2016 BRC Sprint Final Field and Barrier Draw

May 18th, 2016

Thirteen runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben Racecourse; highlight by the inclusion of some of the Brisbane Winter Carnival’s most exciting prospects.

Artlee has been confirmed in the 2016 BRC Sprint field. Photo: Steve Hart

Artlee has been confirmed in the 2016 BRC Sprint field. Photo: Steve Hart

Artlee has posted some typically good results this time and has been confirmed to back up in the 2016 BRC Sprint field, after placing seventh in the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) last weekend.

Posting six wins and three minors through fourteen career starts, Artlee announced himself to the Australian racing community with an impressive performance to win the Country Championships Final (1400m) at Randwick during the 2015 edition of The Championships.

Having capped that preparation with a maiden black type win in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m), the Excellent Art gelding clearly needed a run when ninth in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) first-up this time, but ran on for third in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) on April 30th.

Artlee will be partnered by Michael Cahill and will leave from the ideal barrier 3 in the 2016 BRC Sprint.

Charmed Harmony has been charged with overcoming the wide and somewhat awkward barrier 11 in the BRC Sprint, but carries winning form into the race.

Ending a typically smart 2015 campaign with success in the Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m), Charmed Harmony resumed this time for ninth in the Ascot Racecourse Trophy (1400m) on February 20th, but clearly took benefit from the run when sixth in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m).

Charmed Harmony has since finished second in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) and won the Charter Keck Kramer Plate (1400m) on April 30th.

Coolring posted an impressive win at black type level last start and should find a good position off the early pace in the BRC Sprint from barrier 8.

Running third in the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) on March 26th, Coolring placed second in the Listed Weetwood Handicap (1200m) on April 16th.

Unlucky to be checked in the early stages of the final straight at Hawkesbury when third in the Gold Rush (1100m) on April 30th, the Sebring gelding comfortably won the Listed Prime Minister’s Cup (1400m) on May 7th.

Bachman will leave from the rails draw in the BRC Sprint, has been confirmed to be partnered by Kerrin McEvoy and will carry only 55.5kgs.

Returning in summer for an impressive win in a Randwick minor over 1200m, the All American gelding repeated the dose in the Listed Goldmarket Quality (1300m) before finishing mid-pack in the Magic Millions Cup (1400m) on January 9th.

Running third in the Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes (1100m) upon returning from a freshen-up on March 12th, Bachman placed a credible fifth in the Star Kingdom Stakes but failed to handle the late pace in the Hall Mark Stakes last time.

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2016 BRC Sprint Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11541×9621 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Thomas Sadler (a) 11 59kg 105
2 x57523x200 ROCK STURDY Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 7 58.5kg 104
3 739×123261 COOLRING Bjorn Baker Jeff Lloyd 8 56kg 99
4 111x39x937 ARTLEE Todd Willan Michael Cahill 3 55.5kg 98
5 26x118x358 BACHMAN Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 1 55.5kg 98
6 x7x0817242 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 9 55kg 97
7 x104541221 RELIGIFY Chris Waller James McDonald 4 54.5kg 96
8 10x737662x TERONADO Bruce W Hill Glen Colless 5 54kg 89.5
9 4178x179x2 SURE AND FAST Paul Murray Jason Collett 2 54kg 88
10 x361111x13 TRUBIA Michael Lakey Jim Byrne 6 54kg 88
11 34332250×6 HARADA BAY John & Chris Meagher Robbie Fradd 12 54kg 87.5
12 58363×4517 ALDINI David Kelly Tim Clark 10 54kg 86
13 5163723112 TAN TAT DIAMOND Steven O’dea Paul Hammersley 13 54kg 84