Money Maher can get the cash from midfield barrier in W.A. Guineas Field 2017

Co-trainer Dan Pearce can see Money Maher getting every chance to get the cash from a middle of the field barrier in the Group 2 $500,000 W.A. Guineas (1600m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Top Melbourne jockey Damien Oliver,above, rides Arcadia Prince in the W.A. Guineas at Ascot. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Top Melbourne jockey Damien Oliver,above, rides Arcadia Prince in the W.A. Guineas at Ascot. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Money Maher has remained the $4 favourite after drawing barrier eleven in the final W.A. Guineas field of sixteen plus two emergencies with one of the emergencies drawn inside of him.

Money Maher’s pattern of racing is to get back in the field and Pearce can picture Jarrad Noske settling the Al Maher colt in the second half of the field.

“We couldn’t be happier,” Pearce told The West Australian.

“He should be midfield or worse hopefully with cover and then come into the race late.

“Sometimes when you draw inside you can get held up. A couple of the fancies have drawn outside us.”

Money Maher is the winner of three of his last four starts, two with Noske in the saddle and Pearce said if the colt can repeat his last start win in the Listed $100,000 Fairtha Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on November 11, he will be fighting out the finish again.

“He couldn’t have been more impressive last start and we’ve just kept him ticking along,” said Pearce who trains in partnership with his brother Ben.

Second favourite Perfect Jewel ($4.80) will have to overcome a wide barrier if she is to find here way back to the winner’s stall after drawing sixteen in the original draw.

Leading Perth jockey William Pike takes the ride on the Bob Peters owned filly who won her first three race starts before suffering her first defeat last start when fourth to Mikimoto in the Listed $100,000 Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on November 7.

Hong Kong premiership winning jockey Douglas Whyte takes the mount on Art Series who has drawn around the middle of the pack at barrier nine.

The Darren McAuliffe trained Art Series is on the third line of betting at $8 and is coming off a last start win in the Group 3 $200,000 W.A. Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 18.

Early betting for the W.A. Guineas at $4 Money Maher, $4.80 Perfect Jewel, $8 Art Series, $9 Arcadia Prince, $11 Debellatio, $13 Achernar Star, Gaulois, Roganella, $15 Salubrious, Sophias Secret, $17 Three Secrets, $26 Private Dancer, $41 Reykjavik, $51 Vital Dancer, Brutus Maximus, $101 Hoodium Thunder, $151 Athlete, $201 Turbo Power.

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Final field and barrier draw for the 2017 W.A. Guineas (1600m)

# Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1x122x712 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Craig Williams 3 56.5kg
2 31531x31x7 DEBELLATIO Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 1 56.5kg
3 4x223x1161 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Jarrad Noske 11 56.5kg
4 x62112x614 SALUBRIOUS Dion Luciani Joseph Azzopardi 2 56.5kg
5 32x321x218 GAULOIS James Cummings Damian Lane 17 56.5kg
6 6134×55243 REYKJAVIK Paula Wagg Shaun O’Donnell 7 56.5kg
7 24×2321 ROGANELLA Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 15 56.5kg
8 64x3717x98 TURBO POWER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 10 56.5kg
9 2×114 ARCADIA PRINCE Grant & Alana Williams Damien Oliver 13 56.5kg
10 68×110 ATHLETE Neville Parnham 6 56.5kg
11 221 THREE SECRETS Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 8 56.5kg
12 13×16 VITAL DANCER Brett Pope Peter Hall 4 56.5kg
13 x1111x3321 ART SERIES Darren Mcauliffe Douglas Whyte 9 54.5kg
14 1×114 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 16 54.5kg
15 5591512 PRIVATE DANCER Trevor Andrews Brad Parnham 14 54.5kg
16 5×113 SOPHIA’S SECRET Daniel Morton 12 54.5kg
17e 1x HOODLUM THUNDER Brett Pope Mitchell Pateman 18 56.5kg
18e 45 BRUTUS MAXIMUS David Harrison Patrick Carbery 5 56.5kg


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