Launceston Newmarket Handicap Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Sharkie Newmarket Handicap which is to be run at Launceston on Wednesday 18th, November 2015 at 8:37PM. View the Sharkie Newmarket Handicap Field.

Race 5 – 8:37PM Kevin Sharkie Newmarket Handicap (1200 METRES)
Of $100,000.1st $60,000, 2nd $18,000, 3rd $9,000, 4th $4,500, 5th $2,500, 6th $2,000, 7th $2,000, 8th $2,000 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 14 + 5 EM

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 ADMIRAL Barry Campbell Brendon McCoull 7 59kg
2 HELLOVA STREET Scott Brunton Dean Holland 10 57.5kg
3 GEEGEES DOUBLEJAY Stuart Gandy Kelvin Sanderson 8 55kg
4 STREETWISE SAVOIRE Scott Brunton David Pires 4 55kg
5 VALIANT WARRIOR Adam Trinder Anthony Darmanin 11 54kg
6 SNIPPETEE BEE Charlie Goggin & Luella Meaburn Shuji Amano 5 54kg
7 TENNESSEE DRIVE Troy Blacker Kyle Maskiell (a) 2 54kg
8 GEEGEES GOLDENGIRL Stuart Gandy Ms Sigrid Carr (a) 9 54kg
9 RED EAGLE Shirley Berger Bulent Muhcu (a) 3 54kg
10 MERRICK’S BEAUTY Alana Fulton Jason Lyon 12 54kg
11 VANDERMEER Alana Fulton Ismail Toker 1 54kg
12 ERIN’S ELEMENT John Blacker Damien Thornton (a) 6 54kg


Jason Bridgman will have his first runners this week after shifting his training base from New Zealand to the outskirts of Melbourne.

Bridgman has been in Victoria since late July and will have his first runners at Kyneton on Friday before New Zealand mare Pondarosa Miss provides him with a black-type runner in the Ballarat Cup on Saturday.

After splitting with leading New Zealand outfit Te Akau Racing, Bridgman decided to move to Australia rather than relocate in New Zealand.

He said he inspected stabling in Sydney before deciding on Melbourne.

“We were looking for a new challenge,” Bridgman said.

“It was a big move to come over and one we haven’t regretted.”

Bridgman is training on a property at Officer and goes to Pakenham for trackwork and once his numbers build he will also take stables on course to complement his operation.

He said the two complexes would work well with those stabled at Pakenham being easily transferred to Officer for a freshen up.

Pondarosa Miss will be having her first start for Bridgman having been left with him after trainer Peter Hollinshead returned home.

The High Chaparral mare came across from New Zealand to contest the Melbourne Cup, but didn’t get a start.

Bridgman said it was a blessing in disguise she missed the Cup as she didn’t travel over well.

Pondarosa Miss made her Australian debut beating one runner home in the Matriarch Stakes at Flemington on November 7.

“She was off her tucker for a fair bit and only started to pick up a few days before the Matriarch run,” Bridgman said.

“And nothing went right for her at Flemington.

“She’s normally a get back and a closer, but she jumped away well and from the wide barrier got caught deep and with no cover for the trip.

“She’s certainly turned the corner since that run and worked well this morning.

“She’s nicely weighted and it looks a nice race.”

James Winks has been booked for the ride with the mare to carry 54.5kg in the 2200m race.

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