The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Brisbane Cup which is to be run at Eagle Farm racecourse on Saturday 11th, June 2016. View the Brisbane Cup Field.
|1||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Adam Hyeronimus||12||59kg|
|2||JUNOOB (GB)||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||9||58.5kg|
|3||REAL LOVE||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||10||58.5kg|
|4||RUDY||Helen Page||Tommy Berry||7||57kg|
|5||SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE)||David Vandyke||Blake Spriggs||2||57kg|
|6||PUCCINI (NZ)||Darren Weir||Kerrin McEvoy||1||56.5kg|
|7||INDEX LINKED (GB)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||4||56kg|
|8||BENZINI||Adrian & Harry Bull||Ms Rosie Myers||3||54.5kg|
|9||JETSET LAD (NZ)||Brian Smith||Paul Hammersley||6||54kg|
|10||IGGI POP (NZ)||Peter Robl||Sam Clipperton||8||53.5kg|
|11||ASTRONOMOS (GB)||David Vandyke||Jason Collett||11||53kg|
|12||COL ’N’ LIL||Ben Currie||Josh Oliver (a)||5||53kg|
A Listed sprint for three-year-olds has been salvaged from the Eagle Farm wash-out and added to the final day of the Brisbane winter carnival.
The Daybreak Lover (1400m) was one of the casualties of Saturday’s abandoned meeting but will now be run on Tattersall’s Tiara day, June 25.
The Listed Spear Chief Stakes had already been transferred to that day which now has a 10-race program.
The Group One Queensland Oaks and Group Two QTC Cup have been added to Saturday’s Stradbroke Handicap meeting while the Listed Lightning will be run at Doomben on Wednesday.
The Group Two Eagle Farm Cup and Listed Phoenix Stakes are the two races that have been lost.
Racing Queensland operations manager Ross Gove said that, after a full review of the racing program, he had identified a need for the Daybreak Lover to be rescheduled.
“We feel there is merit in rescheduling the Daybreak Lover to the Tattersall’s Club Tiara raceday as there is only one other black type race for three-year-olds over a similar distance throughout the Queensland winter racing carnival,” Gove said.
“The race will now be held two weeks after Saturday’s Group Two Queensland Guineas (1600m) and will no doubt be used by some as a final lead-up to the Group Three Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) on July 2.
“It could also present an alternative for those horses that fail to run out the distance of the Queensland Guineas and don’t intend to press on to the Sunshine Coast Guineas.”