Keith Noud Quality Handicap 2011 Field & Barriers

The 2011 Keith Noud Quality Handicap final field and barrier draw have been released ahead of the feature Eagle Farm handicap running this Saturday, 13 of the 23 nominated horses accepting for the sprint showdown.

Topweight of the $100,000 Listed Keith Noud Quality Handicap (1200m), due to run as Eagle Farm Race 7 at 4:10pm (local time) on Saturday, is the Wayne Nugent-trained Poor Judge with 58.5kg.

Drawn well midfield in barrier six and due to be ridden by Glen Colless, the Royal Academy six-year-old looking to bounce back after their disappointing 11th to Fillydelphia at Doomben over 1350m on November 5.

Premier Brisbane trainer Rob Heathcote has accepted for two of his three original Keith Noud entries with Bel Esprit six-year-old Work The Room drawing barrier seven and Falvelon four-year-old Excellantes suffering an early blow with barrier 12 of 13.

Work The Room is expected to open as one of the top fancies in the Keith Noud Quality Handicap betting markets at Luxbet after the Tattersall’s Mile winner resumed with a smart first-up win over the track and distance on November 12.

Excellantes, who is one of the 53kg lightweights of the race, also comes into Saturday’s clash in good form having run second to their stablemate in their resuming run for the season.

Another top contender having to overcome an awkward gate is the Andrew Williamson-trained Ready To Rip, the progressive More Than Ready four-year-old coming up with barrier 11.

Ready To Rip, a winner of five of their 12 career starts to date, failed in their culminating Brisbane Winter Carnival assignment earlier this year when 12th to Torio’s Quest in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) back in June.

They resumed in good form, however, with a first-up win over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast before their close second at Eagle Farm on November 12.

Meanwhile Kelso Wood’s exciting sprinter Belltone, the chosen mount for ace hoop Chris Munce, has come up trumps with gate five on Saturday as they return to the track after a two and a half month break.

Before being freshened up the Brahms six-year-old won six of their seven starts from May to September, a preparation that impressed connections and Munce who was aboard for three of those victories.

Other big winners in the Keith Noud Quality Handicap barrier draw include the Bryan Guy-trained seven-year-old Group winner Shuffle The Cash (barrier three), and Tony Gollan’s BRC Sprint runner-up Listen Son on the rails in gate one.

Gollan’s other hopeful Spirit Of Boom, returning to Brissy after a one-start Melbourne campaign when fifth in the Listed MSS Security Sprint down the Flemington straight on Melbourne Cup Day, came up with barrier nine and will be ridden by Rick McMahon.

See below for the complete 2011 In Memory of Corey Gilby Keith Noud Quality Handicap field, barriers, weights and jockeys.

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2011 Keith Noud Quality Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw

Eagle Farm Race 7 – 26/11/2011

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 490X586610 POOR JUDGE Wayne Nugent Glen Colless 6 58.5kg 102
2 1X1133XD1X ESSINGTON Darryl Hansen Jason Taylor 10 57.5kg 100
3 412271523X SHUFFLE THE CASH Bryan Guy Eddie Wilkinson 3 56.5kg 98
4 8X282460X0 LISTEN SON Tony Gollan Scott Seamer 1 55.5kg 96
5 44X243122X TIERQUALO Kelly Doughty Matthew Palmer 4 55kg 95
6 3X902063X7 LUCKY LUNA Les Kelly Justin P Stanley 13 54.5kg 94
7 5X84925856 OLLIE VOLLIE Sue Grills Timothy Bell (a) 2 54.5kg 94
8 5X302515X1 WORK THE ROOM Robert Heathcote Paul Hammersley 7 54kg 93
9 1X60720X72 FASTER SON Trevor Bailey Larry Cassidy 8 53.5kg 92
10 21102112X2 EXCELLANTES Robert Heathcote Brad Stewart 12 53kg 90
11 4X1112111X BELLTONE Kelso Wood Chris Munce 5 53kg 89.5
12 1X16540X12 READY TO RIP Andrew Williamson Ryan Wiggins 11 53kg 89.5
13 51X37252X5 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan Ric McMahon 9 53kg 89.5