The Final Field has been released for the 2016 SA Fillies Classic which is to be run at Morphettville racecourse on Saturday 21st, May 2016. View the SA Fillies Classic Field.
|1||BELIEVE||Anthony Cummings||Dom Tourneur||19||56kg|
|2||CHABAUD (NZ)||Robert Smerdon||Dwayne Dunn||14||56kg|
|3||BELUGA BLUE||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Clare Lindop||15||56kg|
|4||ASHLEE MARIE||Richard Laming||Craig Newitt||13||56kg|
|5||THE GREY FLASH||Robbie Laing||Joe Bowditch||9||56kg|
|6||VANDANCER (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Mark Zahra||3||56kg|
|7||SHE’S GOT SPEED||Danny O’Brien||James Winks||2||56kg|
|10||ENSUING||Andrew Noblet||Stephen Baster||1||56kg|
|11||ALITTLE LOOSE||Michael Kent||7||56kg|
|12||BO BARDI||Lee & Shannon Hope||8||56kg|
|13||CONCUBINE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||16||56kg|
|14||DASHEBO||Peter F Blanch||Todd Pannell||11||56kg|
|15||LET’S TWIST||Michael Kent||18||56kg|
|16||HIGH LAGO||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||5||56kg|
|17e||PRINCESS SHIMMER||Patrick Payne||Ms Michelle Payne||4||56kg|
|18e||VODIANOVA||Richard Laming||Ms Jackie Beriman||6||56kg|
|19e||MAN SHE’S FAST||Stephen Theodore||Shayne Cahill||17||56kg|
Kentucky Derby third placegetter Gun Runner will miss the Preakness Stakes, leaving a likely field of 11 for the middle leg of the Triple Crown at Pimlico.
Gun Runner would have been the third choice in the Preakness.
His absence tightens the focus on Nyquist and Exaggerator, the top two finishers in the Derby who square off again on Saturday (Sunday AEST).
Trainer Steve Asmussen said Gun Runner, the Louisiana Derby winner, would remain at Churchill Downs.
“We plan on a serious summer of three-year-old races with him,” Asmussen said.
“He’s been in tremendous physical condition going into the Derby, and coming out of it, and we expect for him to continue to physically develop.”
Nyquist, who took his record to eight wins from as many starts in the Derby, looms a short-priced favourite in the Preakness.
Exaggerator rallied from back in the Derby to finish 1-1/4 lengths behind Nyquist and should be a solid second choice.
Both Nyquist and Exaggerator had strong early morning gallops on Tuesday at Pimlico, finishing their work before rain moved into the area.
“We got to get on a nice track and no one got wet,” Doug O’Neill, Nyquist’s trainer, said.
In addition to Nyquist and Exaggerator, the probable Preakness field includes Abiding Star, Awesome Speed, Cherry Wine, Collected, Fellowship, Lani, Laoban, Stradivari and Uncle Lino.