Helmet Draws Perfectly For CS Hayes Stakes

By: Ryan Clark
February 15th, 2012
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Peter Snowden is off to a good start with Helmet on the road to Dubai with the three year old star coming up trumps after the CS Hayes Stakes barrier draw.

Helmet will jump from gate four in the 11 horses field putting him in the perfect position to take up a forward early position.

It would be a big shock if Darley’s employed tactics different to those used so successfully throughout his career to date so expect to see him among the leaders in the early stages.

He shouldn’t have too tough of a time in finding the front either given That’s The One drawn outside him in five is a get back type and a few of the others are looking for more ground.

Helmet stands out head and shoulders above the rest on handicap rating at 112 and he’ll carry 57.5kg as a result.

Many tip Instinction to be his closest rival given he’s won his last three races but from barrier 10 things have been made tough, especially given he only has a one kilogram advantage in the weights.

The closest to him on ratings is Sabrage on 93 but after running third in the Victoria Derby at the end of last prep the 1410m is expected to be too short for him on Saturday.

Decircles is one of the only genuine threats after coming off a good performance first up in open grade where he placed fifth.

He gets a 3.5kg weight advantage and is suited by the trip, Glen Boss just left with a little bit of work to do from barrier seven.

 CS Hayes Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 111X33118X HELMET Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 57.5kg 112
2 5X68X211X1 INSTINCTION Mick Price Craig Newitt 10 56.5kg 89
3 1X04313X SABRAGE Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 8 55.5kg 93
4 73X34324X3 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1 54kg 80
5 762X1X25 DECIRCLES Danny O’Brien Glen Boss 7 54kg 78
6 116X2 THAT’S THE ONE Colin & Cindy Alderson Craig Williams 5 54kg 78
7 254X541212 ALPHA MAN Heather Lehmann Ms Holly McKechnie 2 54kg 72
8 8X2115X6 TONED Robert Hickmott Steven King 11 54kg 70
9 7X21 TAXI DRIVER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3 54kg 64
10 70X2120 BALZEUS Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Nicholas Hall 6 54kg 61
11 1X45 BIG BUDDIE Andrew Sawden Peter Hutchinson 9 54kg 62

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