Sixteen Confirmed in 2015 Kingston Town Classic Field

November 30th, 2015

A less-than capacity field has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured 2015 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot Racecourse; highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Perth Summer Carnival’s standout performers and most exciting runners.

Delicacy has been confirmed in the 2015 Kingston Town Classic final field. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Delicacy has been confirmed in the 2015 Kingston Town Classic final field. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Delicacy has been a standout performer for prominent Perth trainer Grant Williams this year and is sure to relish a step-up in distance for the 2015 Kingston Town Classic.

Returning to racing this year for third in the Listed Challenge Stakes (1500m), the Al Maher mare posted consecutive wins in each of the Listed Ascot 1000 Guineas (1800m), Listed Natasha Stakes (2200m), Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) and Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m).

Floated to South Australia for a maiden Group 1 success over talented company in the Australasian Oaks (2000m) on May 2nd, Delicacy repeated the dose in the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m) only one week later before returning to the paddock.

Having returned this time for third in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m), Delicacy clearly needed more distance when sixth in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) a fortnight ago.

Black Heart Bart charged home for fourth in the Railway Stakes and is primed for a big performance in the 2015 Kingston Town Classic.

Posting an impressive ten wins and seven minors through only 24 career starts so far, Black Heart Bart returned this year for consecutive wins in the Listed Summer Scorcher (1000m), Listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m), Listed Pinjarra Classic (1300m) and Listed Bunbury Stakes (1400m).

Unlucky to be hampered at the jump, the Blackfriars gelding sprinted well for fourth amongst talented company in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) but failed to handle the conditions of the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) and didn’t beat a runner home.

Returning to winning form upon resuming in the Listed Birthday Stakes (1200m) on October 3rd, Black Heart Bart continued to impress in taking out each of the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1420m) and Lee Steere Stakes on his way to the Railway Stakes.

Magic Artist was unlucky to miss an invitation to contest the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin in December but is sure to be tough to beat in the Kingston Town Classic.

A strong and consistent performer in posting three wins and six minors through only seventeen career starts so far, Magic Artist returned to racing this year for success in the Group 3 Premio Ambrosiano (2012m) in Italy and second in the Group 1 Premio Presidente della Repubblica (2012m).

Ending his time overseas fifth in each of the Group 1 Manhattan Stakes (2012m) in the USA and Group 1 Grosser Dallmayr Preis (2012m), the Iffraaj entire has finished fourth in both the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) since arriving in Australia.

The 2015 Kingston Town Classic barrier draw is due to be completed and released by Wednesday morning.

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2015 Kingston Town Classic Field

# Horse Weight (kg) Trainer Jockey
1 EXTRA ZERO 59 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Mark Zahra
2 BLACK HEART BART 59 Vaughn Sigley Glenn Smith
3 TOWER OF LONHRO 59 Adam Durrant Joseph Azzopardi
4 MAGIC ARTIST 59 Andreas Wohler Damien Oliver
5 BASS STRAIT 59 Neville Parnham Patrick Carbery
6 WOODSVILLE 59 Jeff Noske Jarrad Noske
7 HAZZABEEL 59 Daniel Morton Damian Lane
8 DARK MUSKET 58.5 Graeme Ballantyne Jason Whiting
9 BALMONT GIRL 57 Paula Wagg Shaun O’Donnell
10 REAL LOVE 57 Adam Durrant Chris Parnham
11 DELICACY 56.5 Grant Williams Peter Hall
12 NEVERLAND 56.5 Grant Williams Douglas Whyte
13 MAN BOOKER 52 Daniel Morton Jerry Noske
14 LONDON LINE 52 Daniel Morton Brad Parnham
15 BLACKWOOD 50 Fred Kersley Steven Parnham
16 PERFECT REFLECTION 50 Grant Williams William Pike