Queen of the South Stakes Draws Full Field

While Sydney’s Royal Randwick comes to life this Saturday for Doncaster Mile Day, Allan Scott Park Morphettville in Adelaide will also be host to a top meeting headlined by the $175,000 Group 3 Queen of the South Stakes (1600m).

Lady Lynette will compete in the 2011 Sunline Stakes this Friday night

Lady Lynette is one of the top chances for the Queen of the South Stakes

The 2011 Queen of the South Stakes has attracted a capacity field of 16 fillies and mares plus three emergencies lead by the David and Scott Brunton-trained Lady Lynette.

Drawn well in barrier five for Saturday, six-year-old Lady Lynette has been in top form this season.

Two starts back she was unlucky to finish second to Nakaaya in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m).

After striking interference with winning jockey Craig Newitt striking Lady Lynette with his whip near the 1200m, her jockey Michael Guthrie lodged a protest but was dismissed.

Lady Lynette then ran third to Zedi Knight in the Listed Australasia Stakes (1440m) at Caulfield last Saturday and back up to the mile should be very competitive.

The other top fancy in the Queen of the South Stakes this year is Mick Price’s in-form Nakaaya who survived the Sunline Stakes protest to score a surprise win.

Also set to carry a topweight of 58.5kg, Nakaaya is coming off back-to-back wins in Melbourne and will jump from barrier seven with Craig Newitt aboard.

There is only one other last-start winner in the Queen of the South Stakes field with the John Thompson-trained Choisir mare Public Holiday coming off victory at this track and distance but has work to do after drawing wide with barrier 14 for Saturday.

Other consistent runners vying for a Group 2 win in the Queen of the South on Saturday include Majestic Music (barrier three) coming off a close fourth in the Sunline Stakes, Rubiton mare Ocean Challenger (barrier six), the Lee Freedman-trained Mont Fleuri (barrier 11) and Michael Moroney’s Platinum Passion who drew poorly with the far outside barrier 19.

Four-year-old Redoute’s Choice mare Platinum Passion has been in excellent form this prep, narrowly beaten by Pinker Pinker in the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) at Flemington before running a brave third in the Sunline Stakes last-start from a wide barrier 12 start.

Meanwhile leading Victorian trainer Peter Moody will saddle up Tampiko in the Queen of the South Stakes, the Lonhro mare due to jump from barrier 15 with Ben Melham booked for the ride.

The former New Zealand-trained mare did well to run sixth in a 1523m handicap at Moonee Valley last start when heavily weighted with 60kg.

On Saturday Tampiko drops back to a more manageable 57kg.

The other Group feature on the Morphettville programme for Saturday is the $115,000 Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) where the likes of the Mark Kavanagh-trained Catapulted and Peter Snowden’s Pinwheel will face off.

The 2011 Panasonic Queen of the South Stakes is scheduled as Morphettville Race 7 and is due to jump at 4:13pm.

2011 Queen of the South Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 4319X11523 LADY LYNETTE David & Scott Brunton Michael Guthrie 5 58.5kg 106
2 041X70X244 MAJESTIC MUSIC Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ms Clare Lindop 3 58.5kg 102
3 7X3108X070 DANE JULIA (SAF) Lee Freedman Michael Walker 12 58.5kg 97
4 3590X1X211 NAKAAYA Mick Price Craig Newitt 7 58.5kg 98
5 X1985X6322 OCEAN CHALLENGER Darren Magro Shayne Cahill 6 58kg 92
6 1162909X50 BELSCENICA Tony Noonan 18 58kg 92
7 12160X0044 MONT FLEURI Lee Freedman Nicholas Hall 11 58kg 85
8 1X5644X177 BELIEVE ’N ACHIEVE Mark Kavanagh Simon Price 2 57kg 95
9 20X1113X16 TAMPIKO Peter G Moody Ben Melham 15 57kg 98
10 126710X519 WINDARRA PLACE Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Chris Bryant 10 57kg 87
11 1X4617X223 PLATINUM PASSION Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 19 57kg 92
12 60X53105X3 ZANTELAGH Mark Kavanagh 16 57kg 78
13 11110X5857 PREVENTABLE John P Thompson Paul Gatt 13 57kg 82
14 007X130X52 MISS WITH ATTITUDE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Chad Lever 17 55.5kg 86
15 2043221181 PUBLIC HOLIDAY John P Thompson Ryan Maloney 14 55.5kg 92
16 0X03045X24 FURLINE Phillip Stokes 1 55.5kg 74
17e 7X01344223 SEDUCED Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 9 55.5kg 78
18e 17X131X243 GOON SERPENT David Jolly 4 55.5kg 78
19e 829X4209X4 OUR TIGRESS Michael Moroney 8 55.5kg 77