2013 Gunsynd Classic – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A 14-horse field has been named to contest the Group 3 2013 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) at Doomben on Saturday.

It's On The Pocket heads the Gunsynd Classic field. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The race is a traditional lead-up to the 2013 Queensland Derby (2400m) and as such has attracted a number of quality emerging gallopers.

Heading the field is Lindsay Gough’s in-form gelding It’s On The Pocket who will chase a fifth consecutive win this weekend.

The Mearas gelding has found his mark this time in work, producing an unbeaten campaign so far.

At his last start he fought through heavy ground to beat the previously unbeaten Carmora and claim the Listed Queensland Day Plate.

Carmora trainer Desleigh Forster has already spoken of Queensland Derby intentions and he will get his chance to return to the winner’s circle this weekend.

Also in good form is Less Ross-trained gelding Mishani Stealth who is yet to miss a placing from nine career starts.

The son of Oratorio resumed from a brief freshen up on April 10 to win a mid-week race over 1200m at Eagle Farm in heavy conditions.

But Mishani Stealth has shown versatility early in his career, winning at distances from 1000m to 1800m across all surfaces.

Queensland’s leading trainer Robert Heathcote has two runners with Written Above All and last-start winner Bewhatyouwannabe.

Also doubling his Gunsynd Classic chances is Tony Gollan who will be represented by Trakstar and Riddle Me This.

Darley trainer Peter Snowden is a regular visitor to the Queensland winter carnival and has Proverb contesting this weekend’s three-year-old feature.

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Gunsynd Classic 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 23133×5676 PROVERB Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 3 57kg 85
2 4x96x1111 IT’S ON THE POCKET Lindsay Gough Chris Munce 4 57kg 82
3 497×859460 NOOGOORA BURR David J Lawlor Jim Byrne 12 57kg 73
4 12x23321x1 MISHANI STEALTH Les Ross Brad Stewart 9 57kg 79
5 1112 CARMORA Desleigh Forster Ryan Wiggins 11 57kg 78
6 105x2115x7 HI SON David Kelly Matthew Palmer 1 57kg 73
7 1631×0039 TRAKSTAR Tony Gollan Glen Colless 6 57kg 68
8 12×58133 RIDDLE ME THIS Tony Gollan Ms Priscilla Schmidt (a) 10 57kg 71
9 3131×66 HUXTABLE Michael Nolan Timothy Bell 8 57kg 68
10 4×83831 BEWHATYOUWANNABE Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 7 57kg 65
11 351415×012 FRAGEZEICHEN Michael Jacobs Eddie Wilkinson 14 57kg 69
12 Lx91Lx1304 SIR KNOX Robert R Wilson Micheal Hellyer 2 57kg 68
13 47813x LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY Steve Englebrecht Grant Cooksley 5 57kg 64
14 3×8100 WRITTEN ABOVE ALL Robert Heathcote Paul Hammersley 13 57kg 64