Mixed result in barrier draw for Waller’s Roses fillies

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Trainer Chris Waller’s three fillies Dawn Wall, Invincibella and Oklahoma Girl came up with mixed results in the barrier draw for the Group 2 $175,000 The Magic Millions Roses (2000m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Kenedna, above, has drawn nicely at barrier 4 in The Roses at Doomben, Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Kenedna, above, has drawn nicely at barrier 4 in The Roses at Doomben, Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Kerrin McEvoy’s mount Invincibella drew the best of the trio at barrier two in the final sixteen horse field while Dawn Wall (Hugh Bowman) and Oklahoma Girl (James Doyle) drew barriers twelve and thirteen respectively.

Waller has Dawn Wall peaking at the right time as she heads towards the Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on June 3 and the Fastnet Rock filly lines up in The Roses on the back a win in the Listed $125,000 Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) at the Gold Coast on May 6.

Invincibella ran fourth to Dawn Wall in the Bracelett while Oklahoma Girl was a last start third in an 1800m 3yo BenchMark Handicap at Rosehill on the same day.

Darren Weir’s highly rated filly Kenedna has drawn in close at barrier four with John Allen retaining the mount after the pair combined for a second to the Waller trained Egg Tart in the Group 1 $400,000 Schweppes Oaks (registered as Australasian Oaks) (2000m) at Morphettville on May 6.

Kenedna was the winner of her two previous starts at Morphettville in the Listed $110,000 See South Australia Laelia Stakes (1600m) on April 8 and in the Group 3 $120,000 Schweppervescence Stakes (Registered as Auraria Stakes) (1800m) on April 22.

Eagle Farm trainer Steven O’Dea has Candika ready to find herself mixing it with the placegetters in The Roses following her third to Dawn Wall in the Bracelet which came on the back of a win in the Listed $100,000 Princess Stakes (1600m) at Doomben on April 22.

Candika has drawn in the middle of the pack at barrier eight with Damian Browne taking hold of the reins again.

Co-trainers Peter and Paul Snowden are hoping there Brisbane Winter Carnival winning form continues with The Pinnacle in The Roses after their brilliant sprinter Redzel led all of the way to win the  Group 1 $700,000 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10000 (1200m) at Doomben last Saturday.

The Pinnacle has drawn nicely at barrier five with Corey Brown retaining the mount and the So You Think filly showed she was on track for a good Winter campaign with a solid second to Dawn Wall at the Gold Coast.

Final Field for The Roses (2000m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x258411313 CANDIKA Steven O’dea Damian Browne 8 56.5kg 87
2 x814313112 KENEDNA Darren Weir John Allen 4 56.5kg 92
3 511161 DAWN WALL Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg 90
4 126133×624 INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2 56.5kg 77
5 3x451x3113 OKLAHOMA GIRL Chris Waller James Doyle 13 56.5kg 78
6 2×21132 THE PINNACLE Peter & Paul Snowden Corey Brown 5 56.5kg 76
7 22513×318 SAVVAN (NZ) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 7 56.5kg 74
8 3581811467 PERILOUS LOVE Scott Morrisey Opie Bosson 6 56.5kg 71
9 831119×530 BENFICA PRINCESS Kelly Doughty Michael Cahill 11 56.5kg 67
10 67×22136 FALLACY Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 10 56.5kg 66
11 42310×631 LIPSTICK LOVER Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 3 56.5kg 68
12 25x87x1523 SHENANDOAH (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Blake Shinn 14 56.5kg 64
13 42×1 MIA ROSA Michael Moroney Tim Clark 16 56.5kg 65
14 62×4184240 NORDIC SHOW Mel Eggleston Luke Rolls 15 56.5kg 61
15 3×95715 BLANCO CARA (NZ) John P Thompson Brenton Avdulla 1 56.5kg 63
16 24227×3710 CLEVER BLAZE Bevan Laming 9 56.5kg 62

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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