The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Chief Handicap which is to be run at Doomben on Saturday 30th, May 2015 at 1:17PM. View the Chief Handicap Field.
|Race 3 – 1:17PM JAMES BOAG’S PREMIUM SPEAR CHIEF HANDICAP (1630 METRES)|
|Of $100,000.1st $64,000, 2nd $20,000, 3rd $10,000, 4th $4,000, 5th $2,000 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 15 + 5 EM
|1||BANCA MO||Bevan Laming||Michael Cahill||4||59kg|
|2||DARCI BE GOOD (NZ)||Andrew Williamson||Damian Browne||2||56kg|
|3||CHOICE BRO||Tony Sears||Paul Hammersley||11||54kg|
|4||BLACK JET||Liam Birchley||Jeff Lloyd||7||54kg|
|5||GRAYSON SQUARE (NZ)||Brian Wakefield||Glen Colless||3||54kg|
|6||FRESPANOL||Gai Waterhouse||Kerrin McEvoy||9||54kg|
|7||TRAKSTAR||Tony Gollan||Jim Byrne||6||54kg|
|8||BILLY AUCASH||Brian Smith||Samuel Payne (a)||1||54kg|
|9||ELUSIVE STORM (NZ)||Brian Smith||Larry Cassidy||8||54kg|
|10||ZOOMANIA (NZ)||Tony Gollan||10||54kg|
|11||GREAT ESTEEM||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tommy Berry||12||54kg|
|12||TORNADO MISS||Tony Gollan||Timothy Bell||5||54kg|
It was supposed to be a mating made in horse heaven, but the resulting foal Taqneen has made a lacklustre debut at Pakenham.
The three-year-old by Lonhro from three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, finished eighth in a 1380m Maiden race on Tuesday as a well-tried $3.70 favourite.
A $360,000 yearling purchase, Taqneen is raced by Shadwell Stud Australasia which raced former Melbourne Cup winners At Talaq and Jeune.
Ridden by Michael Walker, Taqneen settled midfield early before creeping forward on the fence to be just behind the leaders turning for home.
After being held up in the early part of the straight, Taqneen was outsprinted, finishing 6-1/2 lengths from the winner Parkinson.
Lonhro was named Australian Horse of the Year for 2003-2004 and Makybe Diva was awarded the title in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.