The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Chairman’s Handicap which is to be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday 4th, April 2015 at 11.00AM. View the Chairman’s Handicap Field.
|Race 3 – 1:20PM SCHWEPPES CHAIRMAN’S HANDICAP (2600 METRES)|
|Of $300,000.1st $180,000, 2nd $60,000, 3rd $30,000, 4th $15,000, 5th $6,000, 6th $3,000, 7th $3,000, 8th $3,000 GROUP 2
Quality, Minimum Weight 53kg, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 20 + 4 EM
|1||RISING ROMANCE (NZ)||Donna Logan||James McDonald||5||59kg|
|2||DISCLAIMER (GB)||Peter & Paul Snowden||Sam Clipperton||2||54.5kg|
|3||PERMIT (GB)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||11||54.5kg|
|4||HONORIUS||David Payne||Dwayne Dunn||7||54kg|
|5||QUEENSTOWN||Gai Waterhouse||Tim Clark||8||53kg|
|7||SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE)||Peter G Moody||Glen Boss||9||53kg|
|8||SCRATCHY BOTTOM||Michael Kent||Craig Williams||4||53kg|
|9||TREMEC (NZ)||John P Thompson||Brenton Avdulla||10||53kg|
|10||GRAND MARSHAL (GB)||Chris Waller||Joao Moreira||3||53kg|
|11||MARTINVAST (IRE)||Archie Alexander||6||53kg|
Jockeys Dwayne Dunn, Craig Williams, Corey Brown and Sam Clipperton will ride their Doncaster mounts half a kilogram over their given weights.
Ninth Legion (Dunn) will now carry 53kg, It’s Somewhat (Williams) 52kg, Suavito (Brown) 50.5kg and Sweynesse (Clipperton) 50.5kg.
Of the four, Godolphin’s Sweynesse is the most favoured at $11 but will need a scratching from Saturday’s $3 million race to gain a start as the first emergency.
Arabian Gold, to be ridden by Chad Schofield, will undergo a veterinary inspection after she works on Wednesday.
On Monday the mare was found to be lame in her off-fore leg because of a corn on that hoof.
But trainer David Vandyke said once the shoe had been removed and a poultice applied, Arabian Gold had made significant progress.
“She is getting better and things are in our favour,” Vandyke said.
“Hopefully the wet weather stays around because that will also help her.”
A $21 Doncaster chance, Arabian Gold has five wins from six starts on soft or heavy ground.