Sydney Cup 2012 – Final Field & Barrier Draw

April 24th, 2012

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