Lee Steere Classic 2010 Final Field & Preview

December 1st, 2010

The final field for the 2010 Lee Steere Classic, one of the feature races running at Ascot Racecourse this Saturday December 4, has been released with 12 classy three-year-olds ready to face off.

The betting markets for the $125,000 Group 3 Lee Steere Classic (1400m) will be dominated by two runners with Black Felix and Even Astar the top picks.

Black Felix, trained by Stephen Miller, is a brilliant Blackfriars gelding that boasts four wins from their five career starts including their most recent victory in the Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on November 20.

Due to be ridden by Paul Harvey on Saturday, Black Felix has drawn wide with the far outside barrier 12 as they face their toughest test to date.

Even Astar is our favourite to win, the classy grey Kendel Star filly coming off a second place finish to Black felix in the Placid Ark.

For the Lee Steere Classic, however, the Neville Parnham-trained Even Astar seems to have the upper hand with an ideal barrier four draw and light-weight of just 54kg.

Other horses in the Lee Steere Classic field this year that can finish in the money and add value to your exotic bets include fellow grey Kendel Star filly What Do You Know, Jim Taylor’s improving Blackfriars filly Miss Condition who ran a gallant fifth in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) last start, and the Craig Wright-trained Playcidium Mint coming off their maiden career win and drawn ideally on the rails.

The 2010 Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic is scheduled as Race 6 at Ascot on Saturday, due to jump at 3:20pm (local WA time).

Betting odds will open at Luxbet shortly so get ready for the action by opening an account with this Tabcorp-owned bookmaker today!

2010 Sir Ernest Lee Steere Classic Field, Barriers & Weights

No. Horse Rider Trainer Br. Weight
1 BLACK FELIX Paul Harvey Stephen Miller 12 56
2 SOUND SYSTEM Lucas Camilleri Quona Cooke 8 56
3 VERACIOUS Shaun McGruddy Trevor Andrews 6 56
4 COCKEYED BOB Alan Kennedy Darryn Pateman 5 56
5 MANAHARA Brad Parnham Neville Parnham 7 56
6 MISS CONDITION Jim Taylor 3 54
7 EVEN ASTAR Steven Parnham Neville Parnham 4 54
8 AMREEKA Daniel Staeck Fred Kersley 10 54
9 PLAYCIDIUM MINT Troy Turner Craig Wright 1 54
10 WHAT DO YOU KNOW Peter Knuckey Sharon Miller 9 54
11 MOONLIGHT BAY Jim Taylor 11 54
12 SPARKADIA Shaun O’Donnell Darren McAuliffe 2 54