Kensington Stakes Final Field 2012

January 18th, 2012

The 2012 Kensington Stakes final field has been released and 11 horses have accepted for the 1000m Listed feature at Flemington this Saturday.

As we had hoped yesterday there will be a three year old taking on the older horses meaning we have a fantastic battle on the cards with punters needing to take weights into consideration.

Grand Duels remains at the top of those weights with the Byron Cozamanis runner to lump 59kg.

That’s one kilo up on First Command and Canali with all but two of the field to take 56kg.

The odd ones out are Star Of Giselle with 54kg and the sole three year old remaining, Decircles.

Danny O’Brien will fancy his chances too with his horse performing solidly against his own ranks, in fact he won his only start during an abbreviated spring.

A good deal of these horses actually have winning form so expect it to be run at a hot pace with plenty  backing their chances.

Weekend Special is another to watch, this Kavanagh runner is on a rather unique streak having placed second and then first consecutively throughout his entire seven race career.

For the superstitious types out there his last start was a second over 955m at Moonee Valley so he’s ready for that next win.

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2012 Kensington Stakes Final Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 40X7307083 GRAND DUELS Byron Cozamanis Billy Egan 9 59kg 101
2 4120X527X3 FIRST COMMAND Anthony Freedman Steven Arnold 11 58kg 105
3 11X23X2814 CANALI Stephen Brown Danny Nikolic 6 58kg 101
4 75X64209X7 GRAN SASSO David Brideoake & David Feek Noel Callow 4 56kg 95
5 214234X331 GENERAL TRUCE Ricky Maund Luke Nolen 3 56kg 93
6 01X121X214 THE SOLDIER Byron Cozamanis Michael Walker 10 56kg 93
7 24X3173111 OBSIDIAN DRAGON David Balfour Daniel Moor 5 56kg 100
8 2X1212X12 WEEKEND SPECIAL Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 7 56kg 85
9 74X3X1175X ESPRIT DE BULLET (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 1 56kg 82
10 8X1218X2 STAR OF GISELLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 2 54kg 75
11 762X1X DECIRCLES Danny O’Brien Dwayne Dunn 8 52.5kg 72