2015 Stradbroke Handicap Final Field and Barrier Draw

June 3rd, 2015

The 2015 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) final field and barrier draw has been completed and released; confirming alleys for all sixteen confirmed runners and five emergencies for Saturday’s feature race at Doomben.

Four-time Group 1 winner and topweight Boban will leave from barrier 8 in the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap. Photo: Daniel Costello

Four-time Group 1 winner and topweight Boban will leave from barrier 8 in the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap. Photo: Daniel Costello

Clear favourite Lumosty is yet to be assured a start in the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap after being confirmed as first emergency, but will leave from barrier 13 with Corey Brown aboard should she gain a start.

Posting four wins and a further three minors over her nine career starts so far, Lumosty stamped her claims as one to watch over a strong spring campaign, highlighted by successes in the Oxford Landing Estates Maiden (1423m) and Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m).

Unbeaten this year in taking out both the All Victoria Sprint Series (1100m) and Listed Straight Six (1200m) amongst open company, the daughter of Fastnet Rock will be very difficult to beat in the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap should she gain a start.

Godolphin is offered two good opportunities for success in Knoydart and Generalife in the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap, however it was the former who’s chances received a huge boost on Wednesday when allocated the ideal barrier 4.

Returning for a credible fourth in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) on March 7th, the son of More Than Ready has placed fourth in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m), second in the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) and fourth in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) since arriving in Queensland and appears primed for success.

Charged with overcoming the outside barrier, Generalife has also found impressive form this time in winning the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) and finishing fifth in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) before placing third in the Doomben 10,000 last start.

Perth raider Black Heart Bart has taken well to his time in Queensland but will need some luck in running in the Stradbroke Handicap after drawing barrier 17.

Posting seven wins and as many minors over 19 career starts, Black Heart Bart posted consecutive wins in four black type sprints in Western Australia at the beginning of the year before proving he is up to the task when fourth despite a luckless run in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) on May 16th.

Talented mare Srikandi is yet to make anything of an impact over two Group 1 starts this season but is offered a great chance of redemption in the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap from the rails draw.

The standout performer of the 2014 Brisbane Winter Carnival, the daughter of Dubawi won each of the Listed Silk Stocking (1200m), Listed Juanmo Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) before finishing third in the Stradbroke Handicap.

Having improved slightly for sixth in the Doomben 10,000 last start, Srikandi has been confirmed to be partnered by Kerrin McEvoy this weekend.

The only local runner confirmed in the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap field, veteran Temple Of Boom will leave from barrier 14 with Michael Rodd aboard.

A Group 1 winner having taken out the 2012 edition of The Galaxy (1100m), the Piccolo gelding ran an agonizingly-close second in last year’s Stradbroke Handicap but is yet to find the same form this season.

Four-time Group 1 winner Boban has been charged with carrying a topweight of 58kgs in the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap but will probably find ideal running position from barrier 8.

Talented sprinters Lord Of The Sky and Charlie Boy have both finished second in Group 1 feature races this year, will both carry 54kgs and are both sure to figure in contention from barrier 3 and 7 respectively.

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2015 Stradbroke Handicap Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4559x970x1 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 58kg
2 21689×7031 HOT SNITZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 16 55.5kg
3 5x049x11x5 SACRED STAR Tony Pike Zac Purton 5 55kg
4 77444124×0 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Chris Symons 10 54.5kg
5 x43324x153 GENERALIFE John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 21 54.5kg
6 2x2560x670 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 14 54.5kg
7 4×42270422 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Tommy Berry 3 54kg
8 x02346x512 CHARLIE BOY Peter & Paul Snowden Craig Williams 7 54kg
9 3250×46424 KNOYDART John O’Shea James McDonald 4 54kg
10 1x4911x960 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 9 53.5kg
11 41121111×4 BLACK HEART BART Vaughn Sigley Glenn Smith 17 53.5kg
12 4x02x04700 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 19 53.5kg
13 5x12239x05 EL ROCA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 2 53.5kg
14 111113×186 SRIKANDI Ciaron Maher Kerrin McEvoy 1 53kg
15 131×334645 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Newitt 6 53kg
16 4342×20713 DELECTATION Chris Waller Glen Boss 11 52kg
17e 3x21816x11 LUMOSTY Robert Smerdon Corey Brown 13 50.5kg
18e 211421×827 ROCK STURDY Joseph Pride Tim Clark 12 53kg
19e 53241411×8 FLAMINGO STAR (GER) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 20 53kg
20e x6865789x1 RIVA DE LAGO Robert Heathcote 15 52kg 101
21e x45123x464 TRIED AND TIRED Leon & Troy Corstens 18 52kg 99