2010 Goodwood Final Field

April 29th, 2010

This Sunday South Australia’s premier racing venue, Alan Scott Park Morphettville, is set to host an exciting day of racing with the Unley Telstra Shop Super Sunday.

Two elite level races highlight the programme, the $300,000 Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) and the $300,000 Group 1 SA Derby (2500m).

The 2010 The Distinctive Homes Goodwood has attracted a near capacity field of 17 runners headlined by the early favourite, Catapulted, currently at $3.50 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Last start winner of the Group 3 DC Mckay Stakes (1100m), Catapulted is prepared by Melbourne Cup winning trainer Mark Kavanagh and is drawn out wide in barrier 12 for Sunday.

A consistent gelding by Catbird, four-year-old Catapulted has had only 11 race starts over his career but has consistently shown he is a great sprinter winning seven times and placing in another.

Betting on the Goodwood this year has been dominated by just a few runners, with Velocitea and Rostova the other two highly fancied contenders following Catapulted.

The Mick Price-trained Velocitea is the current second favourite at $5.50 through Ladbrokes.com.au after drawing the prized barrier one for Sunday’s showdown.

The in-form Voksraad mare is coming off a gallant second to Rostova in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) and is due to be ridden by Craig Newitt.

Rostova, who beat Velocitea in the Robert Sangster, is the current third favourite at $7.50 for the Goodwood and is also drawn ideally starting beside her nemesis in barrier two.

The three-year-old Testa Rossa filly ran fifth to Ortensia last start in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) and has some work to do on Sunday to return to her Robert Sangster form.

Other horses with claims in the 2010 Goodwood this Sunday include veteran six-year-old Orbit Express drawn on the inside of the favourite in barrier 11 and attempting their third successive win after two solid runs at Caulfield; the Richard Jolly-trained Very Discreet, a last start winner of the Listed Oakbank Stakes (1100m) on Easter Saturday drawn in barrier six; and four-year-old Bel Esprit gelding Beltrois out wide in barrier 14.

Other great races not to be missed at Morphettville on Sunday include the $200,000 Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) and the $100,000 Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m).

The 2010 The Distinctive homes Goodwood is scheduled as race seven and is due to jump at 3:25pm.

2010 Goodwood Final Field & Barriers:

#

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br.

Weight (kg)

1
ORBIT EXPRESS
Steve McKinnon Steven Arnold 11 55.5
2
CATAPULTED
Mark Kavanagh Simon Price 12 55.5
3
BLAHNIK
John Hyam Jason Holder 8 55
4
ROSTOVA
Steve Richards Steven King 2 54.5
5
VELOCITEA (NZ)
Mick Price Craig Newitt 1 54
6
GRAND DUELS
Byron Cozamanis Mark Pegus 13 54
7
MOTSPUR
Kris Lees Michael Rodd 10 54
8
BELTROIS
Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 14 54
9
MAGICAL PEARL
Dennis O’Leary Dom Tourneur 3 54
10
FALAISE
Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 54
11
CAPTAIN COLTISH
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 7 54
12
MAXISUN
Tony Vasil Mark Zahra 15 54
13
HUXSSEN
Rodney Douglas James Winks 17 54
14
PERTURBO
Colin & Cindy Alderson Ben Melham 9 54
15
DIAMONDS AT DUSK
Bill Cerchi Nicholas Hall 16 54
16
LIKABLE WILL
Darren Kolpin Adrian Patterson 5 54
17
VERY DISCREET
Richard Jolly Dwayne Dunn 6 53