Topweight Spill The Beans has drawn one from the outside at barrier ten in the Group 3 $200,000 Blacktown Workers Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) at Hawkesbury on Saturday.
Spill The Beans has had only one try at the 1400m when fourth to Press Statement in the Group 2 $400,000 Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill on February 20, but trainer Gerald Ryan said that the Snitzel colt is better prepared to handle the distance this time around.
“That was his only go at the trip and it was second-up with only one trial under the belt,” Ryan told The Daily Telegraph.
“He’s a much fitter horse this time and I’m expecting that to make a big difference.”
Ryan gave Spill The Beans a 1030m barrier trial at Rosehill on March 29 before he ran a first up eighth to Japonisme in the Group 2 $500,000 Arrowfield 3yo Sprint (1200m) at Randwick on the second day of ‘The Championships’ on April 9.
Tim Clark was aboard the three year old in the Arrowfield Sprint and has retained the ride in the Hawkesbury Guineas.
Handfast from the powerful Godolphin stable is the winner of three of his last four starts and has drawn midfield at barrier five in the eleven horse field with James McDonald to ride.
Trainer John O’Shea stepped Handfast up to Listed company last start after working his way up through the classes and the Street Cry gelding was successful in winning the Listed $150,000 McGrath Estate Agents South Pacific Classic (1400m) at Randwick in April 9.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Serene Majesty, one of three runners for the stable, ran third to Handfast in the South Pacific Classic and has drawn nicely at barrier two.
Stablemate Denpurr came up with gate four while the stable’s third runner Suspense has drawn gate eight.
Kiwi filly No More Tears has drawn barrier six with Tye Angland taking over from Hugh Bowman who was aboard the Stephen Marsh trained three year old when second to Yattarna in the Group 3 $150,000 Kari J H B Carr Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on April 16.
Sir Plush is the winner of his last three start in restricted class and trainer Bjorn Baker is willing to test him out at Group 3 level after winning an Orange 1287m Class 3 by two and half lengths on April 19.
Sir Plush has drawn the inside gate with regular rider Chad Lever to ride again.