2013 Queen Of The South Stakes Field Dominated by Victorians

It may be a Group 2 race in South Australia but there is a distinct Victorian presence about the 2013 Queen Of the South Stakes (1600m).

Bonaria heads the Queen Of the South Stakes field. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Due to jump as race 7 on the Morphetville program this Saturday, the 12-horse field contains 10 Victorian-trained runners.

Heading the field is Pat Hyland’s in-form mare Bonaria who has won two of her past three starts.

Bonaria is coming off a two-length win in an open handicap at Flemington but showed her ability at Group level in March when taking out the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy.

Also proven in stakes company is Star Of Giselle who won the Group 3 Tesio Stakes at the spring carnival and also took out the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes in February.

The pair will get an early look at eacher other with Bonaria drawing barrier five and Star Of Giselle one spot inside with four.

Star Of Giselle’s stablemate Secret Liaison will also make the trip to Adelaide but she will have to bounce back from a last-start ninth at Moonee Valley.

Peter Moody is never afraid to travel his horses and he has accepted with consistent galloper Storm Burst while Darren Weir has the in-form Lake Sententia.

Lake Sententia was narrow second at her last start at Flemington and in the spring was a runner-up in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes.

The best of the local hopes appears to be David Jolly-trained mare Danish Spy who is the only last-start winner in the field but faces a steep rise in class from a dominant display at Strathalbyn.

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Queen Of The South Stakes 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 5420×79141 BONARIA Pat Hyland Michael Walker 5 59kg 102
2 21118×1205 STAR OF GISELLE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Brad Rawiller 4 59kg 102
3 0511211269 SECRET LIAISON Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 7 58.5kg 93
4 1133×25436 STORM BURST Peter G Moody Daniel Stackhouse 1 58.5kg 90
5 5141112×52 LAKE SENTENTIA Darren Weir Ben Melham 8 57.5kg 89
6 410x5663x9 CRUCIAL Anthony Freedman Nicholas Hall 6 57.5kg 86
7 x241431280 FAMILY CREST (NZ) Robbie Griffiths Ryan Maloney 3 57.5kg 85
8 35210×4119 SILENT ATTITUDE Peter F Blanch Dom Tourneur 10 56kg 91
9 123133×362 EPINGLE (NZ) Michael Kent Corey Brown 11 56kg 90
10 63×9564422 BLUE RIBBON Colin Little TBA 2 56kg 79
11 21x213x921 DANISH SPY David Jolly Jason Holder 9 56kg 75
12 106D22 MYBENZ Stuart Webb Ms Michelle Payne 12 53.5kg 64