This Saturday the latest WA black type runs at Belmont Park with the Goodwood Sprint 2013 where David Harrison’s smart galloper Settle Strada will vie for their fourth win on the trot.
Due to run as Race 5 at 3:05pm (local), this year’s $100,000 Listed Goodwood Sprint (1300m) has drawn a small but class field of eight sprinters.
The sure-to-be favouirte drawn nicely in barrier three with regular rider Patrick Carbery in the saddle is Strada gelding Settle Strada.
The five-year-old is unbeaten this season having won all three of their previous Belmont starts at Listed level over the past month and a half.
They kicked off with a two length victory over The Entourage in the Beaufine Stakes before going up to 1200m where they won with ease again in the HG Bolton.
They were last seen on August 10 taking out the Belmont Newmarket over Kalahaar, also runner-up in the HG Bolton the start before.
Their competition on Saturday looks to be even easier with three of their seven rivals racing first-up.
One of those that is unlikely to have the fitness edge over the favourite but who is still very talented is the Ross & Clint Price-trained Reimbursement.
The veteran State City seven-year-old has plenty of form around Perth’s top sprinters including their second to Group 1 winner Luckygray, now raced in Melbourne by Robert Smerdon, in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint last winter.
They haven’t raced since September last year when second in the Listed Hannan’s Handicap (1400m) at Kalgoorlie, the likely option for a number of the Goodwood Sprint runners, but have had two trials leading up to their return.
Other notable hopes include Chris Gangemi’s Beaufine Stakes runner-up The Entourage, Dan Morton’s HG Bolton third placed Zester and Spinning World mare Miss Tipsy Topsy in gate two with Peter Knuckey to ride as they come off a winning trial at the track from Monday.
Check out the complete Goodwood Sprint 2013 field, barriers, jockeys and weights below.
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2013 Goodwood Sprint Final Field & Barrier Draw
Belmont Park Race 5 – 3:05pm (WA) – 24/08/2013
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.|
|1||715624x62x||REIMBURSEMENT||Ross & Clint Price||Jason Whiting||7||59kg|
|2||x338x8x254||THE ENTOURAGE||Chris Gangemi||Shaun Mc Gruddy||5||59kg|
|3||11x297x111||SETTLE STRADA||David Harrison||Patrick Carbery||3||59kg|
|4||35860×9538||ZESTER||Daniel Morton||Jordan Mallyon (a)||8||59kg|
|5||x11261318x||VERMEER||Bruce Watkins & Gary Hitchcock||William Pike||1||59kg|
|6||05x407755x||DISCO BLING||Justine Erkelens||Shaun Meeres||4||59kg|
|7||742441529x||TALENT SHOW||Graeme Ballantyne||Jarrad Noske||6||57kg|
|8||2322033687||MISS TIPSY TOPSY||Stan Bates||Peter Knuckey||2||57kg|