Champagne Stakes 2012 – Final Field & Barrier Draw

September 26th, 2012

The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Group 3 Champagne Stakes, which will take place at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Friday September 28, 2012.

10 horses have accepted for the 2012 Champagne Stakes, including Snitzerland.

Snitzerland was also nominated for the Group 2 Moir Stakes, however, trainer Gerald Ryan decided to run her against her own age group in the 2012 Champagne Stakes instead.

Ryan revealed the three-year-old would likely make her weight-for-age debut in the Patinack Farm Classic at Flemington Racecourse on November 10, 2012.

“If she runs at weight-for-age it will be the Patinack Farm Classic later in the spring,” Ryan added.

“The Champagne Stakes is the right race for her.”

Snitzerland and stablemate Ahdashim put in a track work performance that thrilled Ryan earlier this week.

“Ahdashim is a good trackworker but Snitzerland had no trouble staying with him – and it was the way they did it, ears pricked, not being pushed out or anything,” he said.

Snitzerland has won four of her seven race starts and has earned more than $1.08 million in prize money during her career.

Her last start win came in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes at Flemington on September 8, 2012.

She has drawn barrier one for the 2012 Champagne Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Corey Brown in the race.

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2012 Champagne Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2x1142x11 SNITZERLAND Gerald Ryan Corey Brown 1 56kg 102
2 17x1211x HOSS AMOR John O’Shea Nash Rawiller 4 56kg 89
3 1x16115x1 DASHITUDE Chris Bieg Ms Amy Herrmann 9 56kg 82
4 1134×0 ARMED FOR ACTION Anthony Freedman Michael Walker 6 56kg 76
5 11114 ELITE ELLE Tony Vasil Damien Oliver 10 56kg 84
6 1x21x18 DINKUM DIAMOND Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ms Clare Lindop 7 56kg 84
7 1313x CLINKING Anthony Cummings Vlad Duric 5 56kg 70
8 122273×3 SATURN ROCK Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 3 56kg 68
9 29×13 OMNISCIENT Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 56kg 68
10 2×2 VALID CONTRACT David Brideoake & David Feek Dwayne Dunn 2 56kg 62