Percy Sykes Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Percy Sykes Stakes which is to be run at Randwick racecourse on Saturday 9th, April 2016. View the Percy Sykes Stakes Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 THYME FOR ROSES Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 11 56kg
2 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 6 55kg
3 TWIST TOPS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 5 54kg
4 SO SERENE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 10 54kg
5 SOVIET SECRET Sam Pritchard-Gordon Dwayne Dunn 4 54kg
6 EMPHATICALLY Ciaron Maher Ms Michelle Payne 12 54kg
7 NAJMAAT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 3 54kg
8 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer 1 54kg
9 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 8 54kg
10 GENETEAU Bjorn Baker Damian Lane 9 54kg
11 GRETNA Chris Waller Craig Williams 2 54kg
12 PALOMINO John O’Shea James McDonald 7 54kg

News:

Less than two weeks after fracturing ribs and being admitted to a cardiac ward of a Melbourne hospital, Daniel Stackhouse will ride in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

Stackhouse was injured in a race fall at Stawell on March 27 when he was catapulted to the turf before a horse trod on his chest.

“There was a bit of blood around my heart and bruising around the heart,” Stackhouse said.

“I was in the cardiac ward because they were just a bit worried I had an irregular heartbeat … my heartbeat was getting really low down to 35.”

A week after he was discharged from hospital, Stackhouse resumed trackwork on Tuesday morning and rode four horses for trainer Brett Scott.

Stackhouse was keen to get back to continue his association with Scott-trained mare Coronation Shallan who he will ride in Saturday’s Group One Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.

“I feel very lucky to walk away with the things I do have,” Stackhouse said.

“I think the (safety) vest has played a big role.”

Stackhouse has a good association with the Scott stable and has ridden Coronation Shallan in 21 of her 29 starts including six of her past seven.

“I’ve done pretty much all the work on her and I missed out on riding her when she ran in the Emirates Stakes last spring because she had a light weight,” he said.

“So I don’t really want to miss out again.”

Coronation Shallan, a Group Three winner of 1600m at Moonee Valley last spring, finished seventh in the Emirates Stakes in her only Group One appearance.

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