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.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 AMBIENCE F 3 John O’Shea
2 ASTRONOMOS (GB) H 5 David Vandyke
3 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 3 Desleigh Forster
4 EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 6 Gai Waterhouse
5 GALLANTE (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott
6 HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea
8 HONEY TOAST G 5 Ben Currie
9 INDEX LINKED (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
10 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 5 John O’Shea
11 JETSET LAD (NZ) G 8 Brian Smith
12 JUNOOB (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
13 KOOL KOMPANY (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller
14 LADY LE FAY (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller
15 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
16 LESS IS MORE (FR) G 8 David Vandyke
17 LOCK’S LEGEND G 6 Brian Smith
18 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir
19 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 4 Darren Weir
20 MAURUS (GB) G 5 David Vandyke
21 MESSENE G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
22 MORIARTY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller
23 NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) M 6 Robert Smerdon
24 OLD NORTH C 3 John O’Shea
25 OPINION (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
26 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman
27 PUCCINI (NZ) H 5 Darren Weir
28 RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 4 Darren Weir
29 REAL LOVE M 5 Darren Weir
30 SAKHEE’S SOLDIER (NZ) G 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
31 SHOREHAM G 6 Gerald Ryan
32 SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ) G 6 John & Chris Meagher
33 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) G 7 David Vandyke
34 SIR MOMENTS G 5 Steven O’dea
35 SPIRITJIM (FR) H 6 Chris Waller
36 STRAWBERRY BOY G 7 Chris Waller
37 TALES OF GRIMM (USA) G 7 Chris Waller
38 TARLOSHAN (NZ) M 6 Graeme Boyd
39 VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) G 4 Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs
40 WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller


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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