Clearly Innocent heads the weights after 1st acceptances for Stradbroke Handicap

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

The Kris Lees trained Clearly Innocent heads the weights for the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben on June 10 after first acceptances were taken today.

Clearly Innocent, above, is among the first acceptances for the Stradbroke Handicap at Doomben. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Clearly Innocent, above, is among the first acceptances for the Stradbroke Handicap at Doomben. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Initial top weight Black Heart Bart was not among the twenty-seven first acceptances for the Stradbroke Handicap, leaving Clearly Innocent stranded at the top of the weights with 55.5kg which will be increased by 1.5kg to the mandatory 57kg top weight when the final acceptances are taken on June 7.

Clearly Innocent earned favouritism for the Stradbroke Handicap with a dominant win in the Group 1 $700,000 Darley Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) on a shifty Eagle Farm track last Saturday.

The Stradbroke Handicap which is traditionally run at Eagle Farm has been transferred to Doomben because of the way the new Eagle Farm racing surface has failed to perform up to expectations and came in for a lot of criticism following last weekend’s meeting.

Kingsford-Smith Cup runner up Jungle Edge is also a first acceptor for the Stradbroke Handicap but Cranbourne trainer Mick Bell is not happy with Racing Queensland’s decision to move the Group 1 sprint across the road.

Jungle Edge is a noted wet tracker and handled the heavy 8 rated Eagle Farm track well and Bell was looking forward to getting the six year old back there on Saturday week for the 1400m contest.

“I’ve got my horse up in Queensland on good faith and just because the track doesn’t suit some high-profile trainers, now we are having to move to Doomben,” Bell told racing.com.

“My horse likes conditions at Eagle Farm and that is why I am here.

“If the tracks are rock hard, I have the option of going elsewhere. The same applies to other trainers who have horses who don’t like the track at Eagle Farm.

“There is nothing wrong with the safety of the track, we got through the meeting on Saturday, Clearly Innocent won a Group 1 fair and square.

“Are they going to go back and say his win doesn’t count now as it was on an inferior surface?”

“I’m here now, we are going to run but I’m not impressed and think the principle of moving the meeting to suit those who have whinged isn’t right,” Bell said.

While Weir didn’t accept with Black Heart Bart, the leading Victorian trainer still has three horses in contention for the Stradbroke Handicap, the in-form Burning Front, Ulmann and Rageese.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller also has three first acceptors with Kingsford-Smith Cup third placegetter Counterattack, Railway Stakes runner up Good Prospect and Group 2 winner Mackintosh.

Randwick co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden are looking to win to the two big Group 1 sprints of the Brisbane Winter Carnival and have Gold Symphony and Attention among the first acceptances for the Stradbroke Handicap.

Team Snowden kicked off their Winter Carnival campaign in great styale when Redzel led all of the way to win the Group 1 $700,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10000 (1200m) at Doomben on May 13.

Last year’s Stradbroke Handicap third placegetter and first up Chief De Beers winner The Virginian and stablemate Sylpheed are still in contention for Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds.

First acceptances for the 2017 Stradbroke Handicap

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 11x640x911 CLEARLY INNOCENT G 5 Kris Lees 1 55.5kg
2 28×5313512 JUNGLE EDGE G 6 Mick Bell 2 54kg
3 37×4318136 DERRYN C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 51.5kg
4 2411111411 BURNING FRONT G 6 Darren Weir 4 53kg
5 2602×80223 COUNTERATTACK H 4 Chris Waller 5 53kg
6 x377x0472x GOOD PROJECT H 5 Chris Waller 6 53kg
7 3314×64334 IMPENDING C 3 Darren Beadman 7 51kg
8 05x11115x5 IN HER TIME M 4 Benjamin Smith 8 52kg
9 x70x9x2012 HOOKED H 6 Robert Smerdon 9 52.5kg
10 110x13540x MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 10 52kg
11 4062538×29 HOPFGARTEN G 6 Robert Heathcote 11 52kg
12 1152136×13 ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir 12 52kg
13 0x54219x70 RAGEESE H 4 Darren Weir 13 52kg
14 3021×87539 KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 14 52kg
15 6x15162x52 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL M 4 Bjorn Baker 15 52kg
16 4x013421x3 GOLD SYMPHONY G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 16 52kg
17 x411113x41 ECKSTEIN F 3 Kurt Goldman 17 50.5kg
18 1613x66x1 THE VIRGINIAN G 4 Toby Edmonds 18 52kg
19 18x587x842 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 6 Michael Moroney 19 52kg
20 25531120×2 SNOOPY G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 20 52kg
21 x048286x46 COOLRING G 6 Bjorn Baker 21 52kg
22 2152427428 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster 22 52kg
23 210x5240x4 ATTENTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 23 50.5kg
24 63211419×4 OAK DOOR C 3 Robert Smerdon 24 50.5kg
25 11x6211x11 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker 25 52kg
26 24×1111381 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 3 James Cummings 26 50.5kg
27 x147x46622 SYLPHEED F 3 Toby Edmonds 27 50.5kg

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.


  1. Dadado Veig

    I’m extremely inspired along with your writing abilities and also with the format in your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it your self? Either way stay up the nice high quality writing, it is rare to peer a nice weblog like this one nowadays..|

  2. Lélio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this blog.
    I’m hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well.

    In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my
    very own site now ;)

  3. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    This post is genuinely a good one it helps new net users, who are wishing in favor of blogging.|

  4. Lelio Junior

    Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using
    for this site? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another
    platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  5. bigger website

    I do not even know the way I finished up here, but I assumed this put up was once good.

    I do not recognise who you are however certainly you’re going to a well-known blogger if you
    happen to are not already. Cheers!

  6. Grupo Coral fraude

    Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post! It’s the little changes which will make the most important changes. Many thanks for sharing!|

  7. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    Hey! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.|

  8. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a weblog web site? The account helped me a appropriate deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered brilliant transparent concept|

  9. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Amazing! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!|

  10. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a
    quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your articles.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics?

  11. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks|

  12. Grupo Coral presidios

    This is a very good tip especially to those fresh to
    the blogosphere. Simple but very accurate
    info… Thank you for sharing this one. A must read post!

  13. Lelio Junior

    I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.|

  14. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Hello, its good post regarding media print, we all understand media is a wonderful source of information.|

  15. Umanizzare

    Your way of explaining everything in this article is actually fastidious, all be able to without difficulty know it, Thanks a lot.|

  16. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.|

  17. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt da Silva

    It’s remarkable designed for me to have a website, which is useful in support of my knowledge. thanks admin|

  18. Umanizzare presídios

    Whats up very cool blog!! Guy .. Excellent .. Amazing ..
    I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds also? I’m glad to seek out a lot of useful info right here within the publish, we’d like work
    out extra techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing.
    . . . . .

  19. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Hi there to every one, it’s truly a good for me to pay
    a visit this web site, it includes useful Information.

  20. Jose Wilame Araujo Rodrigues

    What a data of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable know-how on the topic of unpredicted emotions.|

  21. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Hi! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!|

  22. Grupo Coral presidios

    Thanks for a marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you happen to
    be a great author.I will always bookmark your blog and will eventually come back
    later in life. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great posts, have
    a nice evening!

  23. Dadado Veig

    I could not resist commenting. Very well written!|

  24. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    What’s up to every one, the contents present at this site are really awesome for people experience, well, keep up the nice work fellows.|

  25. Lelio Junior

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you are just too excellent. I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise. I can not wait to read much more from you. This is really a wonderful site.|

  26. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for. can you offer guest writers to write content for yourself? I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write with regards to here. Again, awesome site!|

  27. asbestos inside

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this post and also
    the rest of the site is also really good.

  28. Carlos Eduardo Correa da Veig

    These are in fact wonderful ideas in regarding blogging. You have touched some pleasant things here. Any way keep up wrinting.|

  29. Luiz Fernando Monteiro Bittencourt

    Thanks for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your
    efforts and I will be waiting for your next write ups thank
    you once again.

  30. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Excellent weblog here! Additionally your website rather a lot up fast! What host are you the usage of? Can I get your affiliate link on your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol|

  31. lelio vieira carneiro junior

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!|

  32. Umanizzare

    Thanks very interesting blog!

  33. www.davidwarnerchristenson.com

    Since the admin of this web site is working, no doubt very soon it will be well-known, due to
    its feature contents.

  34. domain availability

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or
    copyright violation? My blog has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either
    written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all
    over the web without my permission. Do you know any ways to help stop content from being ripped off?
    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  35. Hans

    Quality articles is the key to be a focus for the visitors
    to go to see the site, that’s what this web site is providing.

  36. right timex look

    Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the issues.
    It was truly informative. Your site is extremely helpful.
    Many thanks for sharing!


    Thanks to my father who shared with me on the topic of this blog, this webpage is actually amazing.

  38. certain asbestos

    Thanks , I have just been searching for info approximately this
    topic for a while and yours is the best I’ve discovered so far.
    But, what concerning the bottom line? Are you positive in regards to the source?

  39. short websites

    Post writing is also a fun, if you be familiar with after that you can write
    if not it is difficult to write.

  40. arsenal soccer jerseys

    We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community.

    Your web site provided us with helpful information to work on. You have performed an impressive activity and our whole neighborhood will
    likely be grateful to you.

  41. holiday travel trip

    Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I
    was wanting to know your situation; many of us have
    created some nice methods and we are looking to swap strategies with others, please shoot me an email if interested.

  42. web dating guidelines

    It’s difficult to find educated people in this particular subject, however, you seem like you know what
    you’re talking about! Thanks

  43. Gerardo

    Wow, awesome blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is great,
    as well as the content!

  44. web dating

    Informative article, just what I was looking for.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.