Winter Championship Series Final Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series Final which is to be run at Flemington on Saturday 11th, July 2015 at 12:00PM. View the VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series Final Field.

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Race 7 – 3:30PM VRC-CRV Winter Championship Series Final (1600 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 LISTED
Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Damien Oliver 14 60kg
2 TRIED AND TIRED Leon & Troy Corstens Steven Arnold 7 59.5kg
3 MR UTOPIA Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 11 59kg
4 GOOD VALUE Michael Kent Noel Callow 13 57.5kg
5 LORD OF BRAZIL (NZ) Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 8 57kg
6 HENWOOD (NZ) John Sadler Glen Boss 19 55.5kg
7 VENTURE ON Mitchell Freedman Jarrod Fry 17 54.5kg
8 LAKE SENTENTIA Darren Weir Chris Parnham 4 54kg
9 CORONATION SHALLAN Brett Scott Michael Dee (a) 18 54kg
10 PIN YOUR HOPES (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 6 54kg
11 CLANGA’S GLORY Andrew J Payne Dean Holland 20 54kg
12 SIR ANDREW (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope Craig Williams 9 54kg
13 TINY’S LEGACY Nigel Blackiston 5 54kg
14 SEARCH SQUAD (NZ) Doug Harrison 15 54kg
15 VENTIC Byron Cozamanis Regan Bayliss (a) 2 54kg
16 BY THE GRACE Andrew Noblet Clare Lindop 16 54kg
17e KENJORWOOD Peter G Moody 1 60kg
18e METAPHORICAL Peter G Moody 12 57kg
19e TRAVOLTA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 3 58.5kg
20e RELENTLESS Antony Alder Ms Jackie Beriman (a) 10 54kg


Tried And Tired will get his second chance in a Winter Championship Final at Flemington and co-trainer Troy Corstens admits the gelding’s effectiveness at the distance is still a question mark.

Tried And Tired has only raced over 1600m once and that was when eighth in last year’s Winter Championship Final.

He still ran well to be beaten less than five lengths that day behind Akavoroun and was hampered at the 100m mark.

Saturday’s Winter Championship Final has attracted a capacity field of 16 plus four emergencies with Tried And Tired drawing barrier seven with Steven Arnold to ride.

He will come in to gate five if the emergencies don’t gain a start.

“The little question mark would be the mile,” Corstens said.

“Maybe 1400 metres is his pet distance but it’s hard to knock a chance like this when he’s going all right, he’s drawn well and we’ve got a good jockey on.”

Corstens believes getting cover and relaxing will be the key to Tried And Tired’s chances.

Tried And Tired will be striving to break through for his first win of the campaign.

A Listed winner at 1200m and winner of seven races from 22 starts, Tried And Tired will be backing up in the $150,000 race after finishing second to front-runner Charmed Harmony over 1400m last weekend at Caulfield.

Corstens believes Tried And Tired’s performance behind Charmed Harmony had plenty of merit because the gelding was galloped on during the race.

“He actually got galloped on quite badly and his near hind tendon blew right up,” Corstens said.

“We treated it and it has come down and he’s made a full recovery, but it would’ve been quite painful.

“He worked this morning and is jumping out of his skin.”

Connections did have races in Queensland on the radar during the winter carnival but that didn’t eventuate.

“It would have been nice to see him put a race away by now this preparation, but hopefully he can do that in the final,” Corstens said.

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