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The Godolphin camp is not too concerned that It’s Somewhat has drawn towards the outside of the field in the Group 1 $1m Magic Millions-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

It's Somewhat, above, has drawn barrier eleven in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

It’s Somewhat, above, has drawn barrier eleven in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

It’s Somewhat came up with the eleven marble in the final field of fifteen but assistant trainer Paul Reid can see the Doncaster Mile winner with Brenton Avdulla in the saddle sliding across from the wide gate to take up a handy position.

“That’s OK,” Reid told The West Australian.

“If he drew inside he’d have to do a bit of work to lead or sit outside the lead.

“That will allow him to come across under his own steam.”

It’s Somewhat had a light Melbourne Spring Carnival preparation with two placings from three starts, his latest a third behind Tosen Stardom and Happy Clapper in the Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on the last day of the four day Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Trainer James Cummings has since given It’s Somewhat a barrier trail, which he won, over 1200m at Belmont on November 27.

“He put on a little bit of weight travelling over and he settled in really well,” Reid said.

“Damian (Lane) was very happy with him. He’s pulled up very well and that will just sharpen him up nicely.

“We expect him to be running very well in the Kingston Town.”

It’s Somewhat is on the second line of betting at $5 for the Kingston Town Classic with Ladbrokes.com.au behind the $3.30 favourite Black Heart Bart.

The Darren Weir trained Black Heart Bart has drawn the rails and will be ridden again by regular rider Brad Rawiller.

On the third line of betting at $6 is the lightly weighted local filly Perfect Jewel who has drawn just worse than midfield at nine with Perth’s leading jockey William Pike in the saddle.

Early betting for the 2017 Kingston Town Classic at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.30 Black Heart Bart, $5 It’s Somewhat, $6 Perfect Jewel, $8 Tom Melbourne, $10 Achernar’s Star, $11 Life Less Ordinary, $21 All Our Roads, Great Shot, Pounamu, $26 Material Man, Money Maher, $41 Royal Star, $51 Silverstream, Gatting, $101 Cosmic Storm.

Final field and barrier draw for 2017 Kingston Town Classic (1800m)

# Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1x75x32352 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 59kg
2 3x1119x033 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 11 59kg
3 2186×52321 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 12 59kg
4 05×2222623 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 7 59kg
5 11x4963x16 POUNAMU Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 8 59kg
6 x31114x145 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Mitchell Pateman 6 59kg
7 26216×3549 ALL OUR ROADS (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 14 59kg
8 x122x25392 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Douglas Whyte 5 59kg
9 82413×6517 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Lee Newman 13 58.5kg
10 90122×2110 SILVERSTREAM Adam Durrant Brad Parnham 15 57kg
11 3x1511x460 COSMIC STORM Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 3 57kg
12 11612×1522 ROYAL STAR Grant & Alana Williams Jarrad Noske 10 56.5kg
13 1x122x7122 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Chris Parnham 4 52kg
14 x223x11617 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 2 52kg
15 1×1141 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 9 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.

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