Ipswich Cup Handicap Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Ipswich Cup Handicap which is to be run at Ipswich on Saturday 13th, June 2015 at 3:17PM. View the Ipswich Cup Handicap Field.

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Of $175,000.1st $112,000, 2nd $35,000, 3rd $17,500, 4th $7,000, 5th $3,500 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 BANCA MO Bevan Laming Timothy Bell 5 59kg
2 DARCI BE GOOD (NZ) Andrew Williamson Damian Browne 6 57kg
3 VOLKHERE Robert Heathcote Tegan Harrison 12 55.5kg
4 HI SON Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 11 54.5kg
5 NOISY OCEAN Bryan Guy Robbie Fradd 8 54kg
6 DANCHAI (GB) Chris Waller Luke Tarrant (a) 2 54kg
7 KURTLEY Leon Davies Paul Hammersley 9 54kg
8 BALIGARI Lloyd Kennewell Ric McMahon 4 54kg
9 SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ) John, Dan & Chris Meagher Jeff Lloyd 13 54kg
10 MISS HUSSON Bruce W Hill Matthew McGuren (a) 10 54kg
11 NO TRICKS (NZ) Wayne Walters Michael Cahill 1 54kg
12 VODNIK (IRE) Bruce W Hill Glen Colless 7 54kg
13 BACHELOR ZEEL (NZ) Frank Ritchie Jason Taylor 3 54kg


The sister of multiple Group One winner Mentality is starting to live up to her breeding with victory at Flemington giving her two wins from three starts.

The filly raced on the pace and dug deep to beat Benny Dee by a long neck in Wednesday’s racing.com Handicap (1420m).

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said Rationality had been allowed time to develop and would continue to improve into her four-year-old year.

After winning her maiden on the Geelong Synthetic track, Rationality progressed to city company at Flemington and the plan is now to win a stakes race with the daughter on Flying Spur.

The filly is raced by John Messara’s Arrowfield Stud and broadcaster Alan Jones’ Belford Productions.

“They’re not in a rush with her and neither are we,” Hawkes said.

“She’s a big, strong filly going somewhere.

“We’ll probably give her at least one more and then put her away.

“At the end of the day she’s a city winner so now we’ve got to try and get a stakes race for her.”

Hawkes said Rationality was a cracking sort of filly, a lot like her elder brother Mentality who won three Group One races over the Randwick mile – the Champagne Stakes, Randwick Guineas and George Main Stakes.

“She’s Mentality’s sister and she’s probably the best sort I’ve seen since him,” Hawkes said.

“We’ve got the two-year-old half-brother Collegiate that is also a good sort but there has been a few in between that weren’t as good.”

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