Stradbroke Handicap 2012 Barriers – Buffering Draws Gate 18

June 6th, 2012

Buffering will be forced to jump from a wide gate in the 2012 Stradbroke Handicap this Saturday June 9, 2012, after drawing barrier 18.

The four-year-old gelding, who would have benefited from an inside draw due to his early gate speed and on-pace race style, will likely move in to barrier 14 after the emergencies are scratched.

Buffering will be looking to post his first ever Group 1 victory after finishing second to Sea Siren in the Doomben 10,000 last start.

Sea Siren is well positioned to continue her impressive winning streak during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival after she drew barrier six for the 2012 Stradbroke Handicap.

The three-year-old filly has won both the Group 1 BTC Cup and the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 so far this preparation and will be out to claim victory in Queensland’s richest race this weekend.

Shopaholic drew the widest gate of 23 for the 2012 Stradbroke Handicap, while Thankgodyou’rehere drew the inside barrier of one.

Modified betting markets for the race will be released later today.

2012 Stradbroke Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1462X32312 BUFFERING Robert Heathcote Hugh Bowman 18 58kg
2 613X608193 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan Nash Rawiller 5 57kg
3 0X670X6805 HAPPY ZERO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 56kg
4 314030X428 PINWHEEL Peter Snowden 16 56kg
5 5X53102X50 THANKGODYOU’REHERE Patrick & Wayne Webster Damien Oliver 1 55.5kg
6 31112X11 SEA SIREN John O’Shea Jim Cassidy 6 55kg
7 X4387X7435 PHELAN READY Jason McLachlan Glyn Schofield 22 54.5kg
8 111X212X11 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride Corey Brown 11 54.5kg
9 9306X50063 TRIPLE ELEGANCE Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 15 54.5kg
10 593911X254 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan Ric McMahon 14 54kg
11 6401X20X02 TORIO’S QUEST Brett Partelle Glen Boss 19 54kg
12 460X943161 CELTIC DANCER Noel J Doyle Jason Taylor 8 53.5kg
13 60X014X509 LISTEN SON Tony Gollan Chris Munce 3 53.5kg
14 12363X7229 MID SUMMER MUSIC Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 7 53.5kg
15 5X2702X237 SISTINE ANGEL Andrew Noblet Craig Newitt 17 53kg
16 115X500X54 VARENNA MISS Tony Noonan Jake Noonan (a) 20 53kg
17 2X2132X216 WEALTH PRINCESS (NZ) Darren Weir Michael Walker 12 53kg
18 143X1110X5 SHOPAHOLIC (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jeff Lloyd 23 51.5kg
19e 4032831440 JETSET LAD (NZ) John Wheeler 9 53.5kg
20e 122X1116 PAMPELONNE Tim Martin 13 51.5kg
21e 4X1114X115 MENTAL Peter Snowden 21 51.5kg
22e 111X8X3211 SOLZHENITSYN (NZ) Robert Heathcote 4 53kg
23e 41214X2404 CARRY ME BLUEY Norm Hilton 2 53kg