2011 Carbine Club Stakes Form Guide – Royal Randwick

April 7th, 2011

The Carbine Club Stakes are a Group 3 event run over a mile (1600m) open to three-year-olds.

The $125,000 event has attracted 13 entrants for 2011 and will be held at Randwick Racecourse as Race #2 on Australian Derby Day.

2011 Carbine Club Stakes Form Guide

#1 – Kudakulari (Barrier – 4) (57.5kgs)

  • Trainer: Bart Cummings
  • Jockey: Corey Brown
  • Career Stats: 11s – 2w – 1p
  • Last Start: 1st at Canterbury

Won the Canterbury Guineas last start in his first up run for the year. Last season he started in both the Caulfield Guineas and Victoria Derby and although well beaten it proves his class against this field.

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#2 – Shadows In The Sun (Barrier – 12) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Anthony Cummings
  • Jockey: Craig Williams
  • Career Stats: 15s – 2w – 2p
  • Last Start: 4th at Rosehill

Has won over the mile before and is on the improve this preparation. Best result was a last start 4th in the Tulloch Stakes as a $31 chance.

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#3 – Divorces (Barrier – 11) (55.5kgs)

  • Trainer: Peter Snowden
  • Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
  • Career Stats: 11s – 1w – 4p
  • Last Start: 3rd at Flemington

First up run for the year saw her finish third in the Kewney Stakes behind names like Do Ra Mi and Brazilian Pulse. Top rated runner who’s in this up to her neck.

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#4 – Happy Trails (Barrier – 2) (55kgs)

  • Trainer: Paul Beshara
  • Jockey: Damien Oliver
  • Career Stats: 9s – 1w – 5p
  • Last Start: 5th at Morphettville

Last start was his first run at the distance and it didn’t seem to be too much of a test. Look for him to sit a bit closer from barrier 2 and don’t discount him in your exotics.

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#5 – Circle Of Power (Barrier – 1) (55kgs)

  • Trainer: Rod Craig
  • Jockey: Glen Boss
  • Career Stats: 18s – 2w – 9p
  • Last Start: 1st at Kensington

Has struggled to get across the line until a last start victory which was building for weeks. Outclassed here though and even barrier 1 surely won’t be enough for Rod Craig..

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#6 – The Ruffian (Barrier – 6) (55kgs)

  • Trainer: Lee Freedman
  • Jockey: Hugh Bowman
  • Career Stats: 11s – 2w – 4p
  • Last Start: 1st at Albury

2011 performances have been great especially last start in Albury with Hugh Bowman aboard. He’ll take the reins again and isn’t without a chance.

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#7 – Needs Further (Barrier – 10) (55kgs)

  • Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
  • Jockey: Nash Rawiller
  • Career Stats: 3s – 2w – 1p
  • Last Start: 1st at Kensington

Came out as a two year old in January last year and went head to head with the likes of Skilled and Top Drop. After 12 months off he’s won two from two but faces his first big test here.

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#8 – Diamond Jim (Barrier – 5) (55kgs)

  • Trainer: David Payne
  • Jockey: Michael Rodd
  • Career Stats: 16s – 2w – 3p
  • Last Start: 7th at Kensington

Had a great start to the year at Warwick Farm but has slipped away a touch since then. Got thumped last start and will need a huge rebound to be any hope of snagging a place.

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#9 – Quarterbar (Barrier – 8) (55kgs)

  • Trainer: Michael Moroney
  • Jockey: Glyn Schofield
  • Career Stats: 7s – 1w – 1p
  • Last Start: 5th at Sandwon

Went well enough last year to score a start in the Caulfield Guineas but hasn’t showed a thing this prearation.

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#10 – Riva De Lago (Barrier – 13) (55kgs)

  • Trainer: Con Karakatsanis
  • Jockey: Brenton Avdulla
  • Career Stats: 4s – 1w – 1p
  • Last Start: 1st at Hawkesbury

Breakthrough win last start on a slow Hawkesbury track but this field will leave him for dead.

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#11 – Potions (Barrier – 3) (53kgs)

  • Trainer: John P Thompson
  • Jockey: Jim Cassidy
  • Career Stats: 6s – 1w – 1p
  • Last Start: 1st at Warwick Farm

Jim Cassidy rode her to a win last start from barrier 10 in her first career victory. Has a great barrier for this one and her career record isn’t too bad given three of her starts have been stakes races.

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#12 – Money Tree (Barrier – 9) (53kgs)

  • Trainer: Kevin Moses
  • Jockey: Jim Byrne
  • Career Stats: 5s – 1w – 2p
  • Last Start: 11th at Warwick Farm

Ran last in her previous race against competition that wasn’t up to this grade so she won’t be one for your calculations.

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#13 – Song Shan (Barrier – 7) (53kgs)

  • Trainer: Anthony Cummings
  • Jockey: Tim Clark
  • Career Stats: 7s – 0w – 1p
  • Last Start: 2nd at Warwick Farm

Yet to win a race but went extremely close last start. Anthony Cummings deserves some luck of late but this is just too much of an ask.

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