Current 2014 Stradbroke Handicap Order Of Entry

Racing Queensland has released the Stradbroke Handicap 2014 order of entry ahead of Saturday week’s classic at Eagle Farm Racecourse with a number of livewire chance on the cusp of a start.

Smokin' Joey

The Goodwood winner Smokin' Joey is one of the horses exempt from 2014 Stradbroke Handicap ballot. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

There are officially four horses sitting equal first being exempt from ballot for this year’s $1.36 million Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1200m) on June 7.

One of those however is already ruled out as a non-acceptor with trainer Robert Heathcote to spell triple Group 1 champion Buffering ahead of a spring return.

The son of Mossman, third in the weekend’s Group 1 Doomben 10,000, was the 59kg topweight for the Straddie too meaning weights will be raised half a kilo.

That will leave Doomben 10,000 winner Spirit Of Boom for young local horseman Tony Gollan as the 58kg topweight, the Sequalo six-year-old also exempt from ballot from the Stradbroke.

The other two gallopers at the top of the order of entry are then BTC Cup winner Famous Seamus (55.5kg up to 55kg) who backed up to run ninth in the 10,000 and the Wez Hunter-trained Smokin’ Joey.

Mornington-based Encosta De Lago six-year-old Smokin’ Joey (55kg up to 55.5kg) won the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) in Adelaide last start as a $41 roughie.

They are at $21 in the latest Stradbroke Handicap odds and performed well when third in a Cranbourne trial over 800m on Monday morning.

Stradbroke Handicap betting is led by Ciaron Maher’s smart young filly Srikandi ($4.60) who took her record to six wins from seven starts in the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) on Saturday.

She’s still yet to be officially nominated for the Stradbroke so doesn’t appear on the order of entry, but is expected to get in on the minimum.

Next best in betting are then Rebel Dane ($6) and the aforementioned Spirit Of Boom ($6.50) who will be looking to become the seventh Stradbroke Handicap winner in the past 11 years to come via the Doomben 10,000.

Rebel Dane (56kg up to 56.5kg) meanwhile is also well assured of a start in the capacity 18-starter Stradbroke Handicap field sitting sixth on the ballot with Red Tracer fifth, or fifth and fourth with Buffering out of consideration.

Gary Portelli’s California Dane four-year-old had their debut Brisbane start in the 10,000 for a luckless fourth beaten under a length in an effort they’re sure to improve on when getting to the roomier Eagle Farm track.

The Chris Waller-trained Red Tracer (55.5kg up to 56kg) meanwhile is a $12 chance to win and add to her Tattersall’s Tiara Group 1 last Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Waller is also assured of representation from Catkins (8th up to 7th) who will still get in on only 54kg, the Dubawi mare looking to improve on her last start sixth in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) in Sydney last month.

Stable mate Arinosa then was originally the 19th horse but gets a shot in the first 18 now with ‘The Buff’ withdrawn, the Dash For Cash grey an out of form $81 roughie.

Other notable hopes inside the current Stradbroke order of entry include Darley-owned Knoydart (18th to 17th) coming off a Doomben 10,000 fifth, 10,000 runner-up and half-brother to the winner Temple Of Boom (10th up to 9th), and Sunshine Coast-trained River Lad (12th to 11th) in the mix after their Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) earlier in the month.

Another noteworthy addition assured of a run should they accept is 2012 Thousand Guineas winner Commanding Jewel (13th up to 12th) with 52.5kg.

Leon Corsten’s now four-year-old trailed at Cranbourne today and is making tracks ahead of a possible Brisbane return off a 10 month injury-enforced break.

She’s more likely to bypass the Stradbroke however and go directly into the $500,000 Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) on June 21 should she be ready.

Some gallopers high up the Stradbroke Handicap odds sweating on a start meanwhile include Phillip Stokes’ Adelaide raider Hucklebuck ($13) who is 35th and last start Group 3 Fred Best Classic winner Havana ($16) right down in 57th spot.

Both three-year-olds however face off this weekend in the final race offering a Stradbroke Handicap ballot exemption, the $350,000 Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m).

Stradbroke Handicap 2014 first acceptances and final late entries close this Wednesday, the field out the following week, so stay tuned.

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2014 Stradbroke Handicap Order Of Entry

Eagle Farm Racecourse – 07/06/2014

Ballot Order Horse’s Name Ballot Allowance Weight
#=1 SPIRIT OF BOOM 57.5
#=1 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) 55.5
#=1 SMOKIN’ JOEY 55.0
5 RED TRACER B+2.0 55.5
6 REBEL DANE 56.0
7 PLATELET B+2.0 53.5
8 CATKINS B+2.0 53.5
9 TIGER TEES (NZ) 55.5
10 TEMPLE OF BOOM 55.5
11 DRIEFONTEIN B+2.0 53.0
12 RIVER LAD 54.5
13 COMMANDING JEWEL B+2.0 52.5
14 HOT SNITZEL 54.0
15 CONSERVATORIUM 53.5
16 FIRE UP FIFI B+1.5 52.0
17 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME 53.5
18 KNOYDART 53.0
19 ARINOSA B+1.0 52.0
20 BELLTONE 53.0
21 PLATINUM ROCKER B+0.5 52.0
22 GREGERS B+0.5 50.5
23 PAGO ROCK 52.5
24 BENNY’S BUTTONS 52.5
25 COUP AY TEE (NZ) 52.5
26 HONORIUS 52.5
27 SCAPOLO (NZ) 52.5
28 CHINTZ (NZ) B+0.5 52.0
29 UNPRETENTIOUS 52.5
30 MALAVIO 52.5
31 AERONAUTICAL 52.5
32 ENQUARE 50.5
33 VELROSSO 52.0
34 FLORIA (NZ) 52.0
35 HUCKLEBUCK 50.5
36 EMBLEMS 52.0
37 DOTHRAKI 50.5
38 MISHANI WARRIOR 52.0
39 PLUCKY BELLE 52.0
40 ESSAY RAIDER 52.0
41 SOMEDAY 52.0
42 REPARATIONS 52.0
43 PERON 52.0
44 LUCKY HUSSLER 52.0
45 RUDY 50.5
46 HIDDEN WARRIOR 52.0
47 TYPHOON RED 52.0
48 HENWOOD (NZ) 52.0
49 SCORPIO QUEEN 52.0
50 THE QUARTERBACK 50.5
51 HOPFGARTEN 50.5
52 LONDEHERO 50.5
53 BLACK CASH 52.0
54 INTO THE RED 50.5
55 MINIATURE 50.5
56 FAST ‘N’ ROCKING 50.5
57 HAVANA 50.5
58 BELLE DE COEUR 52.0
59 KAYPERS 52.0
60 BEAUTY’S BEAST (NZ) 50.5
61 PICKABEE 52.0
62 JAZZ SONG 50.5
63 DOUBTFILLY 52.0
64 SAID COM (NZ) 52.0
65 THAT’S THE ONE 52.0
66 SCREAM MACHINE 52.0
67 BUAKAW 52.0
68 MASTHEAD 52.0
69 YOU’LL NEVER 52.0
70 OFFICE BEARER 52.0
71 TURBULENT JET 52.0
72 VAIN QUEEN 52.0
73 LONHSPRESSO 52.0
74 TROMBONE ALLEY 52.0
75 AGADIR 50.5
76 STEEL ZIP 52.0
77 AKAVOROUN 52.0
78 SACRED STAR 52.0
79 FULL OF SPIRIT 52.0
80 KINGDOMS (NZ) 52.0
81 SPLENDORA 50.5
82 VINTAGE MOSS 52.0
83 BYMONASHEE 52.0
84 BENNETTA 52.0
85 SPY DECODER (NZ) 50.5
86 OLYMPIC ANTHEM (NZ) 50.5
87 THE WHITE HOPE 52.0
88 SIR ANDREW (NZ) 50.5
89 DOLLY DOLLY (NZ) 52.0
90 KRAFTWERK 50.5
91 NICKED AND COURT 50.5
92 RUGGED CROSS (GB) 52.0
93 STARTSMEUP 52.0
94 ROLLOUT THE CARPET (NZ) 52.0
95 MISS SUNSET 50.5
96 CHOICE BRO 52.0
97 WHISKEY ALLROUND 50.5
98 MISHANI STEALTH 52.0
99= SALUTER 52.0
99= TOUGHER THAN EVER (NZ) 52.0


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