2010 Kewney Stakes Final Field & Preview

March 4th, 2010

A brilliant ten-filly final field is set to contest the $400, 000 Group 2 Tabcorp Kewney Stakes (1400m) this weekend on Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing.

Bart Cummings’ in-form Shamardal filly Faint Perfume is making a return to racing following a sensational spring campaign that included two last-start victories at Flemington in the Wakeful Stakes and the Crown Oaks. Faint Perfume has drawn wide with barrier eight and will be ridden by Michael Rodd.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained Gigas looks well positioned to claim a Group victory on Saturday after securing the prized inside running with barrier one. Gigas, who was the runner up in the Angus Armanasco Stakes last start, has won three of her nine career starts and will have Brad Rawiller aboard in the Kewney Stakes.

Another promising starter in the 2010 Kewney Stakes is the Steve Richards-trained Rostova drawn well in barrier three. Rostova had an impressive run in the Rubiton Stakes placing third two starts ago but failed to fire in her follow up race, finishing a distant sixth in the Angus Armanasco Stakes. She will be looking to improve on Saturday and add a second Black Type victory to her résumé to go with her VRC Sires Produce Stakes win.

Fomalite is another talented filly ready to fight for the Kewney Stakes win on Saturday. The Shane Fliedner-trained daughter of Fomalhaut is seeking the second victory of her career.

David Hayes’ classy Irish Lights, the Peter Snowden-trained Trim and John Thompson’s No Evidence Needed are also worth keeping an eye on starting in barriers seven, four and six respectively.

There is an incredible line-up of nine races due to run at the meeting, headlined by three Group 1 races – the $1 million Newmarket Handicap, $1 million Darley Australian Cup and the $750, 000 Australian Guineas.

2010 Tabcorp Kewney Stakes Final Field & Barriers

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Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br.

Weight (kg)

1
FAINT PERFUME
Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 8 55.5
2
ROSTOVA
Steve Richards Steven King 3 55.5
3
IRISH LIGHTS
David Hayes Glen Boss 7 55.5
4
GIGAS
Gai Waterhouse Brad Rawiller 1 55.5
5
TRIM
Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 55.5
6
BABY CORN
Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 10 55.5
7
EUROPA POINT
Lee Freedman Damien Oliver 5 55.5
8
NO EVIDENCE NEEDED
John P Thompson Craig Williams 6 55.5
9
FOMALITE
Shane Fliedner Ben Melham 2 55.5
10
RESPONSE
M Ellerton & S Zahra Steven Arnold 9 55.5