Doomben Cup nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Doomben Cup. The Doomben Cup will be run on Saturday 21st May at Doomben racecourse.

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1AMBIENCEF3John O’Shea
2ASTRONOMOS (GB)H5David Vandyke
3CYLINDER BEACH (NZ)G3Desleigh Forster
4EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB)H6Gai Waterhouse
5GALLANTE (IRE)G5Robert Hickmott
6HAURAKIG4John O’Shea
7HAVANA COOLER (IRE)G6John O’Shea
8HONEY TOASTG5Ben Currie
9INDEX LINKED (GB)G8Chris Waller
10IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA)G5John O’Shea
11JETSET LAD (NZ)G8Brian Smith
12JUNOOB (GB)G8Chris Waller
13KOOL KOMPANY (IRE)H4Chris Waller
14LADY LE FAY (NZ)M5Chris Waller
15LEEBAZ (NZ)G6Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
16LESS IS MORE (FR)G8David Vandyke
17LOCK’S LEGENDG6Brian Smith
18MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)H4Darren Weir
19MASTER ZEPHYR (GB)G4Darren Weir
20MAURUS (GB)G5David Vandyke
21MESSENEG7Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
22MORIARTY (IRE)G8Chris Waller
23NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB)M6Robert Smerdon
24OLD NORTHC3John O’Shea
25OPINION (IRE)G7Chris Waller
26OUR IVANHOWE (GER)H6Lee & Anthony Freedman
27PUCCINI (NZ)H5Darren Weir
28RAW IMPULSE (GB)H4Darren Weir
29REAL LOVEM5Darren Weir
30SAKHEE’S SOLDIER (NZ)G5Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
31SHOREHAMG6Gerald Ryan
32SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ)G6John & Chris Meagher
33SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE)G7David Vandyke
34SIR MOMENTSG5Steven O’dea
35SPIRITJIM (FR)H6Chris Waller
36STRAWBERRY BOYG7Chris Waller
37TALES OF GRIMM (USA)G7Chris Waller
38TARLOSHAN (NZ)M6Graeme Boyd
39VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ)G4Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
40WEARY (FR)G6Chris Waller

News:

Star Queensland apprentice James Orman has been called up to ride Wagga Gold Cup winner Messene in the Group One Doomben Cup.

Messene, who was second in the Group One Railway Stakes in Perth last year, won the Group Three Wagga Cup by two lengths.

It is a great reward for Orman’s hard work as he leads the Queensland jockeys premiership with 126 overall winners and is third on the metropolitan ladder with 58 season winners.

“It is a real honour to get a ride for the Hawkes training team. Messene looks a genuine chance,” Orman said.

The 19-year-old had his first Group One ride in Saturday’s BTC Cup for a midfield finish on the Joe Pride-trained Target In Sight.

He then showed he was more than capable of holding his own in top company when he replaced Michael Cahill on Cylinder Beach in Saturday’s Rough Habit Plate.

The young jockey got a glowing report from trainer Desleigh Forster after Cylinder Beach finished second to Mackintosh.

“I would love to stay on Cylinder Beach for the Queensland Derby but of course Michael will have first call,” Orman said.

Cahill missed the ride after suffering concussion in a fall from Artlee after the line in the BTC Cup.

The veteran jockey literally didn’t know what day it was and was quickly stood down.

He will have to produce a medical clearance to ride another Hawkes runner Leebaz, the Hollindale Stakes winner, in Saturday’s Doomben Cup.

Hollindale runner-up Hauraki is the $3.90 favourite for the Cup but the big market mover has been Raw Impulse who is in to $5.50 second favourite.

The Darren Weir-trained Raw Impulse won a Caulfield 2000m handicap by three lengths on Saturday but is not a confirmed Doomben Cup starter.

Messene is at $19 in latest markets.

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