Seven three-year-olds will chase a black type win at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Saturday following the release of the 2016 Stan Fox Stakes field and barrier draw on Wednesday morning.
Impending ran on for an impressive third in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) a fortnight ago and has been confirmed in the 2016 Stan Fox Stakes field.
Debuting to racing in autumn for success in a Rosehill minor over 1100m, Impending was returned to the paddock after running on for third in the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial Plate (1200m) on May 7th.
Resuming this time for third in the Group 2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) in what was his only other start prior to the Golden Rose, Impending appears as though he will relish a step-up to 1500m and is arguably the class horse of the Stan Fox Stakes field.
Divine Prophet has returned to racing in slick form this time and will leave from barrier 5 in the 2016 Stan Fox Stakes, with Christian Reith in the saddle.
Capping a strong autumn campaign a close third in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m), Divine Prophet returned this time for a resounding win in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) on August 20th.
Having run on for fourth in the Golden Rose last time out, the Choisir colt is another runner that will enjoy extra distance on Saturday.
Thronum failed to perform in the Golden Rose, but the classy colt has drawn into the Stan Fox Stakes field ideally in barrier 4 and will be partnered by Tye Angland.
Posting a maiden black type win in the Listed The Rosebud (1200m) on August 6th, Thronum ran third in the Up And Coming Stakes before his lacklustre 12th in the Golden Rose.
The Chris Waller-trained High Mist is drawn on the rails in the 2016 Stan Fox Stakes field, while the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Mediterranean will leave from the outside barrier.
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2016 Stan Fox Stakes Field and Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||13×33||IMPENDING||John O’Shea||James McDonald||6||56.5kg||83|
|2||5x13x14||DIVINE PROPHET||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Christian Reith||5||56.5kg||82|
|3||2x105x95||GOOD STANDING||James Cummings||Rory Hutchings||2||56.5kg||82|
|4||112130||THRONUM||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tye Angland||4||56.5kg||78|
|5||8×164221||HIGH MIST||Chris Waller||–||1||56.5kg||74|
|6||55×1258||MEDITERRANEAN||Peter & Paul Snowden||–||7||56.5kg||73|