2011 Emancipation Stakes Form Guide

April 21st, 2011

The 2011 Emancipation Stakes doesn’t have a clear favourite and as a result the betting markets are incredibly tight.

You could make a case for a good portion of the field so if you have confidence in your pick you’ll find plenty of value around, especially at Luxbet.

The horses which do stand out after going through the form guide are probably led by Hidden Wonder.

She was only beaten by a rampaging 150 to 1 chance last start and finished ahead of the Doncaster Mile placed Bold Glance.

She looks in great shape against this field but will need to fight off challenges from the likes of Montana Flyer.

She’s mixed it with the very best throughout her career and claimed a Group win just three starts back so is very dangerous.

There are a few up and comers to watch out for as well with Kimillsy shocking a few with her run last start and putting herself well and truly into contention.

Divorces is the other big player and after steadily improving throughout her 2011 season she’s on the verge of claiming that big win, it’s just a matter of when.

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2011 Emancipation Stakes Form Guide

#1 – Small Minds (Barrier – 8 ) (58kgs)

  • Trainer: John P Thompson
  • Jockey: Jim Byrne
  • Career Stats: 22s – 4w – 2p
  • Last Start: 4th at Rosehill

Has two wins over a mile but they aren’t overly recent with current form not up to scratch. Thrown on top of that the top weighting and life looks a little too tough for this mare.

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#2 – Montana Flyer (Barrier – 10) (57kgs)

  • Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
  • Jockey: Nash Rawiller
  • Career Stats: 27s – 4w – 7p
  • Last Start: 5th at Rosehill

Her win in the Millie Fox stakes was super impressive but she couldn’t hack the Group 1 field. She’ll be much more comfortable here and is well and truly a main player.

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#3 – Hidden Wonder (Barrier – 1) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Kris Lees
  • Jockey: Hugh Bowman
  • Career Stats: 50s – 9w – 15p
  • Last Start: 2nd at Randwick

Last start finished second behind the sensational My Kingdom Of Fife and ahead of the Doncaster placed Bold Glance. Huge chance here, has to be one of the favourites for sure.

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#4 – Little Surfer Girl (Barrier – 6) (56kgs)

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Jockey: Glyn Schofield
  • Career Stats: 19s – 4w – 3p
  • Last Start: 8th at Rosehill

She’s been hanging around the top horses all Autumn but never managed to make an impact. I think she’ll be closer this time but not quite good enough to win the race.

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#5 – Skyerush (Barrier – 12) (56.5kgs)

  • Trainer: Guy Walter
  • Jockey: Rod Quinn
  • Career Stats: 20s – 6w – 8p
  • Last Start: 6th at Rosehill

Has shown nothing this year which suggests she will win this race but she’s certainly not the worst of them. Maybe an exotic inclusion at best.

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#6 – Divorces (Barrier – 9) (54.5kgs)

  • Trainer: Peter Snowden
  • Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
  • Career Stats: 12s – 1w – 5p
  • Last Start: 2nd at Randwick

Snowden has finally got this horse firing and she’s a real threat here. Beaten by the impressive Needs Further last start and she’ll only improve, big go.

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#7 – Kimillsy (Barrier – 5) (54kgs)

  • Trainer: Kim Waugh
  • Jockey: Corey Brown
  • Career Stats: 16s – 2w – 6p
  • Last Start: 2nd at Randwick

Another improving horse that looks to be peaking at the right time. In the Sapphire Stakes she was a $26 chance and finished second, no one will be underestimating her this time around.

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#8 – Pagan Princess (Barrier – 7) (54kgs)

  • Trainer: Grahame Begg
  • Jockey: Glen Boss
  • Career Stats: 20s – 2w – 7p
  • Last Start: 12th at Randwick

Was going ok but bombed out completely last start. Maybe the wet was an excuse and if so she’ll need it bone dry come Saturday.

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#9 – Shannara (Barrier – 2) (54kgs)

  • Trainer: Peter Snowden
  • Jockey: Tim Clark
  • Career Stats: 11s – 2w – 6p
  • Last Start: 2nd at Warwick Farm

First up run for the year was good in a handicap back in March. Needs improvement and may have found it as a four-year-old, likeable horse.

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#10 – Sworn To Secrecy (Barrier –3) (52kgs)

  • Trainer: John O’Shea
  • Jockey: Brenton Avdulla
  • Career Stats: 8s – 2w – 5p
  • Last Start: 9th at Rosehill

If you can excuse her last start as a hiccup then there’s a bit to like about this filly. Drops 4kg from that run but it’s her first time attempting the mile.

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