The Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes may not be the biggest event on the Australian Derby Day card but there’s a loyal cluster of fans who follow this race with passion every year.
The 2011 Carbine Club Stakes will be no different with 13 horses to contest the 1600m trip worth $125,000.
In a good show of form nearly half the runners in the field are coming off last start victories and only two horses in entire race finished worse than 5th in their last run.
Peter Snowden has the top rated runner in the field with Divorces considered the best horse coming into the race despite not claiming a victory in the last five starts.
Also working against Divorces is a horror barrier draw taking gate 11, although it’s at least one better than Shadows In The Sun for Anthony Cummings.
It hasn’t exactly being the best couple of weeks for Cummings with a Golden Slipper Day to forget but he has two chances in this race, Song Shan drawing better with gate seven.
The pick of the barriers went to Rod Craig’s Circle Of Power and barrier two was taken by Damien Oliver’s mount Happy Trails.
Gai Waterhouse’s entry is sure to attract plenty of attention with Needs Further coming into the race having won two from three, both this preparation.
Nash Rawiller will have plenty to do from gate 10 but it’s the only horse in the race coming in with back-to-back wins.
The form of many of these three-year-olds is a little tough to read so be sure to come back tomorrow when we publish the complete form history.
Also coming soon are our expert tips for every race on the Australian Derby Day card.
2011 Carbine Club Stakes Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||8X067060X1||KUDAKULARI (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Corey Brown||4||57.5kg||85|
|2||4X419X8054||SHADOWS IN THE SUN||Anthony Cummings||Craig Williams||12||56kg||81|
|4||13X242X525||HAPPY TRAILS||Paul Beshara||Damien Oliver||2||55kg||80|
|5||217427X321||CIRCLE OF POWER||Rod Craig||Glen Boss||1||55kg||76|
|6||X29860X321||THE RUFFIAN||Lee Freedman||Hugh Bowman||6||55kg||75|
|7||3X11||NEEDS FURTHER||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||10||55kg||73|
|8||08X6411427||DIAMOND JIM||David Payne||–||5||55kg||69|
|9||2100X475||QUARTERBAR||Michael Moroney||Glyn Schofield||8||55kg||64|
|10||3X571||RIVA DE LAGO||Con Karakatsanis||–||13||55kg||62|
|11||539X451||POTIONS||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||3||53kg||73|
|12||36X120||MONEY TREE||Kevin Moses||–||9||53kg||66|
|13||97056X42||SONG SHAN||Anthony Cummings||Tim Clark||7||53kg||63|