JRA Plate Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 JRA Plate which is to be run at Randwick racecourse on Saturday 16th, April 2016. View the JRA Plate Field.


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 TERRUBI (IRE) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 9 59kg
2 MESSENE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 11 58kg
3 GUARDINI (FR) Lee & Anthony Freedman Hugh Bowman 17 57kg
4 HAVANA COOLER (IRE) John O’Shea James McDonald 2 57kg
5 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 14 57kg
6 BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE) Chris Waller 8 56.5kg
7 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 10 56.5kg
8 INDEX LINKED (GB) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5 56.5kg
9 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller 13 56.5kg
10 RUDY Helen Page 1 55kg
11 SADLER’S LAKE Chris Waller Blake Shinn 7 55kg
12 AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings 6 54.5kg
13 CASINO DANCER Mike Van Gestel 3 54kg
14e HIPPOPUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 16 54kg
15e MAGICOOL Chris Waller 15 54kg
16e SENSE OF OCCASION Tony McEvoy Kerrin McEvoy 12 54kg
17e MAURUS (GB) David Vandyke Blake Spriggs 4 54kg


The quest for a stakes win with Precious Gem continues at Caulfield in the Listed Anniversary Vase.

Precious Gem has been runner-up three times at black-type level and exceeded trainer Henry Dwyer’s expectations first-up at Mornington when she won the Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) before Thermal Current rallied to beat her by a half neck.

She is set to get her next chance at an important stakes win in Saturday’s 1400m race.

“She’s itching to win a black-type race,” Dwyer said.

Dwyer thought Precious Gem would be in need of the run at Mornington but believes he learned more about the six-year-old in what was only her third start for the Caulfield trainer.

“You find out a bit more about a horse the more circumstances you put them in,” Dwyer said.

“She went as well as she ever has first-up. So maybe we just found out she’s a bit better on the fresh side, and we’ll just keep training her like that.”

Dwyer was sent Precious Gem with the objective of trying to get a stakes win on her CV before she is retired to the breeding barn.

He pinpointed next month’s Group Two Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) in Adelaide as the original target but now believes the mare could be more effective at shorter distances.

“I know she has won over 1700 metres before but I’m not convinced she’s not better at 1300 and 1400 metres, a bit on the fresher side as a get back and run-on sort of sprinter,” he said.

“She seems to rate best when she does that so if she can get a soft run behind them and just get the gaps at the right time, she’ll be hard to beat in any race she goes in. Hopefully this Saturday.”

While Precious Gem could still head to the Queen Of The South Stakes in three weeks, Dwyer is also considering Brisbane winter carnival options.

Charmed Harmony, runner-up to Black Heart Bart in the Victoria Handicap over the course and distance last start in fast time, heads the weights for the Anniversary Vase with 60kg while Precious Gem is on the 54kg limit.

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