She’s Clean Leads 2014 Bright Shadow Handicap Field

Chris Waller’s progressive mare She’s Clean leads a decent field of fillies and mares facing off in the Bright Shadow Handicap 2014 on Queensland Oaks Day this Saturday.

She's Clean

She's Clean is top weight for the 2014 Bright Shadown Handicap this weekend in Brisbane. Photo: Steve Hart.

Running as Eagle Farm Race 4 at 1:45pm, this year’s $100,000 Channel Seven Bright Shadow Handicap (1200m) features a final field of 10 hopefuls.

Carrying the 59kg topweight of the field is Redoute’s Choice five-year-old She’s Clean to be ridden by Nash Rawiller from barrier four.

She’s Clean comes via a first-up fourth behind 2014 Stradbroke Handicap-bound filly Srikandi in the Listed Junamo Stakes (1200m) from May 17 where she carried one kilo less than her hefty allocation this weekend.

A multiple stakes winner in Sydney, She’s Clean was competitive in Brisbane last winter when fifth behind stable mate Red Tracer in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m).

Getting back to the roomier Eagle Farm track then should suit her on Saturday even if the weight is a big ask.

Other Junamo graduates in the mix then include the Kelly Doughty-trained Gold Coast galloper Little Brown Horse (5th) and Gary Portelli’s Sydney visitor Single Style who ran sixth on the back of some average form back home.

The only other Bright Shadow hope above the 54kg minimum along with She’s Clean then is then Kelly Schweida’s local Show A Heart mare Discreet (55kg).

The four-year-old has won six of her 24 starts to date but hasn’t raced since suffering cardiac arrhythmia when second last in the Listed Travel Associates Classic (1200m) at Doomben last November.

She’s got a good record at Eagle Farm however and runs well fresh and has had two lead-up trials.

Sunshine Coast trainer Stuart Kendrick meanwhile saddles up two chances in the event with Sari and Avaladyluck drawn in barriers three and five respectively.

Exceed And Excel four-year-old Sari won back-to-back races, including one over 1000m at Eagle Farm, earlier in the autumn.

She flopped at the Gold Coast last time out on May 3 however when 11th behind Srikandi in the Listed Silk Stocking (1200m), an effort Kendrick believes she’ll improve on when back on firmer ground.

The stable mate Avaladyluck meanwhile raced just last Saturday in the Listed Chief De Beers Handicap (1100m) against the boys when sixth behind Cape Kidnappers.

The full Bright Shadow Handicap 2014 field, barriers, jockeys and weights are listed below.

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2014 Bright Shadow Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw

Eagle Farm Race 4 – 1:45pm – 31/05/2014

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 x5034x60x4 SHE’S CLEAN Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 4 59kg 100
2 1745131x0x DISCREET Kelly Schweida Kirk Matheson (a) 8 55kg 92
3 14x7x94556 SINGLE STYLE (NZ) Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 7 54kg 88
4 x112917x45 LITTLE BROWN HORSE Kelly Doughty Jim Byrne 9 54kg 85
5 741118×349 LA TIKKA ROSA Matthew Dunn Glen Boss 10 54kg 81
6 250×297110 SARI Stuart Kendrick Kerrin McEvoy 3 54kg 79.5
7 44x25227x6 AVALADYLUCK Stuart Kendrick Michael Cahill 5 54kg 77
8 x3414x5060 SATURN ROCK Tony Crane Larry Cassidy 2 54kg 76
9 x55913572x ELLAWISDOM Trevor Thomas Ric McMahon 1 54kg 75
10 0x17512x60 ZIPPITY LASS Gillian Heinrich Timothy Bell 6 54kg 71

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