The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Balaklava Cup which is to be run at Balaklava racecourse on Wednesday 31st, August 2016. View the Balaklava Cup Field.
|1||ROYAL RAPTURE||Darren Weir||Harry Coffey||8||59.5kg|
|2||BIG MEMORY (FR)||Tony McEvoy||Damien Thornton||19||58.5kg|
|3||RIZIZ||Ken Sweeney||Todd Pannell||5||58kg|
|4||MIGHTY LIKE||Mick Price||Joe Bowditch||12||57.5kg|
|5||PETROLOGY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Matthew Neilson||4||56.5kg|
|6||GO DREAMING||Grant Kluske||Justin Potter||1||56kg|
|7||ALCOHOL||Richard Jolly||Jake Toeroek||6||55.5kg|
|8||EXCITES ZELADY||Chris Bieg||Ryan Hurdle||10||55.5kg|
|9||JIM’S JOURNEY||Peter F Blanch||Dom Tourneur||21||55.5kg|
|10||LIGHTINTHENITE||Marilyn Smith||Clare Lindop||18||55.5kg|
|11||BY THE GRACE||Andrew Noblet||Harry Coffey (late alt)||17||54.5kg|
|12||OUR EXCHANGE||Richard Jolly||Matthew Poon (a)||14||54kg|
|13||FLOW METER||John Hickmott||Ms Georgina Cartwright (a)||9||54kg|
|14||CAVALOCE||Will Clarken||Ms Jamie Kah||15||54kg|
|15||LITTLE AKIE||Brian Mueller||Jason Holder||13||54kg|
|16||VICTORY DOWNS||Sue Jaensch||Ms Emily Finnegan (a)||11||54kg|
|17e||MAGIC CONSOL||Paul Preusker||Dean Holland||22||54kg|
|18e||AUTUMN SUNSET||Dennis O’Leary||Ben Claridge||7||54kg|
|19e||KARLOVASI||Richard Jolly||Paul Gatt||2||54kg|
|20e||DEVON||Kylie Mckerlie||Brandon Griffiths (a)||3||54kg|
|21e||EIGELSTEIN (GB)||Grant Young||20||54kg|
|22e||ZIPNOTIZED||Wayne Francis & Glen Kent||Ms Eran Boyd (a)||16||54kg|
New Zealand star Xtravagant’s first Australian start for the season has been delayed and he will not run at Moonee Valley.
Te Akau Racing said the four-year-old left some feed on Sunday morning and had a slight temperature.
Affectionately known by the stable as Blake, Xtravagant has not raced since he won the Group Three Breeders’ Stakes at Te Rapa on April 30 after his disappointing eighth as favourite in the Australian Guineas.
“… we do not think it is in Blake’s best interests for us to gallop him tomorrow morning. Be assured that this is a disappointment not a serious problem just a frustration and an untimely one!” Te Akau said.
“He will remain on target. Instead of having three weeks until his next race after his fresh-up run he will have a fortnight which should not have any significant impact at all.”
Xtravagant is a $26 chance in early markets for the Cox Plate with Winx the $2.50 favourite to defend her title.