The Queensland Day Stakes 2016 is one of seven Black-Type races on the Doomben 10,000 Day card in Brisbane on Saturday, the final field and barriers for the three-years-old sprint now out.
Set to run as Doomben Race 2 at 12:42pm (AEST), this year’s $100,000 Listed Suez Queensland Day Stakes (1200m) has attracted a final field of 11 hopefuls.
Heading the Queensland Day Stakes field but drawn wide out in gate 10 is the Tony Gollan-trained Most Important.
Tegan Harrison has the ride on the returning I Am Invincible gelding who hasn’t raced since a last start second at the track over 1350m in late January behind Privlaka.
Before that the galloper ran second at the Gold Coast on Boxing Day in the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) and a credible sixth to Mahuta in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) in early January.
One of Brisbane’s premier trainers, Gollan is also represented in the Queensland Day Stakes on Saturday by Kamacite drawn the rails and shooting for three straight wins as well as Secret Saga drawn the opposite end of the field in gate 11.
A super-consistent Northern Meteor colt, Kamacite has had four runs to date for two wins, a second and a third.
Both of his victories were achieved at the Sunshine Coast earlier in may including a nearly two length success over 1200m on May 22 ahead of Lovely Chap.
He’ll get things his way again from barrier one on Saturday, while stablemate Secret Saga has work to do from out wide as the Real Saga filly looks to improve on her last start sixth over 1050m at the track.
A Black-Type Doomben winner in the Listed Mode Plate (1200m) in late November from the same wide barrier (11), Secret Saga ran a first-up third behind Into The Red in the Listed Bribie Handicap (1050m) in late April.
Her last run saw her defeated four lengths by Divine Centuri, the winner of that running in the $750,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) this weekend.
Along with Kamacite the other last start winner in the Queensland Day Stakes this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival is the lightly-raced Graeme Boyd-trained Le Dude in gate two with Blake Shinn to ride.
After a second on debut at Doomben over 1100m the Iffraaj gelding from the Gold Coast broke his maiden status on May 13 at Ipswich as the odds-on favourite over 1200m, form he’s looking to repeat returning to Brisbane with the jockey change on the weekend.
Other notable Queensland Day Stakes hopes include the John O’Shea-trained Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) fifth placed Lonhro colt from the spring at Flemington Mogador, Bruce Hill’s Haradasun gelding Taillevent coming off a third to Divine Centuri at the track and the Bjorn Baker-trained Lonhro filly Roeinda who ran second at Scone a fortnight back in the Listed Denises Joy Stakes (1100m).
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2016 Queensland Day Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
Doomben Race 2 (12:42pm) – 28/05/2016
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||112x64262x||MOST IMPORTANT||Tony Gollan||Ms Tegan Harrison||10||57kg||77|
|2||x1x125x754||MOGADOR||John O’Shea||James McDonald||7||57kg||78|
|3||415×333373||TAILLEVENT||Bruce W Hill||James Orman (a)||5||57kg||68|
|4||14x2153x13||ALWAYS SACRED||Toby Edmonds||Jeff Lloyd||3||57kg||75|
|5||3124×6||BAROOD||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||6||57kg||69|
|6||3x5x11265||DRUMBEAT’S CHOICE||Tom Bourke||Ms Sarah Eilbeck (a)||8||57kg||67|
|7||2x3x11||KAMACITE||Tony Gollan||Zac Purton||1||57kg||68|
|8||21||LE DUDE (NZ)||Graeme Boyd||Blake Shinn||2||57kg||61|
|9||x216118x36||SECRET SAGA||Tony Gollan||TBA||11||55kg||84|
|10||328x11x22||ROEINDA||Bjorn Baker||Michael Cahill||4||55kg||73|
|11||1×38197||AEGEAN SEA||Clarry Conners||Jim Byrne||9||55kg||72.5|