Silk Stocking Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Silk Stocking which is to be run at Gold Coast racecourse on Saturday 7th, May 2016. View the Silk Stocking Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 BRING ME THE MAID Ciaron Maher Blake Shinn 12 59kg
2 TRAVESTON GIRL Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 10 58.5kg
3 JESSY BELLE Luke Oliver James McDonald 14 57kg
4 ELOPING Peter Robl 15 56.5kg
5 TINA MELINA Tony Gollan Michael Cahill 13 56kg
6 MISS COVER GIRL Kelly Schweida Glen Colless 2 55kg
7 BEATNIKS Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 4 54kg
8 ADORABUBBLE Barry Lockwood 7 54kg
9 ROSENET Bruce W Hill Ryan Wiggins 9 54kg
10 MISS TENPINS (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jeff Lloyd 5 54kg
11 CROOKED STICK Stephen Jones 11 54kg
12 SARISARA Rex Lipp Tim Clark 8 54kg
13 ZESTFUL Kris Lees Jason Collett 6 54kg
14 STAR DROP Rex Lipp 3 54kg
15 GROOVY GAL Matthew Dunn Robbie Fradd 1 54kg


Having already contested two 3200m races this campaign, Like A Carousel is on track to start in another marathon.

The Ken Keys-trained gelding is heading to Flemington on Saturday for a 2800m handicap ahead of a planned Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m) start at the same track two weeks later.

“We debated whether to run on Saturday or go straight to the Andrew Ramsden Stakes,” Keys said.

“But we’ve decided to run.”

Like A Carousel has only won two of his 37 starts but has earned more than $450,000 prize money.

The stayer has raced eight times in 3200m races during his career including finishing runner-up in two Sandown Cups and third in last year’s Group One Sydney Cup as a $151 outsider.

“You would think he’s due for one, wouldn’t you,” Keys said, hoping a win at the distance might come in this month’s Listed Andrew Ramsden.

Like A Carousel finished just better than midfield in the Adelaide Cup (3200m) two starts ago before venturing to Sydney where he ground away to finish sixth in the Sydney Cup after racing near the speed.

“It was probably as good as he could go. It was a high-quality field and he ran sixth. That’s pretty good,” Keys said.

Keys said Michael Walker will take the ride on Saturday.

Walker is returning having been on the sidelines for a month after suffering bleeding on the brain in an accident at his home.

There are 18 nominations for Saturday’s race with Like A Carousel having 58kg.

Keys also has four-year-old Fair And Equitable nominated for two Flemington races but is instead planning to run the mare in Saturday’s Group Two Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) in Adelaide to chase black-type.

Fair And Equitable won first-up this campaign at Cranbourne before heading to town where she was fifth to Mefnooda over 1440m at Caulfield.

“She missed the kick a little bit last start but got to the line well and it was probably a race that she needed to have,” Keys said.

“Hopefully the mile will be suitable.

“I think she deserves to have a crack at it.”

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