BTC Cup Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 BTC Cup which is to be run at Doomben on Saturday 9th, May 2015 at 11:00AM. View the BTC Cup Field.

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Race 8 – 4:07PM UBET BTC CUP (1200 METRES)
Of $500,000.1st $320,000, 2nd $100,000, 3rd $50,000, 4th $20,000, 5th $10,000 GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM

1TEMPLE OF BOOMTony GollanTegan Harrison658.5kg
2TRUST IN A GUSTDarren WeirBrad Rawiller358.5kg
3FONTELINAAnthony CummingsJim Byrne158.5kg
4HOT SNITZELPeter & Paul Snowden258.5kg
5BIG MONEYRodney NorthamRobert Thompson1558.5kg
6SACRED STARTony PikeTimothy Bell858.5kg
7KNOYDARTJohn O’SheaJames McDonald958.5kg
8OUR BOY MALACHIMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTommy Berry758.5kg
9EL ROCATrent Busuttin & Natalie YoungHugh Bowman1458.5kg
10CAPE KIDNAPPERSKelly SchweidaRic McMahon558.5kg
11SCISSOR KICKPaul MessaraTye Angland457kg
12TIME FOR WARStuart KendrickLuke Tarrant (a)1357kg
13NOSTRADAMUSMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes1657kg
14VILLA VERDEAnthony CummingsGlen Colless1256.5kg
15SRIKANDICiaron MaherDamian Browne1156.5kg
16BRING ME THE MAIDPeter G MoodyChad Schofield1055kg


The addition of the washed out Hawkesbury Guineas to the Rosehill program has put temptation in the path of trainer Lee Curtis with talented filly Press Report.

Curtis and his owners did not originally enter her in the Guineas, put off by the prospect of racing her at Hawkesbury on a wet track.

They instead decided to target a 1200m benchmark 80 race at Rosehill a week later which is still an option along with the Guineas (1400m) now thrown into the mix.

The Group Three race has been extended from 1300 to 1400 metres as has the Darley Crown for fillies and mares, the other race from Saturday’s Hawkesbury cancellation added to this week’s Rosehill meeting.

“I knew the weather was coming last week so we didn’t nominate for Hawkesbury,” Curtis said.

“We picked out the benchmark race for her but with better weather predicted this week and the Guineas now on at Rosehill, it throws up the option.

“She has come on well since she ran at Randwick. She got held up a bit there but she has shown that she doesn’t go as well at Randwick as she does on her home track.

“I’d like to see a break in the weather. If it is fine and the track gets back to soft then that would give me more confidence to run in the Guineas.

“We’ll wait until Wednesday until a final decision.”

Press Report finished fourth in the Group Three J H B Carr Stakes (1400m) on April 18, 1-1/2 lengths from the winner Slightly Sweet.

Curtis is also eyeing off a trip to Brisbane with Press Report. Last spring she ran fourth in the Group One Flight Stakes (1600m) and Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) but this campaign is being kept to shorter races.

“There’s a fillies race almost every week up there over the carnival so there are plenty to choose from if we decide to go,” he said.

There were 20 Guineas entries taken on Monday with the Robbie Laing-trained Boomwaa another new addition.

The Victorian sprinter was not among the acceptors for Wednesday’s Wangoom at Warrnambool.

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