2010 Doomben Cup Final Field

May 19th, 2010

This Saturday the headline event at Doomben Racecourse will be the $500,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m) where 13 weight-for-age stars will fight it out in the latest elite level race at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Likely to start as one of the pre-race favourites is the Chris Waller-trained Metal Bender. Drawn mid-field in barrier seven, the four-year-old Danasinga gelding is coming off a last start win in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast.

A winner of six of their 12 races, Metal Bender’s Hollindale Stakes victory boosted his earnings to over $1 million, which Waller will be eager to add to on Saturday.

Rosehill-based trainer Waller will also be represented by Honours List gelding Triple Honour, the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes second placegetter coming up trumps in the barrier draw with gate one.

The horse that took out the Queen Elizabeth Stakes before running second to Metal Bender in the Hollindale, Road To Rock is also set to contest the Doomben Cup this Saturday.

Trained by Anthony Cummings, the five-year-old son of Encosta De Lago is in red-hot form and will be ridden by star hoop Damien Oliver, but has had his chances of another Group 1 win marred by a wide barrier 10 draw.

Also backing up from the 2010 Hollindale Stakes is third placegetter Gold Water. Trained by formidable Sydney mentor Gai Waterhouse, the four-year-old Choisir mare will have Nash Rawiller aboard and has also suffered a blow with a wide barrier 11 draw.

Other hopefuls in the 2010 Doomben Cup include veteran gallopers Vision And Power and Sir Slick drawn at opposite ends of the field in barriers three and 13 respectively, Lee Freedman’s imported five-year-old Doctor Freemantle, and the Kiwi raider Sir Time Keeper coming off three successive wins in New Zealand.

It is a sensational line-up of races at Doomben on Saturday, where six other Group status events highlight the card. Other feature races include the $150,000 Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m), $175,000 Group 3 Doomben Roses (2020m) and the $125,000 Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m).

To keep up-to-date with the latest on these races visit Doomben.com.au, and don’t forget to check out the best horse racing odds at our preferred online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au.

2010 Doomben Cup Final Field & Barriers:

#

Horse

Trainer

Rider

Br.

Weight

1
VISION AND POWER (NZ)
Joseph Pride Jim Cassidy 3 59
2
TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ)
Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 1 59
3
SIR SLICK (NZ)
Graeme Nicholson Samantha Collett 13 59
4
ROAD TO ROCK
Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 10 59
5
NEWPORT
Paul Perry Michael Rodd 6 59
6
METAL BENDER (NZ)
Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 59
7
DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB)
Lee Freedman Dwayne Dunn 8 59
8
RIVA SAN
Bart Cummings Michael Cahill 12 57
9
GOLD WATER
Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 11 57
10
READY TO LIFT
Gerald Ryan Jim Byrne 4 57
11
EKSTREME (NZ)
Bryce Revell Jason Waddell 9 57
12
PAGAN PRINCESS
Grahame Begg Blake Shinn 5 57
13
SIR TIME KEEPER (NZ)
Graeme Nicholson Chris Munce 2 55.5