Railway Stakes Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Railway Stakes which is to be run at Ascot on Saturday 21th, November 2015 at 12:00PM. View the Railway Stakes Field.

Of $987,503.1st $612,500, 2nd $200,000, 3rd $90,000, 4th $40,000, 5th $20,000, 6th $12,500, 7th $12,500, 8th $01, 9th $02 GROUP 1
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 30
1BLACK HEART BARTVaughn SigleyGlenn Smith1158kg
2MESSENEMichael, Wayne & John HawkesDamian Browne256.5kg
3DELICACYGrant WilliamsWilliam Pike1554kg
4FUCHSIA BANDANADarren McauliffeJarrad Noske154kg
5REAL LOVEAdam DurrantDamien Oliver1354kg
6WINK AND A NODJustin WarwickMs Lucy Warwick1054kg
7BALMONT GIRLPaula WaggShaun O’Donnell353kg
8BASS STRAIT (NZ)Neville ParnhamSteven Parnham853kg
9BATTLE HEROGrant WilliamsChris Parnham653kg
10GOOD PROJECTChris WallerCraig Williams1253kg
11HAZZABEEL (NZ)Daniel MortonDamian Lane1453kg
12MR UTOPIARobert SmerdonShaun Mc Gruddy753kg
13MY SISTER LILRoss PricePeter Knuckey553kg
14SPECIAL DELIVERYAdam DurrantJoseph Azzopardi453kg
15TOWER OF LONHROAdam DurrantPeter Hall953kg


A month of riding trackwork, trials and jump-outs has Chris Symons ready for a return to race riding.

Symons has his first ride in five months at the Ballarat Cup meeting on Saturday after a fall at Bendigo.

A fractured T6 vertebrae, a fractured scapula and head trauma resulting in short-term memory loss were the results of the fall in June.

But whiplash took the longest to overcome, not fully clearing until he started riding again.

“I did a lot of physio and water therapy but the main thing that got my neck going again was getting back on a horse,” he said.

Symons said he’s returning two weeks ahead of schedule because his weight didn’t get out of control.

He was also surprised he wasn’t as sore as he thought he would be in his first days back.

He’s stepped up the intensity of his work in the past week riding 11 horses in work on Monday and another six in jump-outs at Sandown on Tuesday.

One of those rides was Sonntag, his mount in the Ballarat Cup.

He said he’s had a successful association with Sonntag’s trainer Henry Dwyer and had ridden the gelding before, including in the Australian Cup at Flemington earlier in the year.

“I’ve ridden on and off for Henry over the years but he’s also owned by a good friend of mine Shane Anderson, so it’s good to have a ride in a feature race,” Symons said.

Another mount is Murt The Flirt which makes his return to racing in the Magic Millions Three & Four-Year-Old Classic.

Murt The Flirt is unbeaten in two runs at Ballarat and won the corresponding race on debut last year when restricted to three-year-olds.

“I’ve been trialling him and riding him trackwork in the last three or four weeks,” Symons said.

“He’s going along nicely.”

Symons is booked for three other mounts on Saturday and his five rides are for four different trainers.

He said it was a subtle change to his business that while still riding for trainers who have supported him he’s also branching out.

And Symons can’t wait for Saturday.

“I’m rarin’ to go,” he said.

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