2012 Peter Young Stakes Nominations & Barriers

February 21st, 2012

The 2012 Peter Young Stakes or St George Stakes as it was previously known is an 1800m weight for age contest with 19 nominations at this stage of the acceptance period.

The $200,000 Group 2 is one of the first black type events of the Melbourne autumn that steps out beyond the mile and the majority of these horses will be on the campaign trail towards the Australian Cup.

The great thing about this race is that these horses are finally over a trip that should suit them and not mixed up with sprinters over shorter ground.

That should make things more simple for punters who can finally compare horses on a level playing field.

That being said the shorter ground wasn’t something that worried the likely race favourite in the Peter Young Stakes, Southern Speed.

The Caulfield Cup winning mare won first up over 1400m and then ran second to Black Caviar over the same journey.

It proved she’s in just as good a form as she won during her breakout spring preparation last year and will ensure she’s carrying the hopes of plenty of punters this Saturday.

She won’t have things all her own way though with the gallant Playing God also nominated, he ran on for third in the Black Caviar race despite being pushed quite wide on the bend.

Other horses of note include the winner of the Mackinnon Stakes Glass Harmonium as well as the new United States import Cannonball for Pat Carey.

Check back tomorrow to see the final field for the 2012 Peter Young Stakes as well as full betting and odds later in the week.

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2012 Peter Young Stakes Nominations & Barriers

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 BUDAI (GER) David Hayes 15 59kg 100
2 CANNONBALL (USA) Pat Carey 18 59kg 86
3 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott 17 59kg 113
4 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott 19 59kg 84
5 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes 9 59kg 101
6 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney 5 59kg 115
7 I’M JAKE (NZ) David Brideoake & David Feek 13 59kg 93
8 ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings 16 59kg 106
9 KING DIAMOND Peter G Moody 12 59kg 99
10 LUCAS CRANACH (GER) Anthony Freedman 10 59kg 110
11 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody 6 59kg 110
12 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 7 59kg 111
13 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 3 59kg 110
14 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham 4 59kg 110
15 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 8 59kg 107
16 RANGER Grant Williams 11 59kg 103
17 VEEWAP Tony Vasil 14 59kg 93
18 ZAVITE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 1 59kg 110
19 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 2 57kg 112