Doomben Cup nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 The Doomben Cup. The Doomben Cup will be run on Saturday 9th May at Doomben racecourse.

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Of $650,000.1st $416,000, 2nd $130,000, 3rd $65,000, 4th $26,000, 5th $13,000 GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Apprentices cannot claim.
Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) G 5 Lee Somervell
2 BANCA MO G 7 Scott Brunton
3 EPINGLE (NZ) M 7 Michael Kent
4 ESCADO G 5 Matt Laurie
5 FORETELLER (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
6 GREEN MOON (IRE) H 8 Robert Hickmott
7 GYPSY DIAMOND M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
8 HAWKSPUR G 5 Chris Waller
9 HOPFGARTEN G 4 Robert Heathcote
10 I’M IMPOSING (GB) G 9 Chris Waller
11 KOURKAM (FR) G 5 Tony McEvoy
12 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13 MALICE G 4 John O’Shea
14 MORIARTY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
15 ONGOING VENTURE G 6 Darlene Duryea
16 PORNICHET (FR) H 4 Gai Waterhouse
17 PRECEDENCE (NZ) G 9 Bart & James Cummings
18 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) M 6 Roger James
19 SIR MOMENTS G 4 Steven O’dea
20 WEARY (FR) G 5 Chris Waller


Ryan Moore has moved a step closer to completing a full set of English Classic wins after securing his first 2000 Guineas with a commanding victory aboard Gleneagles at Newmarket.

While the win was a milestone for Moore, it was also an occasion to savour for Aidan O’Brien as he claimed a record-breaking seventh Guineas, one which perfectly cemented the increased trainer-jockey partnership.

Moore is only missing a St Leger success from his glittering CV after his Guineas triumph.

Although stripped of his victory in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere on his final start as a two-year-old, Gleneagles had long been the first choice in the race for the all-conquering Ballydoyle team.

Despite changes to the stalls and rails this year, the field still split into two with Kool Kompany leading down the centre of the track and Home Of The Brave heading the charge up the near side, where Moore elected to settle Gleneagles in behind the fancied Intilaaq.

The three-time champion jockey made his move just outside the final furlong (200m), pushing Gleneagles into a lead he was not to surrender.

French raider Territories ran on late but went down by 2-1/4 lengths with Ivawood another three-quarters of a length third.

“His form was top class and he only does what he has to do when he gets there,” O’Brien said.

“We always thought he’d be a a miler, as he has a lot of speed. He has had a lot of pace since the word go.

“He has all the traits that Giant’s Causeway had.

“We will think about the Irish Guineas and the St James’s Palace Stakes route with him.”

Moore who won the Cox Plate on Adelaide and the Melbourne Cup on Protectionist in the Australian spring, said he had the race under control.

“He felt great and he travelled very comfortably throughout,” he said.

“They were not actually fast enough to lead him for long enough. He is just a horse with a lot of talent and there is plenty to come.”

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