2011 Stradbroke Handicap Final Field

June 8th, 2011

The 2011 Stradbroke Handicap final field has certainly delivered with punters offered a host of good value runners right across the board.

It’s well and truly worthy of a Group 1 rating with talent filling all 18 spots with five emergencies as well.

The barrier draw earlier today was certainly very crucial and the chances of a few horses have been both greatly hindered and some greatly helped.

Black Piranha is shooting for an unprecedented third straight Stradbroke Handicap and connections are very confident he can deliver.

Punters have a similar feeling and after he came up with barrier three they think Hugh Bowman will be able to position him perfectly and run home the best of them.

He’s now challenging the favouritism of  Beaded with online bookmaker Luxbet and in the last 24 hours he’s been close to the best backed runner in the field.

Beaded is still steady though and after her last start win in the Doomben 10,000 it’s not surprising the consistent little mare is still at the top of the board.

Love Conquers All came extremely close in the 10,000 though and he’s the next in line with Luxbet.

In his last four runs he’s run second and it’s a position he’s now well and truly familiar with at Group 1 level.

Plenty of people think he can go one better in the Stradbroke although barrier 16 hasn’t aided his causes.

One horse the barrier draw did help is Listen Son.

The on pace runner is easily the best placed to take up the early lead with the other challenges Border Rebel and Buffering out in gates nine and ten respectively.

Another horse worth keeping in mind is Woorim for Robert Heathcote.

He put in one of the runs of the carnival to win the BRC Sprint and if he can find the same sort fo pace it’s unlikely any can match him.

Unfortunately gate 18 will mean he’ll be back near enough to last early on leaving him with plenty of ground to make up in the home straight.

The other main chances are Thankgodyou’rehere and of course the early favourite Sincero.

Both of these horses had tremendous records in the lower grades but only now are they moving up into the big leagues.

Thankgodyou’rehere has more experience around this company and has performed quite well and he hasn’t finished lower than fourth since making the jump.

For Sincero the big test came last week and unfortunately he couldn’t hack it running home 11th in the QTC Cup.

In his favour though is the light weight and form barrier four he’ll have a little bit of room to move when they jump.

Other horses worth noting back in the pack a Bold Glance, the Doncaster Mile third place getter, as well as the old school veterans All Silent and Snipers Bullet.

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2011 Stradbroke Handicap Final Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 4568009X53 BLACK PIRANHA Con Karakatsanis Hugh Bowman 3 57kg
2 X05X504X86 ALL SILENT Grahame Begg Nash Rawiller 8 56kg
3 3800280X85 SNIPER’S BULLET Tracey Bartley Michael Rodd 22 56kg
4 104X252222 LOVE CONQUERS ALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Chris Munce 16 54.5kg
5 43X2X132X1 BEADED Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 17 54kg
6 16X356X144 BORDER REBEL Sue Grills Timothy Bell (a) 9 53.5kg
7 21X037X485 ALVERTA Paul Messara Glen Colless 23 53kg
8 2X64121330 BOLD GLANCE Norm Hilton Scott Seamer 21 53kg
9 X18X1727X0 RIGHTFULLY YOURS Mick Price Jim Byrne 15 53kg
10 X83390X451 WOORIM Robert Heathcote Corey Brown 18 53kg
11 4735412X0X RAFFAELLO Patrick F Ryan Ms Lisa Cropp 5 52.5kg
12 1X1211X243 THANKGODYOU’REHERE Patrick & Wayne Webster Rod Quinn 11 52.5kg
13 122124X137 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote Glyn Schofield 10 52kg
14 X615X60X64 CULMINATE (NZ) Darren Weir Michael Walker 12 52kg
15 11228X2824 LISTEN SON Tony Gollan Ryan Wiggins 1 52kg
16 11X0X05903 STAR OF OCTAGONAL Todd Howlett Eddie Wilkinson 6 52kg
17 X11152X622 ZERO ROCK Kelso Wood Tim Clark 14 52kg
18 2X1111X110 SINCERO Stephen Farley Jason Taylor 4 50.5kg
19e 7113X42914 LADYS ANGEL Joseph Pride 20 52kg
20e 10X34X6315 BEETHOG Les Kelly Joe Bowditch 13 52kg
21e 1305X010X7 DRENALIN James Lyons 19 52kg
22e 945008X304 FIFTEEN CARAT Howard Wilson 2 52kg
23e 35512X5173 MR UNFORGETTABLE Kevin Moses 7 52kg