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Stablemates Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom received mixed results when the barriers were drawn for the 2018 Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Dixie Blossoms, above, has drawn barrier four in the 2018 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Dixie Blossoms, above, has drawn barrier four in the 2018 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

Equal top weight Dixie Blossoms has drawn nicely at barrier four in the nineteen horse Coolmore Classic field while the Ron Quinton trained stablemate Daysee Doom came up with the double digit barrier fourteen.

Corey Brown finds himself back on Dixie Blossoms replacing Christian Reith who brought the mare from the tail of the field to score a sensational first up win in the Group 2 $200,000 Guy Walter Proven Thoroughbreds Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on March 3.

Andrew Adkins get the mount again on Daysee Doom who raced on the pace when she returned from a spell to win the Group 2 $200,000 Vinery Stud Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill on February 24.

The Coolmore Classic has attracted a highly competitive field of fillies and mares which includes interstate visitors Silent Sedition (barrier 7), Bring Me Roses (barrier 8) and Oregon’s Day (barrier 6) as well as the Kiwi mare Francaletta (barrier 2).

The Andrew Noblet trained Silent Sedition has to carry the equal top weight of 57.5kg with Craig Williams in the saddle again and is coming off a last start win in the Group 3 $150,000 Premier Signs Mannerism Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 24.

Flippant is trained by Randwick based Peter and Paul Snowden but has been racing out of their Melbourne stables this campaign and returns to Sydney on the back of a last start win in the Group 3 $150,000 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on March 3.

The Hinchinbrook five year old mare was out of luck at the barrier draw, coming up with gate sixteen.

Two of the three fillies in the Coolmore Classic field have drawn horror barriers with the James Cummings trained Alizee being allocated gate fifteen while Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Shumookh has drawn one from the outside at eighteen.

Glyn Schofield gets the ride again on Alizee while light weight jockey Jay Ford takes over from Tim Clark on Shumookh.

The other three year filly taking on the mares in the Coolmore Classic, Bring Me Roses, will jump from the middle of the pack at eight with Dean Yendall in the saddle.

Waterhouse and Bott will also saddle up Prompt Response who drew barrier ten with Blake Shinn booked to ride while the Cummings trained Raiment has drawn the rails.

Chris Waller will only have one runner in the Coolmore Classic with Egg Tart jumping from barrier three for Kerrin McEvoy.

The bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au have had trouble finding a favourite but have installed Dixie Blossoms as the $7 top pick ahead of Silent Sedition, Egg Tart and Raiment at $8 and Alizee and Francaletta at $9.50).

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.

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