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Talented filly Arcadia Queen is owner Bob Peters pick of his four runners after the barrier draw for the 2018 Group 1 $1m Magic Millions Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Trap For Fools, above, has drawn barrier ten in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot in Perth. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Trap For Fools, above, has drawn barrier ten in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic at Ascot in Perth. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Arcadia Queen draw barrier six in the fifteen horse weight for age Kingston Town Classic and Peters will also see his cerise and white colours go around on Galaxy Star, Perfect Jewel and Star Exhibit.

Bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au agree with Peters and have shortened Arcadia Queen’s price into $2.50 while Galaxy Star’s odds have lengthened to $5 after the Railway Stakes winner drew out wide at fourteen.

Perfect Jewel came up barrier four and is quoted at $18 while Star Exhibit is a $34 chance after drawing gate seven.

Peters can see Perth’s leading jockey William Pike giving Arcadia Queen a nice run just behind the speed but admits that Galaxy Star might have to settle back in the field from the wide gate for Chris Parnham.

“There’s a lot of speed in it,” Peters told The West Australian.

“Three or four inside her will go forward and there are a couple outside her that will, too. The first 200 will be interesting.

“Because of the racing style I’ll put my neck out and go with the filly.

“Galaxy Star will be out the back as usual.”

Pike had the choice to ride both Arcadia Queen and Galaxy Star in the Kingston Town Classic after steering both to victory at Ascot on November 24, but chose the three year old filly Arcadia Queen who only has to carry 50kg under the weight for age conditions.

Arcadia Queen proved to be the superior three year old in winning the Group 2 $500,000 Sky Racing W.A. Guineas (1600m) while Galaxy Star stormed home from back in the field to win the Group 1 $1m Kirin Railway Stakes (1600m).

Trainer Jarrod McLean said that Trap For Fools is in great order to chase back to back Group 1 wins after an all the way victory in the $2m Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 10 and the Victorian trainer expects Damien Oliver to let the five year go forward again from barrier ten.

“He’s good to go,” McLean said.

“We’ll be up on speed somewhere.”

The Simon Miller trainer Achernar Star ($34) has drawn the rails while the $101 outsider Prying Tom will jump from the outside gate.

Betting for the 2018 Kingston Town Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.50 Arcadia Queen, $5 Galaxy Star, $7 Trap For Fools, $9 Material Man, $12 Gatting, $14 Holy Snow, $18 Perfect Jewel, $21 Iconoclasm, $34 Mister Sea Wolf, Achernar Star, Great Shot, Star Exhibit, $101 Elegant Blast, Heart Starter, Prying Tom.

Final field and barrier draw for the 2018 Kingston Town Classic (1800m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 x632117521 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Damien Oliver 10 59kg
2 5221x111x3 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 2 59kg
3 8x522x2330 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 5 59kg
4 x544431x12 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 3 59kg
5 2x9L54x777 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Jarrad Noske 7 59kg
6 3095611805 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 12 59kg
7 x6038x87x3 HEART STARTER Chris Gangemi Peter Knuckey 11 59kg
8 x2441111x6 PRYING TOM Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 15 59kg
9 23x70x1320 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 1 58.5kg
10 113×381188 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir Dean Yendall 8 58.5kg
11 15233×6052 HOLY SNOW Darren Weir Mitchell Pateman 9 58.5kg
12 1x2111x211 GALAXY STAR Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 14 57kg
13 222×333228 ELEGANT BLAST Justin Warwick Glenn Smith 13 57kg
14 x11414x684 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 4 56.5kg
15 11311 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 50kg

About The Author

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.