She’s Clean Heads 2016 Dark Jewel Classic Field & Weights

Chris Waller’s veteran seven-year-old mare She’s Clean is the top-rated and weighted of the female gallopers facing off in Saturday’s Dark Jewel Classic 2016 field at Scone Racecourse.

She's Clean

She’s Clean carries top weight in Saturday’s 2016 Dark Jewel Classic at Scone. Photo: Steve Hart.

The headline event on day two of the Scone Cup Carnival, this year’s $200,000 Group 3 Godolphin Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) is set to run as Scone Race 7 at 3:50pm (AEST).

The handicap clash features a capacity line-up of fillies and mares with 16 confirmed starters plus four emergency runners awaiting a call-up.

Drawn a treat in gate four but allocated 58kg is Redoute’s Choice mare She’s Clean coming off a sixth to Nancy in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Crown (1300m) where she carried the same weight first-up.

A four-time winner over the 1400m, She’s Clean shoots for her first win since the Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (1400m) at Newcastle back in September last year.

Waller has also accepted for the widely-drawn Sense And Reason (18) out to improve on her ninth in the Hawkesbury Crown.

The best out of the Hawkesbury Crown this year backing-up in the Dark Jewel Classic is Lee Curtis’s third placegetter Press Report.

Not seen in the winner’s stall since February last year, it has been a long time between drinks for the Written Tycoon four-year-old.

Press Report has been performing well this time in however including her first-up second in February’s Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m) behind Amicus as a $51 shot and her Hawkesbury Crown third when beaten under three lengths.

There are three last start winners in the Dark Jewel Classic field this season including the Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones-rained Just A Blur.

Matthew Cahill has the ride on the five-year-old daughter of Dane Shadow won saluted over 1200m at Wagga on May 5.

Also coming off a victory are Kris Lees’ four-year-old Danish Twist who won over 1300m on Hawkesbury Cup Day carrying 58kg but who drops to 54kg on Saturday and the Kim Waugh-trained Hetty Heights also down in kilos from 59kg last start to Saturday’s minimum (54kg).

Following She’s Clean in the Dark Jewel Classic weights on 57.5kg is the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Artistry who Kerrin McEvoy is booked to ride from barrier 13, possibly into 11.

The Shamardal four-year-old won the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1350m) three back before an eighth to Azkadellia in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) and a fifth in the Hawkesbury Crown late last month.

The only other mare weighted above the minimum is Gerald Ryan’s Bernardini six-year-old Peace Force (56.5kg) who finished a good fourth in the Hawkesbury Crown, which could prove the form line to follow into Saturday’s race.

Last year’s winning trainer Joe Pride who took out the Dark Jewel 12 months ago with Divertire ($26) in an upset returns this autumn saddling-up Ammirata (14).

She won first-up over 1200m at Randwick with 59.5kg on her back in her first run since a narrow victory in Gosford’s Group 3 Belle Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) in early January.

Her last start was also in the Hawkesbury Crown where she failed to fire again crossing 5.5 lengths back for a mid-field seventh.

See below for the full Dark Jewel Classic 2016 field, barriers, jockeys and weights.

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2016 Dark Jewel Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw

Scone Race 7 (3:50pm) – 14/05/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 54x15324x6 SHE’S CLEAN Chris Waller Tye Angland 4 58kg 100
2 14111×4185 ARTISTRY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 13 57.5kg 99
3 21x2930x94 PEACE FORCE Gerald Ryan Christian Reith 7 56.5kg 97
4 6210287261 JUST A BLUR Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones Mathew Cahill 9 54kg 92
5 1108370×08 BERRY DELICIOUS Jason Coyle TBA 1 54kg 90
6 42x1811x17 AMMIRATA Joseph Pride Robert Thompson 14 54kg 88
7 6123×52311 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Tim Clark 16 54kg 87
8 3278×24953 PRESS REPORT Lee Curtis Jeff Penza 3 54kg 84
9 221810×300 ELECTRIC POWER Kris Lees Aaron Bullock 5 54kg 83
10 0x2x477022 ONEMOREZETA Kris Lees Ms Samantha Clenton (a) 15 54kg 83
11 32144×1161 HETTY HEIGHTS Kim Waugh Andrew Gibbons 6 54kg 82
12 22x68548x9 SENSE AND REASON Chris Waller Serg Lisnyy 18 54kg 82
13 7x62537x23 IN A WINK Greg Bennett Greg Ryan 10 54kg 80
14 6×75544896 QUEEN OF KARIBA John Sargent Ms Winona Costin (a) 2 54kg 79
15 1434511×50 FITOU John O’Shea James McDonald 20 54kg 78
16 673544100x FIRST BLOOM Greg Bennett Peter Wells 12 54kg 76
17e 121×942110 LUCKY NEWS Kristen Buchanan TBa 11 54kg 75
18e x120900180 SHAZZA’S BUBBLES Ross Stitt TBA 17 54kg 75
19e 221×214 SORT AFTER Gai Waterhouse TBA 8 54kg 70
20e 1x0125x525 SANTA ROCKS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 19 54kg 69


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