Field of 15 for G1 Kingston Town Classic

Field of 15 for G1 Kingston Town Classic

Damien Oliver has been booked to ride Trap For Fools in the Kingston Town Classic in Perth and will jump aboard the last-start Mackinnon Stakes winner in a track gallop before the Group One race.

Trainer Jarrod McLean has confirmed Oliver’s booking for Trap For Fools after several other names were mentioned.

Saturday’s $1 million weight-for-age race at Ascot, the final Group One race for the year, has attracted a field of 15.

“He will have a spin on him at Ascot tomorrow morning,” McLean said.

Trap For Fools began his career in the west, racing there 22 times before being sent to McLean’s stable in Victoria earlier this year.

The five-year-old gelding has had nine starts for McLean and registered his biggest win last start in the Group One Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 10.

McLean will be back in Perth to watch Trap For Fools’ gallop on Tuesday morning.

Star local filly Arcadia Queen, to be ridden by Western Australia’s leading jockey William Pike, was the $2.80 favourite on Monday after the declaration of the final field with her Group One Railway Stakes-winning stablemate Galaxy Star second favourite at $4.60.

Both are raced by prominent owner Bob Peters.

As a three-year-old filly, Arcadia Queen has 50kg under the weight-for-age conditions and will be getting between 6.5kg and 9kg off all her rivals.

Trap For Fools was on the third line of betting at $6.

“I’m expecting him to run well but obviously Bob Peters had two emerging stars win last Saturday (week) and they’re going to be very hard to beat,” McLean said.

McLean is also the Warrnambool foreman for Victoria’s premier trainer Darren Weir who has Iconoclasm and Holy Snow in the field.

Weir won the Kingston Town with Stratum Star two years ago and the trainer also won Saturday’s Group One Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot with Voodoo Lad ridden by Oliver.

Chris Waller has Mister Sea Wolf in the race as Sydney’s premier trainer tries to win the event for the second time after Moriarty’s 2014 victory.

Race 1 – 4:50PM MAGIC MILLIONS-KINGSTON TOWN CLASSIC (1800 METRES)Times displayed in local time of Race Meeting
Of $1,000,000.1st $590,000, 2nd $200,000, 3rd $90,000, 4th $40,000, 5th $20,000, 6th $10,000, 7th $10,000, 8th $10,000, 9th $10,000, 10th $10,000, Equine Welfare Fund $10,000. GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.

Track Name: Main Track Type: Turf

Field Limit: 30


No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x632117521 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Damien Oliver 10 59kg
2 5221x111x3 MATERIAL MAN Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 2 59kg
3 8x522x2330 GREAT SHOT Rhys Radford Craig Staples 5 59kg
4 x544431x12 GATTING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 3 59kg
5 2x9L54x777 STAR EXHIBIT Adam Durrant Jarrad Noske 7 59kg
6 3095611805 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 12 59kg
7 x6038x87x3 HEART STARTER Chris Gangemi Peter Knuckey 11 59kg
8 x2441111x6 PRYING TOM Sharon Miller Alan Kennedy 15 59kg
9 23x70x1320 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Shaun Mc Gruddy 1 58.5kg
10 113×381188 ICONOCLASM Darren Weir Dean Yendall 8 58.5kg
11 15233×6052 HOLY SNOW Darren Weir Mitchell Pateman 9 58.5kg
12 1x2111x211 GALAXY STAR Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 14 57kg
13 222×333228 ELEGANT BLAST Justin Warwick Glenn Smith 13 57kg
14 x11414x684 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 4 56.5kg
15 11311 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 50kg

Credit: AAP