The Underwood Stakes field contains an interesting mixture of horses. Due to its odd length of 1800m, the Underwood Stakes field can comprise of stayers who are scaling back to middle-distances, or sprint/middle-distance horses who are stepping up to longer distances. Over the years, the Underwood Stakes field has come to be recognised as a “transition” race, which while not in a strict distance category of its own, serves to allow horses to shift more easily between different race lengths. Each year, the Underwood Stakes field is comprised of some very well known horses from renowned stables.
2016 Underwood Stakes Field
The final 2016 Underwood Stakes field will be released shortly after the finalisation of acceptances, which is expected to occur a few days before the race. The 2Underwood Stakes field will likely contain a number of very talented middle-distance horses seeking a coveted Group 1 victory. Like in years past, the performance of the Underwood Stakes field will serve as a timely form indicator for the rest of the racing season.
The 2016 Underwood Stakes field is below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||55821x2x06||PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ)||Darren Weir||John Allen||8||59kg||113|
|2||2x21212x12||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||7||59kg||114|
|3||230x5501x5||OUR IVANHOWE (GER)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||3||59kg||112|
|4||5x21377x05||THE CLEANER||Peter Gelagotis||Steven Arnold||11||59kg||109|
|5||475×118284||JACQUINOT BAY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||4||59kg||104|
|6||21x0420x01||AWESOME ROCK||Leon & Troy Corstens||Stephen Baster||2||59kg||109|
|7||15x2018x73||HE OR SHE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||1||59kg||104|
|8||31x4214x80||TARZINO (NZ)||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||10||58kg||109|
|9||2113061×0||TAVAGO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Nicholas Hall||9||58kg||108|
|10||12111134×0||HOWARD BE THY NAME||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||5||58kg||98|
|11||48915x41x4||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||6||57kg||114|
2016 Underwood Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Underwood Stakes nominations were released on Monday, September 12th. Following in the expected trend of past editions of the race, the 2015 Underwood Stakes nominations should contain some top quality Group winners. Spillway, Silent Achiever and Dissident are among the top horses included in the 2016 Underwood Stakes nominations.
The 2016 Underwood Stakes nominations will be published below.
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||55821x2x06||PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ)||G||7||Darren Weir||1||59kg||113|
|2||48915x41x4||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||M||6||Kris Lees||2||57kg||114|
|3||2x21212x12||BLACK HEART BART||G||6||Darren Weir||3||59kg||114|
|4||31x4214x80||TARZINO (NZ)||H||4||Mick Price||4||58kg||109|
|5||2113061×0||TAVAGO (NZ)||G||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||5||58kg||108|
|6||230x5501x5||OUR IVANHOWE (GER)||H||7||Lee & Anthony Freedman||6||59kg||112|
|7||5x21377x05||THE CLEANER||G||9||Peter Gelagotis||7||59kg||109|
|8||4x8xD21x00||SIGNOFF (IRE)||G||7||Darren Weir||8||59kg||107|
|9||486x8222x3||BIG MEMORY (FR)||G||7||Tony McEvoy||9||59kg||98|
|10||21x0420x01||AWESOME ROCK||H||5||Leon & Troy Corstens||10||59kg||109|
|11||12111134×0||HOWARD BE THY NAME||H||4||Darren Weir||11||58kg||98|
|12||15x2018x73||HE OR SHE||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||12||59kg||104|
|13||475×118284||JACQUINOT BAY||G||9||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||13||59kg||104|
|14||57x0955x30||ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ)||G||7||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||14||59kg||102|
|15||10x81642x4||THE BANDIT (JPN)||H||5||John Sadler||15||59kg||78|
|16||1457029×96||TRANSFER ALLOWANCE||G||7||Peter Roche||16||59kg||72|