Grafton Cup Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Haulage Grafton Cup which is to be run at Grafton on Thursday 9th, July 2015 at 3:55PM. View the Haulage Grafton Cup Field.

Race 7 – 3:55PM BLANCHARD HAULAGE GRAFTON CUP (2350 METRES)
Of $150,000.1st $90,000, 2nd $30,000, 3rd $15,000, 4th $7,500, 5th $3,000, 6th $1,500, 7th $1,500, 8th $1,500, Starter Subsidy $200 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM

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NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1BONFIRE (GB)Gai WaterhouseBlake Shinn1459kg
2BANCA MOBevan LamingTimothy Bell1658.5kg
3SHOREHAMGerald RyanBrenton Avdulla456.5kg
4KAPOUR (IRE)Ciaron MaherKerrin McEvoy656kg
5DANCHAI (GB)Chris WallerHugh Bowman255.5kg
6DARCI BE GOOD (NZ)Andrew WilliamsonBrad Pengelly1155.5kg
7REIGNINGChris WallerGlyn Schofield154.5kg
8GOSH (IRE)Chris WallerGlyn Schofield1054kg
9NOISY OCEANBryan GuyTommy Berry1554kg
10PHRASESBindi CheersAndrew Gibbons354kg
11DREAM FOLKGregory HickmanMs Winona Costin (a)554kg
12MAURUS (GB)David VandykeJason Collett1354kg
13ARCHEAN (USA)David VandykeBlake Spriggs954kg
14MULLET MANRuth CooperMatthew Paget1254kg
15KINGSTON TIMEPaul GrillsMs Jodi Worley (a)754kg
16RAPIDUS (NZ)Bindi CheersRaymond Spokes854kg

News:

Amanda Turner believes Intrepid Way will be better when he is older but she will give him one more opportunity to add to his two-year-old record.

The gelding has won two of his four starts and will line up in Saturday’s 2YO handicap (1400m) at Randwick against a similar field he beat at Rosehill on June 27.

Trained by Turner in partnership with Mauro Poletti at Warwick Farm, Intrepid Way has done all his racing on wet tracks with rain expected in Sydney later in the week.

“I will take his blood later in the week just to be sure but at the moment it is better than it was before he won,” Turner said.

“The track should still be soft enough for him and the good news is we have got Winona (Costin) to ride again.”

Intrepid Way’s Rosehill win was one of three on the day for Costin, a runaway leader in the Sydney apprentices’ title.

There were 12 entries taken on Monday for the juvenile race including Electric Tribute, a wayward second to Intrepid Way at Rosehill.

The David Pfieffer-trained Electric Tribute veered out sharply in the final 50 metres and Tye Angland’s attempts to straighten him using the whip earned him a week-long suspension, ruling him out of the ride on Saturday.

Turner said Intrepid Way would have a short break before his next campaign.

“He will go out for about a month after Saturday,” she said.

“And he will go out a fit horse. He is a big eater but you wouldn’t know that to look at him.

“I can’t see where it goes but he’s unlikely to get too heavy in the spelling paddock.

“I think he will get up to 1600 and possibly 2000 metres later on and that opens up options.

“While he’s out spelling, I’ll take a good look at the program.”

In little more than a week since Intrepid Way’s win, the Turner-Poletti team has sent out another three runners with Bring Luck running two minor places, Sweet Kiss winning at Warwick Farm last Wednesday and Sabino Speed successful at Kembla Grange on Monday.

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