I Love It Heads 2016 Proud Miss Stakes

The John Salanitri-trained Robert Sangster Stakes placegetter I Love It heads a bumper field of fillies and mares facing off in Adelaide on Saturday in the Proud Miss Stakes 2016 on The Goodwood Day.

My Poppette

My Poppette is one of the smart three-year-olds racing against the older mares in the 2016 Proud Miss Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Set to run one event before the meeting’s Group 1 feature, the $120,000 Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) jumps as Morphettville Race 6 at 3:45pm (local) and has 17 runners this Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

At the top of the line-up with Stephen Baster riding from barrier seven is smart Artie Schiller five-year-old I Love It, a Group 3 winner in Tasmanian two back before her brave third when only 1.4 lengths off Precious Gem in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m).

The Robert Sangster on May 7 was I Love It’s fourth run at Morphettville where she returns on the weekend looking for her maiden win at the track and to improve on her ninth in last year’s Proud Miss Stakes.

Also out of the Robert Sangster Stakes is the fifth-placed Tuscan Sling for Darren Weir, jockey Brad Rawiller retaining the ride on the Danehill Dancer mare this Saturday in the easier Morphettville assignment.

The Robert Sangster was the first run out of the money over 1200m for Tuscan Sling who jumps from gate nine in the Proud Miss.

Also coming off a brave run at the track is the Mick Price-trained Not A Single Doubt three-year-old Secret Agenda, the filly finishing only 1.4 lengths away fourth to The Goodwood fancy Faatinah in the Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) a fortnight ago.

The Group 1 performed Secret Agenda was good against the boys in that run, which followed an also eye-catching run for second behind Two Blue in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) in Sydney on April 9.

Another smart filly in the race taking on the older mares is the Robert Smerdon-trained Group 2 winner over the mile at Moonee Valley last Cox Plate Day My Poppette who comes off a third at Caulfield carrying 60kg.

She drops back to 56.5kg second-up on the weekend, but is drawn wide in the outside alley (17 of 17) for jockey Mark Zahra to overcome.

There are two last start winners in the Proud Miss Stakes field this season with the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Snitzel five-year-old Kayjay’s Joy coming off a 1100m success at Caulfield late last month and the Nikki Burke-trained Starcraft four-year-old Jinx.

Other notable Proud Miss Stakes acceptors include the local Phillip Stokes-trained Robert Sangster Stakes fifth placed Runway Star who is four-from-eight over the distance and John Hickmott’s dual winner at the track Scratchy Lass.

See below for the full Proud Miss Stakes 2016 field, barriers and jockeys before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to place your autumn bets at the hottest odds!

2016 Proud Miss Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Morphettville Race 6 (3:45pm) – 21/05/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 9x546x21x3 I LOVE IT John Salanitri Stephen Baster 7 58kg 99
2 x137311285 TUSCAN SLING Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 9 57kg 98
3 13x2100x07 THE MESSINA NYMPH Tony McEvoy Nicholas Hall 15 57kg 94
4 0x9296x10x NAUTICAL Nikki Burke Steven Arnold 16 57kg 90
5 2100x0x136 RUNWAY STAR Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 1 56.5kg 94
6 21x47317x3 MY POPPETTE Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 17 56.5kg 84
7 124×241108 SCRATCHY LASS John Hickmott Steven King 12 56kg 89
8 1221×27024 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Dwayne Dunn 8 55.5kg 96
9 6617x622x7 PRIVATE SECRETARY Gregory Hickman Craig Williams 11 55.5kg 94
10 106×344228 I AM GYPSY Gordon Richards Ryan Hurdle (a) 2 55.5kg 92
11 9x131170x1 KAYJAY’S JOY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 14 55.5kg 89
12 417x11x518 A LOTTA LOVE Sam Pritchard-Gordon Dylan Dunn (a) 4 55.5kg 81
13 12711590×5 FORGERESS Quinton Scott Ms Jackie Beriman 10 55.5kg 81
14 x122110x14 ANDRASSY Allison Sheehan Daniel Moor 3 55.5kg 80
15 x895115x18 RATIONALITY Phillip Stokes James Winks 5 55.5kg 78
16 8150762121 JINX Nikki Burke Todd Pannell 13 55.5kg 67
17 56×7097540 CASH IS COMING Ken Sweeney Clare Lindop 6 55.5kg 66

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