Pornichet wins 2015 Doomben Cup

May 9th, 2015

The Gai Waterhouse trained Pornichet has won the 2015 Group 1 Doomben Cup at Doomben today.

Pornichet wins the Group 1 Doomben Cup for 2015

Pornichet wins the Group 1 Doomben Cup for 2015. Photo: Daniel Costello

Pornichet was far too good for his rivals, easily winning by over 2 lengths, while Weary finished second ahead of I’m Imposing in third.

French import Pornichet will now be prepared for a shot at the 2015 Cox Plate during the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

“What a gorgeous horse. He got back to about eighth and he picked up half through the race and then on the point of the turn he was five or six wide, but he had it won at the top of the straight,” Gai Waterhouse said.

“Toowoomba to Moonee Valley, it is a nice jump and in between Doomben, it’s very very nice.”

“Lloyd [Williams] said if you can win this race, this Group 1 race , this is a real chance of being really worthy of going into a Cox Plate,” Waterhouse added.

After missing out on making the Group 2 A.D. Hollindale Stakes field at the Gold Coast 2 weeks ago Waterhouse elected to take Pornichet to the Toowoomba Cup last weekend, which he also won impressively, before backing up in today’s race.

Today’s victory was also the second year in a row that jockey Blake Shinn has won the Group 1 Doomben Cup after claiming the win last year with Streama.

2015 Doomben Cup Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 10 PORNICHET (FR) Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 4 59kg $3.50F
2 6 WEARY (FR) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 2.3L 8 59kg $19
3 8 I’M IMPOSING (GB) Chris Waller Tye Angland 3.1L 6 59kg $11
4 3 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3.6L 5 59kg $15
5 11 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 3.9L 13 59kg $17
6 2 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 4.1L 9 59kg $9
7 4 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Tommy Berry 5.1L 2 59kg $21
8 14 GYPSY DIAMOND Peter & Paul Snowden Craig Williams 6.1L 1 57kg $14
9 15 EPINGLE (NZ) Michael Kent Glen Colless 6.5L 12 57kg $31
10 13 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James Kerrin McEvoy 8.8L 10 57kg $12
11 5 BANCA MO Scott Brunton Dean Holland 9.2L 7 59kg $31
12 9 ESCADO Matt Laurie Stephen Baster 9.4L 3 59kg $71
13 12 ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) Lee Somervell Michael Cahill 9.8L 15 59kg $81
14 7 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jim Byrne 11.3L 11 59kg $5
15 1 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Chad Schofield 11.6L 14 59kg $16