Wednesday, 21 March 2012
: The top-weight for the $600,000 Group 1 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill on Saturday, Secret Admirer, has drawn barrier six for the fillies and mares feature on Saturday.
The Graeme Begg trained four-year-old Dubawi
mare, with 58kg, won the Group 1 Epsom Handicap over 1600m at Randwick in the spring and she was subsequently third in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes over 1600m at Flemington. Brenton Avdulla rides.
Leading Sydney filly Steama, the last start winner of the Group 2 Surround Stakes over 1400m, has 55kg and barrier nine for regular rider Hugh Bowman. The Guy Walter trained three-year-old is TAB Sportsbet's market favourite at $2.90.
The progressive John O'Shea trained four-year-old mare Steps In Time
, 55kg, has not fared as well with barrier 12 for Jim Cassidy, as has the Victorian multiple Group 1 winner Yosei
, 55.5kg, with barrier 10 for Michelle Payne.
The $400,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) has a field of 14 holding the prospect of an interesting duel between the Group 1 Australian Stakes first and second placegetters, Manighar
and Southern Speed
, and Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes winner Shoot Out
The Peter Moody trained Manighar won the Australian Cup over 2000m at Flemington on March 10th by a nose over the 2011 Group 1 Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed. They start from barriers four and three for Luke Nolan and Craig Williams respectively.
The Chris Waller trained Shoot Out is the opening market favourite at $3.40.
There are six colts and one gelding – Red Excitement
– for the $300,000, Group 2, Spotless Todman Slipper Trial (1200m).
Three of the leading colts have drawn alongside each other with Redoute's Choice
in barrier one for Craig Williams, Commands
in barrier two for Kerrin McEvoy and Lonhro
in barrier three for Nash Rawiller. Pierro is the $1.85 favourite in TAB Sportsbet's opening market.
There are nine fillies for the $300,000, Group 2, Jacobs Creek Reisling Stakes (1200m) with once again three of the leading chances drawing alongside each other.
Current TAB Sportsbet $4 AAMI Golden Slipper favourite Samaready
has barrier five with Craig Newitt, while Snitzerland
and Corey Brown have barrier four, with Hussousa
and Blake Shinn barrier three.
Samaready is the $1.65 favourite with TAB Sportsbet.