Ajax Stakes 2012 – Barrier Draw & Final Field

March 28th, 2012

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