2015 Queen Of The South Field: Girl In Flight Draws Barrier 13

The highest-rated acceptor for Saturday’s Queen Of The South 2015 field in Adelaide, the Robbie Griffiths-trained Girl In Flight has suffered an early blow with the outside barrier for the Morphettville feature.

Girl In Flight

Girl In Flight has the outside barrier (13) to overcome in Saturday’s 2015 Queen Of The South Stakes at Morphettville. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

One of eight races running at Morphettville Racecourse for Robert Sangster Stakes Day this weekend, the $175,000 Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) has attracted a final field of 13 fillies and mares.

The 96-rated Girl In Flight is one of the headliners, but jockey Matthew Allen has his work cut out for him as the Commands four-year-old is drawn the car park in barrier 13.

Girl In Flight is looking to break a year-long drought not having won a race since the Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville last Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

She backed up from that to run a disappointing 13th to May’s Dream in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) as a three-year-old, and her form since has been solid back home in Melbourne.

Two back she was runner-up to the highly-spruiked Noble Protector in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley, but is out to atone for a last start fifth behind Silverball in the Ross Stevenson Trophy (1600m) at Flemington on April 11.

Also high up the ratings in Saturday’s set weights plus penalties clash are the likes of the Nigel Blackiston-trained Flemington visitor Let’s Make Adeal (9) racing first-up and Leon & Troy Corsten’s in-form Marianne.

Drawn well mid-field in barrier six for top hoop Hugh Bowman, fellow Victorian raider Marianne comes off a string of good black-type placings back home.

The Darci Brahma four-year-old ran third two back in the Sunline Stakes and was far from disgraced on April 18 at Caulfield when beaten only a length running third to Amorino in the Listed Anniversary Vase (1400m).

Also coming off nice last start efforts are the likes of the Neville Parnham-trained WA raider Bippo No Bungus who was fourth in the Anniversary Vase, Darren Weir’s Elusive City six-year-old Atlantis Dream and stablemate Ava’s Delight.

The local hopes include Phillip Stokes’ rails-drawn Fastnet Rock four-year-old Held Hostage and the Leon MacDonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained Cavaloce.

Clare Lindop has the ride on the consistent Cavaloce, the Testa Rossa four-year-old coming off a second at the track and distance in easier company ahead of this step up in grade.

Other notable Queen Of The South Stakes chances include last start Ballarat winner Clear Direction who has won four of her five previous 1600m runs and the John Saddler-trained Japhils who comes off a win in the Listed Nitschke Stakes (1400m) at the track.

See below for the full Queen Of The South Stakes 2015 field, barriers and jockeys.

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2015 Queen Of The South Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Morphettville Race 6 (3:18pm) – 02/05/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 0x9652x425 GIRL IN FLIGHT Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 13 57kg 96
2 3x97280x88 LADY CUMQUAT Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 57kg 86
3 210×387233 MARIANNE (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 92
4 309×869224 BIPPO NO BUNGUS Neville Parnham Chris Parnham 3 56kg 86
5 7x9600357x LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston Dwayne Dunn 9 55kg 96
6 2112124×62 ATLANTIS DREAM (NZ) Darren Weir Nicholas Hall 11 55kg 88
7 111251×404 HELD HOSTAGE Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 1 55kg 83
8 334793×703 AVA’S DELIGHT Darren Weir Ben Melham 2 55kg 83
9 33926×5721 CLEAR DIRECTION (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Ms Holly McKechnie 10 55kg 79
10 2123×11152 CAVALOCE Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 8 55kg 76
11 1813×94606 ANFITRIONA Peter G Moody TBA 4 55kg 75
12 3513421363 REBELLE Mick Huxtable Matthew Neilson 7 55kg 71
13 1×50821 JAPHILS John Sadler Dean Yendall 12 53.5kg 75

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