Kingston Town Classic 2020 Barrier Draw: Inspirational Girl Draws 18

December 2, 2020

Kingston Town Classic 2020 Barrier Draw: Inspirational Girl Draws 18

The short-priced favourite Inspirational Girl has work to do on Saturday from a wide alley drawing barrier 18 for the 2020 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot Racecourse.

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William Pike (pictured on Outrageous) rides the 2020 Kingston Town Classic favourite Inspirational Girl in Perth this weekend. Ultimate Racing Photos.

A capacity field of summer gallopers will line-up in this year’s Group 1 $1 million Kingston Town Classic (1800m) including the Grant & Alana Williams-trained Inspirational Girl who comes off a win in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m).

It’s been over a decade since Sniper’s Bullet (2009) did the Railway – Kingston Town double that Inspirational Girl is currently paying $2.20 through Ladbrokes.com.au to complete.

The five-year-old daughter of Reliable Man has a brilliant strike-rate at the Ascot track with five wins and a second from six starts at Perth’s premier course after her lead-up victory in the Railway.

She was very good that day saluting by nearly two lengths, but has a tougher assignment here going up from 53kg to 57kg at weight-for-age.

Perth’s premier hoop William Pike retains the ride and can do no wrong this season, but both he and the mare will need to be very good from the wide alley with Inspirational Girl to jump from 15 with emergencies out.

Following the Kingston Town Classic barrier draw the market mover into $7.50 second favouritism is Dom To Shoot drawn gate seven and carrying 52kg in the form of Peter Knuckey.

The Sean & Jake Casey-trained Shooting To Win three-year-old is yet to win over further than 1200m, but was eye-catching running third in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) here on November 21 only a length beaten and comes down in weight.

Also under $10 for the win at $9.50 is the eye-catching Railway Stakes runner-up Too Close The Sun who looks like he will appreciate the extra 200m in Saturday’s rematch.

Winner of the Teran Cup – Warrnambool Cup double over the autumn, Lindsey Smith’s son of Carlton House has been ultra-consistent this campaign with his seconds in the Asian Beau Stakes and Railway Stakes behind Inspirational Girl coming either side of his Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m) win.

He took out that event over the same track and distance as the Kingston Town by over four lengths carrying 57.5kg to victory, so should be able to handle himself at WFA here.

Following closely at $10 are then the in-form filly Watch Me Dance coming off wins in the WA Champion Fillies Stakes and WA Guineas, and the reigning champion Kay Cee whose sire Playing God (2010-11) was the last back-to-back Kingston Town Classic winner.

Click here for the updated Kingston Town Classic 2020 odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Kingston Town Classic Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 02x00x0450 GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams Brad Rawiller 4 59kg 105
2 9070x3x580 TRAP FOR FOOLS Lindsey Smith Peter Hall 17 59kg
3 60983×1870 TAXAGANO Fred Kersley Mitchell Pateman 19 59kg 100
4 131110×212 TOO CLOSE THE SUN Lindsey Smith Joseph Azzopardi 10 59kg 102
5 32×5574130 MISSILE LAUNCH Vaughn Sigley Troy Turner 15 59kg 99
6 x00946x451 NEUFBOSC (FR) Neville Parnham Jason Brown 8 59kg 96
7 30x335x269 PLATOON Neville Parnham Paul Harvey 13 59kg 98
8 x12x4x2466 CUP NIGHT Bernie Miller Patrick Carbery 1 59kg 98
9 311x60x073 ARCTIC STREAM Ross Price Jarrad Noske 2 59kg 92
10 1x960x6553 UNI TIME Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 12 59kg 100
11 1x621x1117 TRULY GREAT Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 9 59kg 92
12 211×113111 INSPIRATIONAL GIRL (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 18 57kg 106
13 321x11x010 KAY CEE Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 11 56.5kg 105
14 1114×13446 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Jason Whiting 3 52kg 84
15 182×231273 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Peter Knuckey 7 52kg 80
16 221x3x3811 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 5 50kg 85
17e 311×515 SNICKERDOODLEDANDY Daniel Morton 14 50kg 74
18e 23927×9631 NAUGHTY BY NATURE Jason Miller Jordan Turner 16 56.5kg 74
19e 324 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams Ms Jade McNaught 6 52kg 70

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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