National Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 National Stakes which is to be run at Morphettville racecourse on Saturday 21st, May 2016. View the National Stakes Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 RATA TAT TAT Symon Wilde Steven Arnold 5 57.5kg
2 DISSOLUTE John O’Shea Craig Williams 9 57.5kg
3 ONE BLINK Chris Parry Dwayne Dunn 7 57.5kg
4 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Steven King 2 55.5kg
5 POSH JOURNEY Gordon Richards Ryan Hurdle (a) 8 55.5kg
6 BANGS Richard Jolly Jake Toeroek 3 55.5kg
7 PHOENIX RISING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 6 55.5kg
8 MONTOYA’S SECRET Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 1 55.5kg
9 SOMETHING MORE Jon O’Connor Josh Cartwright (a) 4 55.5kg


Former Epsom Derby favourite Midterm is in doubt for the Classic with a sore hamstring.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt disappointed connections when fifth in the Dante and has eased to 14-1 for next month’s Derby.

“He’s got a sore hamstring. Obviously, we’re looking at that,” Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah, said.

“We haven’t ruled out the Derby, but it’s an issue so we’ll see how it is and keep it monitored.

“It is not insurmountable or else we would have pulled the plug already.

“At least it gives us some explanation of why he was so disappointing. We have to wait quite a few days and like everything we have got to be sure, so it will be a last-minute decision.

“It could have been a lot worse than a hamstring in the whole scale of things. We have to wait and see.”

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