Group 3 Spring Stakes 2010 Preview

August 12th, 2010

The Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) will run on Saturday, with Rebel Raider the favourite at SportsBet after the withdrawal of Alcopop.

Punters may remember Rebel Raider for a fifth place finish in the 1600m CS Hayes Memorial Cup in March, and those following the Melbourne Cup news closely will have noticed the five-year-old is aiming for the big race this year.

What may work against Rebel Raider, however, is a barrier 10 draw that will see this top contender having to work hard to make up the difference.

Horses that might give Rebel Raider trouble include Silent Surround in barrier 3 and barrier 1 drawn Lapel from Richard Jolly. This is set to be a terrifically exciting race, and you can bet on the Spring Stakes and more of the races at Morphetville by signing up at Ladbrokes.com.au!

2010 Spring Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

#

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br.

Weight (kg)

Hcp. Rating

1
REBEL RAIDER
L Macdonald & A Gluyas Clare Lindop 10 58.5 109
2
PERIDUKI
Mick Whittle Justin Potter 5 58.5 103
3
MAGICAL PEARL
Dennis O’Leary Paul Gatt 7 58.5 100
4
LIKABLE WILL
Darren Kolpin Adrian Patterson 9 58.5 100
5
RIGHT FONG
David Balfour Scott Westover 8 58.5 97
6
LAPEL (NZ)
Richard Jolly Libby Hopwood 1 58.5 88
7
CHIEF OF STAFF
Mark Minervini Shayne Cahill 4 58.5 78
8
OAKBANK HEIGHTS
Sue Jaensch Todd Pannell 6 58.5 77
9
SILENT SURROUND
William Smart Simon Price 3 56.5 86
10
XAIETA
David Jolly 2 56.5 82