Stradbroke Handicap 2012 favourite Sea Siren has drawn barrier six for her attempt to complete the third leg of the Brisbane sprint treble after winning the Group 1 BTC Cup and Doomben 10,000.
A full field of 18 horses plus five emergencies has been named to contest the Group 1 $1 million feature which stands as the highlight event of the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
Talented filly Sea Siren will have to break a weight-carrying record for three-year-old fillies when she carries 55kg into Saturday’s race but has a favourable barrier on her side unlike Queensland star Buffering.
The Doomben 10,000 runner-up has reportedly returned to full fitness following the stone bruise injury that saw him miss work in the 10,000 lead-up but will have to overcome a wide barrier 18 draw.
Trained by Robert Heathcote, Buffering is still chasing an elusive first Group 1 victory after placing behind Black Caviar and Hay List on a number of occasions.
Also drawing well is promising four-year-old Tiger Tees who will charge out of the gates from barrier 11.
The Joe Pride-trained sprinter has gained a repuation before being able to set a strong early pace and comes into the race on the back of a gritty victory in the Group 3 BRC Sprint.
Tiger Tees will come from one barrier inside Wealth Princess who made a promising return from a two-year injury break when winning the Glenlogan Park Stakes earlier this month.
Tony Gollan-trained Galaxy winner Temple Of Boom drew well in barrier five while half brother Spirit Of Boom will come from barrier 14.
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|1||1462X32312||BUFFERING||Robert Heathcote||Hugh Bowman||18||58kg|
|2||613X608193||TEMPLE OF BOOM||Tony Gollan||Nash Rawiller||5||57kg|
|3||0X670X6805||HAPPY ZERO||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||10||56kg|
|5||5X53102X50||THANKGODYOU’REHERE||Patrick & Wayne Webster||Damien Oliver||1||55.5kg|
|6||31112X11||SEA SIREN||John O’Shea||Jim Cassidy||6||55kg|
|7||X4387X7435||PHELAN READY||Jason McLachlan||Glyn Schofield||22||54.5kg|
|8||111X212X11||TIGER TEES (NZ)||Joseph Pride||Corey Brown||11||54.5kg|
|9||9306X50063||TRIPLE ELEGANCE||Chris Waller||Larry Cassidy||15||54.5kg|
|10||593911X254||SPIRIT OF BOOM||Tony Gollan||Ric McMahon||14||54kg|
|11||6401X20X02||TORIO’S QUEST||Brett Partelle||Glen Boss||19||54kg|
|12||460X943161||CELTIC DANCER||Noel J Doyle||Jason Taylor||8||53.5kg|
|13||60X014X509||LISTEN SON||Tony Gollan||Chris Munce||3||53.5kg|
|14||12363X7229||MID SUMMER MUSIC||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||7||53.5kg|
|15||5X2702X237||SISTINE ANGEL||Andrew Noblet||Craig Newitt||17||53kg|
|16||115X500X54||VARENNA MISS||Tony Noonan||Jake Noonan (a)||20||53kg|
|17||2X2132X216||WEALTH PRINCESS (NZ)||Darren Weir||Michael Walker||12||53kg|
|18||143X1110X5||SHOPAHOLIC (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Jeff Lloyd||23||51.5kg|
|19e||4032831440||JETSET LAD (NZ)||John Wheeler||–||9||53.5kg|
|22e||111X8X3211||SOLZHENITSYN (NZ)||Robert Heathcote||–||4||53kg|
|23e||41214X2404||CARRY ME BLUEY||Norm Hilton||–||2||53kg|