Beaded Leads 2012 Breeders Classic Final Field

Peter Snowden’s Doomben 10,000 winner Beaded returns to racing this Saturday in the 2012 Breeders Classic, the multiple elite level performer appearing for the first time since the Brisbane Winter Carnival last year.


Beaded heads a smart 2012 Breeders Classic field at Warwick Farm this Saturday

Running as one of three Group races on a bumper Warwick Farm race card this Saturday, the $175,000 Group 2 N.S.W. Thoroughbred Breeders Classic (1200m) has attracted a top-class field of 13 mares.

Topping the weights on 58kg and due to jump from barrier five with Corey Brown aboard is Lonhro six-year-old Beaded who boasts one of the most consistent Place rates of any horse having finished top three in 21 of her 22 career starts to date.

After finally breaking her Group 1 maiden status in the Doomben 10,000 (1350m) last May, Beaded went on to finish a short-head second to Sincero in the Stradbroke and then Yosei in the Tattersall’s Tiara over 1400m at Eagle Farm in June.

Following Beaded in the Breeders Classic field and weights is then the Gai Waterhouse-trained Montana Flyer out to hand her trainer back-to-back wins in the event following the success of their superstar stablemate More Joyous last year.

Montana Flyer also resumes racing on Saturday having most recently run fourth in the Tatt’s Tiara on June 25, but has work to do in her first-up run after drawing awkwardly in barrier 11 of 13.

Other headline mares racing first-up in the 2012 Breeders Classic include the Chris Waller-trained Epsom Handicap third placegetter Red Tracer also out wide in gate 12, Les Bridge’s Coolmore Classic runner-up Jersey Lily, the John Thompson-trained Galizani and Joe Pride’s Arena five-year-old Ladys Angel drawn ideally in barrier three.

Meanwhile, top Sydney horseman John O’Shea will saddle up two last-start winners in the race with Steps In Time to jump from seven with Jim Cassidy aboard following a sharp first-up win at Canterbury over 1250m on January 28, and Rosehill winner over 1200m on January 21 Alberton Park one wider in eight with Jeff Penza engaged.

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2012 NSW Thoroughbred Breeders Classic Field & Barriers

Warwick Farm Race 5 – 3:50pm – 18/02/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2X132X122X BEADED Peter Snowden Corey Brown 5 58kg 115
2 0X5165744X MONTANA FLYER Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 11 57kg 102
3 2211X1230X RED TRACER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg 106
4 1X83126X9X JERSEY LILY Les Bridge Jay Ford 10 56.5kg 103
5 25X007810X GALIZANI John P Thompson 6 56.5kg 98
6 011131250X GYBE Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 2 56.5kg 97
7 01035X1X44 PAPRIKA Liam Birchley Brenton Avdulla 13 56.5kg 96
8 13X429142X LADYS ANGEL Joseph Pride Christian Reith 3 56kg 100
9 1X2310X1 STEPS IN TIME John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 7 56kg 94
10 1772X2X12X BALMONT Guy Walter Blake Shinn 4 56kg 93
11 1X2265611X FOXSTAR Guy Walter Ms Kathy O’Hara 9 55.5kg 93
12 67X3245114 ROSIE’S REWARD Gerald Ryan Josh Adams (a) 1 55kg 91
13 69192422X1 ALBERTON PARK (NZ) John O’Shea Jeff Penza 8 55kg 87