Mackinnon Stakes Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes which is to be run at Flemington on Saturday 31st, October 2015 at 3:05PM. View the Mackinnon Stakes Field.

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Race 6 – 3:05PM Longines Mackinnon Stakes (2000 METRES)
Of $1,000,000.1st $600,000, 2nd $180,000, 3rd $90,000, 4th $45,000, 5th $25,000, 6th $20,000, 7th $20,000, 8th $20,000 GROUP 1
Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 18 + 4 EM


1FAWKNERRobert HickmottDamien Oliver1559kg
2HAPPY TRAILSPaul BesharaDwayne Dunn659kg
3EXTRA ZERODavid Hayes & Tom DabernigMichael Walker1059kg
4PORNICHET (FR)Gai WaterhouseJim Cassidy459kg
5CONTRIBUTER (IRE)John O’SheaJames McDonald759kg
6WEARY (FR)Chris WallerGlyn Schofield1359kg
7GAILO CHOP (FR)Antoine de WatrigantBen Melham559kg
8INDEX LINKED (GB)Chris WallerBlake Shinn1159kg
9MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE)John O’SheaOpie Bosson159kg
10ECUADOR (NZ)Gai WaterhouseTommy Berry359kg
11MAGIC ARTIST (IRE)Andreas WohlerBrenton Avdulla259kg
12FLAMINGO STAR (GER)Chris WallerHugh Bowman959kg
13STRATUM STARDarren WeirCraig Williams1458kg
14RISING ROMANCE (NZ)David Hayes & Tom DabernigDamian Lane1257kg
15SET SQUARECiaron MaherLuke Currie856kg


Tommy Berry earned stable praise for his deftness to win on Chautauqua, but it is likely a different ride will be needed if Binary claims back-to-back midweek victories at Canterbury.

While Berry’s calmness in an awkward situation helped Chautauqua claim the Group One Manikato Stakes, it will be his vigour that could make the difference on Binary on Wednesday.

Binary is the early favourite for the Hyland Race Colours Handicap after winning at Warwick Farm when he settled in the first three and was sooled along at the 400m to keep is mind on the task.

“On his day, this horse has got a lot of ability,” co-trainer Michael Hawkes said.

“But he’s the type of horse you need to stand over a little bit. That’s what we wanted from Tommy (at Warwick Farm) and he did improve. It was a good, positive run.”

Berry has been cleared for Canterbury rides after a fall at Randwick last Saturday cost him a double for the Hawkes stable.

He won on the two-year-old Star Turn but missed the winning ride when he was replaced on Secret Prophet.

The fall came less than 24 hours after Berry brought Chautauqua from near last to win the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley in ride Wayne Hawkes acknowledged was the difference between winning and losing.

Berry complained of shoulder muscle and neck soreness but he was back in the saddle during a hectic barrier trial session at Rosehill on Tuesday.

Binary holds a call of favouritism over Waltzing Willie, one of two rides Godolphin jockey James McDonald has for leading trainer Chris Waller.

Waltzing Willie resumed with an all-the-way win over 1550m at Canterbury and is one 13 acceptors in six races from the Waller stable out of measly 55 for the meeting.

Early favourites from the Waller yard are Sheezalady (race two), Torgersen (race three), Gigolo (race four) and Dance Of Heroes (race five).

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