Hawkspur Heads 2013 Grand Prix Stakes Field

May 22, 2013

Hawkspur Heads 2013 Grand Prix Stakes Field

Rough Habit Plate winner Hawkspur will get a chance to claim another 2013 Queensland Derby lead-up race when he starts from barrier three in Saturday’s Group 3 2013 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m).

Hawkspur is one of the top Grand Prix Stakes chances. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The Chris Waller-trained gelding was a three-length winner in the Rough Habit Plate, showing a clear appreciation for the staying trip and a heavy track.

He is unlikely to get a heavy track this weekend so will have to be at the top of his game in order to overcome a number of other quality three-year-olds heading towards the Derby.

The Sydney colt is joined by a host of other southern and New Zealand raiders in the field, with only a sprinkling of local hopes lining up.

High quality New Zealand trainer Murray Baker has accepted with both Usainity and Ambitious Champion.

Usainity won the Frank Packer Plate last month and is coming off a third-place finish in the Rough Habit Plate while Ambitious Champion is making his Australian debut.

Ambitious Champion takes strong form from New Zealand to Queensland, having won his past two starts.

Backing up a week after her Doomben Roses win is Group 1-winning filly Dear Demi who will again have to overcome a wide barrier, drawing 17.

The Clarry Conners-trained galloper is set to race three times in three weeks, with the Group 1 Queensland Oaks set to take place on Saturday week at Eagle Farm.

Also in good form is Michael Moroney-trained gelding Rhythm To Spare who steps up in class after winning his past two starts at Bendigo and Sandown-Hillside.

Other key Grand Prix Stakes runners include Gai Waterhouse-trained colt Hippopus and Paul Messara’s Rowie.

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Grand Prix Stakes 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2328×80042 HONORIUS David Payne Michael Rodd 16 57kg 85
2 42111×5261 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 3 57kg 93
3 1452112510 HIPPOPUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 14 57kg 85
4 21311213 USAINITY (NZ) Murray Baker Hugh Bowman 13 57kg 92
5 4612×77684 ROWIE Paul Messara Jim Byrne 7 57kg 74
6 27144×1198 AROUSING SUSPICION Paul Rocke 10 57kg 73
7 47813×25 LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY Steve Englebrecht Grant Cooksley 5 57kg 72
8 22×11 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) Michael Moroney Glen Boss 6 57kg 69
9 32216×4039 HEATER John P Thompson Michael Cahill 12 57kg 65
10 2221370×38 EXCELLENT AL Len Treloar Eddie Wilkinson 19 57kg 67
11 3274×52210 NEW SPUR John P Thompson 9 57kg 64
12 222211 AMBITIOUS CHAMPION (NZ) Murray Baker Opie Bosson 15 57kg 69
13 44×216 TONOPAH (USA) Craig Ritchie Damian Browne 1 57kg 64
14 241×310521 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners Luke Nolen 17 55kg 105
15 11039×6200 OFFENSE John P Thompson 20 55kg 64
16 0x24212486 FIESTY BELLE John P Thompson 18 55kg 65
17e 320×31 ALI VITAL (NZ) Michael Moroney 21 57kg 64
18e 924×31 PARAGGI (NZ) Shaun Dwyer Tim Clark 2 57kg 63
19e 14207 SMILES FOR LAYLA (NZ) John P Thompson Ryan Wiggins 11 55kg 65
20e 7164 SWEET AS BRO (NZ) Leon Corstens 8 57kg 63
21e 06 POET’S FORTUNE Anthony Cummings 4 57kg

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