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|