Arcadia Queen is the favourite in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field

December 4, 2018

Arcadia Queen is the favourite in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field

The lightly weighted Arcadia Queen was installed as the short priced favourite with the release of the final field for the 2018 Group 1 $1m Magic Millions Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Trap For Fools, above, is included in the final field for the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field at Ascot in Perth. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Trap For Fools, above, is included in the final field for the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field at Ascot in Perth. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Arcadia Queen is the only three year old filly in the Kingston Town Classic field and under the weight for age conditions, only has to carry 50kg which has enticed Perth’s leading jockey William Pike to take the ride on the filly.

Pike has ridden the lightly raced filly in four of her five race starts for three of her four wins, including a last start victory together in the Group 2 $500,000 Sky Racing W.A. Guineas (1600m) at Ascot in Perth, on November 24.

Pike had the choice to ride Arcadia Queen’s stablemate Galaxy Star, who he also has a long term association with, including a last start win in the Group 1 $1m Kirin Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot in Perth on November 24.

Galaxy Star will carry 57kg in the Kingston Town Classic which prompted Pike to stick with the lightly weighted Arcadia Queen leaving Chris Parnham to take the ride on the Railway Stakes winner.

As well and Arcadia Queen and Galaxy Star, co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams will also saddle up Perfect Jewel with Peter Hall in the saddle.

Betting at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Kingston Town Classic has Arcadia Queen marked as the $2.80 favourite ahead of Galaxy Star at $4.80 and the Mackinnon Stakes winner Trap For Fools at $6.

Damien Oliver replaces John Allen on Trap For Fools and the champion jockey is looking for another Group 1 win over the 2018 Ascot Racing Carnival after steering Voodoo Lad to a welcomed Group 1 win in the 1 $1m Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth last Saturday.

Damian Lane takes the ride again on Railway Stakes runner up Gatting ($16) while Lucy Warwick will stick with Material Man ($8.50) in the Kingston Town Classic after the Justin Warwick trained seven year old produced a handy first up third in the Railway Stakes.

The barrier draw for the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon.

Betting for the 2018 Kingston Town Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.80 Arcadia Queen, $4.80 Galaxy Star, $6 Trap For Fools, $8.50 Material Man, $14 Holy Snow, $16 Gatting, $18 Iconoclasm, Perfect Jewel, $26 Mister Sea Wolf, $34 Achernar Star, Great Shot, Star Exhibit, $101 Elegant Blast, Heart Starter, Prying Tom.

Final field for the 2018 Kingston Town Classic (1800m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Weight
1 x632117521 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Damien Oliver 59kg
2 5221x111x3 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 59kg
3 8x522x2330 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 59kg
4 x544431x12 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 59kg
5 2x9L54x777 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Jarrad Noske 59kg
6 3095611805 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 59kg
7 x6038x87x3 HEART STARTER Chris Gangemi Peter Knuckey 59kg
8 x2441111x6 PRYING TOM Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 59kg
9 23x70x1320 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 58.5kg
10 113×381188 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir Dean Yendall 58.5kg
11 15233×6052 HOLY SNOW Darren Weir Mitchell Pateman 58.5kg
12 1x2111x211 GALAXY STAR Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 57kg
13 222×333228 ELEGANT BLAST Justin Warwick Glenn Smith 57kg
14 x11414x684 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 56.5kg
15 11311 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 50kg

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