H.G. Bolton Sprint Final Field And Barrier Draw Released

The Listed H.G. Bolton Sprint (1200m) is the feature race at Belmont on Saturday for the last weekend metropolitan meeting of the 2012/2013 racing season.

The Bolton Sprint field is headlined by David Harrison trained Settle Strada who recorded a very impressive win in the Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) at Belmont a fortnight ago.

The son of Strada hit the lead with 100 metres left to run and ran away in the final stages of the race to record a comfortable two length victory.

Settle Strada, who will start from barrier seven, has proven capable of stringing together wins, after recording four straight victories in the winter of last year, and is expected to start the Bolton Sprint as a clear favourite.

The only other last start winner in the field is Barnsley Lad who will make his first appearance at the races since finishing his summer campaign with three straight wins.

The four-year-old gelding will be making his debut at listed level but is a very consistent performer who rarely runs a bad race.

Top-weight Zester has been allocated 59kg by the handicapper and will jump from barrier three.

The Danewin gelding resumed when finishing ninth in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) on June 1 and produced an improved performance carrying the top weight in the Beaufine Stakes.

Zester has previously been competitive in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) and will be very difficult to beat if he performs at his best.

Another Bolton Sprint acceptor who has previously performed well at the highest level of racing is Pop Culture whose connections are hoping will bounce back from a disappointing performance first-up in the Beaufine Stakes.

The 2012 Group 3 Western Australian Oaks (2400m) winner will relish the step-up to 1200 metres and should prove far more competitive over the longer trip.

Pop Culture will carry 58.5kg and jump from barrier nine while Beaufine Stakes runner-up The Entourage has drawn the outside barrier.

The full 2013 H.G. Bolton Sprint field, barriers and jockeys can be found in the table below.

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2013 Beaufine Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Belmont Race 7 – 4:05pm (WST) – 27/07/2013

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 x535860x95 ZESTER Daniel Morton William Pike 3 59kg
2 x3151414x0 POP CULTURE Colin Webster Troy Turner 6 58.5kg
3 135115111x BARNSLEY LAD Stephen Rowe Shaun O’Donnell 9 57kg
4 5x532168x9 TRUSTEE BROWN Stephen Miller Peter Knuckey 10 56.5kg
5 5x0x64597x HIGHLY TOXIC (NZ) Vaughn Sigley Jarrad Noske 8 56kg
6 1111x297x1 SETTLE STRADA David Harrison Patrick Carbery 7 56kg
7 x0x338x8x2 THE ENTOURAGE Chris Gangemi Craig Staples 12 54.5kg
8 5227x246x4 HONEST LIES (NZ) Lindsey Smith Shaun Meeres 4 54kg
9 5x313226x7 KALAHAAR Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 1 54kg
10 933×425587 MCSCAR David Harrison Takahide Ikenushi 5 54kg
11 0x12126648 RIGHT TIME Paul Jordan Ryan Hill (a) 11 54kg
12 035203514x SIR HALLOWELL David Harrison Jason Whiting 2 54kg