Miss Artistic Can be Beaten in 2012 Gold Coast Bracelet

May 3, 2012

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Miss Artistic Can be Beaten in 2012 Gold Coast Bracelet

New Zealand Oaks winning filly Miss Artistic, raced in her native New Zealand as simply Artistic, may be a Group 1 winner and early favourite for the upcoming Queensland Derby but her trainer Shaune Ritchie has warned that she may not be ready to fire when she debuts down under in the Gold Coast Bracelet 2012 this Saturday.

Chris Munce

Chris Munce has the ride on Miss Artistic in the 2012 Gold Coast Bracelet on Saturday

The Cambridge-based daughter of Darci Brahma is one of 19 three-year-old fillies accepted for this year’s edition of the $125,000 Listed Gold Coat Bracelet (1800m), 14 confirmed of a start and five waiting for a scratching to gain a run.

Drawn in 11 with ace jockey Chris Munce engaged the Bracelet will be her first run in Australia following back-to-back black type wins back home firstly in the Listed Sunline Vase (2100m) at Ellerslie and then in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham on March 17.

While her form in NZ is outstanding and she has run and won over a similar distance to Saturday’s 1800-metres on the Gold Coast, Ritchie isn’t convinced that the GC Bracelet is Miss Artistic’s for the taking.

She is being aimed at bigger things this season including the $400,000 Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on June 2 and the $500,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) back at the track seven days later.

“She is well in herself but she won’t be screwed down for Saturday,” Ritchie explained.

“She hasn’t raced since the (NZ) Oaks and she is going to take a lot of improvement from this.

“But it is hard to peak them twice for races as hard as an Oaks so I have been deliberately easy on her since her Oaks win.

“She has had two clean weeks off and while she galloped between races at Matamata last Friday she hasn’t been to the trials.”

Ritchie also harbours some doubts over the filly’s ability to handle a possible muddy edition of the race, the Gold Coast track currently rated a Slow (7).

Miss Artistic has seen two wet track and handle both winning a Listed, 1400m feature at Ellerslie on a Slow (9) last September, and then finishing a brave fourth Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas (1600m) on a Heavy (10) at Riccarton Park in November.

“Slow will be all right for her but if it gets heavy I’d start to worry,” he said.

“She doesn’t really handle heavy even though she ran fourth in the (NZ 1000) Guineas on it, whereas she won the Bonecrusher at Ellerslie on a slow track.”

The bookies are already taking zero chances with the boom Kiwi with Miss Artistic sitting as the $5.50 second favourite behind Fat Al ($4) in the futures Queensland Derby odds.

She certainly hails from the right place heading in the Queensland Oaks also with last year’s Oaks won by fellow New Zealander Scarlett Lady.

Scarlett Lady also won The Doomben Roses in the lead-up to her Oaks success and $175,000, 2020m event on May 19 is sure to be on the agenda for Miss Artistic this year too.

Racing Queensland contributed a generous $20,000 to help get Miss Artistic to Queensland for the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival this year in an attempt to make the Queensland Oaks the Australasian championship for Oaks winning fillies.

Ritchie said however that the money wasn’t why they were in the sunshine state but that they considered her a genuine chance of scoring the NZ – Queensland Oaks double.

“That is not why we are here, after all, her owner (Dick Karreman) isn’t exactly short of a quid,” he said.

“We are here because we think she can win the Oaks.”

It is shaping up as an intriguing edition of the Gold Coast Bracelet this year with talented fillies coming from both local and interstate stables including Matthew Dunn’s Princess Stakes winner Hidden Jewel, the Gerald Ryan-trained stakes winning Sydneysider Angel Of Mercy, Tracey Bartley’s Wyong visitor Meghalaya and the Peter Snowden-trained Lonhro filly Angelus.

Gold Coast Bracelet betting odds are due to open at our preferred sportsbook bookmaker.com.au later today so don’t settle for inferior prices, get a better deal online with bookmaker.com.au.

Don’t have a bookmaker.com.au account? Join today depositing and quoting the code BONSBET and you will also be instantly rewarded with a $300 bonus welcome bet to get you started!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field