Dane Ripper Stakes Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Dane Ripper Stakes which is to be run at Doomben on Saturday 6th, June 2015 at 1:07PM. View the Dane Ripper Stakes Field.

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Of $200,000.1st $128,000, 2nd $40,000, 3rd $20,000, 4th $8,000, 5th $4,000 GROUP 2
Set Weights plus Penalties, Fillies and Mares, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM

1CATKINSChris WallerHugh Bowman959.5kg
2POLITENESSRobert Smerdon1259.5kg
3BOUND FOR EARTHToby EdmondsBlake Shinn458.5kg
4BRING ME THE MAIDPeter G MoodyLuke Nolen158kg
5HAZARDLee & Anthony FreedmanJames McDonald1057.5kg
6TARLOSHAN (NZ)Graeme Boyd357.5kg
7JAZZ SONGMick PriceJim Byrne1157.5kg
8LUMOSTYRobert SmerdonCorey Brown857kg
9PERONPeter G MoodyKerrin McEvoy656.5kg
10ROSE OF CHOICEPeter & Paul SnowdenDamian Browne756.5kg
11REFERHeath ConnersTim Clark555.5kg
12DANSOLEIKelso WoodGlen Boss254kg



Able Friend has completed the Hong Kong part of his build-up to the Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

In a Sha Tin barrier trial over 1600m, Able Friend was beaten a short-head by Hong Kong Group Three winner Packing Llaregyb after coming from last of eight runners for jockey Joao Moreira.

“Joao said he’s 85 to 90 per cent there now and with two weeks up our sleeves it’s just right on schedule with how I’ve trained him for his previous big races,” trainer John Moore said.

“All in all I’m very pleased with the outcome of that trial. He’s at the end of his prep so when we get to England it’ll just be a case of fine-tuning him.”

The equal highest-rated racehorse in the world, Able Friend leaves for England on Saturday.

He will be one of the headline horses on the opening day of Royal Ascot on June 16.

Moreira said Able Friend, who heads to Royal Ascot with 12 wins from 18 starts, couldn’t be faulted as he prepares for a clash with French star Solow.

“He’s done extremely well and I think he’s as good as or even better than when he won the Champions Mile, so I’m going to play safe and go with he’s as good as,” he said.

Solow was one of the more impressive winners during the Dubai World Cup carnival, romping to a 4-1/4 length victory in the Group One Dubai Turf over 1800m.

“Based on Solow’s win in Dubai he looks like he’s the main danger to our horse but obviously we’ve got to respect the other horses in the race,” Moriera said.

“But at the same time I’m full of confidence for my horse, he’s been good to me and I have a lot of faith in him.”


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