Queen Of Wands Leads 2016 Princess Stakes Field

There are four Black Type Queensland races at the Sunshine Coast this Saturday including the Princess Stakes 2016 where Clarry Conners’ Sydney raider Queen Of Wands is one of the headline acceptors.

Queen Of Wands

Queen Of Wands is one of the top 2016 Princess Stakes hopefuls at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland on Saturday. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

The first of the feature events on the card due to run as Race 5 at 2:28pm (AEST), this year’s $100,000 Listed Lion Dairy And Drinks Princess Stakes (1600m) field is at capacity with 18 starters plus four emergencies for the three-year-old fillies’ clash.

Drawn out in gate 12, but possibly into nine, is the in-form Not A Single Doubt filly Queen Of Wands in her Queensland debut.

The Warwick Farm-trained galloper won back-to-back races over 1350m and 1400m respectively in March before her brave last start third behind subsequent Frank Packer Plate champ He’s Our Rokkii in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 2.

Drawn one on her inside in gate 11 is another Sydney visitor, the David Vandyke-trained Look To The Stars who is looking to return to form as the highest-rated filly in the field.

The daughter of I Am Invincible is best known for her third to the since retired Press Statement in last June’s Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) in Brisbane, her four runs since all out of the money.

Coming off much better lead-up form is the Matthew Dunn-trained Redoute’s Choice filly Kebede from Murwillumbah in NSW.

She has won her past three on the trot starting at Grafton on March 6, followed by a 1400m win at the Gold Coast a fortnight later and her last start victory by over two lengths at Doomben over 1350m on April 9.

Kebede has veteran Queensland hoop Jim Byrne staying aboard on Saturday as she steps up in class at the Sunshine Coast from barrier 10, which could become seven if all the emergencies fail to gain a start.

Other last start winners in the mix include the Joe Pride-trained Sheilarized who won over the Wyong mile by 4.3 lengths on April 7 and Pretty Lucky who saluted at her home track at Toowoomba over 1650m at the start of the month.

Also worth a look at are the likes of Excites filly Mystic Opal who is two-from-four at the Sunshine Coast track, the lightly-raced Lyricist from the Gold Coast who won over 1200m on April 9 at home by two and a half lengths, and the rails-drawn O’Reilly’s Angel from Warwick Farm who took out a 1500m Goulburn race on April 11 from the outside barrier 13.

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2016 Princess Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Sunshine Coast Race 5 (2:28pm) – 23/04/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 4013x90x08 LOOK TO THE STARS David Vandyke Blake Spriggs 11 56.5kg 84
2 x3346x5113 QUEEN OF WANDS Clarry Conners Damian Browne 12 56.5kg 76.5
3 0x29x95936 SAGA OF THE STORM Liam Birchley Brad Stewart 18 56.5kg 64
4 x14x0914x9 LADY NO MORE Ian Livingstone Robbie Fradd 22 56.5kg 69
5 4x82x111 KEBEDE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 10 56.5kg 69
6 x154100100 FLEUR D’ORAGE Barry Baldwin Daniel Griffin 14 56.5kg 63
7 9x4421x531 SHEILARIZED Joseph Pride Paul Hammersley 21 56.5kg 71.5
8 823×311606 CAPETOWN HUSSEY Caitlin Lavin Ryan Wiggins 2 56.5kg 62
9 x223231x26 RED CHANDELIER Michael Lakey Beau Appo (a) 16 56.5kg 63
10 377481×91 PRETTY LUCKY Paul Facoory Luke Dittman (a) 4 56.5kg 65
11 13×4614 MYSTIC OPAL Chris Anderson Jeff Lloyd 15 56.5kg 63
12 414537 SUBSOLAR Chris Anderson Glen Colless 9 56.5kg 62
13 5×862103 REALLY SURE Bevan Laming Michael Cahill 17 56.5kg 62
14 x76x0621x2 PASSION IN FLIGHT Gary Hineman Ms Tegan Harrison 20 56.5kg 58
15 77×4241 O’REILLY’S ANGEL (NZ) Bryce Heys James Orman (a) 1 56.5kg 62
16 x89x3308x5 ST REMY Noel Doyle Ric McMahon 6 56.5kg 58
17 21 LYRICIST Toby Edmonds TBA 13 56.5kg 62
18 16×24 KIM NOIR Steve Tregea Anthony Allen 8 56.5kg 59
19e 57x762x15 TIDE’S OUT Neville Boyle TBA 19 56.5kg 55
20e 7x60x622x SAHARA SIREN Alan L Jones TBA 7 56.5kg
21e 5335 MULTIMEDIA Noel Doyle TBA 5 56.5kg
22e 0x703 HEY HEY MY MY Melissa Leitch TBA 3 56.5kg


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