Auraria Stakes Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Auraria Stakes which is to be run at Morphettville on Saturday 18th, April 2015 at 12:00PM. View the Auraria Stakes Field.

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Race 7 – 4:23PM Schweppervescence Stakes (Registered as Auraria Stakes) (1800 METRES)
Of $115,000.1st $73,000, 2nd $19,350, 3rd $10,000, 4th $4,600, 5th $2,300, 6th $1,150, 7th $1,150, 8th $1,150, 9th $1,150, 10th $1,150 GROUP 3
Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, Fillies, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 18 + 4 EM

1ONDINAGai WaterhouseBlake Spriggs855.5kg
2KANSAS SUNFLOWER (NZ)Luke OliverBrad Rawiller155.5kg
3SEBRELLAMathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra1855.5kg
4MAASTRICHT (NZ)Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes554kg
5REDASUNGreg EurellClare Lindop1754kg
6TRY YOUR BEST (NZ)Phillip StokesDom Tourneur1154kg
7HIPSTER GIRLJason WarrenPaul Gatt1554kg
8CHOIX DE MAIA (NZ)Pat Carey1354kg
9CATHY’S MARKNigel BlackistonJames Winks1954kg
10FITOCRACYJon O’ConnorTodd Pannell1654kg
11DEANNA JEANShane OxladeJustin Potter2254kg
12COACHELLA (NZ)Phillip StokesMatthew Neilson2054kg
13INTO THE MISTTony McEvoyJason Holder254kg
14FINDA FITTER FILLYJohn & Chris Ledger2154kg
15CASHLA BAYDavid Hayes & Tom DabernigCory Parish954kg
16KEEP THE KLASS (NZ)Darren Weir1054kg
17EXALTED HONEYKaren ByrnesKrystal Bishop (a)754kg
18OKAHU BAYPhillip StokesRonnie Stewart454kg
19eMONOPOLETony McEvoy1454kg
20eALBORBROWNJohn HyamMs Sigrid Carr (a)354kg
21eDE LAGO HERIZLloyd KennewellJoe Bowditch1254kg
22eUNFURL (NZ)Darren Weir654kg



Trainer Robert Heathcote believes he can cement his association with one of the world’s most respected owners by winning the Group One Queensland Derby with Gid Up Strop.

The gelding was bred at Dato Tan Chin Nam’s Think Big Stud and races in the colours made famous by champions such as So You Think, Saintly and Viewed.

Heathcote’s confidence he can win the Derby was boosted by Gid Up Strop’s victory over 1630 metres at Doomben on Saturday.

“This has always been our Queensland Derby horse,” Heathcote said.

“Gid Up Strop has always indicated he would be a stayer right from his maiden win at the Sunshine Coast last year.”

“I had a talk with Duncan Ramage (Dato Tan’s racing manager) and we mapped out a plan for the Derby.

“This year it is 2200 metres around Doomben but he has won at the track now,” Heathcote said.

Heathcote said Gid Up Strop was a nice type of horse who was bred to be a stayer.

“He is by Think Big Stud’s sire Pendragon and a win in a Group One race would obviously be a great boost for the stallion,” he said.

“Gid Up Strop is not unlike the great So You Think in looks and he carries those famous race day colours. Maybe the luck will rub off.”

Heathcote’s association with Think Big goes back about three years with That’s Karma and Tale Of The Dragon.

The news wasn’t so good for Punta Norte who Heathcote had also hoped would be a Queensland Derby horse.

Punta Norte ran last behind Gid Up Strop and will now be spelled.

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