as Race 4 on AJC Australian Derby Day this Saturday April 9, 2011.

The $125,000 Doncaster Prelude is open to horses aged three-years-old and upwards and guarantees the winner a start in next weekend’s Group 1 Doncaster Handicap.

One of the confirmed starters in the 1600m Doncaster Prelude is Norm Hilton’s Bold Glance, who threw his rider before the start of last Saturday’s George Ryder Stakes and was a late scratching.

With Bold Glance currently 71st on the order of entry for the Doncaster Handicap, his trainer is hoping he can secure himself a guaranteed entry with a win in the 2011 Doncaster Prelude.

“He might get a Doncaster run with so many horses dropping out, but he needs a good gallop and this week’s race offers the winner guaranteed entry into the Doncaster,” Hilton said.

“It’s not ideal maybe having to back him up on successive Saturdays but that’s the hand we have to try and play now.”

Hilton is hoping that luck will be on their side this time around, after the disastrous occurrences of last weekend’s scratching.

“This week’s race doesn’t look as strong so it could even work out to be a blessing in disguise for him,” Hilton said.

Bold Glance will be ridden by jockey Scott Seamer in the 2011 Doncaster Prelude and is set to jump from barrier 13.

Gai Waterhouse’s Herculian Prince and Joseph Pride’s Vision And Power will also compete as part of the 2011 Doncaster Prelude final field.

2011 Doncaster Prelude Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 X9315190X7 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 15 59.5kg 109
2 05370X0057 VISION AND POWER (NZ) Joseph Pride Michael Rodd 14 56kg 102
3 3X698X6884 BRILLIANT LIGHT Kerry Parker Craig Williams 8 55.5kg 101
4 31225736X5 SNOW ALERT Chris Waller Damien Oliver 11 55.5kg 101
5 1612X64121 BOLD GLANCE Norm Hilton Scott Seamer 13 55kg 100
6 X09X7360X5 EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ) Bart Cummings Hugh Bowman 4 55kg 100
7 0X93482X82 MENTALITY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 10 55kg 100
8 111115X3X9 MR CLANGTASTIC Les Bridge Tim Clark 9 54.5kg 99
9 33X753566X MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 5 54kg 98
10 2182413X98 HIDDEN WONDER Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6 53kg 97
11 5X61684L56 ALTERED BOY Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 12 53kg 96
12 390X3321X3 VIKING HERO Michael Moroney Kerrin McEvoy 1 53kg 94
13 311245X413 LEBRECHAUN Matthew Dale Mathew Cahill 2 53kg 91
14 5657X90X46 PAGAN PRINCESS Grahame Begg Glen Boss 7 53kg 88
15 4X11112X30 GLINTZ (NZ) John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 3 53kg 80