2010 Angus Armanasco Stakes Final Field

February 18th, 2010

This Saturday as part of the illustrious Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield, seven elite group status races will take place including the $180, 000 Group 2 BMW Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m).

12 top three-year-old fillies are engaged for the 2010 Angus Armanasco Stakes including David Hayes’ champion filly Irish Lights.

1000 Guineas winner, the daughter of Fastnet Rock has drawn wide and will jump from barrier nine on Saturday.

Other quality starters in the Angus Armanasco Stakes include last start winner No Evidence Needed and the Steve Richards-trained Rostova.

The John Thompson-trained No Evidence Needed, due to be ridden by Craig Williams, has drawn barrier five and will start beside Group 3 Rubiton Stakes third placegetter Rostova in gate six.

Warwick Farm trainer John Thompson also has Linky Dink starting in the outside barrier 12 in the Angus Armanasco with Danny Nikolic engaged for the mount.

Peter Moody has his in-form filly Set For Fame in barrier eight on Saturday, coming off a last start victory in the Kevin Hayes Stakes. She has won two of her five race starts, and also placed second to Irish Lights in the Group 3 Tranquil Star Stakes back in September.

Also keep an eye on the more heavily raced Gai Waterhouse-trained Gigas drawn ideally in barrier two and Greg Eurell’s Misty Blue in the prized barrier one, coming off a last-start second to Tallow in the Group 3 The Vanity.

The 2010 Angus Armanasco Stakes will ran as race four on the day’s bumper nine-event programme and is due to kick off at 2:05pm (EST). The feature race of the day, the $1million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes will jump at 4:00pm as race seven.

2010 Angus Armanasco Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw:

#

Horse

Trainer

Rider

Br.

Weight (kg)

1
ROSTOVA
Steve Richards Steven King 6 57.5
2
IRISH LIGHTS
David Hayes Brett Prebble 9 57.5
3
LINKY DINK (NZ)
John P Thompson Danny Nikolic 12 57.5
4
SET FOR FAME
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 8 56.5
5
UMATAIN
Clinton McDonald Nicholas Hall 7 56.5
6
GIGAS
Gai Waterhouse Brad Rawiller 2 55.5
7
NO EVIDENCE NEEDED
John P Thompson Craig Williams 5 55.5
8
JOLIE BRISE
Pat Hyland Steven Arnold 11 55
9
NAKAAYA
Mick Price Craig Newitt 10 55
10
STARRY EYED
Grant Craven Michael Rodd 3 55
11
MISTY BLUE
Greg Eurell Chris Symons 1 55
12
BALLET POINT
Pat Carey Ben Melham 4 55