An 1100m sprint will signal the start of the program on Australian Derby Day at Randwick Racecourse with the 2011 Kindergarten Stakes field finalised for Race #1.
The $125,000 Group 3 event is for two-year-olds but despite their young age there’s still a clear gap in experience between a few of the runners.
Hot Snitzel has the best resume to date with a start in the Golden Slipper last weekend.
Although he didn’t manage to figure in the finish his performances to get into the race will put him in good stead against this lesser quality field.
Anise didn’t get a Golden Slipper start but wasn’t far away after three top four finishes in three runs.
She won her debut race and finished second behind Foxwedge first up this year so should be well and truly amongst it here.
At the other end of the scale is Gerald Ryan’s second runner Conroy’s Gap which will be making his debut in this event.
Beginners luck has already come into play with barrier two and Ryan clearly sees plenty of good fortune about this horse, awarding it the ride of top jockey Hugh Bowman while Brenton Avdulla will steer Hot Snitzel.
Lesser known trainer Mathew Dale has a big shot in this race with Jackpot Queen finishing in the top two in here three career starts.
She’s coming off a first up win for the year and will jump from barrier nine.
Full odds on the 2011 Kindergarten Stakes will be posted in the coming days thanks to online bookmaker Luxbet.
We’ll also have form and tipping guides to help you get your Australian Derby Day betting off to a big start.
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2011 Kindergarten Stakes Field
|1||14X20||HOT SNITZEL||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||3||56.5kg|
|2||5912||BOYS ON TOUR||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||1||56.5kg|
|4||43X||QUEENIAN||David Payne||Michael Rodd||6||56.5kg|
|5||–||CONROY’S GAP||Gerald Ryan||Hugh Bowman||2||56.5kg|
|6||22X1||JACKPOT QUEEN||Matthew Dale||–||9||54.5kg|
|8||2||FOX||Adam Duggan||Joshua Parr||7||54.5kg|
|9||5X||AUBAZINE||Gai Waterhouse||Corey Brown||5||54.5kg|
|10||395||SHADOW WEST||Anthony Cummings||Glen Boss||10||54.5kg|