Decision Time & Skilled Top Picks in 2010 Up And Coming Stakes Final Field

August 19th, 2010

A top class field of gallopers are set to take to the Warwick Farm track on Saturday in the $125,000 Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1200m) with Decision Time and Skilled the top picks in the Ladbrokes.com.au markets.

One of three group races held at Warwick Farm’s feature Sydney Spring Racing Carnival meeting, the 2010 Up And Coming Stakes has drawn 16 three-year-old colts and geldings for the final field.

Sure to be an entertaining showdown with so many promising spring runners lining up, the Up And Coming Stakes offers a great betting opportunity for punters looking for a head’s up on the future three-year-old races this season.

Leading the way and sure to start as the two hot favourites through Ladbrokes.com.au on Saturday are Golden Slipper runner-up Decision Time and AJC Champagne Stakes winner Skilled.

The Clarry Conners-trained Decision Time ran an eye-catching third in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1000m) first-up last start and is drawn ideally in barrier two for the Up And Coming Stakes.

Peter Snowden’s Group 1 winning colt Skilled is also drawn well in barrier six as they resume racing for the season.

The Up And Coming Stakes final field also includes other topliners such as the Gai Waterhouse-trained Brightexpectations and Queensland gallopers Spirit Of Boom and Buffering.

Lesser known hopefuls that could cause an upset and are worth looking at for your Place bets at Ladbrokes.com.au are the David Payne-trained Street Cry colt Sea Lord making their black-type debut, and John Thompson’s Levi’s Choice drawn ideally on the rails.

Check out a more detailed 2010 Up And Coming Stakes Preview.

The other two major Warwick Farm Races on Saturday are the $175,000 Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) featuring big name runners Theseo, Danleigh and Metal Bender, and the $125,000 Group 3 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) where exciting fillies Chance Bye and Solar Charge will lead the way.

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2010 Stevco Seals & Pumps Up And Coming Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No.

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight

Hcp. Rating

1
SKILLED
Peter Snowden 6 58 95
2
BRIGHTEXPECTATIONS
Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 11 57 89
3
DECISION TIME
Clarry Conners Hugh Bowman 2 56 94
4
SPIRIT OF BOOM
Tony Gollan Jim Cassidy 4 56 81
5
BUFFERING
Robert Heathcote Danny Nikolic 16 55.5 82
6
INTERTIDAL
Gerald Ryan 5 55 70
7
BLACKBALL
Peter Snowden 12 54 78
8
LEVI’S CHOICE
John P Thompson Dean Holland 1 54 76
9
HOWDIDDYDOIT
Rick Worthington Rod Quinn 14 54 74
10
BUTT I’M READY
Gary Portelli Nathan Berry (a) 13 54 70
11
TOP DROP
Gerald Ryan 7 54 70
12
GOLD ARENA
Rick Worthington Jay Ford 15 54 67
13
SEA LORD
David Payne Blake Shinn 8 54 64
14
FROM LONDON
John P Thompson Peter Robl 10 54 63
15
RENEWED VITALITY
John P Thompson Brenton Avdulla (a) 3 54 63
16
MUTAMAYEZ
Gai Waterhouse Blake Spriggs (a) 9 54 61