Full field of 18 for 2017 Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes

April 4th, 2017

A full field of eighteen fillies and mares will line up in the 2017 Group 1 $1m Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on the second day of ‘The Championships’.

Silent Sedition, above, is the early favourite for the Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Silent Sedition, above, is the early favourite for the Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Andrew Noblet trained Silent Sedition will carry the number one saddlecloth from barrier seven and the four year old is racing in outstanding fashion with two wins and two seconds from her four Autumn Carnival outings.

Craig Williams is back on board Silent Sedition replacing Katelyn Mallyon who rode the mare to victory in the Group 1 $500,000 Keogh Homes William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on March 24.

Sam Clipperton partnered Silent Sedition when a nose second to Heavens Above in the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on March 11 but Williams was the mares’ rider at her previous seven starts.

Silent Sedition kicked off her Autumn Carnival campaign with Williams in the saddle with a second in the Group 3 $150,000 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on February 11 before the pair combined for a win in the Group 3 $150,000 Premier Signs Mannerism Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 25.

The Chris Waller trained Foxplay is one of two fillies in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes as well as being one of two runners for the premiership winning trainer who will also saddle up five year old mare Elle Lou.

Foxplay has drawn barrier ten with Kerrin McEvoy back in the saddle, replacing Hugh Bowman who was on board the filly last start for a fourth to Montoya’s Secret in the Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on March 25.

McEvoy is no stranger to Foxplay and rode the filly to victory two starts back in the Group 2 $200,000 Cellarbrations Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on March 11.

Bowman will stick with the Kris Lees trained Danish Twist (barrier 2) who he rode last start when fifth to Jungle Edge in the Group 3 $150,000 E-Group Security Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on March 25.

Heavens Above is chasing back to back Group 1 wins after scoring a narrow victory in the Coolmore Classic and Tye Angland will be aboard the Tim Martin trained mare again from barrier five.

Zanbagh has regained her winning form at the right time with a last start victory in the Group 2 $200,000 Ascend Sales Trophies Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on March 25 but will need plenty of luck from barrier sixteen with Damian Lane taking over the reins from Hugh Bowman.

Silent Sedition has been installed the $4.60 favourite for the Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au just head of Foxplay at $6, Dixie Blossoms at $7.50 and Heavens Above at $8.