The final field and barrier draw has been announced for the Group 2 McEwen Stakes, which will take place at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Saturday September 14, 2013.
10 horses have accepted for the 2013 McEwen Stakes final field, including Platelet.
The five-year-old has won seven of her 19 race starts and has earned more than $946,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.
Platelet has drawn barrier three in the 2013 McEwen Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Ben Melham in the race.
The Strategic mare won the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes and the Group 1 The Goodwood in Adelaide earlier this year, and will be out to continue her winning form in the 2013 McEwen Stakes this weekend.
Platelet is trained by Darren Weir at Wangoom and will be looking to win over the 1,000 metre distance for the second time in her career.
Also included in the 2013 McEwen Stakes final field is Moment Of Change.
Moment Of Change has won five of his 13 race starts and has earned more than $699,000 in prize money so far.
The five-year-old has drawn barrier one for the 2013 McEwen Stakes and will be ridden by jockey Luke Nolen.
Moment Of Change will be having his first race of the spring this Saturday, after placing fifth behind Platelet in The Goodwood last start.
General Truce and Glamour Planet are also amongst the 2013 McEwen Stakes final field and barrier draw acceptances.
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2013 McEwen Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x131x2205x||MOMENT OF CHANGE||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||1||58.5kg||108|
|2||0x631196x4||GENERAL TRUCE||Ricky Maund||Nicholas Hall||8||58.5kg||105|
|3||10361x070x||FREERETURN||Jason Warren||Nash Rawiller||4||58.5kg||97|
|4||x1136x318x||SNITZEM||Leon Corstens||Glen Boss||2||58.5kg||94|
|5||51x718x447||SHAFEEQ||Desleigh Forster||Craig Williams||7||58.5kg||84|
|6||134×464140||RUN DIEGO||Allan Peterson||–||10||58.5kg||79|
|7||x369x81101||GLAMOUR PLANET (NZ)||Dean Howard||Noel Callow||5||58.5kg||64|
|8||1325x3211x||PLATELET||Darren Weir||Ben Melham||3||56.5kg||110|
|9||4787x2145x||UMGETON||Brendon Hearps||Vlad Duric||6||56.5kg||82|
|10||13x2160x7||KUROSHIO||Peter Snowden||Craig Newitt||9||52kg||82|