Gai Waterhouse Classic 2015 Field: Top Weight Scratched

Acceptances for Saturday’s Ipswich Cup Day races may have only closed on Wednesday morning but already there is a scratching from the 2015 Gai Waterhouse Classic field with top weight I’ve Got The Looks withdrawn from the sprint.

Real Surreal

Real Surreal is one of the top Queensland hopes in the 2015 Gai Waterhouse Classic field at Ipswich on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Bringing the Ipswich race card to a close as Race 8 at 4:32pm (AEST) on the weekend at the latest Queensland Winter Racing Carnival meeting, this year’s $100,000 Listed Sky Racing Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) originally attracted 15 fillies and mares.

Peter & Paul Snowden however have already taken out the 59kg top weight I’ve Got The Looks, the Choisir five-year-old having also drawn the outside alley (15) hampering her chances of atoning for a last start eighth at Doomben behind Peace Force in the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) from May 23.

The new top weight with 55kg is then the Kelso Wood-trained Real Surreal drawn a treat in barrier three for jockey Michael Cahill who takes over from Glen Boss in the saddle of the Real Saga four-year-old.

Real Surreal is second-up on Saturday having resumed on May 30 at Doomben with a fourth behind Dublin Lass in the Listed Bright Shadow Handicap (1200m) carrying 58kg from a nasty barrier 13 (of 16) draw.

Following in the Gai Waterhouse Classic weights is the only other galloper with more than the 54kg minimum, the John Dann-trained Tukiyo drawn in the new outside alley (14) carrying 54.5kg.

The Toowoomba-based Haradasun five-year-old has run third in two of her past three runs, the latest of which was in the Glenlogan Park Stakes when beaten under a length carrying two kilos extra to her allocated weight this weekend.

Also coming off last start placings are the Matthew Dunn-trained Write Cheek who won over 1350m at Doomben two back before a second in a fillies and mares handicap over 1400m on May 16, Toowoomba-based Murtajill four-year-old Grey Countess coming off a second at the Gold Coast when nosed out of a win on May 30 and Rex Lipp’s last start runner-up at Ipswich A Fine Drop Of Red.

A five-year-old daughter of Red Dazzler, A Fine Drop Of Red has a top record at the Ipswich track she returns to on Saturday boasting two wins and a second from her four previous runs at the course.

The season’s premier trainer Chris Waller also has a Gai Waterhouse Classic runner this winter in Champagne Cath jumping from barrier nine, the Street Sense four-year-old out to improve on a Bright Shadow sixth last start.

Other notable names in the field include the Kelly Doughty-trained Little Brown Horse drawn well in gate four who won at the Sunshine Coast two back defeating Write Cheek, Show A Heart four-year-old Discreet from the Kelly Schweida stables who has the inside alley with barrier one and the Clarry Conners-trained Sydney raider Fare Well who is second-up on the back of a fifth in the Bright Shadow Handicap in Brisbane.

See below for the full Gai Waterhouse Classic 2015 field, barriers, jockeys and weights.

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2015 Gai Waterhouse Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw

Ipswich Race 8 (4:32pm) – 13/06/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 131550×118 I’VE GOT THE LOOKS Peter & Paul Snowden 15 59kg 100
2 1x428x70x4 REAL SURREAL Kelso Wood Michael Cahill 3 55kg 92
3 144100×353 TUKIYO John Dann TBA 14 54.5kg 91
4 090x230x46 CHAMPAGNE CATH Chris Waller TBA 9 54kg 90
5 5533548410 LITTLE BROWN HORSE Kelly Doughty Geoffrey Goold (a) 4 54kg 89
6 x455009x47 DISCREET Kelly Schweida Luke Tarrant (a) 1 54kg 88
7 5×01601046 REFER Heath Conners Tegan Harrison 10 54kg 85
8 20724405×5 FARE WELL Clarry Conners Jim Byrne 7 54kg 83
9 2535x31x00 SATURN ROCK Tony Crane Robbie Fradd 11 54kg 83
10 12×8239512 WRITE CHEEK Matthew Dunn Jeff Lloyd 12 54kg 83
11 x882804762 GREY COUNTESS Rochelle Smith Ryan Wiggins 8 54kg 78
12 6111106×76 SISTER EMMA Matthew Dunn Timothy Bell 2 54kg 77
13 491×338639 SLOTS Grant Marshall Glen Colless 6 54kg 77
14 336x119x05 MYWAYORTHEHIGHWAY (NZ) Mick Mair Daniel Griffin 13 54kg 73
15 23867×6962 A FINE DROP OF RED Rex Lipp TBA 5 54kg 67

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