The final field and barrier draw has been announced for the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes, which will take place at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday October 12, 2013.
A total of 14 horses have accepted for a run in the 2013 Spring Champion Stakes, including Criterion.
Criterion has won three of his nine race starts and has earned more than $500,000 in prize money during his career.
The three-year-old finished 11th in both his first race starts this spring, before placing a close second in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes at Rosehill Racecourse on September 28, 2013, behind Eurozone.
The Sebring colt is trained by David Payne at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and is nominated for the Group 1 Victoria Derby later in the carnival.
Criterion has drawn barrier seven for the 2013 Spring Champion Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Brenton Avdulla in the race.
Also included in the 2013 Spring Champion Stakes final field and barrier draw acceptances is Savvy Nature.
Savvy Nature has won two of his five race starts and has earned more than $159,000 in prize money.
The Savabeel gelding won the Group 3 Spring Stakes two starts back and placed second in the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill last start.
Savvy Nature has drawn barrier eight for the race and will be ridden by jockey Jim Cassidy.
Drago, Complacent and Fuerza are also included in the 2013 Spring Champion Stakes final field and barrier draw.
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2013 Spring Champion Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x31166x002||CRITERION (NZ)||David Payne||Brenton Avdulla||7||56.5kg||90|
|2||3722×46105||FUERZA||Bjorn Baker||Nathan Berry||12||56.5kg||73|
|3||5x224x3058||VILANOVA (NZ)||Chris Waller||Jay Ford||10||56.5kg||74|
|4||12×312||SAVVY NATURE (NZ)||John O’Shea||Jim Cassidy||8||56.5kg||86|
|5||2211||COMPLACENT||Peter Snowden||Christian Reith||1||56.5kg||89|
|6||6441×293||DRAGO||Anthony Cummings||Peter Robl||9||56.5kg||81|
|7||11458×444||HOOKED||John P Thompson||Timothy Bell||3||56.5kg||73|
|8||03211||ROCK HERO||David Payne||Glyn Schofield||6||56.5kg||78|
|9||113×93||EQUATOR||Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn||13||56.5kg||80|
|10||222×3122||LIBERTY’S CHOICE||Gai Waterhouse||Thomas Huet||5||56.5kg||74|
|11||66×115||THUNDER FANTASY||Anthony Cummings||Jason Collett||11||56.5kg||68|
|12||7x51x609||FAST DRAGON||Bruce Wallace||Paul Taylor||14||56.5kg||69|
|13||2×5718||SHIKRA||Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr||2||56.5kg||62|
|14||2×331||MOUNTAIN VIEW (NZ)||John Sargent||Tim Clark||4||56.5kg||64|