The Final Field has been released for the 2016 The Wayne Wilson which is to be run at Eagle Farm racecourse on Saturday 11th, June 2016. View the Wayne Wilsons Field.
|1||VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ)||Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs||Vinnie Colgan||1||61kg|
|2||AMOVATIO||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||13||58.5kg|
|3||DANCES ON STARS (NZ)||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||6||58.5kg|
|4||HOPFGARTEN||Robert Heathcote||Damian Browne||18||58.5kg|
|5||WORTHY CAUSE||John Zielke||Luke Dittman (a)||4||58.5kg|
|6||HI WORLD||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||17||58.5kg|
|7||JUMBO PRINCE||Michael Nolan||Jim Byrne||15||57kg|
|8||BRAVE ALI (NZ)||Tony Gollan||Ms Tegan Harrison||8||57kg|
|9||MALICE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||14||57kg|
|10||BEWHATYOUWANNABE||Robert Heathcote||Michael Cahill||2||57kg|
|11||PAJARO (NZ)||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||7||57kg|
|12||AKAVOROUN||Ciaron Maher||Dwayne Dunn||3||57kg|
|13||ADORABEEL (NZ)||Helen Page||Tommy Berry||11||56.5kg|
|14||FELTRE||Brian Smith||Paul Hammersley||19||56.5kg|
|15||SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ)||John & Chris Meagher||Glen Colless||16||56.5kg|
|16||RELIGIFY||Chris Waller||Joao Moreira||12||56.5kg|
|17||HI SON||David Kelly||Jeff Lloyd||9||56.5kg|
|19e||KAZOOM (NZ)||Kurt Goldman||5||56.5kg|
Flemington trainer Simon Zahra is keeping an anxious eye on the weather as he plans Whistle Baby’s next start.
Zahra, who trains in partnership with his cousin Mathew Ellerton, said their preferred option was 1200m-race at Swan Hill on Friday over a 1400m-race on her doorstep the following day.
But with rain predicted in north-western Victoria coupled with the mare’s dislike for wet tracks, the $100,000 Golden Topaz at Swan Hill seems less and less likely.
“The weather is going to tell us where we’re going,” Zahra said.
“I would more than likely say Flemington, but we’d love to go to Swan Hill as it looks like a good race for her.”
Zahra has ruled out accepting with Whistle Baby in both races and will talk to connections after he gets a better idea of the likely track condition at Swan Hill before making a decision.
The Flemington race is the third heat of the VRC-CRV Winter Championship.
Whistle Baby has been in work for nine months and will be having her 10th run this campaign, but with winter here the mare’s next run will probably be her last.
“As the tracks have been pretty good lately and she hasn’t trained off we’ve been happy to keep her in work, but this one might just see her out,” he said.
Whistle Baby has been a consistent performer since scoring first-up at Moonee Valley last November and is coming off a last-start second over 1200m at Flemington on May 21.
Her previous seven runs had all been over 1400m, resulting in three minor placings.
“We went back to the 1200 (metres) the other day and she wasn’t far off,” Zahra said.
“She’s been pulling a bit in her races at 1400 and hasn’t quite been finishing them off.
“We’re not worried about the 1400 but it looks like a strong race.”