2017 Queensland Derby Field Released: Ana Royale In Barrier 3

Stuart Webb has paid up the late entry fee to get his filly Ana Royal in the Queensland Derby 2017 field against the boys this weekend with the three-year-old drawn a treat in barrier three at Doomben.

Ana Royale

Jockey Mark Zahra rides Ana Royale who is the sole filly in the Queensland Oaks field for 2017. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Last Saturday the daughter of Anacheeva ran a luckless eighth beaten three lengths by the Chris Waller-trained winner Egg Tart in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m).

Pulling up as though she hadn’t even had a run, Webb opted to put her on the short seven day turnaround with Ana Royale returning the to the same track and distance for the $600,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2200m) on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The Queensland Derby is set to run as Doomben Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) and drew the full 16 starters allowed at the course plus five emergencies.

Ana Royale, to be ridden by Mark Zahra for the fourth time on the trot, is the sole filly in the mix out to be the first since Dariana (2010) to beat home the colts and geldings in the set weights clash.

Prior to her Queensland Oaks loss, Ana Royale won the Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m) and Adelaide and ran a half-length back for third to Egg Tart in Morphettville’s Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2010m).

Also a late entry into the Queensland Derby field is the new favourite in betting at Ladbrokes.com.au, Shocking Luck from New Zealand.

Connections of the Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards-trained son of 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking missed the first acceptance cut off by accident, before forking out the extra fee to get him into Saturday’s race.

Opie Bosson is back aboard the recent Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) winner at the track as Shocking Luck looks to improve on his lead-up sixth to Order Again in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Eagle Farm.

Order Again is the most notable omission from the Queensland Derby on Saturday, the Brian Smith-trained galloper missing the race due to injury.

With the local young stayer out, the best out of the Grand Prix Stakes is now Darren Weir’s runner-up Volatile Mix.

Winner of the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) on May 13, the Pentire gelding was narrowly beaten in his Brisbane lead-up and would likely have been better suited to Saturday’s race taking place over the traditional 2400m at Eagle Farm.

Volatile Mix had an easy Tuesday trial at the Sunshine Coast, but suffered a blow in the Queensland Derby barrier draw out in gate 20 (into 15 of 16).

Weir has also accepted for Mongolian Wolf (4) to be ridden by Damian Lane as well as Rockstar Rebel (6) who has the 2012 Queensland Derby winning jockey Brad Rawiller aboard.

This season’s leading Group 1 hoop Hugh Bowman meanwhile is aboard livewire hope Ruthven for Caulfield’s Ciaron Maher, the Domesday colt coming off a second to Volatile Mix in the SA Derby.

See below for the full Queensland Derby 2017 field, barriers and jockeys before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for all the top Group 1 winter racing markets.

2017 Queensland Derby Final Field & Barrier Draw

Doomben Race 7 (3:00pm) – 10/06/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 215×517412 VOLATILE MIX (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 20 57kg
2 112×522422 RUTHVEN Ciaron Maher Hugh Bowman 9 57kg
3 24121×1610 BLACK ON GOLD Chris Waller Tommy Berry 14 57kg
4 408×113010 MONGOLIAN WOLF Darren Weir Damian Lane 4 57kg
5 28×6446243 VIOLATE Brent Stanley Noel Callow 7 57kg
6 64122×216 SHOCKING LUCK (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 1 57kg
7 12×5137221 FONTEIN LAD Greg Eurell Ms Nikita Beriman 2 57kg
8 91×311925 SIZZLING BULLET Chris Waller Craig Williams 16 57kg
9 4231×2261 MONASTERIO (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 13 57kg
10 8462421153 WU GOK Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 15 57kg
11 4410311764 HERE HE COMES (NZ) Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs Leith Innes 11 57kg
12 123×445421 ROCKSTAR REBEL Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 6 57kg
13 64×1701457 GARBHAN Mitch Newman Corey Brown 19 57kg
14 6×50620616 SHINE TAK STAR John Sargent Robbie Fradd 5 57kg
15 9500332105 DAZZLE EM SID Matt Kropp Luke Nolen 10 57kg
16 x317223318 ANA ROYALE Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 3 55kg
17e 422×13100 SHADOW VISION Kurt Goldman TBA 8 57kg
18e x116x09244 MANDALAY BAY Matt Laurie Luke Currie 21 57kg
19e 0x1157 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 12 57kg
20e 0x621x5202 THE BARRACUDA Matt Kropp TBA 17 57kg
21e 960×458183 WAKE UP VICTA Lindsay Gough TBA 18 57kg

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