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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No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 DIVINE CALLING Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 4 60.5kg
2 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 2 59kg
3 DREAM LIFTER Paul Hunter Mitchell Pateman 3 58.5kg
4 POTENT SECRET Roy Rogers Ms Jerry Noske 8 55kg
5 REBEL KING Darren Mcauliffe Brad Parnham 12 54.5kg
6 RED ORA Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 6 54.5kg
7 BASS STRAIT (NZ) Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 1 54kg
8 COMING BACK Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 7 54kg
9 GIGANTE Jim P Taylor Jason Brown 9 54kg
10 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 11 54kg
11 IT’S IT Sharon Miller Patrick Carbery 10 54kg
12 ZUCCHEROS G Durrant & J Miller Joseph Azzopardi 5 54kg



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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