Gai Waterhouse Classic 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A bumper day of racing action will take place for Ipswich Cup Day and one of the key support races to the feature event is the Listed $100,000 2012 Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m).


Mascareri will be the top weight in the 2012 Gai Waterhouse Classic

A full field of 18 horses plus five emergencies have been named to compete in the fillies and mares event, with Peter Snowden-trained mare Mascareri set to carry the top weight of 59kg from barrier six.

The five-year-old mare has had limited racing this winter but impressed in her only start when taking out the Listed Silk Stocking on the Gold Coast on May 5.

A daughter of Commands, Mascareri has won eight times from 21 career starts and collected over $370,000 in prize money.

Heading into the race in excellent form is New Zealand-bred mare Andromache who is chasing a fifth consecutive victory.

The Mornington-based four-year-old won her last New Zealand start and since then has won a handicap event in Mornington by five lengths and also scored victory twice at Sandown.

She faces a step up in class and with a field that includes horses with black-type success including Sophie’s Spirit who won the Group 3 Herald Sun Stakes in November.

The Max Hinton-trained five-year-old finished runner-up in the Group 3 Glenglogan Stakes at Doomben and will appreciate an expected dry surface after struggling on a heavy Eagle Farm track last start.

Experienced Queensland jockey Chris Munce will ride the five-year-old daughter of Invincible Spirit from barrier 15.

Another horse coming into the race in good form is General Nediym mare Gai’s Choice who will attempt to score a third consecutive victory when she runs from barrier 19.

Trained by David Pfieffer, the four-year-old won at Rosehill first-up on May 12 before dominating the field last-start to win by six lengths.

Also set to line up on Saturday is three-time Group level winner Montana Flyer, Les Kelly-trained Beethog and last-start winner Dual Chamber.

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Gai Waterhouse Classic 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 X105X55X61 MASCARERI Peter Snowden Damian Browne 6 59kg 97
2 92612X3628 SOPHIE’S SPIRIT Max Hinton Chris Munce 15 58.5kg 96
3 5744X75600 MONTANA FLYER Terry Commerford Grant Cooksley 18 58kg 95
4 X4126X4501 DUAL CHAMBER Rex Lipp Eddie Wilkinson 9 57.5kg 94
5 2X12X60047 BALMONT Guy Walter Glen Colless 3 56.5kg 92
6 50X68X0308 BEETHOG Les Kelly 5 55kg 89
7 5460087X11 GAI’S CHOICE David Pfieffer Jay Ford 19 54kg 87
8 6X211227X7 HIDDEN KISSES Robert Heathcote Jim Byrne 2 54kg 87
9 17X51444X3 VIPERA GOLD Lynn Tipper Micheal Hellyer 8 54kg 87
10 1000X75614 BIANCA JEWEL Steven O’dea Ryan Wiggins 20 54kg 86
11 X262X1X111 ANDROMACHE (NZ) Sam Pritchard-Gordon Jeff Lloyd 4 54kg 85
12 646130X836 VIVA LAS Neville & Christopher Voigt Larry Cassidy 21 54kg 85
13 11232X4472 MOSSRIVER David Murphy 12 54kg 84
14 1263X04231 RAISE UP Kelly Schweida Michael Walker 13 54kg 82
15 7X51233X66 MISS BARWANG Jason McLachlan Paul Hammersley 1 54kg 81
16 11466X7818 SHE’S A ROCK STAR Bryan Guy 14 54kg 81
17e 1327X60633 NERIANI John Sadler Ric McMahon 7 54kg 80
18e 18X3492917 FELONY FLIGHT Tony Sears 10 54kg 78
19e 21X72412X6 ARMS LENGTH Kurt Goldman 16 54kg 75
20e X6X4517904 AMETSIS Russell Cameron – 17 54kg 69
21e X0373X5119 MARCULOO Ben Ahrens 11 54kg 68