2012 Dane Ripper Stakes Headed by Wealth Princess

Darren Weir-trained mare Wealth Princess will be out to continue her successful return from injury when she lines up in Saturday’s Group 2 2012 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m).

Wealth Princess

Classy mare Wealth Princess will run from barrier six in the Dane Ripper Stakes

The New Zealand-bred six-year-old had a sensational 2010 Brisbane Carnival but then missed nearly two years through injury before picking up where she left off earlier this month.

The daughter of St Luis missed out when second by a neck first-up at Warrnambool but then produced a dominant display to win the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes at Doomben on May 19.

Despite being six-years-old, the injury has meant Wealth Princess has had just 13 starts and from that she has recorded seven victories and placed on five other occasions.

Michael Walker rode her throughout her 2010 Brisbane campaign and he will continue his association with her this weekend when she jumps from barrier six.

Chris Waller-trained mare Red Tracer is another Dane Ripper contender with good credentials despite some mixed results during the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

The four-year-old has a good first-up record, has a Group level victory to his name and impressed during a barrier trial at Hawkesbury earlier this month.

A daughter of Dane Shadow, Red Tracer boasts a quality resume of seven wins from 17 starts and has collected over $500,000 in prize money.

Four-year-old mare Divorces finished fifth in her last start in the Lord Mayor’s Cup but is another horse who is used to running in Group level company.

Trained by Peter Snowden, the daughter of Domesday produced two promising runs in the Sydney Autumn Carnvial when third in both the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes and Emancipation Stakes.

Robert Heathcote-trained four-year-old Fillydelphia has struggled slightly in 2012 but has shown in the past she is capable of producing good performances.

The Brisbane-based mare has a decent career record of eight wins from 25 starts and boasts a prize pool of more than $370,000.

Other horses named in the Dane Ripper Stakes field include Group level winner Screen, last-start winner Upon This Rock and Michael Lakey-trained Risk Aversion.

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Dane Ripper Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 62X2132X21 WEALTH PRINCESS (NZ) Darren Weir Michael Walker 6 59.5kg 105
2 4134X3X335 DIVORCES Peter Snowden Corey Brown 14 58.5kg 99
3 27X1687X09 SCREEN Peter Snowden Damian Browne 10 58.5kg 96
4 121132X486 FILLYDELPHIA Robert Heathcote James McDonald 16 58.5kg 100
5 22X1528151 UPON THIS ROCK Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 5 58.5kg 95
6 192612X362 SOPHIE’S SPIRIT Max Hinton Glyn Schofield 1 58.5kg 96
7 X1230X3195 RED TRACER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 12 57.5kg 107
8 6X211227X7 HIDDEN KISSES Robert Heathcote Michael Rodd 15 57.5kg 87
9 X2X12X6004 BALMONT Guy Walter Glen Colless 7 56.5kg 92
10 1X111X3315 RISK AVERSION Michael Lakey Chris Munce 13 56.5kg 93
11 511X111 BONNIE MAC (NZ) Michael Moroney Dwayne Dunn 8 56.5kg 95
12 394X356628 JUST BEEN LUCKY John P Thompson Jeff Lloyd 11 55.5kg 83
13 1132X13140 FORFEITURE Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 55.5kg 82
14 1X1111X203 ALLTHERIGHTMOVES Les Kelly Michael Cahill 9 55.5kg 89.5
15 5153X22836 POTIONS John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 4 55.5kg 84
16 7X6X451790 AMETSIS Russell Cameron Jake Noonan (a) 3 54kg 65