The Autumn Classic field is one of the major targets for a lot of classy three year olds. Because it’s raced over 1800m, a number of trainers attempt to get their better types into the Autumn Classic field as a means of helping them step up in distance. However, because the Autumn Classic field runs during the Autumn Racing Carnival in March or February, most of the three year olds have already had experience at that distance. As such, the Autumn Classic field is usually filled out with the young horses who put on strong performances during the Spring Racing Carnival and have been in the paddock since.
2016 Autumn Classic Field
The 2016 Autumn Classic field will be released on Wednesday, February 24th. Expect to see some familiar faces in the 2016 Autumn Classic field, as a large number of the three year olds will be returning to work from their break after their spring campaigns. The 2016 Autumn Classic field can be expected to be quite competitive, as the current crop of three year olds has shown a lot of promise.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||24111111||MAHUTA||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||1||57kg||105|
|2||x143653221||FLYING LIGHT||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||10||57kg||71|
|3||08182170×7||AYERS ROCK||Shawn Mathrick||Dwayne Dunn||4||57kg||73|
|4||5x110010x9||EXTRA CHOICE (NZ)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Ben Melham||12||57kg||73|
|5||3244527×09||PATCH ADAMS||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Nicholas Hall||2||57kg||71|
|6||2x510x7||CELTIC TIGER (NZ)||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||11||57kg||73|
|7||5×21254316||HARDERN||David Brideoake||Luke Currie||5||57kg||68|
|8||52215×11||TALLY||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||7||57kg||74|
|9||923×4411||TOP RAVINE||Mick Price||Michael Dee (a)||13||57kg||66|
|10||68315212||HOPLITES||Stephen Brown||Glen Boss||9||57kg||66|
|11||1||CHARLEVOIX||Michael Kent||Mark Zahra||6||57kg||64|
|12||3×41||PRIOR ENGAGEMENT||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||3||57kg||62|
As soon as it is available, the 2016 Autumn Classic field will be published here.
2016 Autumn Classic Nominations
The Autumn Classic nominations usually attract quite a few decent horses. The simple fact that it’s an 1800m event ensures that there will be plenty of talented three year olds amongst the 2015 Autumn Classic nominations. Many of the young horses in the 2015 Autumn Classic nominations will be targeting the race as a means of increasing their distance on the way to longer events.
The 2016 Autumn Classic nominations are published below.