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
|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|