Prominent Perth owner Bob Peters will be looking for better luck in the run for his two contenders Arcadia Prince and Perfect Jewel after they both drew awkward barriers in the Group 2 $500,000 W.A. Guineas (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Damien Oliver, above, rides Arcadia Prince in the W.A. Guineas at Ascot. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Damien Oliver, above, rides Arcadia Prince in the W.A. Guineas at Ascot. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Perth’s leading jockey William Pike has the task of navigating a winning course for Perfect Jewel from barrier sixteen in the original draw that has one of the two emergencies drawing inside of the filly.

Peter’s other runner Arcadia Prince hasn’t drawn much better at barrier thirteen and has the services of three times Melbourne Cup winning jockey Damien Oliver.

Backmarker Perfect Jewel is coming off a last start fourth in the Listed $100,000 Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on November 7 with Pike getting the call up again, replacing Jarrad Noske.

Perfect Jewel is marked as the $4.80 second favourite for the W.A. Guineas with just behind the top pick Money Maher at $4.

Arcadia Prince is also at single figure odds at $9 and heads into the W.A. Guineas on the back of a last start fourth to Money Maher in the Listed $100,000 Fairetha Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on November 11.

Money Maher has also drawn worse than midfield but co-trainer Dan Pearce can see Jarrad Noske giving the Al Maher colt a quiet run back in the field from barrier eleven.

“We couldn’t be happier,” Pearce told The West Australian.

“He should be midfield or worse hopefully with cover and then come into the race late.

“Sometimes when you draw inside you can get held up. A couple of the fancies have drawn outside us.”

The Fred Kersley trained Debellatio ($11) has drawn the pole position for Daniel Staeck while the first emergency Hoodlum Thunder came up with the outside barrier in the final field of sixteen plus two emergencies.

Early betting for the W.A. Guineas at $4 Money Maher, $4.80 Perfect Jewel, $8 Art Series, $9 Arcadia Prince, $11 Debellatio, $13 Achernar Star, Gaulois, Roganella, $15 Salubrious, Sophias Secret, $17 Three Secrets, $26 Private Dancer, $41 Reykjavik, $51 Vital Dancer, Brutus Maximus, $101 Hoodium Thunder, $151 Athlete, $201 Turbo Power.

Final field and barrier draw for the 2017 W.A. Guineas (1600m)

# Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1x122x712 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Craig Williams 3 56.5kg
2 31531x31x7 DEBELLATIO Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 1 56.5kg
3 4x223x1161 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Jarrad Noske 11 56.5kg
4 x62112x614 SALUBRIOUS Dion Luciani Joseph Azzopardi 2 56.5kg
5 32x321x218 GAULOIS James Cummings Damian Lane 17 56.5kg
6 6134×55243 REYKJAVIK Paula Wagg Shaun O’Donnell 7 56.5kg
7 24×2321 ROGANELLA Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 15 56.5kg
8 64x3717x98 TURBO POWER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 10 56.5kg
9 2×114 ARCADIA PRINCE Grant & Alana Williams Damien Oliver 13 56.5kg
10 68×110 ATHLETE Neville Parnham 6 56.5kg
11 221 THREE SECRETS Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 8 56.5kg
12 13×16 VITAL DANCER Brett Pope Peter Hall 4 56.5kg
13 x1111x3321 ART SERIES Darren Mcauliffe Douglas Whyte 9 54.5kg
14 1×114 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 16 54.5kg
15 5591512 PRIVATE DANCER Trevor Andrews Brad Parnham 14 54.5kg
16 5×113 SOPHIA’S SECRET Daniel Morton 12 54.5kg
17e 1x HOODLUM THUNDER Brett Pope Mitchell Pateman 18 56.5kg
18e 45 BRUTUS MAXIMUS David Harrison Patrick Carbery 5 56.5kg