Victoria Handicap Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Victoria Handicap which is to be run at Caulfield racecourse on Saturday 26th, March 2016. View the Victoria Handicap Field.


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 8 58.5kg
2 ECLAIR CHOICE Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 2 57.5kg
3 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Thomas Sadler (a) 4 57kg
4 RED BOMBER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Nicholas Hall 12 57kg
5 SERTORIUS Jamie Edwards Chris Symons 15 55kg
6 TRIED AND TIRED Leon & Troy Corstens Patrick Moloney 10 55kg
7 DESERT JEUNEY Nigel Blackiston Luke Currie 13 54kg
8 GUEST OF HONOUR (IRE) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Harry Coffey (a) 7 54kg
9 CORONATION SHALLAN Brett Scott Daniel Stackhouse 3 54kg
10 JIMANDO Tony McEvoy Stephen Baster 9 54kg
11 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney James Winks 11 54kg
12 PETROLOGY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Regan Bayliss (a) 14 54kg
13 ZEBRINZ Leon & Troy Corstens 5 54kg
14 ARALDO JUNIOR (GER) Michael Moroney Ryan Maloney 1 54kg
15 LUCKY LAGO Lee & Anthony Freedman Glen Boss 6 54kg
16 WHISTLE BABY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Katelyn Mallyon 16 54kg



Anthony Cummings has insured against bad weather disrupting his next move with Golden Slipper emergency Moqueen.

Cummings has Moqueen entered for a midweek city-class race on Wednesday, but he has also taken the precaution of including the filly among 23 entries for a Group Three race at Rosehill on Saturday.

Moqueen went close to making the Golden Slipper field with her third-placed finish in the Reisling Stakes leaving her agonisingly short of enough dollars to get a start in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds.

Instead, Moqueen is near the top of betting for the Dapto Leagues Club Handicap at Kembla Grange, although Cummings will be reluctant to run the filly on a rain-affected surface.

“We’ll see about the weather. I’m not keen to run her on a track that’s too wet,” he said.

Cummings’s contingency plan includes the TL Baillieu Handicap at Rosehill.

“At start in that race is equally likely,” he said.

A Baillieu appearance would provide Randwick carnival options for the filly who has given every impression she is looking for more ground in her races.

“If she ran in the Baillieu and ran well over the 1400 metres then that opens up the Fernhill Handicap and the (Group One) Champagne Stakes,” Cummings said.

Scratchings will decide if Moqueen is joined in the race by her stablemate Rivo Boy after the colt was made fourth emergency.

From champion racehorse So You Think’s first crop of foals, Rivo Boy won a Randwick barrier trial on Friday.

Cummings also has Puzzling Wonder resuming in the TAB More Than Just Winning Handicap as a last-start Randwick barrier trial winner.

Trainer Gerald Ryan has picked out the Anytime Fitness Albion Park Handicap as the starting point for an another Oaks campaign for Muzyka.

Muzyka failed in the VRC Oaks Oaks after her Wakeful Stakes placing, but Ryan is willing to give her another chance over the Classic distance.

“Her aim is the Queensland Oaks. The Oaks here (in Sydney) just came around a bit too soon for her and Queensland is a realistic target,” Ryan said.

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