Belmont Classic Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Belmont Classic which is to be run at Belmont racecourse on Saturday 23th, July 2016. View the Belmont Classic Field.

1SENSOPaul JordanCraig Staples256.5kg
2JUICING CARROTSAlana WilliamsWilliam Pike656.5kg
3JETOOMYJustin WarwickGlenn Smith856.5kg
4FAMOUS SOMEDAYStephen MillerShaun Mc Gruddy456.5kg
5OUTSPOKEN DUKERobert & Todd HarveyJason Brown356.5kg
6TEDDYBEAR DANGavin Foster556.5kg
7ROSMARTINISimon A MillerJason Whiting954.5kg
8CULVERINFred KersleyBen Paterson754.5kg
9IN THIS LIFELindsey SmithJoseph Azzopardi1054.5kg
10AWESOME ASJohn ParkerTroy Turner1154.5kg
11PRESS THE PETALAdam DurrantClint Johnston-Porter (a)154.5kg


Having had a staggered start to his career, Tango Rain can set the tone for his three-year-old campaign when he returns to Canterbury.

The Gerald Ryan-trained colt is one of 16 entries for the late-season two-year-old race over 1200 metres at a rare Saturday meeting at Sydney’s inner-west track.

At his only other start, Tango Rain won over 1100m at Canterbury on June 22, almost six months later than scheduled.

“He was ready to race at Rosehill in January but he pulled up sore behind after his work on the Tuesday morning so we had to stop with him,” Ryan said.

“He’s done really well since his first start and he won a barrier trial on Friday to get him ready for his next race.

“If he runs up to what we hope he will, we look at the Run To The Rose next and then see where we go.”

Tango Rain is one of a few young horses retained by Teeley Assets after Muzaffar Yaseen had a dispersal sale of much of his stock last year.

“When Teeley had their dispersal sale they kept four colts and four fillies and I was lucky enough to get two colts including Tango Rain,” Ryan said.

Ryan’s association with Teeley goes back to 1995 when he trained Shantha’s Choice to her two starts as a two-year-old before injury ended her career.

Shantha’s Choice was an immediate success in the breeding barn with future champion racehorse and sire Redoute’s Choice her first foal.

Her eighth foal was Sliding cube, the mother of the Ryan-trained Rubick while her ninth foal was Manhattan Rain, the sire of Tango Rain.

Ryan has also nominated Foxy Housewife for the Canterbury race with the filly out to make amends for her last-start failure on a heavy track at Randwick on June 9 when she finished sixth in a 1200m-race won by the Gai Waterhouse-trained Thronum who is among the opposition again.

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