Kementari draws nice barrier in field of 10 in 2018 Missile Stakes

August 1, 2018

Kementari draws nice barrier in field of 10 in 2018 Missile Stakes

Pre-race favourite Kementari has drawn nicely at barrier four in the ten horse field for the 2018 Group 2 $200,000 Mostyn Copper Group Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Kementari, above, has drawn barrier 4 in the 10 horse Missile Stakes field at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Kementari, above, has drawn barrier 4 in the 10 horse Missile Stakes field at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Kementari will be stepping out for the first time as a four year old in the Missile Stakes after being one of the star three year olds during the 2018 Sydney Autumn Carnival with a win in the Group 1 $1m Mostyn Copper Group Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick.

Glyn Schofield was aboard Kementari for his win in the Randwick Guineas and will be back on in the Missile Stakes, replacing Brenton Avdulla who rode the James Cummings trained colt at his last Autumn Carnival run when tenth to Happy Clapper in the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick Day One of The Championships on April 7.

Pierata was runner up to Kementari in the Group 2 $400,000 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill and in the Randwick Guineas and will be clashing with the Lonhro stallion again in the Missile Stakes.

James McDonald will be having his first race ride on Pierata who has drawn in the second half of the field at barrier eight.

Trainer Gary Portelli’s 2017 Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign has drawn the rails in the Missile Stakes with Kerrin McEvoy back in the saddle again after the pair combined for a win in the Group 1 $500,000 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) at The Valley during the 2017 Melbourne Spring Carnival.

She Will Reign is undefeated from four first up runs which includes the Moir Stakes win as well as her win in the $250,000 Inglis Sprint (1100m) at Warwick Farm at the beginning of her 2018 Autumn Carnival campaign.

Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker will saddle two runners in the Missile Stakes, Music Magnate (Hugh Bowman, barrier 7) and Egyptian Symbol (Jason Collett, barrier 2) while the Mark Newnham trained Lanciato will jump from the outside gate with Rachel King in the saddle.

Final field for the 2018 Missile Stakes (1200m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 50100x1x0x MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Hugh Bowman 7 58.5kg 111
2 320x11130x KEMENTARI James Cummings Glyn Schofield 4 58.5kg 109
3 510x23723x SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 6 58.5kg 106
4 37x121122x PIERATA Gregory Hickman James McDonald 8 58.5kg 105
5 34430×5104 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Tye Angland 3 58.5kg 104
6 1x1x31117x LANCIATO (NZ) Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 10 58.5kg 103
7 400x78056x TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 9 58.5kg 103
8 01Dx0230x9 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 5 58.5kg 101
9 1x10x1085x SHE WILL REIGN Gary Portelli Kerrin McEvoy 1 56.5kg 108
10 5278x1327x EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 2 56.5kg 103

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