2014 Kingston Town Classic Barrier Draw – Moriarty Draws 3

Chris Waller’s visiting Sydney stayer Moriarty is sure to firm in the markets for Saturday’s Kingston Town Classic 2014 in Perth after coming up trumps with barrier three.

Moriarty

Moriarty will jump from barrier one in the Kingston Town Classic 2014 if the emergencies come out for Saturday’s clash. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Clodovil seven-year-old is one of a capacity field of gallopers facing off in the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) this year, the weight-for-age feature set to light up Ascot Racecourse this weekend.

Moriarty made his WA debut last start on November 22 in the state’s richest race, the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m), and flashed home late to cross just three-quarters of a length off the winner.

That was from a wide barrier 15 of 16 draw but this weekend he’s likely to jump from the inside alley with Kingston Town Classic barriers one and two drawn by the last two emergencies Red Blast and Real Love respectively.

Hong Kong’s Douglas Whyte takes over in the saddle of the Kingston Town Classic betting favourite through Ladbrokes.com.au and whether he adopts the same get-back tactics from the alley could be key to Moriarty’s chances.

With the emergencies taking up three of the top four barriers, the next best drawn is the Adam Durrant-trained Mr Moet.

The 2011 Railway Stakes winner is drawn in barrier five, which could become two if all four spares don’t gain a start.

Daniel Staeck has the ride on the Mosayter seven-year-old who is out to improve on a luckless 14th in the Railway Stakes last time out.

Railway Stakes winner Elite Belle meanwhile is back after the coveted Group 1 Perth double last achieved by Sniper’s Bullet (2009), Grant Williams’ in-form Canny Lad mare drawn in barrier 10 with Peter Hall to ride.

Hall takes over for Perth’s premier hoop William Pike who got the job done on the six-year-old in the Railway Stakes from barrier 12.

Pike meanwhile has opted to ride Elite Belle’s stable mate Disposition, the Reset three-year-old looking to become the third of his age to win the race in the past four years.

Disposition won his opening four starts including back-to-back Listed races at the track this season before his first loss when runner-up to Rommel in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) on Railway Stakes Day.

Pike rode him that day from barrier two but the duo has an even tougher test her in open company from a horror barrier 17 draw.

WA Guineas winner Rommel meanwhile has also suffered an early blow with trainer Neville Parnham’s son Steven to ride the promising galloper from the outside alley (16) which has produced just one winner since 1983.

Also drawn wide are the likes of last year’s WA Guineas – Kingston Town Classic double winner Ihtsahymn (18), Railway Stakes runner-up Balmont Girl (16) and Williams’ third hope Respondent (12).

See below for the full Kingston Town Classic 2014 field and barriers, updated markets open online at Ladbrokes.com.au where for a limited time you can enjoy up to $500 in bonus bets!

2014 Kingston Town Classic Barrier Draw

Ascot Racecourse – 06/12/2014

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 98464756×0 MR MOET Adam Durrant Daniel Staeck 5 59kg 108
2 12×5561083 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Douglas Whyte 3 59kg 112
3 3618×85774 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Ben Melham 7 59kg 109
4 222314235x OPERATIONAL Fred Kersley TBA 11 59kg 92
5 2112x182x0 CHESTER ROAD Adam Durrant Peter Knuckey 15 59kg 102
6 0x480x3125 REBELSON Darren Mcauliffe Ben Kennedy 19 59kg 88
7 390×769516 BASS STRAIT (NZ) Neville Parnham Chris Parnham (a) 9 59kg 92
8 x2212x9750 IHTSAHYMN Fred Kersley Paul Harvey 18 58.5kg 104
9 61131×4327 RESPONDENT Grant Williams Brad Parnham 14 58.5kg 90
10 626×946132 PHEIDON Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 12 58.5kg
11 91x211x141 ELITE BELLE Grant Williams Peter Hall 10 57kg 110
12 01990×0010 POP CULTURE Colin Webster Troy Turner 8 57kg 94
13 214114×312 BALMONT GIRL Paula Wagg Shaun O’Donnell 16 56.5kg 102
14 13114×2125 FUCHSIA BANDANA Darren Mcauliffe Jarrad Noske 6 56.5kg 95
15 x210x98621 ROMMEL Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 20 52kg 83
16 11112 DISPOSITION Grant Williams William Pike 17 52kg 80
17e x13897x000 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Daniel Morton TBA 4 59kg 91
18e 8641126056 EXPRESS SERVICE Darren Mcauliffe TBA 13 59kg 87
19e 3014421454 RED BLAST Daniel Morton TBA 1 59kg 83
20e 216323×212 REAL LOVE Adam Durrant TBA 2 56.5kg 78

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