Ten Runners Confirmed for 2014 Lee Steere Classic

December 3rd, 2014

A talented field of just ten runners have been confirmed for Saturday’s Group 3 Lee Steere Classic (1400m) at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse, highlighted by the inclusion of some of the west’s standout three-year-olds.

Running on to finish a credible fourth in the Group 2 W.A. Guineas (1600m) last time out, trainer Trevor Andrews has confirmed Outlaw Pete for the 2014 Lee Steere Classic.

Finishing outside the places just twice in his six start career so far, Outlaw Pete ran second in a minor over 1100m on debut in July and continued to build in form and class via three consecutive race wins before finishing a luckless eighth when blocked for a run in the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) a fortnight prior to the W.A. Guineas.

Allocated the ideal barrier 2, Outlaw Pete has been confirmed to be partnered by leading jockey Paul Harvey in the 2014 Lee Steere Classic.

Likely to receive the run of the race from barrier 3, Liberty’s Gem is yet to contest an event over 1200m but has received an ideal lead-in to the 2014 Lee Steere Classic.

Taking out three strong barrier trials prior to his racing debut, the Statue Of Liberty gelding won a minor over 1200m first-up on September 27th, and while finishing a close second to Silver Magic Ships in the Westspeed 3.y.o (1200m) on October 11th, returned to the winner’s circle in the Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) last time out.

Prete A Partir has been unlucky not to secure a race win over four starts this time in, but is arguably offered her best chance of a return to the winner’s circle in the 2014 Lee Steere Classic from barrier 4.

Winning a minor over 1000m on debut in March, Prete A Partir ran seventh in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) in March 29th and returned to the paddock following a credible fourth in the Group 3 W.A. Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on April 12th.

Running second in a minor over 1000m first-up this time, the Choisir filly placed fourth in the Westpeed 3.y.o before placing an agonizingly-close second to Ideal Image in the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) on November 1st.

Unlucky to be blocked for a run and seventh in the Group 3 W.A. Champion Stakes (1600m) last time out, Prete A Partir will carry just 54.5kgs in the 2014 Lee Steere Classic and will be partnered by apprentice Jerry Noske.

Sean Casey-trained Stocks will leave from the rails draw in the 2014 Lee Steere Classic; while Maximus Mak has been charged with overcome the wide and somewhat awkward barrier 10.

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2014 Lee Steere Classic Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11x3313x36 HOBART JONES Vernon Brockman Ryan Hill 7 56.5kg 76
2 113×4313 CUANZO Eric Wake Jarrad Noske 9 56.5kg 74
3 121 LIBERTY’S GEM Simon A Miller Ben Melham 3 56.5kg 70
4 211184 OUTLAW PETE Trevor Andrews Paul Harvey 2 56.5kg 70
5 3×1142 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 6 56.5kg 67
6 3x2516x68 MAXIMUS MAK (NZ) Wally Mitchell Patrick Carbery 10 56.5kg 66
7 2915 MISSISSIPPIAN Ross & Clint Price William Pike 8 56.5kg 62
8 442 STOCKS Sean Casey Chris Parnham (a) 1 56.5kg 61
9 174×2427 PRETE A PARTIR Dion Luciani Ms Jerry Noske (a) 4 54.5kg 67
10 4x0x2110 FURIOUS DAME Darren Mcauliffe Ben Kennedy 5 54.5kg 62