Cracking Field for 2017 Black Opal Stakes

Houtzen - Golden Slipper

A field of 14 plus two emergencies has been declared for the Black Opal Stakes in Canberra with several horses also among the acceptances for the two-year-old races in Sydney.

The Randwick meeting is scheduled to go ahead on Saturday despite the forecast for rain but several trainers have taken insurance by accepting for Canberra the following day.

Among the dual acceptors are leading Golden Slipper hopes Chauffeur, Menari Khan and Houtzen who is also in the field for a two-year-old race at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Houtzen headed the all in markets with


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 JUKEBOX Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 6 57.5kg
2 CHAUFFEUR Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 3 57kg
3 KHAN Peter & Paul Snowden 5 57kg
4 MENARI Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 8 57kg
5 TREKKING John O’Shea 2 57kg
6 HOUTZEN Toby Edmonds 13 56kg
7 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 9 56kg
8 REFLECTIVITY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56kg
9 MARSUPIAL John O’Shea 1 56kg
10 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 15 56kg
11 MOSSMAN GORGE Matthew Dale Brodie Loy 7 56kg
12 GUNNISON Peter & Paul Snowden 12 56kg
13 FROM WITHIN Chris Waller 16 55kg
14 VILLA CARLOTTA James Cummings Glyn Schofield 11 54kg
15e CUBA John P Thompson Joshua Parr 14 56kg
16e EXCELSIOR Brooke Somers 10 56kg

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