The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Lexus Stakes which is to be run at Flemington on Saturday 31st, October 2015 at 2:25PM. View the Lexus Stakes Field.
|Race 5 – 2:25PM Lexus Stakes (2500 METRES)|
|Of $300,000.1st $180,000, 2nd $54,000, 3rd $27,000, 4th $13,500, 5th $7,500, 6th $6,000, 7th $6,000, 8th $6,000 GROUP 3
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 18 + 4 EM
|1||JUNOOB (GB)||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||10||58.5kg|
|2||HAWKSPUR||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||12||57kg|
|3||EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB)||Gai Waterhouse||Dwayne Dunn||9||56.5kg|
|4||ELHAAME (IRE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||Brad Rawiller||4||56kg|
|5||CHANCE TO DANCE (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Craig Williams||11||55.5kg|
|6||HAVANA COOLER (IRE)||John O’Shea||James McDonald||3||55.5kg|
|7||RULING DYNASTY||James Cummings||Tommy Berry||1||54.5kg|
|8||BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Jim Cassidy||5||54kg|
|9||THUNDER LADY (NZ)||John Sargent||Chris Parnham||7||54kg|
|10||ETHIOPIA||Pat Carey||Patrick Moloney (a)||6||54kg|
|11||MANALAPAN (IRE)||Ciaron Maher||Luke Currie||13||54kg|
|12||ZANTECA (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||8||54kg|
|13||HIGH MIDNIGHT||James Cummings||Sam Clipperton||2||54kg|
The $1.5 million Victoria Derby is one of four Group One races headlining the opening meeting of the famous Melbourne Cup carnival.
Acceptances for Saturday’s Derby Day program will be taken on Wednesday.
Along with the Derby, Saturday’s nine race program at Flemington features the $500,000 Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes for three-year-old sprinters, the $500,000 Myer Classic for fillies and mares, and the $1 million weight-for-age Mackinnon Stakes.
The Group Three Lexus Stakes (2500m) gives a host of stayers a last-ditch opportunity to clinch a Melbourne Cup start with the winner of the Lexus earning a ballot exemption.
The Mick Price-trained Tarzino is the clear-cut favourite for the Derby ahead of the barrier draw.
Derby Day is the first of four feature meetings at Flemington which comprise the Melbourne Cup carnival.
It is followed by the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, the Oaks meeting on Thursday and the Emirates Stakes on the second Saturday.