Adelaide Cup 2012 Final Field – Drunken Sailor Draws Barrier 20

March 7th, 2012

The final field and barrier draw has been released for the 2012 Adelaide Cup at Morphettville Racecourse on Monday March 12, 2012.

A total of 20 horses have accepted to run in the 2012 Adelaide Cup, with top-weighted Drunken Sailor drawing the widest barrier.

Drunken Sailor will jump from gate 20 in the race, which is worth $400,000 in prize money.

The seven-year-old gelding will be fresh off his last start win in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality at Flemington Racecourse when he lines up in the 2012 Adelaide Cup.

Drunken Sailor has won 11 of his 42 race starts and has earned more than $800,000 in prize money.

The Tendulkar gelding will be having his fourth start for new trainer Michael Moroney in the 2012 Adelaide Cup.

Drunken Sailor will be ridden by jockey Damien Oliver in the Adelaide Cup 2012, where the horse will carry 59.5 kilograms.

Norsqui fared no better in the 2012 Adelaide Cup barrier draw, picking gate 19 for the 3,200 metre race.

The five-year-old gelding won the Listed Mornington Cup over 2,400 metres last month and will be looking to win over two miles for the first time in his career.

Norsqui has won seven of his 25 race starts and has earned more than $340,000 in prize money.

The Matsqui gelding will be ridden by jockey Chris Symons in the 2012 Adelaide Cup and will carry 56 kilograms.

Grant William’s Western Jewel has drawn perfectly for the 2012 Adelaide Cup and will jump from barrier four.

The five-year-old mare finished sixth in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality last start after finishing fifth at her first Melbourne race start in the Mornington Cup.

Western Jewel showed her true class when she won the Group 2 Perth Cup at Ascot Racecourse on December 31 last year.

The Jeune mare has won eight of her 30 race starts and has earned more than $520,000 in prize money.

Hanks, Saddler’s Story and Warringah are also included in the 2012 Adelaide Cup final field and barrier draw.

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2012 Adelaide Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 131370X321 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 20 59.5kg 108
2 X41613X251 NORSQUI Walter McShane Chris Symons 19 56kg 98
3 9671073172 CROCODILE CANYON (NZ) Kevin Myers Kerrin McEvoy 11 54.5kg 94
4 41143X5153 FIELDMASTER (NZ) Patrick Payne Ms Michelle Payne 2 54.5kg 93
5 04X8855211 HANKS Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 12 54.5kg 93
6 4464911256 WESTERN JEWEL Grant Williams Ms Kyra Yuill (a) 4 54.5kg 99
7 1345185512 RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell Shayne Cahill 3 54kg 92
8 06727X0095 SADDLER’S STORY Robert Smerdon Glen Boss 9 53.5kg 91
9 7622751231 ENCHANTING WATERS Michael Sell Craig Robertson 8 53kg 94
10 5X04743834 PERSIAN STAR Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 14 53kg 91
11 X151936447 SEAN BAILE MOR Todd Balfour 7 53kg 80
12 35X8231241 TANAH LOT (NZ) Colin Little Dwayne Dunn 5 53kg 77
13 7113321033 HE’S HOT TO TROT Mick Whittle Adrian Patterson 17 53kg 76
14 5X00671744 MR RIGGS Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 18 53kg 74
15 7617234185 BEAUTIFUL SOUL Daniel Clarken Ms Clare Lindop 15 53kg 71
16 4707662511 TAKE OUT Ron Daniel Dom Tourneur 1 53kg 71
17 25X5641114 XAAR BEST Mark Stephenson Daniel Moor 16 53kg 70
18 640X044223 WARRINGAH (GB) Daryl Archard Dean Holland 6 53kg 69
19 4X09X61212 ALL OUT WAR (IRE) Michael Moroney Andrew Mallyon 10 53kg 66
20 10X7547334 DUMOSA Barry Brook Todd Pannell 13 53kg 63