2010 Darley Auraria Stakes Preview & Final Field

April 29th, 2010

One of South Australia’s premier race days, the Unley Telstra Show Super Sunday, lights up the Allan Scott Park Morphettville track this Sunday with the $100,000 Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) one of the great races scheduled for the meeting.

The 2010 Darley Auraria Stakes will be a thrilling showdown between 16 of the most exciting three-year-old fillies including the unbeaten Hearts And Arrows.

Trained by Cranbourne-based mentor Michael Kent, Hearts And Arrows is a beautiful black filly by Kempinsky who has won both of her career starts, stepping up in distance both times as she will have to do again on Sunday.

Hearts And Arrows has drawn ideally on the rails with barrier one and will have champion jockey Glen Boss, who has been aboard for her previous two wins, in the mount again giving her every chance to maintain her unbeaten record.

Hearts And Arrows will face some quality competition in the Auraria Stakes including the John P Thompson-trained Legislature also drawn well in barrier four.

In her last start the More Than Ready filly ran an eye-catching fourth to Danaupair Starlet in the Group 3 South Australian Oaks (2400m) and will enjoy the 600m drop back in distance of the Auraria on Sunday, making her a very dangerous rival.

Other top fillies with claims on Sunday include the Mark Kavanagh-trained daughter of Zabeel Zantelagh (barrier 11), Peter Moody’s High Chaparral filly Fairy Oak (barrier six), and two from the stables of David Hayes Custard and Lannaki both drawn wide in barriers 10 and 12 respectively.

The Auraria Stakes runs early on as race three and will be proceeded by a range of other terrific events including the $300,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) and the $300,000 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m).

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2010 Darley Auraria Stakes Final Field & Barriers:

No.

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br.

Weight (kg)

Hcp. Rating

1
ZANTELAGH
Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 11 54.5 72
2
CUSTARD
David Hayes Paul Gatt 10 54.5 74
3
MISTAKEN GRACE
Shane Nichols Steven King 3 54.5 70
4
FURLINE
Phillip Stokes Ben Claridge 7 53 79
5
EL SPARK
Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 2 53 67
6
LEGISLATURE
John P Thompson Peter Mertens 4 53 66
7
SCARLETT ROSE
Richard Jolly Libby Hopwood 5 53 63
8
SCENE IN PINK
Simon Casey Simon Price 16 53 66
9
HEARTS AND ARROWS
Michael Kent Glen Boss 1 53 68
10
EXALTED LADY
Jim Smith Clare Lindop 9 53 65
11
LANNAKI
David Hayes Kerrin McEvoy 12 53 64
12
SWEET LORRAINE
Daniel Clarken Dom Tourneur 15 53 56
13
JEWEL OF JOHAR (NZ)
Luke Oliver Craig Newitt 13 53 62
14
SPURLASH
Robbie Griffiths Dwayne Dunn 8 53 61
15
FAIRY OAK (NZ)
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 6 53 64
16
FLYING HULA
Darren Weir Michelle Payne 14 53 62