A bumper field of three-year-old fillies are accepted to face off in the key RN Irwin Stakes Day support race at Morphettville Racecourse on Saturday, the Schweppervescence Stakes 2016 to run as Race 7.
This year’s $120,000 Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes (1800m), also registered as the Auraria Stakes, drew the maximum 20 starters plus two emergencies needing a scratching to gain a start in the set weights plus penalties staying showdown.
Suffering an early blow with barrier 20 (into 18) is the in-form Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained C’est Beau La Vie who shoots for her third win on the trot.
The Bernardini filly won over 1400m at Oakbank two back before her last start victory as a $20 outsider in the Listed Laelia Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville, which produced last year’s Schweppervescence Stakes winner Fitocracy (7th).
C’est Beau La Vie has jockey Jason Holder retaining the ride on Saturday as she shoots for back-to-back Black Types at South Australia’s premier track, but she has work to do from the nasty gate after enjoying a smooth run from barrier two of 15 in the Laelia.
One of Adelaide’s premier training teams, Macdonald & Gluyas have also accepted for Beluga Blue who is also drawn wide in 19 (into 17) for jockey Clare Lindop.
The Lookin At Lucky filly comes off three straight fourth place efforts including behind her stablemate when beaten just over a length in the Laelia Stakes last time out with Lindop aboard.
The Laelia Stakes is the traditional Schweppervescence Stakes lead-up race during the annual Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.
Outside of the winner C’est Beau La Vie the other best over the line in the mile clash were Sailing By (2nd) and Comprende (3rd) who are also both accepted into Saturday’s Group 3 rematch.
Melbourne’s Mick Price prepares nicely-bred Fastnet Rock filly Sailing By who ran second in the Laelia Stakes in her Morphettville debut on the back of two tough Group 1 runs in Melbourne and Sydney respectively.
The first of those was a 10th to Palentino in Flemington’s Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) before a trip to Rosehill on March 26 produced a 13th of 14 runners behind Single Gaze in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m).
Jake Noonan stays on Sailing By on Saturday as she prepares to get a gun run from gate three and go one better in her second Adelaide assignment; Price also represented by the lightly-raced Cry If I Want To coming off a win on debut at Pakenham on April 10.
Also drawn well with the inside run from barrier one is the Phillip Stokes-trained Laelia Stakes third placed I Am Invincible filly Comprende who has one win and three seconds from six runs at Morphettville to date.
One of the state’s most prolific trainers, Stokes has also accepted for Coerced Witness (14) out to atone for her disappointing Laelia Stakes 12th from a wide gate last time out.
Another imposing interstate raider out to steal the Schweppervescence Stakes trophy from the locals this season is Silent Sedition.
Prepared by Caulfield horseman Andrew Noblet, Victorian visitor Silent Sedition won back-to-back races including the Listed Bendigo Guineas (1400m) in March before her second to Bengal Cat over the Sandown-Hillside mile on April 9.
Craig Williams is over for the ride this weekend from barrier 13 (into 11), which will be her first look at further than a mile.
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2016 Schweppervescence Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
Morphettville Race 7 – 23/04/2016
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||07696×6090||THE GREY FLASH||Robbie Laing||TBA||21||56kg||67|
|2||46440×1511||C’EST BEAU LA VIE||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jason Holder||20||55kg||78|
|3||3234×112||SILENT SEDITION||Andrew Noblet||Craig Williams||13||55kg||75|
|4||355212×444||BELUGA BLUE||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Clare Lindop||19||55kg||72|
|5||31324×2002||SAILING BY||Mick Price||Jake Noonan||3||54kg||76|
|6||64x111x747||JACQUI’S JOY (NZ)||Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton||Harry Coffey (a)||16||54kg||71|
|7||x42182x452||COMPRENDE||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||1||54kg||71|
|8||x0x5111x70||COERCED WITNESS||Phillip Stokes||Ms Emily Finnegan (a)||14||54kg||69|
|9||57×3122||ARTESIAN||John O’Shea||Ms Jamie Kah||7||54kg||65|
|10||51×351||BEST FORTUNE||Wayne Francis & Glen Kent||TBA||2||54kg||64|
|11||10||ENSUING||Andrew Noblet||Stephen Baster||17||54kg||64|
|12||72302×3215||STREET SPUN||David Brideoake||Luke Currie||12||54kg||63|
|13||3x18x39||ALITTLE LOOSE||Michael Kent||Joe Bowditch||5||54kg||63|
|15||1||CRY IF I WANT TO||Mick Price||Michael Dee (a)||15||54kg||63|
|16||4×316||CONCUBINE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Matthew Neilson||8||54kg||62|
|17||4×15||PURE PRIDE (NZ)||Murray Johnson||Darren Gauci||18||54kg||62|
|18||415×6452||DASHEBO||Peter F Blanch||Ryan Hurdle (a)||6||54kg||61|
|19||x75137x248||WICKED PROMISE||David Jolly||Jake Toeroek||22||54kg||60|
|20||32622362||RIVERINA BELLA||John & Chris Ledger||TBA||11||54kg||58|
|21e||15×777||OPTIMIZE||Richard Jolly||Paul Gatt||10||54kg||58|
|22e||29×666||VISUAL MOTIF||John Croucher||TBA||4||54kg||55|