Darley Classic nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Darley Classic. The Darley Classic will be run on Saturday 7th November at Flemington racecourse.

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Race 3 – Darley Classic (1200 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
Standard Weight for Age, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM

 

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1AFLEET ESPRITM4David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2ALPHA MISSM4Robert Smerdon
3ANGELIC LIGHTM6Robbie Griffiths
4BALL OF MUSCLEG5Joseph Pride
5BASSETT (NZ)G3Peter G Moody
6BLACK VANQUISHC3Tom Hughes
7BOBANG6Chris Waller
8BOUNDINGM5Peter & Paul Snowden
9BRING ME THE MAIDM4Peter G Moody
10BROOK ROADM5Kris Lees
11BUFFERINGG8Robert Heathcote
12BULL POINTH5Tony McEvoy
13CATKINSM6Chris Waller
14CHAUTAUQUAG5Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
15CHURCHILL DANCERG5David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
16COUNTERATTACKC3Chris Waller
17CRAFTINESSG5Joseph Pride
18DELECTATIONG4Chris Waller
19DISPOSITIONG4Lee & Anthony Freedman
20EXOSPHEREC3John O’Shea
21FLAMBERGEG6Peter G Moody
22FURNACESC3John O’Shea
23GENERALIFEG6John O’Shea
24GIRL GUIDEM6David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
25GREGERSM5David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
26GRIANTEM5David Brideoake
27HARDLINE (NZ)C3Liam Birchley
28JAPONISMEG3Chris Waller
29KERMADEC (NZ)H4Chris Waller
30KINGLIKEC3Peter G Moody
31KNOYDARTG6John O’Shea
32KURO (NZ)H4Lee & Anthony Freedman
33LANKAN RUPEEG6Mick Price
34LUMOSTYM4Robert Smerdon
35MAWAHIBBC3Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
36MISS PROMISCUITYM5David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
37MOGADORC3John O’Shea
38MOMENT OF CHANGEG7Peter G Moody
39OTTOMANF3John O’Shea
40PAINTED FIRETAILF3John O’Shea
41PRESS STATEMENTC3Chris Waller
42PUZZLING WONDERH4Anthony Cummings
43REBEL DANEH6Gary Portelli
44RICH ENUFFH4Ken Keys
45ROCK ROYALTYG7Liam Birchley
46ROCK STURDYH5Joseph Pride
47SARAJEVOG4John O’Shea
48SEBRING SUNC3Gary Portelli
49SHIRAZG6Tony McEvoy
50SOOBOOGC3Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
51SPIETH (NZ)C3Bryce Heys
52SRIKANDIM5Ciaron Maher
53STERLING CITYG7David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
54SUPER ONEC3Michael Freedman
55TAWTEENM4David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
56TERRAVISTAG6Joseph Pride
57TIGER TEES (NZ)G8Joseph Pride
58ULMANNH4Peter G Moody
59UNDER THE LOUVREH5Robert Smerdon
60WAWAILM4David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
61WE’RE GONNA ROCKG9Tony Romeo
62WINXM4Chris Waller

News:

English trainer Ed Dunlop rates the Melbourne Cup field as the strongest he has come up against.

Dunlop’s crowd favourite and three-time runner-up Red Cadeaux is back for the fifth year in a row and has been joined by stablemate Trip To Paris, a five-year-old on his first journey outside England.

Dunlop was impressed with Trip To Paris’s second to Mongolian Khan in the Caulfield Cup and believe he has a chance on Tuesday.

“There are a lot of very good horses in this race,” Dunlop said on Sunday.

“I think is the best Melbourne Cup I’ve competed in. There are a lot of horses I think can win, locals and the internationals.”

Dunlop won’t predict that 2015 will be the year Red Cadeaux finally goes one better in the Cup nor will he say if it will be the horse’s final race.

“I don’t know. I’ve said this is it about four times, so we’ll wait and see what happens on Tuesday.”

The popular British stayer is now 10, although Dunlop is quick to point out that he is nine by English calculations: “It sounds better.”

No horse older than eight has won the Cup.

Red Cadeaux has made the long trip out to Australia six times. Earlier this year he came to Sydney where he ran second to Criterion in the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

“He seems to become a different horse around here,” he said.

Should Red Cadeaux run second for the fourth time, Dunlop said he would still be very proud.

“If he runs in the top four it would be an astonishing result for a horse of his age to come to this country six times,” he said.

Jockey Tommy Berry is confident Trip To Paris can deliver him and Dunlop a first Melbourne Cup win, which is exactly what the gelding’s enthusiastic owners in the La Grange Partnership also hope.

Trip To Paris is now the star among the horses owned by Andy Gemmell, who joined the syndicate in September after the horse won the Ascot Gold Cup over 4023m in June.

Owning a Melbourne Cup runner has been a big dream for the blind 63-year-old.

“Ed rang me up and knew that I was desperate to get involved in the Melbourne Cup and asked me if I’d be prepared to be involved,” Gemmell told AAP.

“It didn’t take much thinking about it.”

Gemmell, attending his eighth Melbourne Cup, believes Trip To Paris can do the job.

“He’s a stayer that has a great turn of foot and over two miles, 2400m, it’s really useful. I think he’ll bring it to play on Tuesday.

“I think he’s a bit special. I’d love to emulate the great Red Cadeaux, his stablemate.”

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