The final field and barrier draw has been released for the South Australian Derby, which is due to run at Morphettville Racecourse this Saturday May 5, 2012.
Included in the 2012 South Australian Derby final field is Reign Of Terror.
Reign Of Terror has won one of his 10 race starts and has earned more than $47,000 in prize money.
The More Than Ready gelding finished 11th in his most recent start in the Group 2 WATC Derby after finishing second in the Listed Melvista Stakes in his previous start.
Trainer Neville Parnham was initially concerned the gelding may not make the 2012 South Australian Derby field.
“He was about 19th in the order of entry before the weekend and with the attrition rate I’m pretty confident he’ll get a run,” Parnham said.
“I also entered him in the Guineas but he hasn’t been prepared for a 1600m race.”
Parnham is confident Reign Of Terror will be a completely different horse compared to how he performed last start after having three weeks in between runs.
“He didn’t have much hope and it wasn’t a fair indication of where he could have run,” Parnham said.
“Barrier one was probably too good a draw as he’s a big horse.
“I actually thought he would drop out quite badly but he did his best work late and hit the line well.”
Reign Of Terror has drawn barrier 12 for the 2012 South Australian Derby and will be ridden by jockey Steven Parnham.
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2012 South Australian Derby Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||2315X52754||STRIKE THE STARS (NZ)||Anthony Cummings||Dwayne Dunn||3||56.5kg||95|
|2||4313X86400||SABRAGE||Michael Moroney||Luke Currie||20||56.5kg||92|
|3||2454X64151||ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ)||Leon Corstens||Damien Oliver||1||56.5kg||82|
|4||125920X113||CORNELL||Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||8||56.5kg||83|
|5||14X1X7111||PELICANO||Tony McEvoy||Matthew Neilson||15||56.5kg||89|
|6||X5221X8882||ALCOHOL||Richard Jolly||Paul Gatt||5||56.5kg||70|
|7||00X211714||BACKBONE||Michael Kent||Brad Rawiller||7||56.5kg||74|
|8||82X421X901||HEAVEN’S RICHES||Robbie Laing||Michael Walker||10||56.5kg||87|
|9||6524X12715||LETHAL JONES||Lou Luciani & Dion Luciani||Jason Whiting||2||56.5kg||73|
|10||X10712X064||WESTSOUTHWEST (NZ)||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||19||56.5kg||68|
|11||3189X39920||REIGN OF TERROR||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||12||56.5kg||68|
|13||6X6X1662||PRACTICED||Robert Hickmott||Steven Arnold||18||56.5kg||66|
|15||1824X07524||HAROLDHAUT||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Joe Bowditch||9||56.5kg||64|
|16||4X21253563||ESSENCE||Phillip Stokes||Ms Clare Lindop||13||54.5kg||70|
|17e||23X211||TOHUNGA (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||4||56.5kg||71|
|18e||21X09790||SOUTHERN INVASION||Margaret Ruberry||–||17||56.5kg||62|
|19e||23528X2226||ROCK MUSICIAN||Robbie Laing||–||6||56.5kg||61|
|20e||41X7917220||COMPELLED (NZ)||Eric Musgrove||Dom Tourneur||16||56.5kg||61|