Rudy Heads 2014 Gunsynd Classic Final Field

In-form youngster Rudy heads a quality line-up of three-year-olds putting their early Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival claims on the line in Saturday’s Gunsynd Classic 2014 at Eagle Farm Racecourse.


Rudy is the top rated runner in Saturday's 2014 Gunsynd Classic at Eagle Farm. Photo: Daniel Costello.

One of two Group features on the program, this year’s $125,000 Group 3 APHS Gunsynd Classic (1600m) is set to run as Eagle Farm Race 6 at 3:15pm (AEST).

There are 14 hopefuls in the mix, the top-rated of which is Red Dazzler gelding Rudy shooting for their third win on the trot.

The consistent runner has posted five wins from their 10 starts to date, including back-to-back Doomben wins over the past month.

Their latest effort was in a three-year-olds’ set weights clash from April 12 over 1350m where they defeated Friendly Dragon and Olympic Anthem.

On Saturday they’ve drawn ideally in gate four with apprentice hoop Tegan Harrison retaining her association as Rudy steps up to the mile for the first time.

There are a number of flying three-year-olds also coming into the Gunsynd Classic on the back of multiple wins this year including the Rob Heathcote-trained Hopfgarten.

Set to jump from the visitor’s gate 14 here, well-bred Mossman gelding Hopfgarten has won their past three straight and is out to make it a quartet.

Their two most recent have been over 1400m and 1500m respectively at Eagle Farm, one run on a Heavy (9) the other on a Good (3).

They’ve handled each run to perfection, can handle any kind of ground and going up another 100m for the 1600m for this looks ideal.

The other gallopers coming off dual wins are then the Bede Murray-trained interstate raider Darci Magic last seen winning over the Warwick Farm mile in the mud, Trevor Bailey’s Street Cry gelding Avalanches who comes off successive 1800m wins at the Gold Coast, Lucky Lurce and Cruz By in gate 13 for local horseman Brian Smith.

Other notable hopes then include John Thompson’s last start Sunshine Coast winner Always A Gibberer and the Gillian Heinrich-trained Oratorio filly Shiraz Attack last seen running fourth to Rudy at Doomben two weeks back.

Check out the complete Gunsynd Classic 2014 field, barriers and jockeys in the table below.

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2014 Gunsynd Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw

Eagle Farm Race 6 – 3:15pm (AEST) – 26/04/2014

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x61885x11 RUDY Helen Page Ms Tegan Harrison (a) 4 57kg 84
2 1900738106 ARCHITECT David J Lawlor Andrew Spinks 8 57kg 74.5
3 413615×0 BODEGA NEGRA Bruce W Hill Kelvin Wharton 1 57kg 73
4 2268×83111 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 14 57kg 77.5
5 7147×711 DARCI MAGIC (NZ) Bede Murray Jason Taylor 11 57kg 72
6 x145343155 CASARATI Bruce W Hill Chris Munce 7 57kg 68
7 152x0x12 OLYMPIC ANTHEM (NZ) Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 2 57kg 71
8 x863453611 AVALANCHES Trevor Bailey Scott Galloway 5 57kg 69
9 6×1198 SAGUARO (NZ) Peter G Moody Jim Byrne 6 57kg 67
10 24×3711 LUCKY LUCRE Matthew Dunn Glen Colless 9 57kg 67
11 9x25621x10 OOSTHUIZEN Kelly Schweida Eddie Wilkinson 12 57kg 66
12 0x355x1 ALWAYS A GIBBERER John P Thompson Ric McMahon 3 57kg 61
13 6x211348x4 SHIRAZ ATTACK Gillian Heinrich Timothy Bell 10 55kg 73
14 705×11 CRUZ BY (NZ) Brian Smith Larry Cassidy 13 55kg 66


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