2012 Light Fingers Stakes Field Features Kartua Queen & Co.

An impressive collection of stakes performing fillies have been accepted for the Light Fingers Stakes 2012 field at Warwick Farm this Saturday, the headline hopeful being Neville Laty’s Canberra stunner Karuta Queen.

Pane In The Glass

Pane In The Glass has drawn the extreme outside barrier for her first-up run in the 2012 Light Fingers Stakes

The daughter of Not A Single Doubt, out to atone for her unlucky fourth as the beaten favourite first-up in the Group 3 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield last Saturday, has suffered another early season blow drawing wide with barrier 12 in the 16-starter, two-emergency field for the $1750,000 Group 2 Patinack Farm Light Fingers Stakes (1200m).

The 2012 Light Fingers Stakes could shape up as a much more open affair for the Luxbet punters than first thought with a number of the other top fancies also drawing awkwardly with double-digit gates.

Race sponsor, Patinack Farm, have accepted for two of their exciting fillies, both of the John Thompson-trained three-year-olds faring poorly in the Light Fingers Stakes barrier draw.

Resuming Group 1 placegetter Pane In The Glass is in the extreme outside gate 18 (into 16 with emergencies out) while stablemate Kneeling only drew one inside with 17.

Other top-liners with wide gates to overcome on Saturday include the Guy Walter-trained Streama (barrier 11) winner of the Group 2 Furious Stakes – Group 3 Tea Rose Stakes – Group 1 Flight Stakes triple in the spring, David Payne’s last-start Canterbury winner Al’s Magic Miss (barrier 13) and John O’Shea’s lightly-raced but very promising Fastnet Rock filly Sea Siren (barrier 10).

One of the big winners, on the other hand, was Gai Waterhouse’s returned Blue Diamond Stakes runner-up Hallowell Belle with barrier four and Corey Brown engaged, the former Peter Moody-trained Starcraft filly last seen running fourth to Atlantic Jewel in the Thousand Guineas.

Gerald Ryan’s filly Schiffer also looks well positioned for Saturday’s showdown in barrier two with apprentice hoop Josh Adams engaged, the daughter of Snitzel last seen wining the Magic Millions Sprint on the Gold Coast in mid-January.

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2012 Light Fingers Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Warwick Farm Race 7-  5:10pm – 18/02/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 0X341212X4 KARUTA QUEEN Neville Layt Tommy Berry 12 56kg 100
2 232X14277X PANE IN THE GLASS John P Thompson Blake Shinn 18 56kg 94
3 2261X3111X STREAMA Guy Walter Hugh Bowman 11 56kg 104
4 32X122224X HALLOWELL BELLE Gai Waterhouse Corey Brown 4 56kg 92
5 213X796X1 SCHIFFER Gerald Ryan Josh Adams (a) 2 56kg 85
6 315X ALTAR Peter Snowden Brenton Avdulla 9 56kg 90
7 5X16424X21 AL’S MAGIC MISS David Payne Ms Kathy O’Hara 13 56kg 85
8 1211X5 EMMALENE Liam Birchley Peter Robl 16 56kg 84
9 311X1 NOCTURNELLE Chris Waller Christian Reith 6 56kg 77
10 254X113513 DEBELLE Clarry Conners Nathan Berry 5 56kg 76
11 2X177X KNEELING John P Thompson Joao Moreira 17 56kg 81
12 1114X COLORADO CLAIRE John O’Shea Chad Schofield (a) 15 56kg 70
13 206X33610 MISS SPOKEN Gary Portelli Rod Quinn 3 56kg 70
14 311 SEA SIREN John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 10 56kg 71
15 24X711X2 FOX Adam Duggan Joshua Parr 1 56kg 73
16 0X1 BLUE RUBY Clarry Conners 8 56kg 66
17e 1 PINEAPPLE Kerry Parker Jeff Penza 14 56kg 67
18e 1455X ROSE PATTERN David Hayes 7 56kg 65