2016 Mick Dittman Plate Field: Wicked Intent Draws Wide

Chris Munce’s smart colt Wicked Intent has suffered an early blow for Saturday’s Mick Dittman Plate 2016 on the Sunshine Coast drawing out in barrier 16 for the last on the card.

Wicked Intent

Wicked Intent has a wide barrier to overcome in the 2016 Mick Dittman Plate at the Sunshine Coast this Saturday in Queensland. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Bringing the Sunshine Coast racing action to a close as Race 8 at 4:27pm (AEST), this year’s $100,000 Listed IGA Sunshine Coast Mick Dittman Plate (1000m) has attracted a capacity field of three-year-olds.

There are 18 confirmed starters plus one emergency, the Stuart Kendrick-trained Graceville (13), after the second spare Sangiovese (19) was scratched early.

Top wear the number one saddlecloth is the stakes winning Wicked Intent prepared by former jockey-turned-trainer Munce.

The son of Wicked Style is Group 2 placed having finished second behind fellow Mick Dittman acceptor Blueberry Hill in the Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben last May.

Two back he won over 1050m at the same Brisbane track first-up before a fifth to Casual Choice in a 1100m sprint at Doomben on April 2 he’s out to improve on this weekend despite his wide gate 16 draw for jockey Jeff Lloyd to overcome.

Also drawn wide for this season’s Mick Dittman Plate are the likes of the Rex Lipp-trained In His Stride (17), Gold Coast-based Haradasun gelding Taillevent (18) and the returning Robert Heathcote-trained Privlaka who will jump from the outside barrier.

Prepared by Brisbane’s best, Mossman gelding Privlaka won two on the trot last time in including over 1200m at the Sunshine Coast in mid-January.

He has trilled once since his last start Doomben win over 1350m, finishing third to La Dolce Vita over 850m at Deagon on April 12 and has Glen Colless aboard first-up on the weekend.

Coming up trumps with barrier two is the super-consistent Peter Balzen-trained Big Tree who has Brad Steward aboard again after the duo saluted over 1200m at Doomben on May 19.

Yet to race at the Sunshine Coast, nicely-bred Snitzel colt Big Tree has finished worse than second just twice over his nine career runs to date and drops from 59kg last time out to 57kg at set weights on Saturday.

Also coming off a Doomben win is Matthew Dunn’s Fastnet Rock gelding Perfect Dare who saluted over 1050m on April 9 in his first run since finishing only 1.6 lengths off Madotti at the Gold Coast on Boxing Day in the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m).

The inside run on Saturday belongs to Tony Gollan’s Real Saga filly Secret Saga who jockey Tegan Harrison will ride from gate one first-up.

Winner of the Listed Mode Plate (1200m) two back, Secret Saga failed to impress last start when eighth in the Gold Edition Plate but is out to atone here.

Gollan has also accepted for Jet Spur gelding Jetsonic who won at the track first-up in early March before two Doomben runs when fifth to Big Tree and fourth to Perfect Dare who he faces off against again in the Mick Dittman.

Other notable hopes in the mix include Trevor Miller’s improving Real Good, Mode Plate and Gold Edition Stakes runner-up La Dolce Vita, and the undefeated Tony Sears-trained filly Blue Desert Moon shooting for her fifth win from as many career starts.

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2016 Mick Dittman Plate Final Field & Barrier Draw

Sunshine Coast Race 8 (4:27pm) – 23/04/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 201x388x15 WICKED INTENT Chris Munce Jeff Lloyd 16 57kg 87
2 18x2222x21 BIG TREE Peter Balzen Brad Stewart 2 57kg 82
3 232x8300x2 REAL GOOD Trevor Miller Ric McMahon 5 57kg 72
4 1x15x4107x DRAM OF RED Matthew Dunn Daniel Griffin 12 57kg 74
5 142x43911x PRIVLAKA Robert Heathcote Glen Colless 20 57kg 75
6 4x0615088x IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp Brad Pengelly 17 57kg 69
7 16x4226x1 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 15 57kg 72.5
8 2415×33337 TAILLEVENT Bruce W Hill TBA 18 57kg 67
9 163×154 JETSONIC Tony Gollan Ms Brooke Stower (a) 10 57kg 66
10 112126×6 BLUEBERRY HILL Liam Birchley Michael Cahill 9 55kg 83
11 10x216118x SECRET SAGA Tony Gollan Ms Tegan Harrison 1 55kg 82
12 1111x BLUE DESERT MOON Tony Sears James Orman (a) 7 55kg 79.5
13 1x115222x LA DOLCE VITA Bradley Smith Robbie Fradd 14 55kg 73
14 121x SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp Luke Dittman (a) 3 55kg 75
15 20×5165221 DAM WONDERFUL Trevor Miller Ms Bridget Grylls (a) 11 55kg 64
16 3x211834x8 MAGNETTE Wez Hunter Blake Spriggs 8 55kg 68
17 225x13113x AIMALAC MILLIE Paddy Cunningham Nathan Thomas 6 55kg 67
18 1×213 DIVINE CENTURI Stuart Kendrick Ryan Wiggins 4 55kg 68
19e 076224x5x2 GRACEVILLE Stuart Kendrick TBA 13 55kg 62
20e 11x SANGIOVESE Bjorn Baker Michael Cahill 19 55kg 68


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