2010 Kindergarten Stakes Preview

February 12th, 2010

The $125 000 Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) for 2010 will run at the picturesque Warwick Farm on Saturday March 6 as the course hosts its only major autumn meeting, the Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

As the first Group 1 status race of the year in Sydney, the Chipping Norton Stakes is the headline act of the day, but another three black type events are scheduled including the Kindergarten Stakes.

The Kindergarten Stakes is sure to draw plenty of interest as it is one of the best races for two-year-olds on the path to the prestigious $3.5million Golden Slipper Stakes on April 3.

Youngsters who have just competed in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) on February 27 may then have a run in the Kindergarten Stakes, so keep an eye on the fit and well performing fillies and colts in this earlier event as an indicator for the 2010 Kindergarten Stakes.

The Gerald Ryan-trained Intertidal is a confirmed starter in the 2010 Kindergarten Stakes

A confirmed starter in the Kindergarten Stakes this year is Intertidal, the Gerald Ryan-trained Snitzel colt on the path to the Golden Slipper. Intertidal has had a brilliant career so far, winning two of their three race starts (both at Rosehill) and placing second in the other on debut.

The Australian Jockey Club (AJC) who host the Kindergarten Stakes close nominations for the event on Monday March 1 and will then announce the final field on Thursday March 3.