Emancipation Stakes 2013 Field & Barriers Released

April 24th, 2013

This Saturday one of the key support races on the Sydney Cup Day card at Royal Randwick will be the 2013 Emancipation Stakes for fillies and mares, a smart field of 12 hopefuls engaged for the event due to run as Race 3 at 1:40pm (AEST).

Last year the $175,000 Group 3 Emancipation Stakes (1600m) was won by the Guy Walter-trained Skyerush and this year the seven-year-old Super Jet mare will be back to defend her title after a slashing win in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1600m).

In that run she carried 58kg to victory but drops to 56.5kg on Saturday, only one kilogram more than her winning Emancipation Stakes weight from 12 months ago.

Joining Skyerush in the Emancipation Stakes field this year for Walter is also Cannery Row, the daughter of Canny Lad having won at this track and distance two starts back.

Along with Skyerush two other mares come into the race on the back of a last start victory with the Peter Moody-trained Plucky Belle who will get the run of the race from barrier one, and Ken Kelso’s Group 1 winning New Zealand raider Xanadu who was last seen taking out the NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes over 1600m back home on April 6.

Other notable Emancipation Stakes hopefuls in 2013 then include Chris Waller’s 58.5kg topweight Say No More who also has Group 1 winning form in New Zealand and the Peter Snowden-trained Raspberries.

Below is the complete 2013 M.J. Bale Emancipation Stakes field, barrier draw, jockey line-up and weight allocations.

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2013 Emancipation Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Royal Randwick Race 3 – 1:40pm (AEST) – 27/04/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 211151x5x7 SAY NO MORE (NZ) Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 10 58.5kg 101
2 x3234x2271 XANADU (NZ) Ken Kelso Hugh Bowman 4 57.5kg 105
3 x23442x101 SKYERUSH Guy Walter Blake Shinn 2 56.5kg 110
4 1x4063x544 RASPBERRIES Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 9 56.5kg 102
5 42x9909x70 SHANNARA Peter Snowden Christian Reith 8 56kg 97
6 60x426360x FLORIA (NZ) Peter G Moody Steven Arnold 11 56kg 95
7 3321111×49 CATHAY LADY John Sargent Peter Robl 3 55.5kg 89
8 211x6130x0 SCORPIO QUEEN Chris Waller Michael Rodd 6 55.5kg 84
9 7275631279 SHAMARDANI Gregory Hickman Brenton Avdulla 12 54kg 82
10 x95133x641 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1 54kg 78
11 10×6655413 CANNERY ROW Guy Walter Craig Williams 7 54kg 76
12 522x311x25 BUGABOO (ARG) Grahame Begg Tommy Berry 5 54kg 71