Belltone Draws Wide in 2012 Tattersall’s Mile

In-form gelding Belltone has drawn the outside barrier for Saturday’s Listed $80,000 2012 Tattersall’s Mile (1600m) at Eagle Farm.


Belltone has drawn wide in Saturday's Tattersall's Mile

There is no denying the Kelso Wood-trained gelding is the horse to beat but he will have to come overcome the barrier 12 position this weekend as well as the 59kg topweight.

The son of Brahms is chasing a third straight black-type victory after winning the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich and the Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast last month.

Belltone delivered Chris Munce his 100th winning ride for the season in the Glasshouse and the leading Queensland jockey will again be on board this weekend.

Jumping from a slightly more favourable position is Adnocon who will come from barrier nine with Damian Browne in the saddle.

The experienced Gerald Ryan-trained gelding has also been in good form, placing in the Eye Liner Stakes before winning the Listed Ascot Handicap at Eagle Farm last start.

A winner of nine of 47 starts, the son of Clang has won three times at Listed level and collected $550,000 in prize money.

Drawing well in barrier six is Toowoomba gelding Carry Me Bluey who is coming off a win in the South Grafton Cup after consecutive fourth-place finishes at Listed level at the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Trained by Norm Hilton, the talented four-year-old is being considered for a southern spring campaign and his performance on Saturday could determine the kinds of races for which he will be targeted.

Former Group 1 winning New Zealand gelding Vonusti has been named to contest the Brisbane feature but connections will be hoping for a dry track after he struggled in the wet in the Glasshouse Handicap.

Other horses set to line up in the Tattersall’s Mile include recent Listed level winner Pepperwood and John Thompson-trained pair Hour Of Peril and They Won’t Last.

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Tattersall’s Mile 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11x57x5211 BELLTONE Kelso Wood Chris Munce 12 59kg 102
2 60469x0x31 ADNOCON Gerald Ryan Damian Browne 9 58.5kg 101
3 2087205010 VONUSTI (NZ) Alan L Jones Larry Cassidy 3 57.5kg 99
4 214×240441 CARRY ME BLUEY Norm Hilton Ric McMahon 6 55.5kg 95
5 00×0098148 PEPPERWOOD Liam Birchley Glen Colless 4 55.5kg 95
6 5747361×22 TOPPING Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 5 54kg 89
7 x150x66409 FALINO Jeffrey Caught Micheal Hellyer 8 54kg 87
8 1900x780x7 LUCKY DUBAI Kim Craft Eddie Wilkinson 7 54kg 86
9 89110×0008 PIMPALA SECRET Gordon Yorke Scott Thurlow 10 54kg 84
10 00x3x10672 HOUR OF PERIL John P Thompson Jeff Lloyd 11 54kg 83
11 40382×3659 THEY WON’T LAST John P Thompson Ryan Wiggins 2 54kg 81
12 273133×442 CLEVER HANS Leon Davies Glenn Lynch 1 54kg 80