A quality field has been announced to contest Saturday’s Group 3 2012 Cockram Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
A mixture of returning and in-form mares have been named in the 14-horse field including multiple Group 1 winner Yosei.
The talented mare will be having her first race since the autumn where she was last seen finishing third to More Joyous in the Doncaster Mile.
Two of the in-form horses in the field are Adelaide mare Avoid Lightning and the Darley-owner Glows.
Trained by David Jolly, Avoid Lightning is chasing a fifth consecutive victory and was highly impressive late last month when winning the Listed Lightning Stakes at Morphetville b y 2 1/2 lengths.
Glows has had just one start this campaign but she performed strongly to win the Phonewords Handicap by over a length at Moonee Valley earlier this month.
Other horses nominated for the Cockram Stakes include unbeaten mare Lucky Penny and Peter Moody-trained Le Societe.
The Cockram Stakes is set to be an exciting affair so to back a great value winner head to bookmaker.com.au.
Cockram Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||079x05483x||YOSEI||Stuart Webb||Ms Michelle Payne||13||59kg||109|
|2||1121x4147x||HI BELLE||John Gunning||Craig Williams||1||58kg||102|
|3||21x12314x1||GLOWS||Peter Snowden||Vlad Duric||8||57kg||85|
|4||111x||LUCKY PENNY||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||Danny Nikolic||2||57kg||81|
|5||21x||OASIS BLOOM||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||James Winks||3||57kg||70|
|6||4x866319x8||STOLE (NZ)||Brian Jenkins||Craig Newitt||4||56kg||91|
|7||x093334254||SPURCIFIC||Robbie Griffiths||Peter Mertens||6||56kg||86|
|8||1620x3634x||BOOKLET||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damien Oliver||12||56kg||92|
|9||1x4x1111||AVOID LIGHTNING||David Jolly||Adam McCabe (a)||10||56kg||89|
|10||11x4x143||LE SOCIETE||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||14||56kg||87|
|11||x342333911||BONARIA||Pat Hyland||Michael Walker||9||56kg||76|
|12||52×1424204||RUE MAPLE||Darren Weir||Damian Lane (a)||5||55kg||92|
|13||59x850100x||NEVER FORGET (FR)||Peter G Moody||Ben Melham||11||55kg||97|
|14||1113x||LADY MELKSHAM||John Sadler||Glen Boss||7||55kg||78|