Red Tracer Heads Dane Ripper Stakes 2013 Field

Chris Waller’s multiple Group winning mare Red Tracer may be the number one rated runner in Saturday’s 2013 Dane Ripper Stakes field on Stradbroke Handicap Day but she certainly has work to do after drawing wide with gate 18.

Red Tracer

Red Tracer has work to do from a wide gate in Saturday's 2013 Dane Ripper Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

Set to run as Eagle Farm Race 5 at 1:45pm (AEST) this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) has, like so many of the features on the card, drawn a capacity field of hopefuls with 18 starters and five emergencies vying for some black type success before the end of another Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

To wear the number one saddlecloth is Dane Shadow mare Red Tracer who hasn’t raced since her disappointing 15th on a Heavy (10) Randwick track in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on April 20.

For the Doncaster Red Tracer was drawn in the far outside barrier 18 of 18 and has again drawn this gate for the Dane Ripper.

If the emergencies fail to gain a run she will however come in three positions into 14, still wide for the 1400m showdown.

Before her Doncaster failure Red Tracer was in top form when a close second to the Guy Walter-trained Appearance in both the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m) – form Waller is hoping she can return to this weekend.

Other notable runners to draw wide with their Dane Ripper Stakes barriers include the John O’Shea-trained Coolmore Classic fourth placed Steps In Time (21) coming off a failed run in the Doomben 10,000, Gai Waterhouse’s Dehere four-year-old Miss Stellabelle (22) who ran a close fifth beaten under a length in the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m) last Saturday, and Glen Boss’s mount Sharnee Rose (23) stepping up to Group company for the first time since her fourth in the last year’s Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) in Adelaide.

There are just two last start winners assured of a run in the race this year meanwhile with the Anthony Cummings-trained Arctic Flight (barrier 16) who narrowly took out the Listed Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) at Scone last month, and Rob Heathcote’s exciting local hope Fire Up Fifi (barrier eight).

Bradbury’s Luck grey Fire Up Fifi was the easy winner of last Saturday’s Listed Spear Chief Handicap (1500m) at the track, the five-year-old to appreciate racing against her own kind only here before tackling the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at the end of the month.

Another three horses that won their last start are also among the first emergencies however and will be sweating on a scratching to gain a run and put themselves into contention.

Below you will find the official 2013 Patinack Farm Dane Ripper Stakes field, gates, weights and jockeys.

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2013 Dane Ripper Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Eagle Farm Race 5 – 1:45pm (AEST) – 08/06/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 x130x21220 RED TRACER Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 18 59.5kg 109
2 200x78x030 PUNCH ON Peter Balzen Paul Hammersley 6 59.5kg 90
3 x7759x6370 PANE IN THE GLASS John P Thompson Jim Byrne 12 59.5kg 93
4 0178x114x0 STEPS IN TIME John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 21 59.5kg 107
5 3x6074x008 GAI’S CHOICE David Pfieffer Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg 94
6 340×732435 MISS STELLABELLE Gai Waterhouse Michael Rodd 22 58.5kg 99
7 30755×4521 ARCTIC FLIGHT Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 16 58.5kg 94
8 4080×10200 EMMALENE Liam Birchley Leith Innes 17 58.5kg 91
9 x4952x0798 SOFT SAND Paul Messara Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5kg 94
10 3x15540x75 QUIDNUNC Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 9 56.5kg 93
11 56x76x29x0 RISK AVERSION Michael Lakey Chris Munce 13 56.5kg 94
12 1x514x6351 FIRE UP FIFI Robert Heathcote Glen Colless 8 55.5kg 102
13 22718×1462 SHARNEE ROSE Kris Lees Glen Boss 23 55.5kg 91
14 54x4112x26 BABEL Peter Snowden Damian Browne 11 55.5kg 86
15 x141116x70 POSTE RESTANTE (NZ) Desleigh Forster Michael Cahill (late alt) 15 55.5kg 93
16 x426360x24 FLORIA (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1 55.5kg 97
17 20x16117x4 PERFECTLY STUNNING (NZ) Pat Carey Craig Newitt 3 55.5kg 83
18 x401013174 DISCREET Kelly Schweida Nicholas Hall 7 55kg 85
19e 12741×4671 ELFINA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4 55.5kg 76.5
20e 11123×1033 DIADEME (NZ) Murray Baker Christian Reith 19 55.5kg 100
21e 1x113x11 PERON John P Thompson Michael Cahill 20 54kg 85
22e 6x77124x51 AMETSIS Russell Cameron 14 55.5kg 80
23e x112315800 SHOW AFFECTION Robert Heathcote 10 55.5kg 78