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Kiwi mares draw well in Sibelia Stakes

  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018
  • Matt Markham
Partyon - has drawn well in the Sibelia Stakes. Photo: Trish Dunell.

Partyon - has drawn well in the Sibelia Stakes. Photo: Trish Dunell.

Leading Kiwi pacing mares Partyon, Piccadilly Princess and Delishka will get the best opportunity to snare black type success from good barrier draws in Saturday night’s Sibelia Stakes at Menangle.

The A$40,000 Group 3 sees impressive last start winner Delishka start from barrier one for Brad Mowbray while the Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen duo, Partyon (2) and Piccadilly Princess (3), will start next to her.

Blake Fitzpatrick, who is playing the role of caretaker-trainer of Delishka for Mowbray, will drive on Saturday night while Andy and Luke McCarthy have been engaged to drive the All Stars pair.

Former Harness Jewels winner Rocker Band will also contest the feature race for the Sydney stable of Mark Jones with Anthony Butt picking up the reins due to Ashlee Grives having her own runner, My Lucky Belle, engaged.

Butt will also be on board of both Let It Ride and Daryl Boko for his brother, Tim later in the night.