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.
2017 Autumn Classic Field
The 2017 Autumn Classic field will be released on Wednesday, February 24th. Expect to see some familiar faces in the 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 2017 Autumn Classic field can be expected to be quite competitive, as the current crop of three year olds has shown a lot of promise.
As soon as it is available, the 2017 Autumn Classic field will be published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||311x997x96||TRENCHANT||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||12||57kg||72|
|2||4×1411||FARSON||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||9||57kg||72|
|3||30167×21||CLIFF HANGER||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Joao Moreira||11||57kg||69|
|4||221764||ELECTRIC CHARLIE||John & Chris Ledger||Mark Pegus||4||57kg||61|
|5||5×331||BOLD PRESENCE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||3||57kg||62|
|6||0x837x5222||CAPTAIN RHETT||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||6||57kg||54|
|7||0431||CALLISTO MOON||Emma Steel||Luke Currie||1||57kg||62|
|8||32182||DOMESTICATED||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||8||55kg||63|
|9||4533312||ELSARAY||Michael Roebuck||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||5||55kg||61|
|10||2104||PARALLEL WORLD (NZ)||Shane McCusker||Dean Yendall||2||55kg||61|
|11||936×1||MISS STRATHALLAN||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||10||55kg||62|
|12||31||BINT EL BEDU||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||7||55kg||62|
2017 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 2017 Autumn Classic nominations. Many of the young horses in the Autumn Classic nominations will be targeting the race as a means of increasing their distance on the way to longer events.
The 2017 Autumn Classic nominations are published below.
|#||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|2||4×1411||FARSON||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||2||57kg||72|
|4||91×311||SIZZLING BULLET||C||3||Chris Waller||4||57kg||72|
|5||30167×21||CLIFF HANGER||G||3||Lee & Anthony Freedman||5||57kg||69|
|6||8421222||RISING RED (NZ)||G||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||6||57kg||63|
|7||32182||DOMESTICATED||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||7||55kg||63|
|9||221764||ELECTRIC CHARLIE||G||3||John & Chris Ledger||9||57kg||61|
|10||54331||FAST PLAN||C||3||Darren Weir||10||57kg||62|
|11||2104||PARALLEL WORLD (NZ)||F||3||Shane McCusker||11||55kg||61|
|12||5×331||BOLD PRESENCE||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||12||57kg||62|
|13||0x837x5222||CAPTAIN RHETT||G||3||Pat Carey||13||57kg||54|
|14||936×1||MISS STRATHALLAN||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||14||55kg||62|
|15||0431||CALLISTO MOON||G||3||Emma Steel||15||57kg||62|
|16||31||BINT EL BEDU||F||3||Mick Price||16||55kg||62|
|17||5010||CINCINNATI KID||C||3||Wez Hunter||17||57kg||59|