2011 Challenge Stakes Field, Who Can Cross Off Hay List?

March 24th, 2011

The 2011 Challenge Stakes field isn’t as bustling as usual however it’s still an imposing task being headlined by one of the best in Hay List.

The $175,000 Group 2 event has attracted just seven acceptors and even then not all are guaranteed to run this Sunday March 27th at Warwick Farm Racecourse.

With 12 wins from 16 starts Hay List easily has the best record in the field and in fact one of the best in the country.

One of the few with better stats is of course the unbeaten Black Caviar and she’s the only reason Hay List doesn’t have another couple of wins notched up on the tally.

With Black Caviar competing at Moonee Valley on Friday night there’s no excuses for Hay List not to shine and it will take a monster effort from one of the other runners to win.

Master Harry is in arguably the best form claiming his last two races and the three-year-old looks to be improving all the time under Peter Moody.

He is also nominated for Moonee Valley though so is no certainty to run, but with Moody fielding nearly half the field at that race meet there’s a decent chance he’ll show up at Warwick farm on Sunday.

Other names worth mentioning are Keen Commander which has the second highest handicapped rating behind Hay List.

Also in the field is the John O’Shea trained Solar Charged which will carry four and a half kilograms less than Hay List over the 1000m journey.

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2011 Challenge Stakes Field, Barriers & Weight

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Handicapper Rating
1 HAY LIST John McNair Glyn Schofield 1 58.5 114
2 KEEN COMMANDER Denise Mcgrath Nathan Berry (a) 2 58.5 105
3 KENNY’S WORLD Graeme Murray Corey Brown 6 58.5 103
4 WINTER KING (NZ) David Payne Nash Rawiller 3 58.5 97
5 MASTER HARRY Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 5 56 100
6 SOLAR CHARGED John O’Shea Damien Oliver 4 54 98
7 LA REMLAP Joseph Pride Michael Rodd 7 54 80