The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Crown Oaks which is to be run at Flemington on Thursday 5th, November 2015 at 4:40PM. View the Crown Oaks Field.
|Race 8 – 4:40PM Crown Oaks (2500 METRES)|
|Of $1,000,000.1st $600,000, 2nd $180,000, 3rd $90,000, 4th $45,000, 5th $25,000, 6th $20,000, 7th $20,000, 8th $20,000 GROUP 1
Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Fillies, Apprentices cannot claim.
This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators Bonus of $10,000 for qualified horses.
Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|1||PASADENA GIRL (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Hugh Bowman||5||55.5kg|
|2||JAMEKA||Ciaron Maher||Damien Oliver||8||55.5kg|
|3||SACRED EYE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Ryan Moore||9||55.5kg|
|4||AMBIENCE||John O’Shea||James McDonald||10||55.5kg|
|5||HONESTA||John P Thompson||Craig Williams||12||55.5kg|
|6||DAWNIE PERFECT||Clarry Conners||Jim Cassidy||2||55.5kg|
|7||THE GREY FLASH||Robbie Laing||Chris Parnham||4||55.5kg|
|8||MUZYKA||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||1||55.5kg|
|9||RITZY||Anthony Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||6||55.5kg|
|10||ZARABEEL (NZ)||Leon & Troy Corstens||Stephen Baster||7||55.5kg|
|11||DULVERTON||Robert Smerdon||Dwayne Dunn||3||55.5kg|
|12||PRINCESS ARIA||Marc Conners||Michael Walker||11||55.5kg|
John Richards had to take time out from Melbourne Cup celebrations to watch Scarlet Billows race at Flemington.
And the mare gave him even more reason to celebrate a “wonderful, wonderful day” when she won the Group Three Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes to close the Cup day meeting.
Richards is a part-owner of Prince Of Penzance who raced to victory as a $101 chance in the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup.
He also part-owns Scarlet Billows.
Both horses are prepared by Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir.
“I don’t know what’s the most exciting. I’ve got a bigger share in this one than the Prince. But it’s just a wonderful, wonderful day,” Richards said.
“It’s unbelievable really.
“We were up there celebrating about `the Prince’, and all along we thought Scarlet was a big chance. And she proved to be a wonderful chance.”
Scarlet Billows was ridden by Craig Williams who was thrilled to get a winner on Cup day, even if it wasn’t the big one which continues to elude him.
Williams has won two Caulfield Cups, two Cox Plates and a Golden Slipper during his career but is still chasing a Melbourne Cup win and finished 17th on Japanese vistor Hokko Brave.
“Mr and Mrs Richards came down and said `we’ve already won the Melbourne Cup’, and I told them that I didn’t so this is my Melbourne Cup,” Williams said.
“Credit to Darren Weir and his stable, and a special mention to Michelle Payne – what a great ride in the Melbourne Cup.”