The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Group 1 Sydney Cup, which is due to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday April 28, 2012.
16 horses have accepted for the 2012 Sydney Cup, including Efficient.
Efficient was scratched from the Chairman’s Quality last weekend after he was found to be lame in his off foreleg prior to the race.
Racing NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy said that a final decision would be made by stewards on Friday regarding whether or not Efficient can run in the 2012 Sydney Cup.
“We will wait for the horse to accept and then we will ask the vets to inspect him on Friday,” Murrihy said.
“Two vets agreed he had grade one to two lameness last time which is not too serious.
“I understand he has gait peculiarities and he will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness.
“He will be able to warm up and not just be pulled out of the raceday stalls.”
Efficient has won seven of his 27 race starts and has earned more than $4.68 million in prize money.
The eight-year-old has drawn barrier nine for the 2012 Sydney Cup and will be ridden by jockey Michael Rodd.
Drunken Sailor, Permit and Precedence are also included in the 2012 Sydney Cup final field and barrier draw.
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2012 Sydney Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||1X0860X905||EFFICIENT (NZ)||Robert Hickmott||Michael Rodd||9||58kg||110|
|2||1370X32123||DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Damien Oliver||6||57kg||109|
|3||72018X5544||NIWOT||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||2||55.5kg||105|
|4||0090X87427||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Craig Williams||13||55.5kg||104|
|5||919X80X730||ONCE WERE WILD||Gai Waterhouse||–||11||55kg||106|
|6||2200X00067||HAWK ISLAND (IRE)||Chris Waller||–||12||55kg||104|
|7||1X0400X800||STAND TO GAIN (IRE)||Chris Waller||–||7||54kg||96|
|8||05X2113311||PERMIT (GB)||Chris Waller||–||3||53.5kg||103|
|9||65300X3332||OLDER THAN TIME||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||14||53.5kg||102|
|10||X885521150||HANKS||Peter G Moody||James McDonald||15||53.5kg||91|
|11||3X0054X609||SOLID BILLING||Craig Ritchie||4||53.5kg||91|
|12||45435X7534||ANUDJAWUN (NZ)||Shaun Dwyer||Brenton Avdulla||10||53.5kg||89|
|13||25222X6773||NEXTANIX||Kerry Parker||Peter Robl||8||53.5kg||87|
|14||2802452428||OUR SERENA||David Payne||–||16||53.5kg||83|
|15||2056X31111||PEAL OF BELLS||Gwenda Markwell||–||1||53.5kg||63|
|16||399X667237||PLANET PURPLE||Kerry Parker||Jay Ford||5||53.5kg||65|