2016 Vinery Stud Stakes Field: Jameka Draws Barrier One

The Ciaron Maher-trained Jameka tracks towards a shot at another Oaks win on April 9 when she jumps from the inside alley in a capacity Vinery Stud Stakes 2016 field at Rosehill Gardens this weekend.

Jameka

Jameka gets the rails run from barrier one on the quick back-up in Saturday’s 2016 Vinery Stud Stakes field at Rosehill Racecourse. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The first of two elite level features on The BMW Day card, this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) is scheduled as Rosehill Race 6 at 3:50pm (AEDT).

A full line-up of 14 confirmed starters plus three emergencies are in the mix for the fillies’ set weights clash, the early favourite of which is the Melbourne visitor Jameka.

Winner of the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington last Melbourne Cup Carnival, the three-year-old daughter of Myboycharlie tracks towards the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Royal Randwick this autumn.

She is third-up this weekend first however on a short seven day turnaround in the Vinery Stud Stakes running over the same track and distance as she die only last weekend when third behind Australian Derby-bound Tarzino in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

Jameka was two lengths off the winner that run and Maher keeps her to the 2000m against her own gender this weekend.

Drawn one on her outside in barrier two is the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Risque who Damian Lane rides.

A group 1 winner over a mile back in New Zealand, the Darci Brahma filly has had two runs in Australia winning the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield first-up before a third in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) on March 5.

She was defeated just over a length by Palentino in her last start and makes her Sydney and 2000m debut in the Vinery Stud Stakes looking to be the first winner to back up from an Australia Guineas run in over 30 years.

Lindsay Park’s Hayes & Dabernig are also represented by Stay With Me drawn wide in barrier 15, possibly into 13 if the first two emergencies fail to get a run.

Like her new stablemate Stay With Me is a Group 1 winner over 1600m having won the Thousand Guineas last October defeating Jameka home by one and three quarter lengths.

Her lead-up into the rematch with that filly was a fourth behind Le Romain in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) at the start of the month, a race that last produced a Vinery Stud Stakes winner in 2012 when Mosheen completed the double.

Wide barriers haven’t been an issue in recent history with five of the past eight Vinery Stud Stakes champions jumping from either barrier 10 or 11.

Hopefuls drawn around this place in the field this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival include the John Thompson-trained Crown Oaks runner-up Honesta for jockey Craig Williams who rode Miss Finland to victory in 2007, the lightly-raced Anthony Cummings-trained Believe and last start Kembla Grange Group 3 winner Single Gaze who was runner-up to Mahuta in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas for Canberra’s Nick Olive.

Other notable hopes include the visiting New Zealand Group 1 winner and NZ Derby performer Valley Girl and the first emergency Happy Hannah sweating on a start to join Self Esteem in the field for Peter & Paul Snowden.

Check out the full Vinery Stud Stakes 2016 field, barriers and jockeys below.

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2016 Vinery Stud Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Rosehill Race 6 (3:50pm) – 26/03/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 x33211x453 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Damien Oliver 1 56kg 105
2 x11616x534 STAY WITH ME David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 15 56kg 102
3 1435115 VALLEY GIRL (NZ) Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs Brett Prebble 8 56kg 98
4 2112222×64 HONESTA John P Thompson Craig Williams 12 56kg 95
5 2x61211x13 RISQUE (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 2 56kg 95
6 x311313x85 AMBIENCE John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 4 56kg 90
7 2098×40221 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 10 56kg 87
8 4181134 CAPELLA (NZ) Danica Guy Opie Bosson 6 56kg 85
9 1143 ASINARA John O’Shea James McDonald 13 56kg 77
10 3x31324x20 SAILING BY Mick Price Craig Newitt 9 56kg 77
11 x2631x4512 SELF ESTEEM Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 14 56kg 76
12 113 BELIEVE Anthony Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 11 56kg 75
13 221×033411 CHABAUD (NZ) Robert Smerdon Tommy Berry 16 56kg 73
14 731×158 HEARTLINGS Kerry Parker Tim Clark 5 56kg 71
15e 6×211 HAPPY HANNAH Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 3 56kg 69
16e 514111 LONELY ORPHAN Lesley Jeffriess Darren Jones 7 56kg 69
17e 475×711671 PEGGY’S COVE Paul Perry Thomas Huet 17 56kg 61

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