The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Brisbane Cup which is to be run at Doomben on Saturday 6th, June 2015 at 4:17PM. View the Brisbane Cup Field.
|Race 9 – 4:17PM EVERGREEN TURF BRISBANE CUP (2200 METRES)|
|Of $300,000.1st $192,000, 2nd $60,000, 3rd $30,000, 4th $12,000, 5th $6,000 GROUP 2
Quality, Minimum Weight 53kg, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM
|1||MORIARTY (IRE)||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||3||59kg|
|2||INDEX LINKED (GB)||Chris Waller||Damian Browne||2||56.5kg|
|3||EPINGLE (NZ)||Michael Kent||Hugh Bowman||1||55kg|
|4||LET’S MAKE ADEAL||Nigel Blackiston||Craig Williams||5||53kg|
|5||ESCADO||Matt Laurie||Craig Newitt||12||53kg|
|6||LANDLOCKED (NZ)||Joe Cleary||Glen Boss||4||53kg|
|7||SURPASS (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Tye Angland||9||53kg|
|8||VILANOVA (NZ)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||10||53kg|
|9||JETSET LAD (NZ)||Brian Smith||Paul Hammersley||13||53kg|
|10||SENSE OF OCCASION||Joseph Pride||Tim Clark||6||53kg|
|11||VOLKHERE||Robert Heathcote||Tegan Harrison||8||53kg|
|12||LUCCIOLA (IRE)||David & Coral Feek||Corey Brown||7||53kg|
|13||MAJOR MAJOR||Bryce Heys||Corey Brown||11||53kg|
Some luck at the barrier draw will hold the key to veteran Temple Of Boom returning to his best form in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap.
Temple Of Boom was second in last year’s Stradbroke but has had little luck in three unplaced runs in the lead-up to Saturday’s race at Doomben.
Trainer Tony Gollan admitted it took longer than usual to get Temple Of Boom to peak fitness after an injury and his good work has been ruined by bad barriers.
However, Gollan believes the eight-year-old can be competitive in the $2 million race provided he draws an inside alley.
At his most recent start, Temple Of Boom drew the outside barrier in the Doomben 10,000 and was caught deep when 10th behind Boban.
“It has been a funny winter with the major races at Doomben. Good barriers have been even more important than usual. The pace of races has been all over the place,” Gollan said.
“They went at a break-neck speed in the 10,000 but then you get other races where the leader has been able to walk and sprint home,” he said.
“He had no hope when caught so deep in the 10,000. You can’t win a Group One sitting so deep.”
Temple Of Boom has 54.5kg in the Stradbroke and Gollan says that will be a factor.
“I can’t remember the last time he carried a weight like that,” Gollan said. “With Boban running, the weights won’t go up and that is in our favour.”
Temple of Boom has been specked at big odds leading into to Wednesday’s barrier draw.