The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Mitty’s Centaurea Stakes which is to be run at Morphettville on Saturday 16th, May 2015 at 1:48PM. View the Mitty’s Centaurea Stakes Field.
|Race 4 – 1:48PM Mittys Centaurea Stakes (2000 METRES)|
|Of $100,000.1st $64,000, 2nd $17,000, 3rd $8,000, 4th $4,000, 5th $2,000, 6th $1,000, 7th $1,000, 8th $1,000, 9th $1,000, 10th $1,000 LISTED
Set Weights plus Penalties, Fillies and Mares, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|1||GIRL IN FLIGHT||Robbie Griffiths||Matthew Allen||3||58kg|
|2||MARIANNE (NZ)||Leon & Troy Corstens||Damien Oliver||7||58kg|
|3||STAR FASHION||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Matthew Neilson||4||58kg|
|4||HELD HOSTAGE||Phillip Stokes||6||58kg|
|5||AVA’S DELIGHT||Darren Weir||Ms Michelle Payne||12||58kg|
|6||ANFITRIONA||Peter G Moody||Glen Boss||9||58kg|
|7||SPECIAL MISS (NZ)||Michael Kent||1||57kg|
|8||LADY CUMQUAT||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||2||56.5kg|
|9||INISHOWEN||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Jason Benbow||5||56.5kg|
|10||LET’S MAKE ADEAL||Nigel Blackiston||Craig Williams||10||55.5kg|
|11||CLEAR DIRECTION (NZ)||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Ms Holly McKechnie||11||55.5kg|
|12||REBELLE||Mick Huxtable||Paul Gatt||8||55.5kg|
|13||ALECIA BETH||Tony McEvoy||Dean Yendall||14||55.5kg|
|14||PRIDE OF AMERICA||Claudette Rose||Simon Price||13||54kg|
Many southern trainers send their horses to Queensland spelling paddocks at this time of the year so they can enjoy the sun on their backs.
But for Dances On Stars, his annual trip north is no holiday.
More than half his $536,000 prize money has been earned in Queensland and the five-year-old is looking for more in Saturday’s Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast.
This is the fourth year Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan has taken Dances On Stars to Queensland with his best result so far his win in the 2014 Prime Minister’s Cup at the Gold Coast.
He finished third behind Srikandi and Ball Of Muscle in the Victory Stakes at the Gold Coast on April 25 and Ryan opted not to run him at Doomben on Saturday believing he would benefit from an extra week between races.
“He is the sort of horse who races best a bit fresh so we decided to give him an extra week and go three weeks between runs,” Ryan said.
“He has done really well up there as he always does.
“The biggest worry is the weight he will have to carry but he will have Damian Browne aboard and that’s a plus.”
Dances On Stars has second top weight of 58kg in the Glasshouse.
His performance will determine where he goes next.
“If he won the Glasshouse we would consider the Stradbroke but you need a horse in form to win a race like that,” Ryan said.
As a two-year-old, Dances On Stars won the Group Three Kindergarten Stakes and was placed in three Queensland stakes races won by Sizzling before running out of the money in the Group One JJ Atkins Stakes also won by Sizzling.
At three, he ran into Sizzling again when second to him in the Group Two Queensland Guineas.
After his Prime Minister’s Cup win last year he finished fourth in the BRC Sprint won by River Lad who went on to win the Brisbane’s premier race, the Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).
He will be more suited to this year’s Stradbroke with the race to be run over 1350m because of the switch to Doomben while Eagle Farm undergoes renovations.