2011 Pago Pago Stakes Final Field & Preview

March 23rd, 2011

This Saturday, March 26, the 2011 Pago Pago Stakes is set to take place as part of the elite racing line-up at Rosehill Gardens.

Scheduled to run as Rosehill Race 2 at 12:50pm (AEDST), the $175,000 Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) final field features nine two-year-old colts and geldings.

The Pago Pago is also the final race for male juveniles offering an exemption into the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) on April 2 to the winner, the Golden Slipper being the richest horse racing event for two-year-olds in the world.

Two of the top fancies to win the Pago Pago Stakes this year, Golden Archer and You’re Canny, are ironically not nominated for the 2011 Golden Slipper.

Peter Moody’s ultra consistent colt Golden Archer is likely to open at the top of the Pago Pago Stakes odds when betting opens at Luxbet having won five of his six career starts to date.

Despite a wider barrier eight draw for Saturday, Golden Archer looks the best Win chance of the field having carried 57.5kg to victory in the Listed St Albans Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley last start which was his third win on the trot.

Canberra galloper You’re Canny is another early fancy for the race after claiming an upset win over past Golden Slipper favourite Karuta Queen in the Listed Black Opal Stakes (1200m) on March 13.

Other notable acceptors for the 2011 Pago Pago Stakes include the Exceed And Exalt coming off a win on debut at Canterbury on March 9, the Chris Waller-trained Flying Zero who ran second to Exceed And Exalt last start, Bart Cummings’ unraced Snitzel colt Salade set to make their debut and the John Thompson-trained Boys On Tour who scored their maiden win at Newcastle on March 17.

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2011 Perfect Vision Ilasik Pago Pago Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No. Horse Trainer Rider Br. Wgt.
1 GOLDEN ARCHER Peter G Moody 8 55.5
2 YOU’RE CANNY Gratz Vella Glen Boss 9 55.5
3 EXCEED AND EXALT Guy Walter Nathan Berry (a) 5 55.5
4 WRITTEN CONSENT Grahame Begg Brenton Avdulla 2 55.5
5 FLYING ZERO Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 4 55.5
6 BOYS ON TOUR John P Thompson Jim Byrne 3 55.5
7 ROCK MONSTER Gerald Ryan 7 55.5
8 SALADE Bart Cummings Corey Brown 6 55.5
9 FULL BLAST Jason Coyle Tim Clark 1 55.5