Cockram Stakes Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Cockram Stakes which is to be run at Caulfield racecourse on Saturday 27th, August 2016. View the Cockram Stakes Field.

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 9 57kg
2 THAMES COURT David Brideoake Ryan Maloney 6 57kg
3 SHAKESPEAREAN LASS Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 12 56kg
4 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 8 55kg
5 CHOOSE Lee & Shannon Hope Ben E Thompson (a) 3 55kg
6 AWASITA Kris Lees Craig Newitt 4 55kg
7 A LOTTA LOVE Sam Pritchard-Gordon Dylan Dunn (a) 13 55kg
8 KAYJAY’S JOY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 15 55kg
9 TELOPEA (GB) Darren Weir Damien Oliver 2 55kg
10 MISS SOFTHANDS Colin Little 10 55kg
11 ANDRASSY Allison Sheehan Ben Melham 5 55kg
12 MOSSIN’ AROUND Grahame Begg Nicholas Hall 11 55kg
13 OCEAN EMBERS Shea Eden Dwayne Dunn 16 55kg
14 CANA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1 55kg
15 EGYPT Mark Kavanagh Stephen Baster 7 55kg
16 MAKE HER OWN WHEY Shaun Dwyer 14 55kg

News:

Lindsay Park and the all-conquering Darren Weir stable saddle half the field in the opening Group One race of the season, the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield.

Weir has the top three in early betting, the $2.80 favourite Black Heart Bart, Mahuta ($5.50) and Palentino ($6.50) along with last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance, a $41 chance.

On the other hand, the Lindsay Park team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig have three outsiders.

He Or She and Rising Romance are $21 chances with Tashbeeh the $101 rank outsider.

Rising Romance, who is yet to win in 12 starts for Lindsay Park, is going as well as she ever has in her time with the stable according to Dabernig.

“It’s been a long time since she’s won but she has been beaten narrowly in a couple of Group Ones for us,” Dabernig said.

Rising Romance is likely to head to the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on September 10, a race she finished second in last year, after which she is due to make a stud visit to Written Tycoon.

Plans are to race the mare in foal with the owners hoping to start her in the Cox Plate.

“We’ll see where she is at after her first couple of runs,” Dabernig said.

“She’s booked in to visit Written Tycoon but when that will be we’re just not sure yet.

“It’s all about getting the timing right.”

Dabernig said He Or She may find the 1400m on Saturday a bit short but he had been working well with the stable expecting a forward showing.

He said the gelding kept on improving through his last campaign and believes 1600m will be his ideal trip.

“We’ll probably look at the Toorak Handicap and the Emirates Stakes with him,” Dabernig said.

Dabernig said the stable had considered a Balaklava Cup start for Tashbeeh but decided on a throw at the stumps at Group One level instead.

He said Lindsay Park had always held Tashbeeh in high regard and were happy with his first-up effort down the straight at Flemington.

“He’ll probably start big odds but the way that he’s been going he won’t be the worst in the race,” Dabernig said.

Cory Parish gets a rare chance in a Group One race.

“He’s riding well, riding winners and doing the work,” Dabernig said.

“It’s our policy to support the guys that do the work.”

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