Final Field & Barriers – Gunsynd Classic 2012

April 26th, 2012

The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic, which is due to run at Eagle Farm Racecourse this Saturday April 28, 2012.

Included in the 2012 Gunsynd Classic final field is Trump who finished second to Morning Captain in the Listed National Jockey Celebration Queensland Day last start.

Trainer Robert Heathcote believes Trump will be at his best in the 2012 Gunsynd Classic.

“I thought he was very unlucky behind Morning Captain last run,” Heathcote said.

“He copped some interference at the 800 metres which cost him his position right behind Morning Captain.

“He was only beaten a neck and came home very strongly.

“He’s come back a lot stronger this campaign and his first run back with 59 kilos when he came from last to finish sixth at Eagle Farm last month was very good on a leader-biased track.

“I think you’ll see him run a very strong race over 1600 metres which I think is his best distance.”

Trump has drawn barrier three for the 2012 Gunsynd Classic and will be ridden by jockey Ric McMahon.

Jack’s Back will also run in the 2012 Gunsynd Classic after finishing sixth behind Morning Captain and Trump last start.

“He’s been crying out for ground and should be very strong at the finish again,” trainer Kevin Kemp said.

“I’ve struggled to get the same rider on him at his past couple of runs and it’s a plus Jim Byrne is riding him again.”

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2012 Gunsynd Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 22X8828X70 NOISY OCEAN Bryan Guy Larry Cassidy 17 57kg 77.5
2 410X231716 OUTBACK GRANDE Michael Nolan Ms Maija Vance (a) 1 57kg 74
3 3X11377X62 TRUMP Robert Heathcote Ric McMahon 3 57kg 80
4 92210X0810 PEPPERED BLACK Lawrie Mayfield-Smith Josh Adams (a) 10 57kg 70
5 3112X24 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody Joshua Parr 11 57kg 72.5
6 12525X3933 SLYSERA Ron Macrae Brad Stewart 2 57kg 65
7 822X4216 O’GRADY (NZ) Brett Baker Grant Cooksley 6 57kg 65
8 74832125X0 NO MORE BULL Lindsay Gough Ryan Wiggins 4 57kg 64
9 3X322341X4 VOODOO BLACK MAGIC Jeffrey Caught Dale Missen 14 57kg 64
10 5X9X211546 JACK’S BACK Kevin Kemp Jim Byrne 7 57kg 68
11 4X15211 VACALLO (NZ) Robert Heathcote Glen Colless 9 57kg 73
12 2X134264 ARCTIC Brian Smith Scott Galloway 16 57kg 66
13 0X121 ROCKET BOOTS Tony Gollan Eddie Wilkinson 18 57kg 66
14 1313211X5 PRETTY PINS (NZ) John P Thompson Timothy Bell (a) 5 55kg 86
15 71X211333 QUINTESSENTIAL (NZ) John Sargent Chris Munce 8 55kg 89
16 111X115400 GOLDSLICK Liam Birchley Paul Hammersley 12 55kg 73
17 X61444X192 PURFECTRESS Noel J Doyle Micheal Hellyer 15 55kg 69
18 148X0X2442 VORTEX Howard Wilson Andrew Spinks 13 55kg 64
19e 67512X5 RETUNE David Kelly 19 57kg 61