Thirteen Confirmed in 2017 Vinery Stud Stakes Field

Thirteen three-year-old fillies have been confirmed to chase a maiden win at the highest level of racing at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, following the release of the 2017 Ranvet Stakes final field and barrier draw.

Foxplay has been confirmed in the 2017 Vinery Stud Stakes field. Photo: Steve Hart

Foxplay has been confirmed in the 2017 Vinery Stud Stakes field. Photo: Steve Hart

Harlow Gold has returned to racing in smart form this time and has drawn ideally into the Ranvet Stakes field in barrier 5, with in-form hoop Regan Bayliss in the saddle.

A standout performer for Lindsay Park through spring, Harlow Gold posted consecutive wins in a pair of Victorian races over 1400m and a mile respectively, before running on for a credible fifth in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m).

Arguably not handling the conditions of the track when sixth in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m), the Tavistock filly stormed home to finish second in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) on November 3rd.

Resuming this time for third in the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m), Harlow Gold was last seen attacking the line for fourth in the talent-rich Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) and will relish a step up in distance into the Vinery Stud Stakes field.

Foxplay is stepping up sharply in distance, but she is undoubtedly one of the class horses of the 2017 Vinery Stud Stakes field and will be partnered by leading hoop Hugh Bowman.

Winner of both the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) in spring, Foxplay was sent to the paddock after she finished fourth in the Thousand Guineas.

Resuming this time for second in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m), the Foxwedge filly ran on for a credible fourth in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) on February 25th before returning to winning form in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) last time out on March 11th.

The Bjorn Baker-trained Lubiton has drawn into the Vinery Stud Stakes field on the fence, while Le Bella Diosa has been charged with overcome the outside barrier 13 in the feature race.

Lubiton has quickly built to the task this time in and appears as though she is looking for 2000m ahead of the Ranvet Stakes.

Running fifth in each of the Light Fingers Stakes and Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) upon resuming, the daughter of Snitzel worked to the line well to finish second in the Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) last time out on March 10th.

Kiwi raider La Bella Diosa was a standout amongst her age group in 2016 and capped the year with a smart win in the Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas (1600m) on November 12th.

Debuting in Australia for an impressive win in the Surround Stakes, the So You Think filly failed to fire or beat a single runner home in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) a fortnight ago.

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2017 Vinery Stud Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 14x3111x10 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) Mandy & Matt Brown Jason Collett 13 56kg 103
2 12x114x241 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 11 56kg 98
3 x611562x34 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 5 56kg 94
4 5111 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Ben Melham 3 56kg 82
5 1x01x70 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) David Brideoake Blake Shinn 2 56kg 82
6 3x52316x57 SMART AS YOU THINK John McArdle Corey Brown 7 56kg 80
7 6x2231x552 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 1 56kg 78
8 154811 CASSADEE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 56kg 74
9 5435149×70 MOQUEEN Anthony & Edward Cummings Brenton Avdulla 9 56kg 71
10 22x435x211 MONTOYA’S SECRET Leon & Troy Corstens Noel Callow 4 56kg 67
11 081×4135 CONCESSIONS Scott Singleton Ms Jess Taylor 12 56kg 66
12 4×673161 SHE’S MAGICAL Gregory Hickman Andrew Adkins (a) 6 56kg 66
13 6080×5362 KAMILI Pat Carey Damien Oliver 10 56kg


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