2010 Chipping Norton Stakes Final Field

March 4th, 2010

Racing returns to Sydney’s Warwick Farm racecourse this Saturday when the track hosts the coveted $300, 000 Group 1 Patinack Farm Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) for the first time in three years.

14 terrific gallopers have made the final field for the 2010 Chipping Norton Stakes including Rosehill trainer Chris Waller’s star stablemates Rangirangdoo and Danleigh. The impressive pair gave Waller the quinella in the Apollo Stakes last start and he will be hoping for a similar result on Saturday.

The warm pre-race favourite at $2.25 with Ladbrokes.com.au is Pentire gelding Rangirangdoo drawn in barrier eight. Rangirangdoo placed second to Danleigh in the Apollo Stakes, but reserves favouritism this time round. Danleigh will start out further in gate ten and is installed as the second elect at $4.50. The Chipping Norton Stakes will be a passionate battle between the two stablemates.

Rivals that will be fighting hard to rain on Waller’s parade include Anthony Cummings’ Road To Rock (br.11), two entries from star Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse Theseo (br.2) and Rock Kingdom (br.3), and Palacio De Cristal who placed third in the Apollo Stakes drawn ideally in barrier one.

The star-studded field also features promising South Australian stayer Alcopop on his way to the Group 1 The BMW and the Lee Freedman-trained Speed Gifted who bypassed the Australian Cup at Flemington for the Chipping Norton Stakes.

A brilliant line-up of group races accompanies the Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick on Saturday including the $150, 000 Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m), the $125, 000 Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) for two-year-olds and the $125, 000 Group 3 Liverpool Cup (1300m).

The 2010 Chipping Norton Stakes is scheduled as race six at the meeting’s bumper eight-race programme and is due to jump at 4:25pm.

2010 Chipping Norton Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

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Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br.

Weight (kg)

1
THESEO
Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 2 59
2
DANLEIGH
Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 59
3
ROMAN EMPEROR (NZ)
Bart Cummings Glyn Schofield 7 59
4
VISION AND POWER (NZ)
Joseph Pride Jim Cassidy 14 59
5
RANGIRANGDOO (NZ)
Chris Waller Tim Clark 8 59
6
ROAD TO ROCK
Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 11 59
7
ROCK KINGDOM
Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 3 59
8
ALCOPOP
Jake Stephens Dom Tourneur 9 59
9
NO WINE NO SONG
Kevin Moses Kody Nestor 6 59
10
MENTALITY
M, W & J Hawkes Rod Quinn 5 59
11
SPEED GIFTED (GB)
Lee Freedman Tye Angland 13 59
12
PURPLE
P eter Snowden Joshua Parr 12 57
13
PALACIO DE CRISTAL
Grahame Begg Peter Wells 1 57
14
PRIMA NOVA
Anthony Cummings Daniel Ganderton 4 57