Ascot Handicap Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Ascot Handicap which is to be run at Doomben on Saturday 23rd, May 2015 at 11:0AM. View the Ascot Handicap Field.

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Of $100,000.1st $64,000, 2nd $20,000, 3rd $10,000, 4th $4,000, 5th $2,000 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 DELECTATION Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 11 59kg
2 ROCKET TO GLORY Tony Gollan Tegan Harrison 3 59kg
3 CAPE KIDNAPPERS Kelly Schweida Damian Browne 12 58kg
4 EXCELLANTES Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 2 57.5kg
5 MR FAVULOUS Donald Baker Jeff Lloyd 13 55.5kg
6 TOKAMAK Barry Lockwood Paul Hammersley 8 54.5kg
7 CUM DIVIDEND Liam Birchley Zac Purton 4 54kg
8 NITE ROCKER Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 6 54kg
9 WHISKEY ALLROUND Tony Gollan Timothy Bell 7 54kg
10 BYMONASHEE Brian Smith Larry Cassidy 1 54kg
11 INTO THE RED Kelso Wood Ryan Wiggins 9 54kg
12 LE CAP Darryl Hansen 5 54kg
13 DREAM OF SLIPS Robert Heathcote Glyn Schofield 10 54kg


Brent Stanley expects a return to the scene of Veuvelicious’ most important will be enough to reignite the Victorian filly’s career on Wednesday.

In a campaign aimed to have the three-year-old peaking for the PKF Sydney Handicap at Randwick, Veuvelicious will try to end a barren run that extends to last year’s autumn carnival.

As the winner of the 2014 Fernhill Handicap, Veuvelicious was one of the favourites to win the Champagne Stakes.

But she never figured in the Group One race, setting off a string of unplaced finishes that continued at her most recent start at Flemington.

Stanley is adamant her form is not as bad as it looks and he is hoping one of the best horses in his emerging stable can follow an example set by some of the less fashionable on his books.

“I think the best way you measure how you are going is when bad horses are winning races and that’s what is happening at the moment,” Stanley said.

“I’ve got some limited horses who are all winning their races so something’s working.”

Stanley says he can mount a strong argument to say Veuvelicious is going better than her form card reads.

“Last preparation she struggled to find form but she didn’t do so well in the paddock and fillies can do that,” Stanley said.

“This time we have bought her up slowly. She’s had a 1200-metre run and two 1400-metre runs and she’s fit now and ready to go stepping up to the mile.

“I’ve been eyeing this race off for a little bit so hopefully it’s the right race.

“I thought, eliminate all the risk and go back to the track and distance where she won quite comfortably in a good race.”

Veuvelicious’ return to Randwick comes with the bonus of having Blake Shinn as her jockey.

Shinn also wanted to ride stablemate Kalabek in the PKF Handicap but Stanley had already booked Glyn Schofield.

Nevertheless, Stanley is taking Shinn’s enquiry as a positive lead.

Kalabek was a Sandown winner over 1000m in March and Stanley is tipping a distance increase to work in her favour.


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