The Group 1 Inglis Sires' (1400m) will be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday, April 4 and Bettingpro.com.au provides you with a comprehensive guide to the race.
Inglis Sires’ Final Field and Barrier Draw
The final field and barrier draw for the Inglis Sires’:
1. MAMARAGAN John Thompson – Nash Rawiller (2) 56.5kg
2. LARIMER STREET Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young – Glen Boss (8) 56.5kg
3. PRAGUE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – Brenton Avdulla (15) 56.5kg
4. KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden – Hugh Bowman (10) 56.5kg
5. GLENFIDDICH Robbie Griffiths – Adam Hyeronimus (7) 56.5kg
6. HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace – TBA (13) 56.5kg
7. AIM Peter & Paul Snowden – Kerrin McEvoy (1) 56.5kg
8. OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes – Tommy Berry (3) 56.5kg
9. BARTLEY Peter & Paul Snowden – James McDonald (9) 56.5kg
10. RETURN WITH HONOUR Gerald Ryan – Joshua Parr (5) 56.5kg
11. MISSION RIVER Gerald Ryan – Robbie Dolan (a) (14) 56.5kg
12. PIONEER RIVER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig – Opie Bosson (12) 56.5kg
13. CULTURAL AMNESIA Gerald Ryan – Tim Clark (11) 56.5kg
14. TEMPEL ONE Paul Messara – TBA (6) 56.5kg
15. DISMISSAL Gary Portelli – TBA (4) 54.5kg
Inglis Sires’ Odds
Mamaragan is the favourite for the Inglis Sires’ with Ladbrokes.
$6.00 Aim, Prague
$8.00 Ole Kirk
$11 Larimer Street, King’s Legacy, Bartley
$15 Holyfield, Return With Honour
$26 Glenfiddich, Pioneer River, Cultural Amnesia
$51 Mission River
$201 Tempel One
Inglis Sires’ Tips
The Hawkes-trained OLE KIRK debuted in a slowly run Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington and came from the rear to score an impressive victory over Nitrous and Mildred.
Mildred then went to Sydney and narrowly missed in the Reisling Stakes (1200m) behind Dame Giselle and See You Soon before weakening out of the Slipper to finish 7.8 lengths from Farnan.
Ole Kirk then lined up in the VRC Sires’ (1400m) and had absolutely no luck when being held up multiple times and having to switch course before working home best.
The two-year-old Written Tycoon colt travelled to Sydney and looked most impressive in a barrier trial on March 27 where he had the blinkers off, settled in last place and rounded them up in the straight for a soft win.
He defeated the unraced Azaly and Rulership who was runner-up to Hanseatic in the Blue Diamond Prelude – this was winning work.
With the blinkers back on for game day, and with a 1400m run under the belt, I have no doubt Ole Kirk will be hitting the line hard.
Tommy Berry takes the ride and the spacious Randwick track will suit Ole Kirk down to the ground as he winds up on the bend and lets rip in the straight.