Darley Goodwood Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Darley Goodwood which is to be run at Morphettville racecourse on Saturday 21st, May 2016. View the Darley Goodwood Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 FLAMBERGE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 17 59kg
2 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 1 58.5kg
3 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 2 57kg
4 CHURCHILL DANCER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 15 57kg
5 GRIANTE David Brideoake Craig Williams 3 56.5kg
6 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 14 56.5kg
7 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Craig Newitt 5 56.5kg
8 NOSTRADAMUS Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 20 56.5kg
9 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Stephen Baster 16 56kg
10 DAYTONA GREY Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 18 56kg
11 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 11 55.5kg
12 ADMIRAL Barry Campbell Brendon McCoull 6 55.5kg
13 FAATINAH David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dylan Dunn (a) 10 55.5kg
14 SUPER ONE Lee & Anthony Freedman Daniel Moor 13 54.5kg
15 SUPIDO Michael Kent James Winks 9 54.5kg
16 SIRBIBLE Russell Bell Wayne Kerford 19 54.5kg
17 CASHED Ryan Balfour Todd Pannell 4 54.5kg
18 MISS PROMISCUITY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Ms Linda Meech 8 54kg
19 SHEIDEL David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Matthew Neilson 12 53.5kg
20 SOOBOOG Darren Weir Dean Yendall 7 53kg


Melbourne’s fickle weather will determine whether former Sydney sprinter Rain Affair takes his place at Flemington.

Now in the care of Daniel Bowman at Warrnambool, Rain Affair is among nominations for The Straight Six (1200m) on Saturday.

Melbourne’s metropolitan tracks in recent weeks have been on the firm side and that is a concern for Bowman.

“We’re going to accept and see what the weather does and what the track ends up being,” Bowman said.

“It’s been a bit firm at Flemington lately so if it’s too firm we won’t be running.

“We’re not going to risk the horse.”

Formerly trained by Joe Pride, Rain Affair is into his second preparation for Bowman after three runs last spring.

Bowman explained Rain Affair, a winner of 12 of his 39 starts, came to his stable for a change of environment and racing direction after being winless since the 2013 Missile Stakes at Randwick.

“He hasn’t won for a long time and there are no grand plans,” Bowman said.

“We’re just trying to place him where he will be competitive and to try and get him winning again.

“At this time of year we’d like to be racing on softer ground, which is what you would expect, but it isn’t happening.”

Rain Affair struck a wet track to begin his most recent campaign, but the race didn’t pan out for the rising nine-year-old in the Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool.

Drawing an inside barrier, Rain Affair received early interference that resulted in Michelle Payne being suspended.

Bowman said Rain Affair found himself in unfamiliar territory after being checked and resented racing in behind horses.

“We have put a line through his first-up run,” Bowman said.

“For a horse that has probably never had one cross him, to be pocketed in behind them after being checked, it set him off and he wanted to over-race.

“He’s not a horse that can sit and sprint, he’s got to be free-rolling and he didn’t get that opportunity.”

Bowman said Warrnambool’s beach facilities had helped Rain Affair recover well from his first-up run.

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