High quality mare Invincible Gem will get her chance to make it two wins from two starts this campaign after drawing a midfield barrier in the Group 2 $200,000 Tattersalls Club Tramway Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Invincible Gem, above, has drawn midfield in the Tramway Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Invincible Gem, above, has drawn midfield in the Tramway Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Kris Lees trained Invincible Gem was able to knock off her multiple Group 1 winning stalemate Le Romain when she resumed for a win in the Group 2 $200,000 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on August 5.

Lees gave Invincible Gem a quiet barrier trial over 1045m at Randwick on August 21 to keep her fitness levels up with race day jockey Corey Brown in the saddle and the I Am Invincible mare will jump from gate five in the ten horse Tramway Stakes field.

Invincible Gem rose up through the ranks quickly during her last preparation and wound up her 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival campaign with second to Inference in the Group 1 $1m Girvan Waugh Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick on March 4.

The Pat Webster trained Happy Clapper will lead out the Tramway Stakes field with Josh Adams having his first race ride on the seven year old.

Happy Clapper has a reasonable first up record of two wins, two second and a third from eight attempts and will get every chance to run a bold first race from barrier two.

Webster has given Happy Clapper two barrier trails at Randwick in preparation for his return to the race track for a third to Winx over 1000m on August 8 followed by a third to Redzel over 1045m on August 21 and he is anticipating a bold first up showing.

“His barrier trials show that this is the best he has been before a campaign,” Webster said.

Mackintosh has drawn the outside barrier with Tim Clark booked to ride and is one of three runners for the Chris Waller stable.

Waller will also saddle up McCreery (Hugh Bowman, barrier 3) and Tom Melbourne (Michael Walker, 8) who performed creditably at his first run for the stable for a second to the Team Hawkes trained Kingsguard in the $100,000 Spring Preview Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill on August 12.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained front running Ecuador is certain to put plenty of pace into the race and will jump from barrier seven with Adam Hyeronimus to ride again.

Final field for the 2017 Tramway Stakes (1400m)

# Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 6469x2125x HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Josh Adams 2 57kg 111
2 0x13540x0x MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 10 57kg 103
3 62x156495x MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg 106
4 41670x910x HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 4 56kg 108
5 560x2612x7 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Joshua Parr 1 55.5kg 108
6 6x113380x3 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 7 55kg 110
7 x1541112x1 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Corey Brown 5 55kg 108
8 59028x337x MAURUS (GB) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 9 55kg 101
9 223x6905x2 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Walker 8 55kg 98
10 3x66x14762 THE VIRGINIAN Brett Cavanough Glyn Schofield 6 55kg 97

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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