Miss Stellabelle Heads 2013 Dark Jewel Classic Field

Gai Waterhouse’s classy mare Miss Stellabelle heads a quality field for the $200,000 Listed Darley Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) which is one of the feature races at Scone on Saturday for the second day of the Scone Cup Carnival.

Miss Stellabelle

Miss Stellabelle is the top-weight in Saturday's 2013 Dark Jewel Classic at Scone. Photo: Taron Clarke.

Running as Race 6 at 3:15pm (AEST) the Dark Jewel Classic 2013 drew a bumper 16 starters plus three emergencies at acceptance stage with the field and weights led by Miss Stellabelle with 58kg.

The daughter of Dehere carried the same weight last start for her close fourth when beaten only a length by Aerobatics in the Listed Darley Crown (1300m) at Haweksbury at the start of the month, before which she ran top three behind Arinosa in two Group 3 Sydney races.

Following Miss Stellabelle in the Dark Jewel Classic weights are then the Peter Snowden-trained Octagonal six-year-old Shannara (57kg) drawn nicely in gate two and the now locally-trained Soft Sand (56kg) who was second to Appearance in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival when prepared by Colin Little.

There are two last start winners in the mix this year with Victorian raider City Of Song who won back-to-back races at Moonee Valley this time in and David Pfieffer’s Cradle Me coming off a 3.5 length effort over 1400m at Warwick Farm – drawn in gates 12 and three respectively.

Other notable hopes then include the Anthony Cummings-trained Hawkesbury Crown runner-up Arctic Flight, third place-getter in that race Pipette for Chris Waller, and Peter Moody’s Mossman four-year-old Plucky Belle.

A notable defector from the Dark Jewel Classic meanwhile was Waller’s dual Group 1 winning New Zealand expat Say No More who will instead take on the boys in the $200,000 Listed Scone Cup (1600m) the day before.

The complete Dark Jewel Classic field, barriers, jockeys and weights for this weekend are detailed below.

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2013 Dark Jewel Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw

Scone Race 6 – 3:15pm (AEST) – 18/05/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 14340×7324 MISS STELLABELLE Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 5 58kg 98
2 2x9909x608 SHANNARA Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 57kg 96
3 0x4952x079 SOFT SAND Paul Messara Blake Shinn 6 56kg 94
4 1160x6450x ANGEL OF MERCY Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 15 54.5kg 91
5 x30755x452 ARCTIC FLIGHT Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 13 54kg 89
6 x80327x411 CITY OF SONG Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla 12 54kg 88
7 14232116×3 PIPETTE (GB) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 10 54kg 88
8 11x25x54x9 HOSS AMOR John O’Shea James McDonald 19 54kg 87
9 4020x65x09 FORFEITURE Peter Snowden Christian Reith 11 54kg 85
10 12847×6566 NEW BEGINNING John P Thompson Andrew Gibbons 9 54kg 85
11 414x1510x0 HOLY MOLY (NZ) John Sargent Nathan Berry 4 54kg 82
12 95133×6414 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody Joshua Parr 7 54kg 82
13 160415×561 CRADLE ME David Pfieffer Sam Clipperton (a) 3 54kg 78
14 x3532511x2 WHITESAILS Brett Dodson Matthew Bennett 16 54kg 78
15 0x74000x30 POTIONS John P Thompson 18 54kg 77
16 2146×13786 ANETO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 17 54kg 74
17e 1922×10067 WHO’S READY Alan Scorse 1 54kg 72
18e x12741x467 ELFINA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 54kg 71
19e 725x32446x MYAMIRA Rodney Northam 14 54kg 70