Waterhouse Pair Draw Well in 2015 Guy Walter Stakes

The Group 3 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) is one of eight races running at Warwick Farm this Saturday, attracting a top-notch field of 16 mares.

Diamond Drille has drawn well in barrier four for the Guy Walter Stakes.

Diamond Drille has drawn well in barrier four for the Guy Walter Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.

While 17 mares accepted for the race on Wednesday morning, the Kris Lees-trained Thump was quickly scratched in favour of the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) after she drew the outside gate. The trainer will still be represented in the race by Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) runner Hera, who will jump from barrier 11 with Tye Angland.

Gai Waterhouse’s duo Diamond Drille and Cosmic Endeavour have both drawn ideally in barriers four and six, respectively.

Five-year-old Diamond Drille won the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) last April but has finished outside the placings in all four of her subsequent starts despite inside jumps. The mare resumed in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on February 14 and despite finishing midfield in eighth place, she was just three lengths behind winner Contributer. Hugh Bowman will ride the mare for the first time.

Four-year-old Cosmic Endeavour had a successful autumn-winter last year. After winning the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) and placing in the Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Darley Crown (1300m) in April and early May, the mare travelled to Brisbane for the winter where she won both the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m).

The mare resumed in the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) two weeks ago, finishing just one length off winner Thump in fourth place.

The 2015 Guy Walter Stakes will also see the return of Dear Demi, who had her spring campaign cut short after an elevated temperature. However it was before the mare won the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) and ran second in the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m).

Clarry Conners’ mare will jump from barrier eight with Jim Cassidy to ride.

Rex Lipp’s Tinto will race out of Queensland for the first time after winning the Magic Millions Stayers Cup (1800m) on January 10. The four-year-old will start one gate out from Dear Demi in barrier nine with Timothy Bell to ride.

Other notable runners set to tackle the 2015 Guy Walter Stakes include Chris Waller’s Arinosa, who will enjoy the inside jump from barrier one with Brenton Avdulla, dual Group One runner Solicit, Group 3 Angst Stakes (1600m) winner Neena Rock in barrier two, Triscay Stakes runner-ups Danesiri and My Sabeel.

All in all the Guy Walter Stakes is set to be a classy and competitive mare’s race this Saturday.

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2015 Guy Walter Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 64213111×4 COSMIC ENDEAVOUR Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 6 59kg 108
2 8141x879x8 DIAMOND DRILLE Gai Waterhouse Hugh Bowman 4 59kg 106
3 81218×2311 TINTO Rex Lipp Timothy Bell 9 59kg 105
4 3008x5217x DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners Jim Cassidy 8 58kg 109
5 02x090x5x9 ARINOSA Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 1 58kg 102
6 x7184x90x1 THUMP Kris Lees 17 58kg 101
7 1x480x01x8 HERA (NZ) Kris Lees Tye Angland 11 58kg 95
8 801112x10x ARABIAN GOLD David Vandyke Kerrin McEvoy 5 57kg 105
9 29x72845x8 SOLICIT Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 13 57kg 102
10 2327x069x0 CHINTZ (NZ) Joseph Pride Joshua Parr 14 57kg 96
11 110x3410x4 NEENA ROCK John Sargent Blake Shinn 2 56.5kg 94
12 1124x511x5 MAHARA Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 12 56kg 96
13 23152355×3 MY SABEEL (NZ) Kevin Moses Tim Clark 16 56kg 90
14 x0112x9121 TARLOSHAN (NZ) Graeme Boyd Robbie Fradd 15 55.5kg 94
15 2x22210x38 MARIANNE (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Luke Tarrant (a) 3 55kg 87
16 38x16838x2 DANESIRI John P Thompson Christian Reith 10 54kg 90
17 234x1124x5 ALL SALSA Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 7 54kg 73

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