The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Denise’s Joy Stakes which is to be run at Scone on Saturday 16th, May 2015 at 1:50PM. View the Denise’s Joy Stakes Field.
|Race 4 – 1:50PM COOLMORE DENISE’S JOY STAKES (1100 METRES)|
|Of $140,000.1st $84,000, 2nd $28,000, 3rd $14,000, 4th $7,000, 5th $2,800, 6th $1,400, 7th $1,400, 8th $1,400, Starter Subsidy $200 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Three-Years-Old, Fillies, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|1||FINE MIST||Bede Murray||Jason Collett||15||59kg|
|2||ONEMOREZETA||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||9||59kg|
|4||FELINES||Kris Lees||Jim Cassidy||4||54kg|
|5||DONELLE||Gai Waterhouse||Tim Clark||11||54kg|
|6||KOKOMO||Paul Perry||Ms Linda Meech||3||54kg|
|7||PALAZZO PUBBLICO||Sam Kavanagh||7||54kg|
|8||LIKE XENA||Anthony Cummings||Christian Reith||6||54kg|
|9||SILENT RUSH||Bjorn Baker||Danny Beasley||8||54kg|
|10||DEFENDER||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||12||54kg|
|11||MISS WORLD||Matthew Smith||Glyn Schofield||14||54kg|
|12||IN A WINK||Greg Bennett||Brenton Avdulla||10||54kg|
|13||NATURAL SELECTION||Rodney Northam||Robert Thompson||16||54kg|
|14||ALPEN ROSE (NZ)||Kris Lees||5||54kg|
|15||SUMMIT BREATH||Sam Kavanagh||1||54kg|
|16||FILL ME UP||Melanie O’gorman||Robert Thompson||13||54kg|
Australian Oaks runner-up Winx will add a touch of class to the Caloundra meeting when she runs in the Sunshine Coast Guineas.
Saturday’s 1600m Group Three race will be the filly’s first start since her second to Gust Of Wind in the Group One Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on April 11.
With a 97 rating, Winx is 10 points clear of the Mike Moroney-trained Group performer Merion in the Guineas for which 21 entries were taken on Monday.
Trainer Chris Waller has been thinking long and hard about the best way to get Winx to the Queensland Oaks on May 30.
“As a lot of trainers have said it will be a different Oaks and Derby this year because they are at Doomben over 2200 metres instead of being at Eagle Farm at 2400,” Waller said.
“It is a matter of keeping horses fit and happy. So Winx will be doing something different and she will be going to the Sunshine Coast Guineas for her first run in Queensland.”
In the spring, Winx won the Group Two Furious Stakes before finishing second to First Seal in both the Tea Rose Stakes and Group One Flight Stakes.
She has had five starts this year, notching a win in the Group Two Phar Lap Stakes in March.
The Street Cry filly is raced by a group which includes Brisbane businessman Peter Tighe and his wife Patti who also have a share in her Victoria Derby winning stablemate Preferment.
Winx is the TAB’s $5.50 early favourite for the Oaks ahead of her stablemate Ballet Suite ($6.50), the winner of the Princess Stakes at Doomben on Saturday.
“Ballet Suite is another one near the end of her campaign so I will just have to keep her happy. Whether we go straight into the Oaks or give her another run in the Doomben Roses is the option,” he said.
“But I don’t want to go one run too far with her.”
Waller also has the Queensland Derby favourite Sadler’s Lake who cemented his position at $6.50 with victory in Saturday’s Group Three Rough Habit Plate.
The Waller-trained Hawkspur completed the Rough Habit/Derby double two years ago.