2017 The Roses Field & Barriers: Dawn Wall Draws Wide

Chris Waller’s last start Gold Coast Bracelet winner Dawn Wall has drawn out in barrier 12 of 16 in a capacity The Roses 2017 field at Doomben Racecourse this weekend.


Schweppes Oaks runner-up Kenedna drops down in grade for The Roses 2017 in Brisbane this Saturday on Doomben Cup Day. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Set to run as Race 6 at 3:21pm (AEST) on the Doomben Cup Day line-up, the $175,000 Group 2 The Magic Millions Roses (2000m) is the traditional lead-up to next month’s Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m).

Originally Waller’s Australasian Oaks winner Egg Tart, who leads pre-field Queensland Oaks odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, was nominated for The Roses field.

Without her final acceptances, the next shortest-priced in futures Queensland Oaks betting running in the Group 2 lead-up on the weekend is stablemate Dawn Wall.

The Fastnet Rock filly was last seen winning the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) a fortnight ago with Hugh Bowman aboard from barrier 11 (of 14).

She is up over further this weekend and drawn double-digits again, but has Bowman retaining the ride and is out to retain her $5 price for the Oaks on June 3.

Waller prepared the Queensland Oaks winner Winx (2015) two years back and along with Dawn Wall has two other The Roses acceptors heading towards the mile and a half classic this winter.

Dawn Wall is joined by stablemates Invincibella and Oklahoma Girl drawn at opposite ends of the Doomben Roses field in barriers two and 13 respectively.

Kerrin McEvoy rides Invincibella who is out to improve on a lead-up fourth in the Gold Coast Bracelet, while Oklahoma Girl has English hoop James Doyle aboard for her black-type debut.

The other key form line to follow into The Roses is the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2010m) run at Morphettville two weeks ago.

With Egg Tart not backing-up, the best out of the Morphettville feature is the Darren Weir-trained runner-up Kenedna.

The Not A Single Doubt filly is the $6 third favourite for the 2017 Queensland Oaks and after going down by the barest of margins in Adelaide, gets the chance to return to winning form on Saturday from a gun barrier four draw.

The other key The Roses fillies in the mix are the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained The Pinnacle who was one and a half lengths away second to Dawn Wall in the Gold Coast Bracelet, and local hope Candika for Eagle Farm horseman Steven O’Dea coming off a third in the same key lead-up.

Check out the full The Doomben Roses 2017 field, barriers & jockeys below with betting to open shortly at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 The Roses Final Field & Barrier Draw

Doomben Race 6 (3:21pm) – 20/05/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x258411313 CANDIKA Steven O’dea Damian Browne 8 56.5kg 87
2 x814313112 KENEDNA Darren Weir John Allen 4 56.5kg 92
3 511161 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg 90
4 126133×624 INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2 56.5kg 77
5 3x451x3113 OKLAHOMA GIRL Chris Waller James Doyle 13 56.5kg 78
6 2×21132 THE PINNACLE Peter & Paul Snowden Corey Brown 5 56.5kg 76
7 22513×318 SAVVAN (NZ) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 7 56.5kg 74
8 3581811467 PERILOUS LOVE Scott Morrisey Opie Bosson 6 56.5kg 71
9 831119×530 BENFICA PRINCESS Kelly Doughty Michael Cahill 11 56.5kg 67
10 67×22136 FALLACY Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 10 56.5kg 66
11 42310×631 LIPSTICK LOVER Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 3 56.5kg 68
12 25x87x1523 SHENANDOAH (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Blake Shinn 14 56.5kg 64
13 42×1 MIA ROSA Michael Moroney Tim Clark 16 56.5kg 65
14 62×4184240 NORDIC SHOW Mel Eggleston TBA 15 56.5kg 61
15 3×95715 BLANCO CARA (NZ) John P Thompson Brenton Avdulla 1 56.5kg 63
16 24227×3710 CLEVER BLAZE Bevan Laming TBA 9 56.5kg 62


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