The Straight Six 2014 Field – Flemington Racing

A bumper line-up of sprinters are set to fly down the Flemington straight in one of two stakes features in Melbourne this weekend – the 2014 The Straight Six.

Riziz

Riziz is the top weight for Saturday's 2014 The Straight Six at Flemington. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Scheduled to run at 2:57pm (AEST) as Flemington Race 6 this year’s $120,000 Listed The Straight Six (1200m) features a final field of 17 hopefuls.

Leading the field and weights with 60kg is the Ken Sweeney-trained Riziz who is second-up for the season.

Drawn well in barrier seven with Chris Symons to ride, the Adelaide raider comes via a Group 1 run back home having finished a brave third behind 40-1 roughie Smokin’ Joey in The Goodwood (1200m) from May 10.

Before that they enjoyed back-to-back March wins at the track including the Listed Matrice Stakes (1200m).

Riziz also has nice form in Melbourne having won the Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m) here last June before a brave fifth to Broken in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star (1200m).

It’s a big weight for the Zariz gelding however as they go up from 55.5kg in The Goodwood, and they give plenty of weight away to some quality rivals.

The next heaviest weighted hopes are then the Peter Moody-trained Ready To Rip (59.5kg), Blackie (59kg) for Darren Weir and the David Hayes-trained Pago Rock (59kg).

More Than Ready six-year-old Ready To Rip is also drawn wide in gate 15 for the weekend, the consistent sprinter also coming via the Goodwood where they ran three and a half lengths off the winner in fifth.

Blackie meanwhile comes off a run in the mud at Warnambool where the son of Black Minnasloushe finished a brave second to Kneeling when carrying 60kg in the Listed Wangoom Handicap (1200m) first-up.

Pago Rock meanwhile needs to greatly improve on their last start when outclassed in The Goodwood running a disappointing and distant 14th on the back of an 1100m win at Caulfield.

Along with Blackie Weir has also accepted for Lonhspresso out in barrier 16, the widely-drawn Lonhro mare coming off a nice fourth at Flemington from May 10.

The only last start winner in this year’s The Straight Six field meanwhile is the Mick Price-trained General Peekay who won the race Lonhspresso finished fourth in three weeks ago – the All Victorian Sprint Series Heat 2 (1100m).

They had barrier two and 54kg with Glen Boss riding that day and are in the mix again this weekend from barrier six with Craig Newitt booked for the ride.

Price has two other runners in The Straight Six field too with Choisir six-year-old Le Bonsir out in the extreme outside barrier (17) and Eximius in barrier eight for their first-up run.

In the rails draw meanwhile is another Adelaide visitor, the Richard Jolly-trained Karacatis who won the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) over fellow Straight Six hopeful Essay Raider before their Goodwood sixth.

Check out the full The Straight Six 2014 field, barriers, jockeys and handicap weights below.

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2014 The Straight Six Final Field & Barrier Draw

Flemington Race 6 – 2:57pm (AEST) – 24/05/2014

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 67115x11x3 RIZIZ Ken Sweeney Chris Symons 7 60kg 104
2 2166x3x455 READY TO RIP Peter G Moody Ms Linda Meech 15 59.5kg 103
3 16x81350x2 BLACKIE (NZ) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 12 59kg 102
4 434×428610 PAGO ROCK David Hayes Stephen Baster 3 59kg 102
5 171212×410 ESSAY RAIDER Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Chad Schofield 2 57.5kg 99
6 113407×253 LE BONSIR Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 17 57.5kg 99
7 0x00x763x7 PAMPELONNE Troy Corstens Ben Melham 4 57.5kg 99
8 11x83480x9 CALLANISH (NZ) Kane Harris Dale Smith 11 57kg 98
9 x134718526 KARACATIS Richard Jolly Damian Lane 1 57kg 98
10 1452113×41 GENERAL PEEKAY Mick Price Craig Newitt 6 55kg 94
11 2111x358x4 LONHSPRESSO Darren Weir Ms Michelle Payne 16 54kg 95
12 116700×582 OCTAVIA Michael Moroney Jake Noonan 10 54kg 93
13 21x609344x EXIMIUS Mick Price Dean Yendall 8 54kg 90
14 40x00080x5 JOLIE BLONDE Mark Riley Luke Currie 14 54kg 87
15 000409×152 GRAND EMPEROR Saab Hasan Steven King 5 54kg 78
16 1x314x3143 RICH JACK Greg Eurell Darren Gauci 9 54kg 75
17 274×422414 WRITTEN INTENT Bev Lechmere Craig Robertson 13 54kg 70

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