Missy Longstocking Heads 2015 Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap Field

14 horses will tackle the Listed Nudgee Fillies and Mares Handicap (1200m) at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday after acceptances were taken on Wednesday morning.

Pickabee will jump from barrier one in the Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap at Doomben Racecourse.

Pickabee will jump from barrier one in the Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap at Doomben Racecourse. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The Liam Birchley-trained Missy Longstocking tops the field with the top weight of 59kg but will get an ideal start from barrier three with Damian Browne to ride.

The four-year-old mare had a successful summer last year, running third in both the Listed Mode Plate (1200m) and Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1350m). However an injury sustained after running 11th in the Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) saw the mare on the sidelines for exactly twelve months.

Missy Longstocking returned to form in the Magic Millions Sprint (1100m) at the Gold Coast on January 10, finishing just half a length behind winner Straturbo in third place.

Other 2015 Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap runners coming via the Magic Millions Race Day include Tukiyo, Endless Shadow, Pickabee, Pure Reality, and Zippity Lass.

Peter Hulbert’s Endless Shadow won the Magic Millions Fillies & Mares Handicap (1300m) two weeks ago from the wide 13th gate so shouldn’t have any issues jumping from barrier 11 on Saturday. The six-year-old mare will ride with Tegan Harrison once again.

Lacey Morrison’s Tukiyo, Gillian Heinrich’s Pure Reality and Zippity Lass all lost to Endless Shadow at the Gold Coast and are set for a re-match at Doomben.

Pure Reality had the best result of the three in fourth place and will enjoy a start from barrier five on Saturday. Tukiyo finished 12th after winning at Toowoomba a fortnight earlier and will need to overcome a jump from the second-widest gate while Zippity Lass, who finished last, will jump from barrier nine.

Caitlin Lavin’s Pickabee finished midfield in the Magic Millions Sprint on her first run since June last year but will enjoy the inside run from barrier one in the Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap with Ryan Wiggins as jockey.

Check out the complete field and barrier draw for the race below.

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2015 Nudgee Fillies & Mares Handicap Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x119330x3 MISSY LONGSTOCKING Liam Birchley Damian Browne 3 59kg 94
2 646×614410 TUKIYO Lacey Morrison Glen Colless 13 57kg 90
3 531133×755 LITTLE BROWN HORSE Kelly Doughty Geoffrey Goold (a) 14 56.5kg 89.5
4 4x7136x021 BREAKFAST IN BED Toby Edmonds Jim Byrne 2 56kg 88
5 68×5473021 ENDLESS SHADOW Peter Hulbert Tegan Harrison 11 55kg 86
6 24110x30x7 PICKABEE Caitlin Lavin Ryan Wiggins 1 54kg 84
7 5129x0x574 CAPROSSA Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones Jeff Lloyd 7 54kg 83
8 x349610x86 LA TIKKA ROSA Matthew Dunn Michael Cahill 10 54kg 82
9 x16515x882 GREY COUNTESS Ben Currie Robbie Fradd 12 54kg 81
10 50602535×3 SATURN ROCK Tony Crane Larry Cassidy 8 54kg 78
11 2237441514 BO ROSSA Glen Baker Jason Taylor 6 54kg 71.5
12 845x17x324 PURE REALITY Gillian Heinrich Janette K Johnson (a) 5 54kg 70
13 046×904660 DARLIN’ JULES John P Thompson Ric McMahon 4 54kg 69
14 x60559x730 ZIPPITY LASS Gillian Heinrich Bridget Grylls (a) 9 54kg 68

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