Dane Ripper Stakes 2017 Field: Bonny O’Reilly Draws Wide

Bjorn Baker’s Stradbroke Handicap second emergency Bonny O’Reilly has drawn out wide for her back-up run in the 2017 Dane Ripper Stakes field at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday.

Bonny O'Reilly

Bonny O’Reilly is drawn out wide in the 2017 Dane Ripper Stakes field at Doomben this Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last Saturday the in-form O’Reilly mare posted her fifth win on the trot and her seventh from nine career runs with a dominant display in the Listed Helen Coughlan Stakes (1200m).

Baker opted for that easier assignment over a run in the Group 2 Moreton Cup (1200m) at the Doomben track, a win in which would have assured the four-year-old of a run in Saturday’s $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m).

As it stands, Bonny O’Reilly is the second emergency in the Stradbroke Handicap field and unlikely to gain a start leaving her for a 2017 Tattersall’s Tiara lead-up in the $200,000 Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1350m).

In an early blow for that set weights plus penalties race for the fillies and mares, Bonny O’Reilly drew barrier 16 and will come into 15 of 16 if the sole emergency All Over Bosanova (12) fails to gain a start.

Along with Bonny O’Reilly there are two other acceptors in the Dane Ripper Stakes field coming off a lead-up run with the Chris Waller-trained French Emotion and Tulloch Lodge’s My True Love.

Hugh Bowman is booked to ride Snitzel five-year-old French Emotion who lines-up for the first time since her 1400m VOBIS Gold Distaff win at Caulfield on April 22.

Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott meanwhile have a total of three Dane Ripper Stakes hopes this year including the widely-drawn filly My True Love (15) who was last seen winning a 1400m Benchmark 72 over her own age by nearly three lengths at Randwick a fortnight back.

A winner of three of her seven starts to date, My True Love lines-up in Group company for the first time in the Dane Ripper with Damian Lane in the saddle and will enjoy coming back from 60kg to 54kg.

She is joined in the race by stablemates Prompt Response and Miss Debutante drawn well in barriers three and seven respectively.

Beneteau filly Prompt Response has run second in three of her four latest runs going back to early April including her devastatingly close finish behind Daysee Doom on May 13 in Scone’s Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m).

She enjoyed a subsequent Warwick Farm trial win over 1200m on May 29 and has stellar form over Saturday’s distance with a win and three second from five runs.

Miss Debutante has jockey Corey Brown aboard on the weekend in place of Tommy Berry who rode the Fastnet Rock filly to victory in a Scone black-type two back as well as for her brave fourth at Eagle Farm on May 27 in the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1300m).

The best out of the Glenlogan Park Stakes results accepted for a two week back-up in the Dane Ripper this weekend is the Baker-trained runner-up Egyptian Symbol.

She is drawn barrier two with Opie Bosson on standby for the ride, but is likely to scratch out having made the starting line-up in the Stradbroke Handicap with Glyn Schofield to partner the four-year-old daughter of Stratum.

Other key hopefuls include the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Dark Jewel Classic third placegetter Serene Majesty, Glenlogan Park Stakes third placed four-year-old Sold For Song with the outside barrier to overcome and Toby Edmonds’ Real Saga filly Sylpheed coming off a second in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1400m) behind Queensland Guineas favourite Niccanova.

Check out the full Dane Ripper Stakes 2017 field, barriers and jockeys below with updated odds to be released shortly at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Dane Ripper Stakes Final Field & Barriers

Doomben Race 4 (1:05pm) – 10/06/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x11412x057 TYCOON TARA Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 59kg 106
2 162×880241 FRENCH EMOTION Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 58.5kg 101
3 527x121x88 MADOTTI Matthew Dunn Mark Zahra 13 57.5kg 92
4 6x15162x52 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Opie Bosson 2 57.5kg 99
5 x5740x6793 SERENE MAJESTY Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 9 57.5kg 93
6 219×321530 TURBO MISS Darren Weir Craig Williams 11 57.5kg 95
7 1x121x1715 RAIMENT Darren Beadman Tye Angland 1 56.5kg 94
8 8×23059563 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp James Orman 17 56.5kg 93
9 1x6211x111 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker TBA 16 56kg 96
10 69x0x041x0 SAGARONNE Toby Edmonds TBA 5 56kg 82
11 21435×2605 EXTENSIBLE Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Browne 6 55.5kg 91
12 45221×2422 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 3 54.5kg 90
13 3x116x114 MISS DEBUTANTE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 7 54.5kg 84
14 x147x46622 SYLPHEED Toby Edmonds TBA 14 54kg 82
15 x459x31333 SMART AMELIA James Cummings Glyn Schofield 10 54kg 78
16 31186×21 MY TRUE LOVE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damian Lane 15 54kg 75
17e 1x111x502 ALL OVER BOSANOVA Mel Eggleston TBA 12 54kg 78

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