Luskin Star Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Luskin Star Stakes which is to be run at Scone racecourse on Saturday 14th, May 2016. View the Luskin Star Stakes Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 RIVER LAD Kris Lees Tye Angland 6 59kg
2 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 2 57.5kg
3 NINTH LEGION Peter Robl Steven Arnold 11 57.5kg
4 CRADLE ME David Pfieffer Christian Reith 4 56.5kg
5 DECISION TIME Clarry Conners Serg Lisnyy 3 54kg
6 FEDERAL John O’Shea James McDonald 8 54kg
7 CLEARLY INNOCENT Greg Bennett Ms Samantha Clenton (a) 7 54kg
8 UNEQUIVOCAL Noel Mayfield-Smith Jeff Penza 1 54kg
9 CHRYSOLAUS Jane Clement Ms Rachael Murray 10 54kg
10 PIAMIMI Greg Bennett 5 54kg
11 UNKNOWN DESTINY Tammy Boyd Mathew Cahill 9 54kg


While not wishing ill on anyone else, trainer Michael Costa is anxiously waiting for a scratching at Scone to give two-year-old Manaya a start.

Costa celebrated a win at Canterbury with Viaductress on Wednesday before his thoughts turned to Manaya, the emergency for Saturday’s Listed Woodlands Stakes (1100m).

A half-sister to multiple Group One winner Hot Danish, Manaya is ready for her debut and Costa wants it to come sooner rather than later.

“She’s been nominated for a race at Wyong on Tuesday and there’s a race coming up at Canterbury in two weeks but we really don’t want to wait that long,” Costa said.

“She’s ready to go now.

“Hopefully she has got half the ability of Hot Danish.”

A $65,000 yearling by Hinchinbrook, Manaya has so far shown her talent with wins in her two barrier trials by a combined 15 lengths.

Her three-year-old stablemate Viaductress lived up to her $3.60 favouritism with a one-length win over Echo Queen at Canterbury and is likely to return for another fillies race in two weeks.

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