The final field & barrier draw for this year's George Ryder. Free form guides, betting updates, race history & stats. Track info & scratchings for the George Ryder.
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The George Ryder Stakes
Conditions: 3yo+ WFA Group 1
The final field of the George Ryder Stakes with barrier draw, jockeys, weights, scratchings & opening betting odds will be published here.
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The Race: With a distance of 1500m, it is a popular choice for many sprint-mile specialists and regarded as one of the key lead up races for the Doncaster Handicap at Randwick in April, although only a handful of horses have run the double in the same year. A few winners have returned to win the race more than once including Lonhro, Manikato & Winx who posted her fourth straight win in 2019 at her second to last start.
Lead Up Form: Can be won by a horse who is resuming from a spell, the Canterbury Stakes has provided many winners of the George Ryder, other prominent form lines can include the Chipping Norton & Australian Cup.
The Track: The 1500m start at Rosehill is in a small chute and the end of the back straight. Usually a fair start but the on pace runners will have more of an advantage when the rail is out. Majority of winners start inside barrier 11.
Weight Statistics: Under WFA conditions there has been a reasonable spread of higher weighted older horses and 3yo’s on the minimum to greet the judge.
Associated Races: Chipping Norton | Australian Cup | Ranvet Stakes | Randwick Guineas | Golden Slipper | Doncaster Hcp.
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