Beadman pair draw wide barriers in Eye Liner Stakes

The Darren Beadman trained Federal and Handfast have both drawn wide barriers in the Listed $175,000 City Of Ipswich Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) at Ipswich on Saturday.

Federal, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich. Photo by Steve Hart.

Federal, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Stradbroke Handicap winning trainer – jockey combination of Beadman and Corey Brown will team up again with Federal who drew barrier thirteen in the original Eye Liner Stakes draw of sixteen plus three emergencies and will move in two spots if all the reserves fail to gain a start.

Brown replaces Tommy Berry who rode Federal into seventh place behind Deploy in the Group 2 $175,000 Ascot Green Moreton Cup (1200m) at Doomben on June 3.

Handfast is also coming off a last start ninth in the Moreton Cup with Robbie Fradd retaining the ride on the Street Cry four year old who drew barrier sixteen in the original draw but could jump from gate thirteen.

“They are like peas in a pod lately. They’ve gone around in the same races at their last two runs and haven’t been too far from each other,” Beadman told Sky Sports Radio.

“Unfortunately they haven’t drawn too well so it’ll be a case of hoping they get cover and good rides.”

Peter and Paul Snowden will also saddle up two runners in the Eye Liner Stakes, Snippets Land and Acatour, and they weren’t given any favours at the barrier draw either.

Brisbane’s leading jockey Jeff Lloyd rides Acatour who drew the best of the two Snowden runners at barrier eleven while Damian Browne has plenty of work to do on Snippets Land who will jump from the outside of the capacity field.

Snippets Land is coming off a last start fifth in the Moreton Cup while Acatour will be having his first start since running eighth to Mongolian Wolf in the Group 3 $150,000 Mostyn Copper Group Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick on April 15.

In-form jockey Jim Byrne takes the ride on the Matthew Dunn trained Perfect Dare who drew perfectly at barrier four but could have trouble with the rain affected track that was rated a heavy 9 on Wednesday.

All of Perfect Dare’s four wins have been on top of the ground as was his last start third to Deploy in the Moreton Cup.

On the other hand the Toby Edmonds promising sprinter The Virginian has won his only run on a heavy track two starts back when he stormed to the line to win the Listed $100,000 IPG Marketing Solutions Chief De Beers (1050m) at Doomben on May 20 with Byrne in the saddle.

The Virginian has drawn in close at barrier two but was still without a rider early Wednesday afternoon.

The Ben Currie trained Cantbuybetter drew nicely at barrier seven and will be ridden by Josh Oliver replacing Jeff Lloyd who was aboard the gelding last start when he won the Listed $100,000 Members’ Handicap (1600m) at Doomben on May 13.

Final Field for the Eye Liner Stakes (1350m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 70x05929x5 SHIRAZ Kim Waugh James Orman 6 59kg 101
2 5x24335x65 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Browne 19 59kg 101
3 348x8635x0 STRAWBERRY BOY Matthew Dunn Ms Tegan Harrison 1 58.5kg 100
4 23343×6377 FEDERAL Darren Beadman Corey Brown 13 58kg 99
5 90526133×0 FLAMBOYER Kelly Doughty Luke Tarrant 18 57kg 97
6 1613x66x14 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds 2 57kg 97
7 702×138131 CANTBUYBETTER Ben Currie Josh Oliver 7 56.5kg 96
8 8x587x8425 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney Michael Cahill 9 56.5kg 96
9 11x590x854 CASUAL CHOICE Tony Gollan Luke Dittman 3 55.5kg 94
10 x6120210x3 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 4 54kg 90
11 345×623449 HANDFAST Darren Beadman Robbie Fradd 16 54kg 89.5
12 1135x7818x ACATOUR Peter & Paul Snowden Jeff Lloyd 11 54kg 87
13 347140×556 TOP TONE Lorraine Erhart Larry Cassidy 15 54kg 87
14 0182352650 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp Paul Hammersley 17 54kg 85
15 21257×1852 TAILLEVENT Bruce W Hill Glen Colless 5 54kg 80
16 1115x230x4 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen 12 54kg 78
17e 51814×7534 SHARPE HUSSLER Chris Munce Ronnie Stewart 8 54kg 78
18e 8x12302x69 BETTER LAND Toby Edmonds 10 54kg 77.5
19e 4210040323 UNO BEST Paul Facoory 14 54kg 74





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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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