Widden Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Widden Stakes which is to be run at Rosehill on Saturday 30th, January 2016 at 2:30PM. View the Widden Stakes Field.


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 SO SERENE Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 8 54.5kg
2 CUDABEEN Tracey Bartley 13 54.5kg
3 KENTUCKY MISS Joseph Pride Brenton Avdulla 12 54.5kg
4 AGHNA Gabrielle Englebrecht Tye Angland 10 54.5kg
5 CHIPANDA John O’Shea 5 54.5kg
6 VIXEN LASS Tammy Boyd 11 54.5kg
7 HAPPY FEET Clarry Conners 2 54.5kg
8 FOXPLAY Chris Waller 4 54.5kg
9 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 9 54.5kg
10 HONESTY PREVAILS Rick Worthington Jason Collett 7 54.5kg
11 NONPAREIL John O’Shea 1 54.5kg
12 SMART AMELIA James Cummings 3 54.5kg
13 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Lester Grace (a) 6 54.5kg


Craig Newitt can’t hide his excitement about the impending return of Victoria Derby winner Tarzino.

But it was a stablemate who provided the jockey with Listed race success at Caulfield on Australia Day.

Newitt won Tuesday’s Listed John Dillon Stakes on the Mick Price-trained Mighty Like ($21) who upset his more-fancied rivals in coming from last in the 1400m race.

Ridden quietly from an awkward draw, Mighty Like was the widest runner into the straight and let down best to defeat favourite Tried And Tired ($4.40) by a half neck with three-quarters of a length to Baligari ($10) third.

Newitt believes a drop in weight on Mighty Like’s recent outings to the 54kg limit on Tuesday helped the six-year-old gelding.

“His last-start run was good where he had a big weight and he was sort of in need of the run,” Newitt said.

“He had a really good weight pull on most of his rivals today and from a wide gate it forced our hand to ride him quiet.”

After tracking Duke Of Brunswick around the home turn, Newitt peeled Mighty Like into the clear.

“He reeled off a nice furlong and got the job done,” Newitt said.

The victory was Mighty Like’s ninth from 28 starts and first since October at Bendigo.

Newitt said he galloped Tarzino on Tuesday morning.

“He’s going great,” Newitt said.

“He’s a lot bigger, a lot stronger. He’s a lot more colty but I think he’s definitely improved with the break under his belt.”

Tarzino is expected to have a barrier trial at Geelong on Monday ahead of his scheduled return against older horses in the Group One CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield on February 13.

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