*Note: the Bart Cummings-trained Moatize has been scratched from the 2010 Underwood Stakes due to a tendon injury
The 2010 Underwood Stakes final field has been released and 12 of the season’s leading gallopers will line up in the race at Caulfield on Saturday.
The $350,000 Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) has attracted an elite field of weight-for-age stars including 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking, fancied to make it back-to-back success in the Cup this year.
The Mark Kavanagh-trained son of Street Cry is coming off a win in the Makybe Diva Stakes and has drawn barrier six for Saturday.
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One of Shocking’s biggest dangers in the Underwood Stakes is reigning Cox Plate champion So You Think, trained by the Cups King Bart Cummings.
So You Think has drawn ideally with barrier two for Saturday and after winning the Memsie Stakes first-up last month, will be hard to beat.
Cummings will also start Dariana, heading towards the 2010 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday November 2, and Moatize in the Underwood Stakes the stablemates drawn in gates eight and 11 respectively.
Other top chances in the Underwood Stakes include Warwick Stakes winner Metal Bender having his first Melbourne start, Heart Of Dreams in the coveted barrier one and David Hayes’ Largo Lad coming off a Flemington win.
It is a cracker race-card at Caulfield on Saturday with other highlight events including the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clare Stakes (1400m), which is the other inaugural Group 1 race of the Melbourne spring carnival, and the Group 3 Caulfield and Thousand Guineas Preludes.
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2010 Rokk Ebony Underwood Stakes Final Field & Barriers
|#||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Weight (kg)||Hcp. Rating|
|1||SHOCKING||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||6||59||117|
|2||MASTER O’REILLY (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Dwayne Dunn||4||59||108|
|3||ZAVITE (NZ)||Anthony Cummings||Ben Melham||3||59||110|
|4||METAL BENDER (NZ)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||7||59||116|
|5||HEART OF DREAMS||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||1||59||114|
|6||RED RULER (NZ)||John Sargent||Nicholas Hall||9||59||107|
|7||BUCCELLATI (GB)||Tony Noonan||Craig Williams||12||59||109|
|8||LARGO LAD||David Hayes||Brad Rawiller||5||59||106|
|SCRATCHED||MOATIZE||Bart Cummings||Chris Symons||11||59||105|
|10||SO YOU THINK (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||2||58||118|
|11||ZABRASIVE (NZ)||John O’Shea||Craig Newitt||10||58||107|
|12||DARIANA||Bart Cummings||Luke Nolen||8||56||106|