The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Pin & Win Stakes which is to be run at Flemington on Saturday 12th, September 2015 at 1:30PM. View the Pin & Win Stakes Field.
|Race 3 – 1:30PM Pin & Win Stakes (1400 METRES)|
|Of $120,000.1st $72,000, 2nd $21,600, 3rd $10,800, 4th $5,400, 5th $3,000, 6th $2,400, 7th $2,400, 8th $2,400 LISTED
Set Weights plus Penalties, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.
Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|1||ODYSSEY MOON||Rodney Northam||Damien Oliver||3||58kg|
|2||PRINCE OF BROOKLYN||Mick Price||Dale Smith||1||57kg|
|3||GOLD BUSKER||Logan McGill||Chris Parnham||12||57kg|
|4||MANHATTAN BLUES||Tony McEvoy||James Winks||7||56kg|
|5||EL GRECO||Peter G Moody||Vlad Duric||11||56kg|
|6||RAGAZZO DEL CORSA||Danny O’Brien||Stephen Baster||14||56kg|
|7||SNOOPY||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||2||56kg|
|8||LIZARD ISLAND||Pat Hyland||Blake Shinn||13||56kg|
|9||MORE THAN MOST||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||18||56kg|
|10||LUCHADOR||Bev Lechmere & Alisa Vermay||Dean Holland||4||56kg|
|11||PATCH ADAMS||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||Steven Arnold||8||56kg|
|12||BON AURUM||Ciaron Maher||Mark Zahra||15||56kg|
|13||RED ALTO||Brent Stanley||Luke Currie||5||56kg|
|14||SUN FLASH||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Kerrin McEvoy||19||56kg|
|15||SOVEREIGN NATION||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Michael Walker||9||56kg|
|16||TULSA||Michael Moroney||Ben Melham||20||56kg|
|17e||WAR LEGEND (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Ryan Maloney||16||56kg|
|18e||RAGNAAR (NZ)||Lee & Anthony Freedman||10||56kg|
|19e||ASSERTIVE STAR||Byron Cozamanis||Craig Newitt||6||56kg|
|20e||DEADLY SHADOW (NZ)||Bryce Heys||Craig Williams||17||56kg|
The Group One race which announced Tommy Berry’s arrival on racing’s biggest stage is set to play another pivotal role in the young jockey’s career on Saturday.
Berry took his riding to a new level when he partnered Epaulette to win the 2012 Golden Rose for Sheikh Mohammed in a result which launched the 24-year-old on the way to stardom.
A second win in the $1 million race at Rosehill on Saturday would also be a triumph for opportunity after two of Berry’s best spring mounts fell by the wayside on Tuesday.
The spring is over for Vancouver, the $40 million colt Berry had been hoping would add the Golden Rose to their Golden Slipper victory.
It is also a lost cause for First Seal, the top-class mare Berry had been booked for in a campaign directed at the Epsom Handicap.
But out of the disappointment of Vancouver’s absence, Berry has at least been able to secure the Golden Rose ride on the Peter Moody-trained Gold Symphony.
Berry rode Gold Symphony for the first time at Randwick on Saturday morning and was suitably impressed with his track gallop.
“He’s a beautiful horse. He has a lot of presence about him and he does his work very easily,” Berry said.
Gold Symphony goes into the Golden Rose after wins in the Vain Stakes and McNeil Stakes in Melbourne and Berry said the colt would be advantaged over Saturday’s distance.
“It looks like he is a horse who is going to get better once he gets to 1400 (metres) and even a mile and he’s going to get that on Saturday,” he said.
Despite his promising Melbourne form, Gold Symphony is one of the outsiders of the nine horses which have accepted for Golden Rose.
Godolphin will have a third of the field with Shards ($12) and Holler ($13) considered more than capable support acts to the stable’s pre-post favourite Exosphere ($2.90).
Of the trio, Exosphere has drawn closest to the rail in gate two with Holler in five and Joao Moreira’s mount Shards to start from gate six.
The Chris Waller-trained Press Statement ($3.60) has stall three, ensuring the two favourites will start alongside each other while Speak Fondly has drawn four.
Hong Kong-based Brett Prebble has been cleared of serious injury and will ride Speak Fondly, the only filly in the race.
Speak Fondly is also the only runner bookmakers are rating as a threat to Exosphere and Press Statement, firming from $8 on Monday to $5 after the draw.
She will back-up after winning Saturday’s Furious Stakes trying to become just the second filly to claim the Golden Rose.