The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Group 2 Ajax Stakes, which is due to run at Rosehill Racecourse this Saturday March 31, 2012.
Ironstein will be having his Group 1 Doncaster Mile test in the 2012 Ajax Stakes this weekend.
Trainer Gerald Ryan is confident about his 2012 Ajax Stakes chances.
“The horse is flying,” Ryan said.
“If he happened to win on Saturday I’d run him second-up in the Doncaster.
“He was going that well that about five weeks ago I was even thinking about going first-up into the Doncaster.
“He would have 52 (kilograms) on his back, he’d never get that again in a handicap and he runs well fresh.”
Ironstein has drawn barrier seven for the 2012 Ajax Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Brenton Avdulla.
The six-year-old gelding will be first-up in the 2012 Ajax Stakes after having a long spell over the summer months.
Ryan is hoping that will work to his advantage.
“He has ran well fresh in the past,” the trainer said.
“In his first start for me he won and on Boxing Day in 2010 he resumed with a big weight and ran a huge race to finish third behind Top Drop.”
Ironstein has won eight of his 34 race starts and has earned close to $700,000 in prize money.
The Zabeel gelding will carry a weight of 57 kilograms in the 2012 Ajax Stakes.
All Silent, Fast Clip and Gathering are also included in the 2012 Ajax Stakes final field and barrier draw.
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2012 Ajax Stakes Final Field & Barriers
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||4X860X05X4||ALL SILENT||Grahame Begg||Blake Shinn||17||59kg||107|
|2||X609306X50||TRIPLE ELEGANCE||Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy||6||58kg||105|
|3||561X976X07||GATHERING||John P Thompson||Dwayne Dunn||3||57.5kg||104|
|4||1120X7X490||ROCK CLASSIC||Bart Cummings||Michael Rodd||15||57.5kg||104|
|5||418055451X||IRONSTEIN||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||7||57kg||103|
|6||3321X5660X||ABSOLUTELY||Michael Kent||Brad Rawiller||12||56kg||105|
|7||215X3294X3||FAST CLIP||Gai Waterhouse||Damien Oliver||8||55kg||99|
|8||11X1212||PIED A TERRE||Peter Snowden||Mark Zahra||13||54.5kg||99|
|9||01010X3X70||FIREBOLT (NZ)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||5||54.5kg||98|
|10||90305X3313||STAR OF OCTAGONAL||Todd Howlett||Robert Thompson||14||53.5kg||96|
|11||1X22X6X114||SPEEDINESS||Colin Scott||Corey Brown||16||53kg||95|
|12||110X442X31||HOOD||Guy Walter||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1||53kg||94|
|13||42X21302X2||NIAGARA||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||11||53kg||93|
|14||803144X233||HAPPY TRAILS||Paul Beshara||Christian Reith||10||53kg||92|
|15||8X990X9481||AL DHAFRA||Guy Walter||Glen Boss||18||53kg||91|
|16||2630X11138||ALMA’S FURY||Paul Murray||Peter Robl||9||53kg||90|
|17||6X1210X831||KNOT OUT||Paul Messara||Jay Ford||4||53kg||80|
|18||X531111X38||REVOLT (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Josh Adams (a)||2||53kg||80|