Mid Summer Music Draws Wide – 2012 Prime Ministers Cup Field

Talented Peter Moody-trained mare Mid Summer Music has drawn barrier 15 for the Listed 2012 Prime Minister’s Cup (1300m) at the Gold Coast this Saturday.

Easily one of the most credentialed runners in the 16-horse field, the six-year-old has not produced any stand-out victories recently but has often placed behind well-known horses including Black Caviar, Sepoy, Pinker Pinker and Atlantic Jewel.

She will be attemping to build on her last-start second to superstar filly Atlantic Jewel in the Sapphire Stakes and will have Moody’s stable jockey Luke Nolen in the saddle.

Highly-rated Queensland mare Fillydelphia may have finished fourth to fellow starter Metallurgical last start but the Robert Heathcote-trained horse should improve ahead of a big Brisbane Winter Carnival.

The winner of eight of 23 starts will have regular jockey Jim Byrne on board as she looks to begin a campaign that has the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara in June as the target.

She is one of two Heathcote horses in the race with Gundy Son facing a a tough ask after drawing barrier 13.

Local Gold Coast trainer John Thompson also has two runners named in the final field including last-start winner Metallurgical and six-year-old Mr Armstrong.

Mr Armstrong has drawn the outside but Metallurgical is in a good position to back up his Hinkler Quality Handicap win after drawing barrier eight.

More Than Ready gelding Phelan Ready has been allocated the top weight of 59kg and will be ridden by Shane Scriven from barrier 12.

Trained by Jason McLachlan, the former Golden Slipper winner comes intro the race in reasonable form after running fourth in the prestigious Newmarket Handicap.

The Prime Minister’s Cup will jump as the seventh race on the nine-event Gold Coast card this weekend that includes the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes and the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas.

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Prime Minister’s Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 23X4387X74 PHELAN READY Jason McLachlan Shane Scriven 12 59kg 103
2 2460X014X5 LISTEN SON Tony Gollan Michael Cahill 3 57.5kg 100
3 2112363X72 MID SUMMER MUSIC Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 15 57.5kg 104
4 1X81118L1X DURHAM TOWN (NZ) Donna Logan Damian Browne 7 56.5kg 98
5 7X121132X4 FILLYDELPHIA Robert Heathcote Jim Byrne 9 56.5kg 102
6 222X84X801 METALLURGICAL John P Thompson Scott Galloway 8 56kg 97
7 1X23538X54 PARABLES Peter Snowden Grant Cooksley 14 56kg 101
8 X264741215 STEEL ZIP Pat Duff Brad Stewart 1 56kg 97
9 127X9X0053 GUNDY SON Robert Heathcote Glen Colless 13 55kg 95
10 21141214X2 CARRY ME BLUEY Norm Hilton Chris Munce 11 54.5kg 94
11 0200X65157 MEET GEORGE Brian Smith Eddie Wilkinson 10 54.5kg 94
12 X1012X77X9 TOP DROP Gerald Ryan Josh Adams (a) 4 54.5kg 94
13 54346X1229 MR ARMSTRONG John P Thompson Jake Noonan (a) 16 54kg 92
14 5056X063X8 DALZAR Doug Duryea Andrew Spinks 6 54kg 87
15 63315X2359 WHAT HAPPENEDHENRY Kelly Schweida Larry Cassidy 5 54kg 86
16 X30460X943 CELTIC DANCER Noel J Doyle Timothy Bell (a) 2 54kg 85