Foundation Cup Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup which is to be run at Caulfield on Saturday 19th, September 2015 at 12:00PM. View the Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup Field.

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Race 8 – 4:45PM Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup (2000 METRES)
Of $150,000.1st $90,000, 2nd $27,000, 3rd $13,500, 4th $6,750, 5th $3,750, 6th $3,000, 7th $3,000, 8th $3,000 GROUP 3
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 16 60kg
2 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards Ryan Maloney 9 57.5kg
3 TAIYOO Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 1 57kg
4 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 14 56.5kg
5 ALMOONQITH (USA) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 18 55.5kg
6 BANCA MO Scott Brunton 5 54.5kg
7 PRINCE CHERI (FR) David Vandyke Craig Newitt 3 54.5kg
8 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer Michael Dee (a) 2 54.5kg
9 LA AMISTAD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 10 54kg
10 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) Gai Waterhouse Stephen Baster 15 54kg
11 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston Patrick Moloney (a) 8 54kg
12 LIKE A CAROUSEL Ken Keys 17 54kg
13 BOLD SNIPER (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Chris Parnham 11 54kg
14 KAPOUR (IRE) Ciaron Maher Damien Oliver 20 54kg
15 MAGNAPAL Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Luke Currie 7 54kg
16 GENUINE LAD Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 19 54kg
17e THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Damian Lane 12 54kg
18e ETHIOPIA Pat Carey 4 54kg
19e OUR VOODOO PRINCE (GB) Darren Weir 6 54kg
20e LORD DURANTE Simone Ferchie Darren Gauci 13 54kg


After carefully weighing up his options, Canberra trainer Matthew Dale has decided on the Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield as the next mission for exciting sprinter Fell Swoop.

Fell Swoop passed his first stakes test last Saturday week at Moonee Valley, winning a Listed 1200m sprint by 1-1/2 lengths to take his record to seven wins and a second from his nine starts.

The four-year-old gelding is one of 25 nominations for Saturday’s Listed Testa Rossa Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.

“I’ve been weighing up two options and have decided to run him on Saturday,” Dale said.

“So at this stage he’ll be accepted for on Wednesday and we’ll have a look at the field, but the plan is to run.”

Dale had been considering going straight to the Group Two Gilgai Stakes at Flemington next month.

“I’m quite keen to run him in the Gilgai down the straight on the 4th of October and it was just a matter of mapping out the best plan to get there,” Dale said.

“I was looking at the possibility of giving him a jump-out down the straight and then going into the Gilgai, but that option wasn’t available in a suitable time frame.”

Damien Oliver rode Fell Swoop to victory at Moonee Valley and will partner the sprinter again on Saturday.

Fell Swoop’s Moonee Valley win came at his first anti-clockwise start.

“It was pleasing to see him win his first test at Listed level, even though he didn’t really handle the bend all that well,” Dale said.

“But once he balanced up he was really strong late.

“I’m looking forward to bringing him back down.”

The Testa Rossa is one of three stakes races on Saturday’s program headed by the Group Three Naturalism Stakes which has attracted 30 entries including a host of horses trying to earn a Caulfield Cup start with the winner gaining an automatic berth.

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