Jungle Edge Heads 2017 BRC Sprint Field & Weights

Mick Bell’s stable ace Jungle Edge is up in Brisbane on the weekend heading the BRC Sprint 2017 field and weights for the last on Doomben Cup Day.

Jungle Edge

Group 1 placed mudlark Jungle Edge heads the 2017 BRC Sprint field at Doomben Racecourse this weekend in Brisbane. Photo: Steve Hart.

Set to close the card as Doomben Race 8 at 4:36pm (AEST), this season’s $125,000 Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) field is down to 15 starters after the early withdrawal of Savanna Amour (6) who instead runs in the QTIS 3YOs Plate over 1200m earlier on the program.

Set to carry 58kg giving the weight away to his rivals and drawn out in barrier 12 (into 11) is in-form six-year-old Jungle Edge who was one of the surprise performers in Sydney over the autumn.

He relished a 51kg light weight and Heavy (10) Rosehill track on March 18 when only a quarter-length third having led nearly all-the-way in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) as a $41 roughie.

Next-up Jungle Edge won the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) at the same track by two lengths, before running a brave third to Tivaci (1st) and Le Romain (2nd) in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m).

Last time out he failed to really fire under 60kg when fifth to Ulmann in the Listed Wangoom Handicap (1200m) and will appreciate any rain around in Brisbane ahead of his Doomben debut.

Darren Weir’s Wangoom Handicap winner at Warrnambool last time out Ulmann is also backing-up in the BRC Sprint field this weekend.

The Sebring five-year-old was two and a quarter-lengths ahead of the runner-up in the showdown on May 3 carrying 56kg and gets a chance at back-to-back victories getting into the BRC Sprint on 56.5kg with John Allen to ride from a gun barrier two draw.

Also coming off a lead-up win is the flying Kiwi Splurge who has won five of his past six starts.

Opie Bosson rides the Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards-trained four-year-old who debuts down under at career start number 12 on Saturday.

The Savabeel stallion has been in outstanding form in the New Zealand sprints during the autumn, including a Group 3 victory at Ellerslie two back and a last start win under 59.5kg at Te Rapa on April 29.

He’ll relish coming back to 56.5kg this weekend and will be even better over the BRC Sprint distance having winning form up to a mile back home.

Drawn the extreme outside for local horseman Robert Heathcote is Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival regular Hopfgarten second-up with Ronnie Stewart in the saddle.

Last time out the Mossman six-year-old ran second to Music Magnate in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm and he will be improving second-up at a track he has plenty of form at (16-4-3-0).

Other standouts include the returning Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Snippets Land and the Darren Beadman-trained Federal who is tracking towards the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) on June 10.

Check out the full BRC Sprint 2017 field, barriers, jockeys and weights below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to access all the season’s top racing odds and offers.

2017 BRC Sprint Final Field & Barrier Draw

Doomben Race 8 (4:36pm) – 20/05/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 4028×53135 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 12 58kg 106
2 3x0x091020 SIR MOMENTS Steven O’dea Damian Browne 15 57.5kg 105
3 x4062538x2 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Ronnie Stewart 16 57kg 104
4 545x24335x SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 4 56.5kg 102
5 21152136×1 ULMANN Darren Weir John Allen 2 56.5kg 102
6 2x23343x63 FEDERAL Darren Beadman James Doyle 10 56.5kg 101
7 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY Matthew Dunn Kerrin McEvoy 1 56.5kg 101
8 101×112111 SPLURGE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 9 56.5kg 100
9 7×14121312 SIEGFRIED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 5 56.5kg 98
10 415452112x MAN OF HIS WORD Bruce W Hill Tim Clark 7 56.5kg 95
11 111x590x85 CASUAL CHOICE Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 14 56.5kg 94
12 41x17731x1 SAVANNA AMOUR John Meagher 6 56.5kg 94
13 x1176x510x HIGH MIDNIGHT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 11 56.5kg 93
14 62×3442737 JOPA Robert Heathcote Corey Brown 8 56.5kg 93
15 4x345x6234 HANDFAST Darren Beadman Brenton Avdulla 3 56.5kg 89.5
16 50×6120210 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 13 56.5kg 87.5

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