The 2010 Railway Stakes barrier draw has been taken following the release of the final field for the first Group 1 feature of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival yesterday.
The $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) has drawn a large field of 16 starters plus two emergencies, with defending champion Sniper’s Bullet drawing poorly with barrier 15 for this Saturday’s showdown, November 20.
Famous Roman is coming off back-to-back wins at Ascot and has drawn ideally with barrier two making them a top chance to win the Railway Stakes so get them at the best odds through Luxbet!
Sniper’s Bullet took out the Railway Stakes / Kingston Town Classic double 12 months ago but has a tough ask starting out wide in the first leg this weekend, also set to carry a hefty 58kg.
The clear favourite with the punters in the early Railway Stakes odds and betting markets has been Colour Correct, last year’s third placegetter tipped to do one better in the Railway Stakes 2010.
Colour Correct has drawn just better than midfield with gate seven and comes into the race on the back of two impressive wins in the Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) and the Ascot Gold Cup (1800m) here.
Another runner in the Railway Stakes field seeking a hat trick of Ascot wins on Saturday is the Jim Taylor-trained Famous Roman.
The in-form six-year-old took out the Listed Northerly Stakes (1400m) last month and is coming off a strong win in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m).
After drawing ideally with barrier two for the Railway, Famous Roman is likely to soar up the betting markets and start one of the top picks.
Another early favourite drawn well is Sydney galloper Trusting in barrier five, while last year’s Railway Stakes fourth placegetter Grand Nirvana has secured the prized barrier one this year.
The 2010 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes is the headline race at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday and is one of the best summer betting opportunities.
Odds on the race will open at Luxbet shortly, so get ready to lock in your selections at the hottest odds by opening an account with this trusted Tabcorp-owned online bookmaker now!
2010 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes Field & Barrier Draw
|1||BLACK PIRANHA||Con Karakatsanis||Daniel Ganderton||12||58.5|
|2||SNIPER’S BULLET||Tracey Bartley||Nash Rawiller||15||58|
|3||TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ)||Chris Waller||Damien Oliver||11||58|
|4||TRUSTING||John P Thompson||James Winks||5||55.5|
|5||MEGATIC||Albie Beckett||Patrick Carbery||10||54.5|
|6||FAMOUS ROMAN||Jim P Taylor||Jason Brown||2||54|
|7||GRAND NIRVANA||Fred Kersley||Daniel Staeck||1||54|
|9||COLOUR CORRECT||Ross Price||Paul Harvey||7||52.5|
|10||FOR YOUR EYES ONLY||Paul Jordan||Troy Turner||14||52|
|11||GATHERING||John P Thompson||Craig Williams||6||52|
|12||GOD HAS SPOKEN||Neville Parnham||–||9||52|
|13||IMPRESSIVE JEUNEY||Darren Mcauliffe||Shaun O’Donnell||8||52|
|14||INARTICULATE||Adam Durrant||Alan Kennedy||13||52|
|15||MEKONG MISS||David Harrison||Takahide Ikenushi||18||52|
|16||WEST RIVER CHARLEY||Sharon Taylor||–||3||52|
|17||CLUELESS ANGEL||Lindsey Smith||–||4||52|