Srikandi Leads Glenlogan Park Stakes 2014 Field

Ciaron Maher’s flying Victorian filly Srikandi is the headline acceptor for Saturday’s 2014 Glenlogan Park Stakes where she will shoot for her fifth win on the trot.

Srikandi

Srikandi is on a short seven day back-up going into the 2014 Glenlogan Park Stakes this Saturday. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The daughter of Dubawi is one of 15 fillies and mares making up the field for this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m), set to run as Doomben Race 5 at 1:55pm (AEST).

Srikandi boasts an outstanding record so far having won five of her six starts, and finishing second in her only loss, with her four most recent runs all being successful.

She’s also a dual stakes winner now too thanks to a Gold Coast triumph in the Listed Silk Stocking (1200m) at the start of the month and then her tidy two and a quarter length victory here just last Saturday in the Listed Junamo Stakes (1200m).

That was an easy win that had jockey Glen Boss signing her praises and trainer Maher considering a shot at the $1.36 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm next month.

She had the run of the race last weekend however having drawn barrier two and so has her work cut out for her on the short seven day turnaround and a wide barrier 14 draw, Boss retaining the ride.

Also out wide is the Peter Moody-trained Plucky Belle (barrier 15) who comes off some very tidy Sydney form.

The Mossman five-year-old returned in March with a Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) second to Avoid Lightning and then ran fourth to Cosmic Endeavour in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m).

Her latest effort was behind Birthday Card third placegetter Aerobics when second in the Group 3 Darley Crown (1300m) at Hawkesbury on May 3.

The top rated Glenlogan Park Stakes acceptor this year is then Simon Miller’s Perth visitor Platinum Rocker who has come up trumps with barrier six.

A six-year-old daughter of Love A Dane, Platinum Rocker enjoyed a stellar spring – summer campaign at home that included a Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) win and a second behind Luckygray in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in November.

She returned on May 3 in the Silk Stocking on Hollindale Stakes Day and ran a credible third to Srikandi who she’ll be out to turn the tables on this weekend.

Another good lead-up run was the Group 1 Easter Handicap (1600m) second in New Zealand of Kiwi import Chintz, the Savabeel four-year-old to have her first start for Sydney trainer Joe Pride this weekend.

The consistent Group 1 performer comes into her Aussie debut on the back of a nice barrier trial at Warwick Farm from Monday when third behind Chris Waller’s champion mare Red Tracer over 795m.

Also coming off some good lead-up runs are the likes of the Brian Smith-trained Elusive Storm and the John O’Shea-trained La Pieta drawn in barriers two and one respectively.

Elusive City mare Elusive Storm won three on the trot in Brisbane this prep before her last start second behind another Glenlogan Park Stakes acceptor, the Robert Heathcote-trained Magic In Motion, at this track and distance on May 10.

Darley-owned Redoute’s Choice four-year-old La Pieta meanwhile returned in the Silk Stocking and finished second in a run the Group performer is set to improve on second-up.

See below for the full Glenlogan Park Stakes 2014 field, barriers, jockeys and weights.

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2014 Glenlogan Park Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Doomben Race 5 – 1:55pm (AEST) – 24/05/2014

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 210x1312x3 PLATINUM ROCKER Simon A Miller Peter Knuckey 6 58.5kg 101
2 40x210x242 PLUCKY BELLE Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 15 58.5kg 99
3 1×21111 SRIKANDI Ciaron Maher Glen Boss 14 57kg 97
4 11421L1232 CHINTZ (NZ) Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 10 56.5kg 103
5 500×271726 TUKIYO Lacey Morrison TBA 9 56.5kg 83
6 360x12505x DOLLY DOLLY (NZ) Brian Smith Ric McMahon 4 55.5kg 91
7 51512×1112 ELUSIVE STORM (NZ) Brian Smith Larry Cassidy 2 55.5kg 87.5
8 23x31733x2 LA PIETA John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 1 55.5kg 87
9 x2350x4631 ENDLESS SHADOW Peter Hulbert Ms Tegan Harrison (a) 13 55.5kg 85
10 3156×07621 MAGIC IN MOTION Robert Heathcote Ryan Wiggins 7 55.5kg 85
11 16696×4064 MISS BRADBURY Kelly Schweida TBA 11 55.5kg 74
12 2111×535 BELLE DE COEUR Luke Price Michael Rodd 8 55.5kg 81
13 132×210 KENTUCKY WOMAN Kelly Schweida TBA 3 55.5kg 74
14 17×162 JAZZ SONG Mick Price Damien Oliver 5 55kg 85
15 37x40x3426 NORTHERN GLORY Gai Waterhouse Jim Byrne 12 54kg 87

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