WATC Derby 2012 – Final Field & Barrier Draw

April 11th, 2012

The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Group 2 WATC Derby, which is due to run at Ascot racecourse this Saturday April 14, 2012.

Trainer Colin Webster has entered both Pop Culture and Dash For Home in the 2012 WATC Derby final field.

Both horses have drawn wide gates for the 2012 WATC Derby, with Pop Culture and Dash For Home drawing barriers 10 and 12, respectively.

Webster does not believes the wide draws will lessen his chances in the race.

“They’re both out a bit wide but they get a good run from the 2400 start down the straight so hopefully the boys can get them in nice positions,” Webster said.

“You hope for better draws but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

“They both galloped beautifully on the grass at Ascot (yesterday morning) and they’re going in nice and fit.”

Webster is finding it hard to pick a likely winner between the two three-year-olds, although he conceded Dash For Home will be at his peak for the 2012 WATC Derby.

“I don’t think there’s a lot between them,” Webster said.

“She (Pop Culture) has been trained for the Oaks and he’s been trained for the Derby.

“She might have the edge on performances but he’ll be very fit.

“She’s a really tough and enormously relaxed horse so that helps to keep them up.

“It’s a very even field and it will be interesting to see if the form from the Eastern States performer holds up.”

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2012 WA Sires Produce Stakes Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 232X023125 FLAG OFFICER Paul Jordan Craig Staples 8 56.5kg
2 X30X414721 FLASHY FELLA (NZ) Michael Moroney Jake Noonan (a) 2 56.5kg
3 8X74149113 ROHAN Vaughn Sigley Glenn Smith 4 56.5kg
4 86524X1271 LETHAL JONES Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani Jason Whiting 7 56.5kg
5 8117089 UNCLE GEORGE Frankie Maynard Shaun Meeres 13 56.5kg
6 15X13264 DASH FOR HOME Colin Webster Jarrad Noske 12 56.5kg
7 23189X3992 REIGN OF TERROR Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 1 56.5kg
8 4780252140 DRIVE WEST Joe Miller Peter Hall 5 56.5kg
9 322136 ROCK BAND Daniel Morton William Pike 6 56.5kg
10 361X940050 SOUTHERN DRAWL Hec McLaren Paul King 9 56.5kg
11 49323412 CALIFORNIA DUDE George Daly Chad Davies 3 56.5kg
12 252X112121 POP CULTURE Colin Webster Troy Turner 10 54.5kg
13 X13X396222 THE SOCIAL NETWORK Lindsey Smith Peter Knuckey 11 54.5kg
14 41243 ELITE BELLE Grant Williams Paul Harvey 14 54.5kg