Pago Pago Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Pago Pago Stakes which is to be run at Rosehill on Saturday 12th, March 2016 at 1:00PM. View the Pago Pago Stakes Field.

 

NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1SOUCHEZJohn O’SheaJames McDonald155.5kg
2MOUNT PANORAMAMichael, Wayne & John HawkesBrett Prebble255.5kg
3LIONHEARTEDDavid Hayes & Tom DabernigChristian Reith1255.5kg
4AVIATORGerald RyanKerrin McEvoy1355.5kg
5OCEAN CITYDavid PayneMs Winona Costin (a)755.5kg
6CREDIBLE WITNESSJohn Sargent955.5kg
7ATTENTIONPeter & Paul Snowden1155.5kg
8CHIMBORAADavid Payne555.5kg
9THE REVEREND DEMONBjorn BakerBrenton Avdulla455.5kg
10MEDITERRANEANPeter & Paul Snowden1055.5kg
11BRAY (NZ)Brett CavanoughJason Collett855.5kg
12MARROCKMitch NewmanKoby Jennings (a)355.5kg
13POTENT FORCEJames CummingsTommy Berry655.5kg

News:

The Golden Slipper is still on the table for stakes-winning filly Selenia.

And while trainer Robbie Griffiths admits it is an ambitious target, he and his fellow owners have not ruled it out.

The winner of a Listed race at Flemington on Saturday, Selenia is nominated for a seven-day back-up in the Group Three TBV Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes at Flemington.

Selenia sits 22nd in the latest Golden Slipper ballot order.

“I think she’d get in. I think it’s more whether we think she’s good enough,” Griffiths said.

Griffiths said the Mick Price-trained duo of Extreme Choice and Flying Artie, who dominated last month’s Blue Diamond Stakes running first and second, hade far superior form lines to his filly.

“Then you throw into the mix going in the other direction for the first time and some Sydney horses as well. She might be more likely to run midfield there than be competitive,” he said.

“We’ll try to think sensibly about it and see whether we have a crack at it or not.

“We’ve got time to wait and see. The race is changing shape every day so we’ll just sit on the fence and monitor her progress at the same time.”

Selenia raced on the pace in her first two starts in the Blue Diamond lead-up races at Caulfield then came from back in the field in Saturday’s 1000m-race down the Flemington straight.

“We’re just going to let the dust settle and make a decision during the week what we do,” Griffiths said.

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