Auraria Stakes 2012 – Final Field & Barrier Draw

April 12th, 2012

The Group 3 Auraria Stakes is set to run at Morphettville Racecourse this Saturday April 14, 2012, and here you will find the final field and barrier draw for the race.

A full field of 16 runners plus four emergencies have accepted for a start in the 2012 Auraria Stakes, including Bart Cummings’ Empress Rock.

Empress Rock has drawn wide for the race in barrier 13, however, will come into barrier nine if all four emergencies are scratched from the field.

The three-year-old filly impressed jockey Steven Arnold during her final hit out early in the week, who has been engaged to ride Empress Rock in the 2012 Auraria Stakes.

“That was her final work (on Tuesday), she’s never a terrific track worker, but it was a good gallop ahead of Saturday,” Arnold said.

“She was a good winner in the Kewney (Stakes) and then up to the mile last time – she was really dominant.

“She’s a filly on the rise that’s for sure.”

The Fastnet Rock filly has won three of her six race starts and has earned close to $350,000 in prize money during her short career.

Bliss Street is also one of the 20 horses to feature in the 2012 Auraria Stakes final field and barrier draw.

The Flying Spur filly will be looking to improve on her last start tenth placing in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill Racecourse.

Bliss Street has won four of her 16 race starts and has earned more than $375,000 in prize money.

The Daniel Morton-trained filly has drawn barrier three for the 2012 Auraria Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Shayne Cahill in the race.

Torah, Rahveel, Rock Culture and Just Discreet are also included in the 2012 Auraria Stakes final field and barrier draw.

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2012 Auraria Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 12925X3830 BLISS STREET Daniel Morton Shayne Cahill 3 58.5kg 93
2 10X3211 EMPRESS ROCK Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 13 58.5kg 95
3 2X3216X606 TORAH Peter G Moody Damian Browne 7 57kg 76
4 7714528X74 RAHVEEL Leon Corstens James Winks 1 54kg 78
5 195X333511 ROCK CULTURE Mark Kavanagh Mark Pegus 12 54kg 75
6 8X60X90332 INVEST Clarry Conners Peter Mertens 11 54kg 69
7 2X42X33 OUR MISS JONES (NZ) Michael Kent Ibrahim Gundogdu (a) 16 54kg 70
8 2823X80112 JUST DISCREET Phillip Stokes Jason Holder 8 54kg 71
9 12X140X724 CRUCIAL Anthony Freedman Vlad Duric 20 54kg 68
10 641X513228 SPELLDANCER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 19 54kg 67
11 312X365 PRINCESS ROCK Darren Weir Chad Lever 4 54kg 65
12 26163X6710 CALL ME BISCUIT Stuart Gower Adrian Patterson 15 54kg 63
13 X32296X420 QUENCH THE THIRST Mark Kavanagh Paul Gatt 5 54kg 62
14 84X212535 ESSENCE Phillip Stokes Ms Clare Lindop 18 54kg 65
15 4X141 CRIMSON LADY (NZ) Michael Moroney Jason Lyon 17 54kg 66
16 23101 ELLDAMI Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 14 54kg 71
17e 5166X1 PENTIMENTO Michael Kent 10 54kg 66
18e 7X231 AMALGAMATE Tony Noonan 2 54kg 62
19e 3313 CRYSTALISED (NZ) Anthony Freedman 6 54kg 62
20e 7X421306 ALESSANDRA Mark Kavanagh Joe Bowditch 9 54kg 61