Gold Coast Bracelet Field – 2016

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

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 QUEEN OF WANDS Clarry Conners Michael Cahill 15 56.5kg
2 DAWNIE PERFECT Clarry Conners Robbie Fradd 7 56.5kg
3 SEBRING SALLY Chris Waller 11 56.5kg
4 SELF ESTEEM Peter & Paul Snowden 19 56.5kg
5 SAGA OF THE STORM Liam Birchley 4 56.5kg
6 IMPOSING LASS (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 10 56.5kg
7 KEBEDE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 3 56.5kg
8 CIRCULAR John O’Shea Tim Clark 6 56.5kg
9 FALKENBERG Peter & Paul Snowden 12 56.5kg
10 MONTIGNAC John O’Shea James McDonald 8 56.5kg
11 NO PUSHOVER (NZ) Shaune Ritchie Luke Dittman (a) 1 56.5kg
12 CAPETOWN HUSSEY Caitlin Lavin Ryan Wiggins 14 56.5kg
13 LADY ATHENA Kathy Stabe 17 56.5kg
14 RED CHANDELIER Michael Lakey 13 56.5kg
15e PRETTY LUCKY Paul Facoory 16 56.5kg
16e MYSTIC OPAL Chris Anderson 9 56.5kg
17e SUBSOLAR Chris Anderson Glen Colless 5 56.5kg
18e LYRICIST Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 2 56.5kg
19e PASSION IN FLIGHT Gary Hineman Ms Tegan Harrison 18 56.5kg


One of the best CV’s in Australian racing has received an unlikely update with Valediction winning the Brierly Steeplechase for Gai Waterhouse.

Waterhouse has been a regular figure at Warrnambool in recent times and Tuesday’s success was her first win at the three-day carnival.

She has two undeniable chances for important wins on the final day on Thursday.

Valediction went to the top of betting for the Grand Annual Steeplechase while Waterhouse will also saddle Cafe Society in the Warrnambool Cup.

Ridden by Brad McLean, Valediction ($3.80) scored a four-length win over King Triton ($15) with Danzadoozie ($8.50) five lengths away third.

McLean he will be replaced by Tom Ryan on Valediction in Thursday’s 5500m race with 33 jumps to negotiate.

Waterhouse was over the moon with the victory of Valediction who was sent over from New Zealand.

The son of Zabeel has now won four of his 16 starts over jumps and more than $200,000 prize money.

“Didn’t he do it easily,” Waterhouse said.

“He was never out of a canter and what’s he going to do on Thursday.

“It’s a huge thrill and the horse has just come of age.

“Half the battle of winning a Grand Annual is having the horse.”

It was McLean’s second Brierly success after guiding Cats Fun to victory in 2013.

While McLean said the win was bittersweet he noted the rise in trip from Tuesday’s 3450m to 5500m on Thursday wouldn’t pose a concern for the gelding after he was eased down over the final 100m.

“I think he will love another lap,” McLean said.

“He gets in a rhythm and keeps going providing he jumps well which he did today.

“He’s on the up and he gets in with a light weight.

“All I had to do today was come here and get the job done.”

Thubiaan, who was sent out the $3.30 favourite, finished fourth under his topweight of 70kg, finishing almost 10 lengths from the winner.

Jockey Martin Kelly said Thubiaan put an end to his chances with a poor jump at the third-last obstacle.

A decision on whether he backs up in the Grand Annual will be made on Wednesday.

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