A capacity field of 16 for 2017 Inglis Sires’

A capacity field of sixteen two-year-olds plus four emergencies make up the final field for the 2017 Group 1 $1m Inglis Sires’ (1400m) at Randwick on day one of ‘The Championships’ on Saturday.

Golden Slipper runner up Frolic, above, is in the final field for the Inglis Sires' at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Golden Slipper runner up Frolic, above, is in the final field for the Inglis Sires’ at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Golden Slipper runner up Frolic and third placegetter Tulip are set to clash again when they meet in the Inglis Sires’.

The Michael Freedman trained Frolic was out of luck at the barrier draw, coming up with gate sixteen but could move in three spots with three of the four emergencies drawing inside of her with Tommy Berry in the saddle again.

Tulip is one of two runners from the Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig and had luck on her side when the barriers were drawn and could jump from the pole position after third emergency Merchant Navy drew the inside gate.

The Lindsay Park Team also have first emergency Feng Chu who drew barrier five with Mark Zahra to ride if he gains a place in the Inglis Sires’ field.

Co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden will also have two runners in the Inglis Sires’ with Gunnison and Invader who crossed the line together to quinella the Group 2 $300,000 UNSW Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on March 4.

Invader was forced out of the Group 1 $3.5m Longines Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill on March 18 because of a stone bruise in his off fore hoof but has recovered and has drawn barrier four with Hugh Bowman to ride.

Gunnison didn’t have as much luck as his stablemate at the barrier draw, coming up with the fourteen marble with Blake Shinn taking the mount again.

Trainer Gerald Ryan will saddle three runners in the Inglis Sires with Chauffeur, Menari and Trapeze Artist all coming off a last start run in the Golden Slipper.

Menari was the best of the Ryan runners in the Golden Slipper, finishing fourth and will be ridden again by Corey Brown from barrier eleven.

Tim Clark rides Golden Slipper sixth placegetter Trapeze Artist who has drawn barrier three while Chauffeur has drawn the outside barrier again, (barrier 20, Josh Parr) after jumping from outside gate in the sixteen horse Golden Slipper field before finishing ninth to She Will Reign.

Trainer John O’Shea will also have multiple runners in the Inglis Sires‘ with Veranillo and Astoria.

Veranillo draw okay at barrier six with ‘The Magic Man’ Joao Moreira to take the ride while Astoria was completely out off luck with barrier nineteen in the original draw with James Doyle to ride.

2017 Inglis Sires’ Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 13259 CHAUFFEUR Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 20 56.5kg
2 1254 MENARI Gerald Ryan Corey Brown 11 56.5kg
3 2×17 DIAMOND TATHAGATA Mark Newnham Glyn Schofield 18 56.5kg
4 1×1238 VERANILLO John O’Shea Joao Moreira 6 56.5kg
5 1416 TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 3 56.5kg
6 11 GUNNISON Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 14 56.5kg
7 22310 SINGLE BULLET Gary Portelli Ben Melham 7 56.5kg
8 4×2512 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 4 56.5kg
9 211 SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Zac Purton 13 56.5kg
10 1×792 ASPECT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 12 56.5kg
11 6×21 SIRCCONI Peter Morgan Stephen Baster 10 56.5kg
12 04×2341 THE MISSION Paul Perry Damian Lane 9 56.5kg
13 12 ASTORIA John O’Shea James Doyle 19 56.5kg
14 22112 FROLIC Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 16 54.5kg
15 12413 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 2 54.5kg
16 151 ONE MORE HONEY John P Thompson Jay Ford 15 54.5kg
17e 47×433 FENG CHU David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 5 56.5kg
18e 2×23 MEMENTO Anthony & Edward Cummings Sam Clipperton 17 54.5kg
19e 1 MERCHANT NAVY Ciaron Maher 1 56.5kg
20e 9×5 SPENCER Anthony & Edward Cummings 8 56.5kg

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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