Balaklava Cup Field – 2016

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.

1ROYAL RAPTUREDarren WeirHarry Coffey859.5kg
2BIG MEMORY (FR)Tony McEvoyDamien Thornton1958.5kg
3RIZIZKen SweeneyTodd Pannell558kg
4MIGHTY LIKEMick PriceJoe Bowditch1257.5kg
5PETROLOGYDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigMatthew Neilson456.5kg
6GO DREAMINGGrant KluskeJustin Potter156kg
7ALCOHOLRichard JollyJake Toeroek655.5kg
8EXCITES ZELADYChris BiegRyan Hurdle1055.5kg
9JIM’S JOURNEYPeter F BlanchDom Tourneur2155.5kg
10LIGHTINTHENITEMarilyn SmithClare Lindop1855.5kg
11BY THE GRACEAndrew NobletHarry Coffey (late alt)1754.5kg
12OUR EXCHANGERichard JollyMatthew Poon (a)1454kg
13FLOW METERJohn HickmottMs Georgina Cartwright (a)954kg
14CAVALOCEWill ClarkenMs Jamie Kah1554kg
15LITTLE AKIEBrian MuellerJason Holder1354kg
16VICTORY DOWNSSue JaenschMs Emily Finnegan (a)1154kg
17eMAGIC CONSOLPaul PreuskerDean Holland2254kg
18eAUTUMN SUNSETDennis O’LearyBen Claridge754kg
19eKARLOVASIRichard JollyPaul Gatt254kg
20eDEVONKylie MckerlieBrandon Griffiths (a)354kg
21eEIGELSTEIN (GB)Grant Young2054kg
22eZIPNOTIZEDWayne Francis & Glen KentMs Eran Boyd (a)1654kg


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.

He was treated and back to normal by Monday but connections decided he would miss Saturday’s Listed Chandler Mcleod Stakes (1200m) and wait a week for the Group Two Bobbie Lewis at Flemington.

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.

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