Seven Confirmed in 2016 Stan Fox Stakes Field

September 21st, 2016

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 has been confirmed in the 2016 Stan Fox Stakes field. Photo: Steve Hart

Impending has been confirmed in the 2016 Stan Fox Stakes field. Photo: Steve Hart

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
7 6221×06 CELLARMAN Chris Waller 3 56.5kg 69