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.
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||–|