2011 Queensland Derby Final Field

June 8th, 2011

The 2011 Queensland Derby final field will well and truly deliver on the expectations which have been built up throughout the 2011 Brisbane Winter Carnival.

For the last month the talk has been about who will or won’t feature in the Derby and thankfully the horses included have made it very worthy of a Group 1 title.

The full 18 horse capacity was easily reached and there are five emergencies on standby for the event.

To show just how strong the race is both The Chevron and Peck could only manage a spot on the waiting list.

The horse to watch is almost certainly Graeme Rogerson’s Shootoff.

It’s mixed it with older horses at Group 1 level before and dropping back in class to this field the 2400m trip looks made for him.

Barrier 12 shouldn’t be too much of an issue and if he gets the run he’s looking for he’ll be incredibly hard to beat.

One which may challenge him in the Queensland Derby though is Turnitup from Peter Moody.,

He’s run into really good form his last three outings and comes in off a gutsy win last start in Brisbane.

Yulalona was another which was said to threaten but barrier 21 will make things very hard for the Peter Snowden contender.

It’s still not as bad as local horse Mr Light Blue which only made the field after connections gambled on a late nomination.

From the extreme outside he’ll need to put in a monster of a run to be any hope but he showed last start in the Grand Prix Stakes that he’s got a heart as big as any of them.

The New Zealand horse Shez Sinsational could be the big danger along with the only other filly in the race Heidilicious.

Both of them have the talent to threaten in the Queensland Derby and the 2kg weight advantage will only help their closing kick.

Heidilicious will need to get the start right though after blowing it in her last two outings, anything less than an even jump will write her off instantly.

Quarterbar was the last horse to sneak into the field coming off a midweek win back down in Sydney.

He’s a horse that’s showed a mountain of potential and if he can get it right he could spring a huge upset form barrier 14.

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2011 Queensland Derby Final Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 9X80543618 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings Tim Clark 9 56kg 100
2 9X64903114 SHOOTOFF (NZ) Graeme Rogerson Michael Rodd 12 56kg 99
3 120X219221 TURNITUP Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 11 56kg
4 11147X3751 YULALONA Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 21 56kg 83
5 5148X60250 EQUISSENTIAL Neville O Saunders Phillip Wolfgram 5 56kg
6 11105X8620 HOUR OF PERIL John P Thompson Glen Colless 6 56kg 77
7 6411427015 DIAMOND JIM David Payne Corey Brown 8 56kg 73
8 231X232112 MR LIGHT BLUE Barry Baldwin Chris Munce 23 56kg 77
9 43X122613 CHARING CROSS Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 13 56kg 72
10 1219 SINGLE Craig Carmody Dale Spriggs 2 56kg 70
11 16X1130 LEADING (NZ) John O’Shea James McDonald (a) 22 56kg 72
12 410X127317 OFORAWESOME (NZ) Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 19 56kg 72
13 99396X3263 ALMA’S FURY Paul Murray Hugh Bowman 17 56kg 74
14 4441X10146 PLAYACTION David Peoples Glyn Schofield 20 56kg 73
15 1317X00598 SATCH Bruce W Hill Paul Hammersley 10 56kg 67
16 00X4759201 QUARTERBAR Michael Moroney Chad Ormsby 14 56kg 71
17 116241123 SHEZ SINSATIONAL (NZ) Allan Sharrock Opie Bosson 7 54kg
18 31X2165 HEIDILICIOUS (NZ) John Sadler Jim Byrne 3 54kg 71
19e 060X025001 FROM LONDON John P Thompson Scott Galloway 18 56kg 69
20e 137X157 THE CHEVRON (NZ) John Sadler Steven Arnold 4 56kg 68
21e 6X213X1560 PECK Peter Snowden Corey Brown 16 56kg 68
22e 426X10522 KING USAIN (NZ) Chris Hyland 15 56kg 66
23e 3X39711080 UNDERTHEBONNET Steele Ryan 1 56kg 66