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

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 ONDINA Gai Waterhouse Blake Spriggs 8 55.5kg
2 KANSAS SUNFLOWER (NZ) Luke Oliver Brad Rawiller 1 55.5kg
3 SEBRELLA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 18 55.5kg
4 MAASTRICHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 54kg
5 REDASUN Greg Eurell Clare Lindop 17 54kg
6 TRY YOUR BEST (NZ) Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 11 54kg
7 HIPSTER GIRL Jason Warren Paul Gatt 15 54kg
8 CHOIX DE MAIA (NZ) Pat Carey 13 54kg
9 CATHY’S MARK Nigel Blackiston James Winks 19 54kg
10 FITOCRACY Jon O’Connor Todd Pannell 16 54kg
11 DEANNA JEAN Shane Oxlade Justin Potter 22 54kg
12 COACHELLA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Matthew Neilson 20 54kg
13 INTO THE MIST Tony McEvoy Jason Holder 2 54kg
14 FINDA FITTER FILLY John & Chris Ledger 21 54kg
15 CASHLA BAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Cory Parish 9 54kg
16 KEEP THE KLASS (NZ) Darren Weir 10 54kg
17 EXALTED HONEY Karen Byrnes Krystal Bishop (a) 7 54kg
18 OKAHU BAY Phillip Stokes Ronnie Stewart 4 54kg
19e MONOPOLE Tony McEvoy 14 54kg
20e ALBORBROWN John Hyam Ms Sigrid Carr (a) 3 54kg
21e DE LAGO HERIZ Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 12 54kg
22e UNFURL (NZ) Darren Weir 6 54kg



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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