Pearls Heads 2016 JHB Carr Stakes Field

John O’Shea’s smart filly Pearls will carry the number one saddlecloth when she looks to break a winning drought in Saturday’s JHB Carr Stakes 2016 at Royal Randwick Racecourse on All Aged Stakes Day.


Group 2 winner Pearls is one of the top fillies in the 2016 JHB Carr Stakes field at Royal Randwick this Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Set to run as Randwick Race 4 at 1:50pm (AEDT), this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Kari JHB Carr Stakes (1400m) has attracted a capacity field of 13 three-year-old fillies plus three emergencies.

Heading the field is the Godolphin-raced daughter of Exceed And Excel Pearls who hasn’t won a race since the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at the track and distance in September last year.

She backed-up from that to finish under a length away fourth to Speak Fondly in the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m), her only elite level run since being a 10th to Peeping in Rosehill’s Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) on March 12.

Pearls appreciate a drop back in class and distance next run finishing second in the Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) on April 2 at Randwick where she returns this weekend looking to go one better again.

There is just one last start winner accepted for the JHB Carr Stakes field this season, the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Tap This coming off a 1200m Wyong success from late last month ahead of her first black-type start since a fifth in September’s Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m).

Team Snowden have also accepted for Denpurr drawn wide in barrier 12 (possibly into nine) and Stratum filly Brigadoon Rise with a more favourable gate two draw on Saturday.

Over from New Zealand and out to atone for a disappointing Australia debut is the Stephen Marsh-trained Darci Brahma filly No More Tears.

She won a Group 3 at home in early March before finishing last when 14th to Two Blue in last Saturday’s Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.

Also out to improve on a below-par finish last start is the Kerry Parker-trained Pendragon filly Heartlings who was third last when 12th to Single Gaze in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) on March 26 at Rosehill.

Other notable hopes include Clarry Conners’ Ethereal Stakes winner over 2000m on Caulfield Cup Day last year Dawnie Perfect, this autumn’s Gosford Guineas winner Lady Sniper and the in-form Chris Waller-trained Tremezzina stepping up in class.

The emergencies in the field are the Anthony Cummings-trained stablemates Top Of My List (3) and Not A Cherry (7) as well as recent Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) winning Snitzel filly Perignon (9).

Tim Clark is on standby for the ride aboard the Gerald Ryan-trained third emergency who is a dual acceptor on the card.

The JHB Carr Stakes was a back-up option for the filly who ran third in the Flight Stakes last season, Perignon one of eight runners in Saturday’s $600,000 Group 1 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m).

She comes off a 13th to Tempt Me Not in the PJ Bell Stakes having failed to get through the Soft (6) track from her wide barrier 14 of 16 draw that day and should be able to improve on firmer ground this weekend.

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2016 JHB Carr Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Randwick Race 4 (1:50pm) – 16/04/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 1214×6402 PEARLS John O’Shea James McDonald 6 57kg 89
2 1×41951410 NO MORE TEARS (NZ) Stephen Marsh TBA 4 56kg 86
3 35x62314x0 DAWNIE PERFECT Clarry Conners Kerrin McEvoy 13 56kg 78
4 x21331x016 LADY SNIPER Bjorn Baker Blake Shinn 8 55kg 84
5 44×1231339 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer Christian Reith 11 54kg 74
6 10x1623x00 DENPURR Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 12 54kg 74
7 1449×4712 TREMEZZINA Chris Waller TBA 1 54kg 73
8 51×16 BRIGADOON RISE Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 2 54kg 71
9 731×1580 HEARTLINGS Kerry Parker Jason Collett 14 54kg 71
10 13x25x58x1 TAP THIS Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 5 54kg 69
11 9x82x91332 YATTARNA James Cummings Glyn Schofield 15 54kg 68
12 147x5426x5 CARTIER ROCK Gerald Ryan TBA 10 54kg 67
13 2735130×67 MUZYKA Gerald Ryan TBA 16 54kg 65
14e 14 TOP OF MY LIST Anthony Cummings TBA 3 54kg 66
15e 470×222 NOT A CHERRY Anthony Cummings TBA 7 54kg 60
16e 72x253x130 PERIGNON Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 9 57kg 95


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