2015 Doomben Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

May 6th, 2015

A talented field of 15 stayers has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) in Queensland; highlighted by the inclusion of several previous winners at the highest level of Australian racing.

Silent Achiever has been confirmed in the 2015 Doomben Cup final field. Photo: Steve Hart

Silent Achiever has been confirmed in the 2015 Doomben Cup final field. Photo: Steve Hart

Silent Achiever is a four-time Group 1 winner and will relish a return to her pet distance of 2000m on Saturday, but will need some luck in the 2015 Doomben Cup after drawing barrier 10.

Undoubtedly finding career-best form to date over the 2014 Autumn Carnival, Silent Achiever won the Group 1 New Zealand Stakes (2000m) in her homeland before crossing the ditch for consecutive wins in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 The BMW (2400m); returning to the paddock following a credible fourth in the featured Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

Running a close third in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) most notably over spring, the O’reilly mare is yet to finish in the first three over five starts this time but is reportedly in peak condition leading into the 2015 Doomben Cup.

Chris Waller is set to dominate the running of the 2015 Doomben Cup after confirming a total of five of his stable stars in the final field, including both Foreteller and Weary.

Foreteller has won three previous Group 1 races, including the 2013 edition of the Ranvet Stakes over 2000m

Returning to typically good form over the Spring Carnival, the Dansili gelding finished a close third in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) before charging home to beat a talented field to the line in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) most notably.

Having run on for fourth in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) a fortnight ago, Foreteller appears primed for success in the 2015 Doomben Cup.

French import Weary was a standout for Waller over the 2014 edition of the Autumn Carnival; winning the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) and finishing third in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) before a close second in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m).

Having taken out the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) most notably this time, the son of Astronomer Royal is so far untested at 2000m but is offered a good chance of figuring from the central barrier 8 with veteran jockey Glyn Schofield aboard.

Leebaz ran a close second to champion mare Streama in the 2014 edition of the Doomben Cup and appears to be in the right form to go one better this year after taking out the Hollindale Stakes a fortnight ago.

Posting seven wins and a further five minors through his 17 career starts so far, Leebaz was unable to match the late pace when eleventh in the Doncaster Mile on April 6th but has since found exceptional form; running second to fellow Doomben Cup acceptor Gypsy Diamond in the Group 3 JRA Plate (2000m) in his only other start prior to the Hollindale.

Gypsy Diamond has been allocated the ideal barrier 1 for the 2015 Doomben Cup while Kiwi raider Addictive Habit has been charged with overcoming the wide gate 15.

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2015 Doomben Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

# Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 27x6095x06 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Chad Schofield 14 59kg 108
2 1850×96984 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 9 59kg 111
3 5610831×80 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 59kg 110
4 080×000330 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Tommy Berry 2 59kg 107
5 378×432321 BANCA MO Scott Brunton Dean Holland 7 59kg 101
6 x560x13008 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 59kg 106
7 2x84x63021 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jim Byrne 11 59kg 107
8 8x20121x03 I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller Tye Angland 6 59kg 105
9 6765×47520 ESCADO Matt Laurie Stephen Baster 3 59kg 97
10 9x41x95151 PORNICHET (FR) Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 4 59kg 107
11 x19014x123 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 13 59kg 102
12 2111081×29 ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) Lee Somervell Michael Cahill 15 59kg 98
13 4593×54468 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James Kerrin McEvoy 10 57kg 115
14 950×343913 GYPSY DIAMOND Peter & Paul Snowden 1 57kg 100
15 35x4442x01 EPINGLE (NZ) Michael Kent 12 57kg 106