The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Grand Prix Stakes which is to be run at Doomben on Saturday 23rd, May 2015 at 1:57PM. View the Grand Prix Stakes Field.
|Race 5 – 1:57PM MULLINS LAWYERS GRAND PRIX STAKES (2020 METRES)|
|Of $150,000.1st $96,000, 2nd $30,000, 3rd $15,000, 4th $6,000, 5th $3,000 GROUP 3
Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM
|1||JUMBO PRINCE||Michael Nolan||Luke Tarrant (a)||16||57kg|
|2||WORTHY CAUSE||John Zielke||Justin P Stanley||14||57kg|
|3||BACHMAN||Gerald Ryan||Michael Cahill||2||57kg|
|4||SADLER’S LAKE||Chris Waller||Blake Shinn||17||57kg|
|5||QUICK STRIKE||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||1||57kg|
|6||REDOUTABLE HEART||Chris Waller||James McDonald||9||57kg|
|7||UPHAM (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Kerrin McEvoy||11||57kg|
|8||RHODIN DRIVE||Helen Page||Glen Boss||4||57kg|
|9||CHILLIN WITH DYLAN||Ben Ahrens||Ryan Wiggins||3||57kg|
|10||MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||8||57kg|
|11||INAUGURATION||Peter G Moody||Hugh Bowman||7||57kg|
|12||RECKLESS ABANDON||Liam Birchley||Larry Cassidy||5||57kg|
|14||HARRY (NZ)||Murray Baker||Zac Purton||12||57kg|
|15||LUCOBLU (NZ)||Paul H Duncan||10||57kg|
|16||LORD DISICK||Michael Moroney||Tommy Berry||6||57kg|
|17e||SAM DE HERO||Chris Anderson||13||57kg|
Trainer Bjorn Baker will cover himself against Sebrina drawing poorly in an obvious Queensland Oaks lead-up by accepting with the promising filly in a lesser Sydney race.
Sebrina has been entered for the Group Two The Roses at Doomben as well as a benchmark race against her own age at Randwick on Saturday.
Baker said it was his preference to send Sebrina to Queensland but he would wait until he sees how she fares at acceptance time.
“If she draws well in Brisbane we’ll probably go up there but if not we’ve got the option to stay back here as well,” Baker said.
Sebrina is a $13 Queensland Oaks chance and she will go into her Saturday engagement as a last-start midweek winner over 1600m.
Should Baker decide to keep Sebrina in Sydney, she will take on the colts and geldings in a 2000m race that is also certain to have implications for the Oaks and the Queensland Derby.
She is the 59kg topweight in an entry list where all but two of the 22 nominations are among the pay ups for the Oaks on Saturday week or the Derby a week later.
Sebrina was stakes-placed when resuming over 1400m at Randwick on April 18 before scoring a clear-cut win on a heavy track at Warwick Farm.
The Chris Waller-trained Redoubtable Heart, Mike Moroney’s Lord Disick and Heavy from the Ciaron Maher stable are Randwick nominations which have also been entered for the Grand Prix Stakes, a traditional Queensland Derby preview.
Bagman, one of three McKell Cup nominations for Waller, is the 59kg topweight for the Listed race.
The veteran stayer has 1kg more than Destiny’s Kiss with Melbourne stayer Shoreham on 57kg.
Waller’s well-performed three-year-old Delectation shares equal topweight with 59.5kg for the open-class sprint.