The final field and barrier draw has been released for the 2012 Skyline Stakes, which is due to run at Royal Randwick racecourse this Saturday March 17, 2012.
Included in the 2012 Skyline Stakes final field is Collect, who has drawn barrier 11 in the race.
Trainer Kevin Moses is hoping the two-year-old will be able to improve on his last start result of fourth in the Group 2 Silver Slipper when he runs this Saturday despite the wide gate.
“He’s got another wide gate this week which doesn’t help a lot,” Moses said.
“I think he’s improved on his first run but he’ll have to improve a lot to win this race.
“You can only run in the Slipper once and while he’s well and healthy the plan will be to try to head that way.
“If he can’t get enough prize money and things are still well with him then we’ll probably look at the Sires’ Produce Stakes and I think that would suit him.”
Collect will be having just his second ever career start when he lines up for the 2012 Skyline Stakes.
Also included in the 2012 Skyline Stakes final field and barrier draw is Raceway, who has drawn the widest barrier of the field.
Raceway has won both his previous career starts, with his most recent coming in the Listed Canonbury Stakes at Warwick Farm on February 18, 2012.
The More Than Ready rigg has won more than $100,000 in prize money so far and is being targeted towards the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes on April 7, 2012.
Lyric, Shelford and Diamond Costa are also included in the 2012 Skyline Stakes final field and barrier draw.
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2012 Skyline Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
|1||11||RACEWAY||Gai Waterhouse||Hugh Bowman||12||55.5kg|
|2||2||SHELFORD||John O’Shea||Nash Rawiller||2||55.5kg|
|3||2||ASHOKAN||John O’Shea||Jim Cassidy||8||55.5kg|
|4||2X||LYRIC||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||10||55.5kg|
|5||4||COLLECT||Kevin Moses||Corey Brown||11||55.5kg|
|6||44X||LORD DUVEEN||Clarry Conners||Peter Robl||4||55.5kg|
|7||3X||LIMES||Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr||6||55.5kg|
|8||44X||HONORIUS||David Payne||Nathan Berry||1||55.5kg|
|9||8X||STRENGTH||John P Thompson||Michael Rodd||9||55.5kg|
|10||4||FIVEANDAHALFSTAR||Anthony Cummings||Luke Nolen||7||55.5kg|
|11||9X6||DIAMOND COSTA||Anthony Cummings||Danny Nikolic||5||55.5kg|
|12||–||HARD MARKER||Anthony Cummings||Blake Shinn||3||55.5kg|