Cyril Flower Stakes Final Field – 2017

View the final field for the 2017 Cyril Flower Stakes. The Cyril Flower Stakes will be run on Saturday 18th February at Ascot racecourse.


Time: 4:00PM

Distance: 1200m

Class: Listed

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1DIVINE CALLINGFred KersleyDaniel Staeck460.5kg
2DURENDALChris GangemiJarrad Noske259kg
3DREAM LIFTERPaul HunterMitchell Pateman358.5kg
4POTENT SECRETRoy RogersMs Jerry Noske855kg
5REBEL KINGDarren McauliffeBrad Parnham1254.5kg
6RED ORADaniel MortonChris Parnham654.5kg
7BASS STRAIT (NZ)Neville ParnhamSteven Parnham154kg
8COMING BACKGrant & Alana WilliamsWilliam Pike754kg
9GIGANTEJim P TaylorJason Brown954kg
10GREAT SHOTRhys RadfordCraig Staples1154kg
11IT’S ITSharon MillerPatrick Carbery1054kg
12ZUCCHEROSG Durrant & J MillerJoseph Azzopardi554kg



A month after a Magic Millions experience that would put most two-year-olds in a spelling paddock, Invader has found winning form.

But whether the colt is around for much longer remains to be seen despite a win built on determination in the Chris Toogood Handicap at Randwick on Wednesday.

“It’s a day-to-day thing now to see how far he progresses from now on,” co-trainer Paul Snowden said.

“It was a killer day (at the Gold Coast) and it says a lot for him to go up there and race enormously well to get beaten a pimple for third.

“He went down on his head after two hundred metres, split his lip open and to finish where he did was a massive effort.”

Snowden expects Invader to improve as the distances extend beyond Wednesday’s 1200m.

“Definitely he is going to be better once he gets up in trip a bit … it will help him travel a lot better,” Snowden said.

Hugh Bowman allowed Invader, the $2.40 favourite, to keep the advantage of the rails into the straight.

Invader joined Malahat on the turn before holding off the Canonbury Stakes placegetter’s stablemate Savatiano to win by a neck.

The win started a sequence of victories on up-and-coming horses for Bowman as he also scored on I Thought So and Sizzling Bullet.

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