Wide barrier could force Raiment out of Glenlogan Park Stakes

A wide barrier could force the ruling favourite Raiment out of the Group 3 $150,000 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1300m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Raiment, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the Glenlogan Park Stakes at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Raiment, above, has drawn a wide barrier in the Glenlogan Park Stakes at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

Raiment drew barrier fifteen in the original sixteen horse field plus four emergencies, and while she could move in two spots at start time, trainer Darren Beadman is contemplating scratching the filly and keeping her for a fillies and mares race next week.

“We are tossing up where to run from the wide gate because there is a race for her next week as well,” Beadman told The Sydney Morning Herald.

If Beadman decides to scratch Raiment from the Glenlogan Park Stakes, the Street Cry filly would most likely go around in the Listed $100,000 IPG Marketing Solutions Helen Coughlan Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm next week.

Raiment has been a model of consistency with five wins and four minor placings from eleven starts with her only major blemish being a seventh two starts back to Diddums in the Group 3 $200,000 The Green Guys P J Bell Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 1.

Raiment was a winner of her other two Sydney Autumn Carnival outings with victory in the Group 3 $150,000 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on March 18 and in the Group 3 $150,000 McGrath Estate Agents J H B Carr Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on April 15.

English jockey James Doyle has been booked to ride Raiment who is currently the $3.10 favourite for the Glenlogan Park Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au and the market would have to undergo a huge reshuffle if the filly came out.

On the second line of betting at $6.50 is the Bjorn Baker trained Egyptian Symbol who has been scratched from the Group 1 $700,000 Darley Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) to take her place against the fillies and mares in the Glenlogan Park Stakes.

Top Kiwi jockey Opie Bosson replaces Jason Collett on Egyptian Symbol who drew barrier eight in the original drew.

Also in contention for the Glenlogan Park Stakes is the Team Snowden trained Artistry at $7.50 and the Shamardal mare has drawn barrier three with Hugh Bowman booked to ride.

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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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