National Stakes Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 National Stakes which is to be run at Morphettville on Saturday 16th, May 2015 at 11:55AM. View the National Stakes Field.

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Race 1 – 11:55AM Seven News National Stakes (1200 METRES)
Of $115,000.1st $73,000, 2nd $19,350, 3rd $10,000, 4th $4,600, 5th $2,300, 6th $1,150, 7th $1,150, 8th $1,150, 9th $1,150, 10th $1,150 GROUP 3
Set Weights, Two-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 COUNTER PULSE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 4 57.5kg
2 BADAJOZ John O’Shea Glen Boss 2 57.5kg
3 EVIL DREAMS Richard Jolly Jake Toeroek (a) 9 57.5kg
4 SPIRITED MATCH Ken Sweeney Todd Pannell 5 57.5kg
5 BEAU RIVAGE Gordon Richards Jackson Matthews 3 57.5kg
6 PRINCE OF BROOKLYN Mick Price Dale Smith 7 57.5kg
7 SPRINGFIELD LEW Shane Oxlade Justin Potter 8 57.5kg
8 ATALANTA MISS Patrick Payne Ms Michelle Payne 6 55.5kg
9 STRYKUM Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 1 55.5kg
10 SHINING BROOKE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damien Oliver 10 55.5kg



Globetrotting stayer Mount Athos, who ran in two Melbourne Cups, has been retired.

Mount Athos ran fifth in the 2012 Melbourne Cup and third a year later when trained by Luca Cumani.

The eight-year-old began life with the late John Hills and was subsequently bought by Dr Marwan Koukash.

He was trained in Ireland for a spell by David Wachman before being sent to Cumani.

Moved to Marco Botti for the start of last season, he ran well in Dubai for his new handler before winning the Aston Park Stakes almost a year ago.

Ongoing injuries have since prevented him making it back to the track.

“Mount Athos is a favourite with all the staff. He will be missed and we wish him well in his retirement,” Botti said on his website.

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