Kingston Town Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw

This Saturday Ascot racecourse in WA will host the year?s next feature race, the $500 000 Group 1 Kingstown Town Classic (1800m).

Currently heading the betting markets is Daniel Morton?s Scenic Shot at $3.60 having drawn close to the inside with barrier two. Scenic Shot is coming off sensational performances in both the Brisbane Winter Carnival and the Victorian Spring Carnival including victories in the Group 1 Doomben Cup, Group 2 Brisbane Cup and the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes.

Second favourite at $5.50, the Tracey Bartley-trained Sniper?s Bullet has drawn poorly on the far outside with gate 18. The six-year-old ran third in the race last year and will be hoping to show his improved form since then with a win.

Trainer David Hayes is attempting his fourth Kingston Town Classic win with his runner Largo Lad ($16) due to jump from barrier 14 with Glen Boss aboard. Largo Lad had a dismal run in the Group 1 Railway stakes (1600m) at the same track but Hayes is hoping by adding blinkers to the five-year-olds? gear this Saturday he will perform better. Hayes took out the race last year with Niconero.

The Group 1 Go For 2&5-Kingston Town Classic is scheduled as race six at Ascot this Saturday.

2009 Kingston Town Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw:

#

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight

1
SCENIC SHOT
Daniel Morton Jason Brown 2 59
2
SNIPER’S BULLET
Tracey Bartley Damien Oliver 18 59
3
TARZI
Neville Parnham Paul Harvey 15 59
4
MEGATIC
Albie Beckett Patrick Carbery 3 59
5
LARGO LAD
David Hayes Glen Boss 14 59
6
FAMOUS ROMAN
Ken Williamson Peter Hall 12 59
7
FRIAR’S TOUCH
Peter Giadresco Shaun O’Donnell 17 59
8
DANTE’S BANQUET
Owen Cocking Danny Miller 16 59
9
STREETFIGHTER
L Smith Shaun Mc Gruddy 8 59
10
LORDS RANSOM
Peter Morgan Alan Kennedy 4 59
11
GRAND NIRVANA
Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 11 58.5
12
STAR ENCOUNTER
Adam Durrant Brad Parnham 10 57
13
CASSANDARA SHADOW (NZ)
Shane A Edwards Peter Knuckey 6 56.5
14
DELTA GEE
Michael Grant Jason Whiting 9 56.5
15
GOD HAS SPOKEN
Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 7 52
16
THORN DANCER (NZ)
Frank Maynard Troy Turner 5 52
Emergencies:
17
SENTENZA
Ivan Haggerty Jessica Hill 1 59
18
COCONUT GROVE
Tony Noonan 13 59