Dothraki Draws Rails in 2014 Queensland Guineas Field

Gerald Ryan’s Stradbroke Handicap-bound three-year-old Dothraki has come up trumps with barrier one at Eagle Farm on Saturday in the Queensland Guineas 2014 field.

Dothraki

Stradbroke Handicap-bound Dothraki has barrier one for Saturday's Queensland Guineas 2014. Photo: Daniel Costello.

One of a capacity number of up-and-comers in this year’s $350,000 Group 2 Sky Racing Queensland Guineas (1400m), Mossman colt Dothraki is set to get the run of the race from the inside alley.

It’s a bumper line-up of 18 starters plus five emergencies, a number of which were also included in the first acceptances for the $1.36 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) Saturday week.

Winner of the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) two back, Dothraki is one of the young Straddie hopes looking to stake their claims with a win at the track this weekend.

He was last seen running third in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) on May 17 behind two other Stradroke Handicap entries, winner Havana and runner-up Into The Red.

In the Queensland Guineas Havana has also drawn well in barrier four with Luke Nolen to ride Paul Messara’s in-form Starcraft colt.

They handled a seven-day turnaround to win the Fred Best on the back of a Mick Dittman second and have the fitness edge here too.

Into The Red meanwhile has drawn wide with barrier 19, into 14 with emergencies out, with Chris Munce to ride Kelso Wood’s locally-trained Not A Single Doubt colt.

Also coming via a good run in the Fred Best Classic, and a possible Stradbroke starter on June 7, is then the fourth placed Hucklebuck.

Prepared by Phillip Stokes in Adelaide, Elvstroem three-year-old Hucklebuck won the Group 3 CS Hayes (1400m) at Flemington in February before stepping up to Group 1 company for their commendable eighth when beaten only two and a half lengths by Shamus Award in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) in March.

They raced again then in the Fred Best when one and a half lengths away fourth, an effort they’re tipped to improve on going up to 1400m at Eagle Farm where the roomier track will suit.

Sydney’s Gai Waterhouse meanwhile has accepted for all three of her Queensland Guineas nominees with two assured of a run.

Liberty’s Choice (barrier 11) and Ryker (barrier 17), both sons of Redoute’s Choice, are in the starting line-up having run second and third respectively behind Cosmic Endeavour last start in the Inglis Scone Guineas.

Their stable mate Longma then sits as the first emergency with just one withdrawal needed to get the Sebring colt, fourth at Randwick last Saturday in a 1400m BenchMark 80 handicap, into the field.

Other notable Queensland Guineas hopes this year then include the John O’Shea-trained duo of Gold Coast Guineas runner-up Safeguard and the returning Agadir, Queensland Day third placegetter from last weekend Le Val, New Zealand-trained filly Costa Viva, and the Gillian Heinrnich-trained Eastern Prince.

Eastern Prince shoots for their third straight win following their Listed Queensland Day (1200m) victory last Saturday but will need to be at their best after drawing the extreme outside barrier.

See below for the full Queensland Guineas 2014 field, barriers and jockeys.

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2014 Queensland Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

Eagle Farm Race 6 – 3:00pm – 31/05/2014

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 x8331x3513 DOTHRAKI Gerald Ryan Nash Rawiller 1 57kg 95
2 142638×025 SAFEGUARD John O’Shea Michael Rodd 12 57kg 93
3 1312x118x4 HUCKLEBUCK Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 15 57kg 94
4 1225×39472 LIBERTY’S CHOICE Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 11 57kg 80
5 x6117x5x16 SIR MOMENTS Steven O’dea Timothy Bell 5 57kg 84
6 8x566x1621 HAVANA Paul Messara Luke Nolen 4 57kg 92
7 70x2120x52 INTO THE RED Kelso Wood Chris Munce 19 57kg 85
8 x170x31653 RYKER Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 17 57kg 76
9 2x1026x311 EASTERN PRINCE Gillian Heinrich TBA 23 57kg 80
10 1x1132x AGADIR John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 75
11 210×53 LE VAL Noel J Doyle Ric McMahon 22 57kg 76
12 413615×068 BODEGA NEGRA Bruce W Hill TBA 14 57kg 72.5
13 4x61021x30 PALMERA LAD Roslyn Pratt Anthony Allen (a) 16 57kg 73
14 121123×4 COSTA VIVA Jason Bridgman Jim Byrne 20 55kg 91
15 17×1625 JAZZ SONG Mick Price Craig Newitt 6 55kg 85
16 212547×8 WORDPLAY Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 13 55kg 73
17 0x111259x8 SPLENDORA Matthew Dunn TBA 10 55kg 79.5
18 1409×17020 QUEST FOR PEACE Toby Edmonds TBA 21 55kg 70
19e 160×26314 LONGMA Gai Waterhouse Damian Browne 7 57kg 73
20e 152x0x1240 OLYMPIC ANTHEM (NZ) Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 2 57kg 71
21e 10x2121x81 L’ENTRECOTE Kelly Schweida Glen Boss 8 57kg 74.5
22e 13x4126x45 NICKED AND COURT Liam Birchley Ryan Wiggins 3 55kg 70
23e 1×051 WALKIN’ TALL Gillian Heinrich TBA 18 57kg 67

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