Travel Associates Classic 2011 Field & Barrier Draw

The Brisbane Summer Racing action begins to heat up at Eagle Farm this Saturday with a double-shot of black-type racing to take place, one of the headline events being the $80,000 Listed Travel Associates Classic Fillies and Mares Plate (1200m).

Zero Rock

Zero Rock will wear the No. 1 saddlecloth as she defends her title in the 2011 Travel Associates Classic on Saturday

As expected four of the five New South Wales-trained mares originally nominated for the feature chose not to accept, as did three other early entries, leaving a 12-horse 2011 Travel Associates Classic field.

One Sydneysider that could still make an appearance in the Eagle Farm clash on Saturday is the Chris Waller-trained Dystopia who came up with the inside alley.

The Redoute’s Choice five-year-old, last seen running a credible fourth to subsequent Group 1 winner Ortensia on Oaks Day, has also been accepted for the Blackwoods Galmet Handicap (1200m) on Rosehill’s Festival Stakes Day card this Saturday.

“I’m not sure,” Waller said when asked whether Dystopia was going to run in Brisbane this weekend.

“It’s 50-50 at the moment but I’m starting to think it’s doubtful she’ll go up there.”

Topweight on 57.5kg and defending champ is Kelso Wood’s dual stakes winning six-year-old and Stradbroke Handicap placegetter Zero Rock.

Coming up trumps in the Travel Associates Classic barrier draw, the daughter of Danzero is set to jump from gate three with Chris Munce in the mount, Zero Rock hitting the turf under race conditions for the first time since her sixth to Yosei in the group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at Eagle farm on June 25.

Horses that come into the race on the back of a nice last-start effort include the Liam Birchely-trained Exceed And Excel four-year-old Liesele who has run second in their last three starts and who also drew ideally in barrier two, Norm Hilton’s improving Show A Heart mare Norocos who has work to do from gate 11, the David Murphy-trained Group 3 placegetter Mossriver in barrier six and Brian Wakefield’s Bradbury’s Luck four-year-old Nuptse fresh off a three-start Sydney spring campaign.

Below punters can find the complete 2011 Travel Associates Classic field, barriers and jockeys.

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2011 Travel Associates Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw

Eagle Farm Race 6 – 03/12/2011

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 152X62236X ZERO ROCK Kelso Wood Chris Munce 3 57.5kg 106
2 244X50762X DUAL CHAMBER Rex Lipp Eddie Wilkinson 7 56.5kg 89
3 4110X131X6 CATASHEE Darren Bell Scott Galloway 5 55.5kg 79.5
4 110X6000X0 CARIAD Tony Gollan Scott Seamer 9 55.5kg 84
5 162227X214 DYSTOPIA Chris Waller Jim Byrne 1 54.5kg 87
6 2906X17222 LIESELE Liam Birchley Larry Cassidy 2 54.5kg 80
7 8312840X00 GENERAL SECRETARY Brett Baker Paul Hammersley 12 54.5kg 83
8 2238X251X4 NOROCOS Norm Hilton Jason Taylor 11 54.5kg 77
9 113264X112 MOSSRIVER David Murphy Brad Stewart 6 54.5kg 83
10 51X686250X CICARELLI Barry Baldwin Ryan Wiggins 8 54.5kg 80
11 414X1134 NUPTSE Brian Wakefield Glen Colless 10 54.5kg 80
12 865X506808 BEDLUM (NZ) Geoff Burns Ric McMahon 4 54.5kg 76.5