Sir James Kirby Quality Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Sir James Kirby Quality which is to be run at Grafton racecourse on Thursday 14th, July 2016. View the Sir James Kirby Quality Field.

1ROCKY KINGTom BourkeMs Stephanie Lacy (a)761kg
2GRAND CONDORSteve HodgeRobert Thompson1457kg
3ORUJOJohn O’SheaBrenton Avdulla857kg
4PLATEAU GOLDJim JarvisMatthew McGuren455.5kg
5MS WICKED WANDABob MilliganGrant Buckley554.5kg
6ESPIRITUStephen Lee1754kg
7DON’T TEASE MEStephen GleesonMs Leanne G Henry1354kg
8RED BOWERSMatthew DunnJim Byrne1154kg
9SPECIFIC CHOICECody MorganMs Rachael Murray1554kg
10PRINCE MAYTEDColt ProsserRobbie Fradd654kg
11AIMALAC BURRAPaddy CunninghamMs Jodi Worley (a)1654kg
12FOR ME DADNeil OsborneMs Winona Costin (a)954kg
13I CAN ROCKGary PortelliAndrew Gibbons (late alt)1054kg
14KNIGHT TEMPLARJason ReillyGlyn Schofield354kg
15eINVINCIBLE EAGLECathy ChapmanBen Looker254kg
16eSOLDI DOMANIBryan Dais154kg
17eMICHELLE’S GIFTJames Berry1254kg


Dwayne Dunn will be chasing a third-straight win in the Sir John Monash Stakes when he rides Fast `N’ Rocking at Caulfield.

Group One placegetter Fast `N’ Rocking is one of two horses trainers David Hayes and Tom Dabernig have heading to Saturday’s Group Three weight-for-age sprint.

Dunn’s apprentice son Dylan will ride the stable’s other contender Kayjay’s Joy.

The father and son are holding on to slender leads in the respective Melbourne premierships with Craig Williams whittling Dwayne Dunn’s lead to one and Michael Dee three behind Dylan Dunn in the apprentices’ battle.

Dwayne Dunn combined with Hayes and Dabernig to win last year’s Monash Stakes (1100m) on Miss Promiscuity a year after his success on the Robbie Laing-trained Lord Of The Sky.

Fast `N’ Rocking is a Listed winner at Caulfield and has twice been placed at Group One level at the track.

He has a win and two placings from five starts over the Caulfield 1100m, while Dunn has ridden him in nine of his 39 starts.

Fast `N’ Rocking campaigned in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide during autumn including a fourth in the Group One Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville.

“Fast `N’ Rocking has got a very good fresh Caulfield record and he seems to be working really well,” Dabernig said.

“He ran well up in Sydney and then we ran him in the Goodwood in Adelaide and he’s basically stayed in work and had a bit of a freshen-up at the farm at Euroa.”

Fast `N’ Rocking is the class runner of the stable’s two chances but Kayjay’s Joy has shown a liking for Caulfield with three wins from five starts at the track.

Her most recent start was a fifth in the Proud Miss Stakes in Adelaide in May from a wide gate.

“She’s hasn’t been able to get black type at this stage so that’s what we’re chasing with her,” Dabernig said.

“I think she’s going as well as she ever has and I just love her record at Caulfield. This will be her toughest test to date. She’s been working through her classes and Adelaide was no real guide because she had a torrid run.

“Without seeing the field or barriers, I think if she ran to her best she’s definitely going to be competitive.”

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