Echoes Of Heaven Ruled out of Derby Dash

June 2, 2011

Echoes Of Heaven Ruled out of Derby Dash

Caulfield-based trainer Mick Price on Thursday afternoon informed Racing Queensland stewards that his progressive Encosta De Lago colt Echoes Of Heaven would not be accepted for Saturday week’s $500,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m).

Echoes Of Heaven

Echoes Of Heaven will not be accepted for the Queensland Oaks

Price has decided to send three-year-old Echoes Of Heaven to the paddock for a spell ahead of the spring instead of progressing on to contest the Eagle Farm classic on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

After running a game second to Shadows In The Sun in the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m) on May 8, most recently Echoes Of Heaven ran the ideal Queensland Derby trial when finishing less than a length away fifth to winner Turnitup in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Doomben last Saturday.

Despite that strong run and the fact Echoes Of Heaven was well-fancied in the Queensland Derby odds paying $8 to upset $6 favourite Shootoff, Price believes the colt has come to the end of his preparation.

Price will now be without a runner in this year’s Derby, but there’s still a chance his Show A Heart six-year-old Rightfully Yours will start in the $1 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

Rightfully Yours, who last finished a well-beaten 13th to Tampiko in the Listed Prime Minister’s Cup (1300m) at the Gold Coast on May 7 when blocked for a run, enjoyed a winning barrier trial at Doomben last week and is engaged to race at Eagle Farm this Saturday.

Accepted for the $175,000 Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m), Rightfully Yours is already guaranteed a spot in the Stradbroke field sitting 13th on the order of entry and as such does not need the ballot exemption into the million dollar sprint on offer to the QTC Cup winner.

Drawn wide in barrier 15, however, and now the top-weight of the field with 56.5kg following the early withdrawal of the Peter Snowden-trained Pinwheel, Rightfully Yours faces a tough test on Saturday on way to the Straddie.

Rightfully Yours is a $21 outsider for the QTC Cup and is at even longer odds paying $81 in the latest Stradbroke Handicap odds.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

McDonald to team up with Care ...

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradb...

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradbroke Handicap after 2018 Goodwood win

The Anthony Freedman trained Santa Ana Lane has earned a start in the 2018...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin’ Through beats stablemate Egg Tart

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through claimed his first Group 1 victory when...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Ti...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Tip for Weir to Make History

Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir is out to emulate the late, great Bart...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Be...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Betting update: Comin’ Through the solid pick

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through remains the firm favourite for the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field