Waller’s 5 2018 Tramway Stakes runners have mixed results in barrier draw

August 29, 2018

Waller’s 5 2018 Tramway Stakes runners have mixed results in barrier draw

Premier trainer Chris Waller’s five runners have had mixed results at the barrier draw for the Group 2 $200,000 Tramway Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Comin' Through in yellow colours and Tom Melbourne in white, black and gold colours above, are two of trainer Chris Waller's five runners in the 2018 Tramway Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Comin’ Through in yellow colours and Tom Melbourne in white, black and gold colours above, are two of trainer Chris Waller’s five runners in the 2018 Tramway Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Popular galloper Tom Melbourne has drawn the rails while Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar will jump from the outside barrier in the final thirteen horse Tramway Stakes field.

Waller’s other runners are Doomben Cup winner Comin’ Through (barrier 2), dual Oaks winner Egg Tart (barrier 5) and Group 1 winning mare Foxplay (barrier 11).

All five Waller runners are resuming from a spell while first up winners Le Romain and Pierata will have a distinct fitness edge over their rivals in the Tramway Stakes.

Le Romain has drawn barrier ten with Hugh Bowman replacing James McDonald who was aboard the Kris Lees trained six year old for his first up win in the Group 3 $150,000 Nexon Show County Quality (1200m) at Randwick on August 18.

“He is a very good horse but I think he has come back better this season,’’ Lees told The Sunday Telegraph.

“When he was racing back in the autumn, he was returning after colic surgery and it took him a while to hit his straps.”

McDonald has elected to stick with Pierata after the pair combined for a win in the Group 2 $200,000 Mostyn Copper Group Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on August 4.

The Greg Hickman trained four year old has won a 895m Rosehill barrier trial since with McDonald in the saddle and will jump from gate three in the Tramway Stakes.

Backmarker Lanciato has drawn out wide at barrier twelve with Tommy Berry to ride and the Mark Newnham trained six year old will appreciate the step up to 1400m after running on from the back of the field to finish fourth to Pierata in the Missile Stakes.

Final field for the 2018 Tramway Stakes (1400m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 50x74232x1 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 10 59kg 115
2 60x312561x COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Michael Walker 2 58kg 111
3 0x78056x94 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Jay Ford 9 58kg 101
4 7x121122x1 PIERATA Gregory Hickman James McDonald 3 57kg 109
5 70x400521x EGG TART Chris Waller Tye Angland 5 57kg 108
6 75x384850x FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kathy O’Hara 11 56kg 108
7 31x577421x DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Joshua Parr 8 56kg 106
8 1x4205138x ARBEITSAM Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 7 56kg 104
9 x1x31117x4 LANCIATO (NZ) Mark Newnham Tommy Berry 12 56kg 103
10 54x311113x YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 13 56kg 101
11 2143x1636x DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Christian Reith 6 55.5kg 108
12 230x25828x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Corey Brown 1 55kg 102
13 x7433923x3 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ms Rachel King 4 53kg 88

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