Darley Goodwood Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Darley Goodwood which is to be run at Morphettville racecourse on Saturday 21st, May 2016. View the Darley Goodwood Field.

1FLAMBERGEMathew Ellerton & Simon ZahraDamian Lane1759kg
2THE QUARTERBACKRobbie GriffithsMatthew Allen158.5kg
3BLACK HEART BARTDarren WeirBrad Rawiller257kg
4CHURCHILL DANCERDavid Hayes & Tom DabernigNicholas Hall1557kg
5GRIANTEDavid BrideoakeCraig Williams356.5kg
6BIG MONEYRodney NorthamRobert Thompson1456.5kg
7SMOKIN’ JOEYWez HunterCraig Newitt556.5kg
8NOSTRADAMUSPhillip StokesDom Tourneur2056.5kg
9FAST ’N’ ROCKINGDavid Hayes & Tom DabernigStephen Baster1656kg
10DAYTONA GREYLeon Macdonald & Andrew GluyasClare Lindop1856kg
11UNDER THE LOUVRERobert SmerdonDwayne Dunn1155.5kg
12ADMIRALBarry CampbellBrendon McCoull655.5kg
13FAATINAHDavid Hayes & Tom DabernigDylan Dunn (a)1055.5kg
14SUPER ONELee & Anthony FreedmanDaniel Moor1354.5kg
15SUPIDOMichael KentJames Winks954.5kg
16SIRBIBLERussell BellWayne Kerford1954.5kg
17CASHEDRyan BalfourTodd Pannell454.5kg
18MISS PROMISCUITYDavid Hayes & Tom DabernigMs Linda Meech854kg
19SHEIDELDavid Hayes & Tom DabernigMatthew Neilson1253.5kg
20SOOBOOGDarren WeirDean Yendall753kg


Melbourne’s fickle weather will determine whether former Sydney sprinter Rain Affair takes his place at Flemington.

Now in the care of Daniel Bowman at Warrnambool, Rain Affair is among nominations for The Straight Six (1200m) on Saturday.

Melbourne’s metropolitan tracks in recent weeks have been on the firm side and that is a concern for Bowman.

“We’re going to accept and see what the weather does and what the track ends up being,” Bowman said.

“It’s been a bit firm at Flemington lately so if it’s too firm we won’t be running.

“We’re not going to risk the horse.”

Formerly trained by Joe Pride, Rain Affair is into his second preparation for Bowman after three runs last spring.

Bowman explained Rain Affair, a winner of 12 of his 39 starts, came to his stable for a change of environment and racing direction after being winless since the 2013 Missile Stakes at Randwick.

“He hasn’t won for a long time and there are no grand plans,” Bowman said.

“We’re just trying to place him where he will be competitive and to try and get him winning again.

“At this time of year we’d like to be racing on softer ground, which is what you would expect, but it isn’t happening.”

Rain Affair struck a wet track to begin his most recent campaign, but the race didn’t pan out for the rising nine-year-old in the Wangoom Handicap at Warrnambool.

Drawing an inside barrier, Rain Affair received early interference that resulted in Michelle Payne being suspended.

Bowman said Rain Affair found himself in unfamiliar territory after being checked and resented racing in behind horses.

“We have put a line through his first-up run,” Bowman said.

“For a horse that has probably never had one cross him, to be pocketed in behind them after being checked, it set him off and he wanted to over-race.

“He’s not a horse that can sit and sprint, he’s got to be free-rolling and he didn’t get that opportunity.”

Bowman said Warrnambool’s beach facilities had helped Rain Affair recover well from his first-up run.

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