The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Presto Matriarch Stakes which is to be run at Flemington on Saturday 7th, November 2015 at 5:05PM. View the Presto Matriarch Stakes Field.
|Race 8 – 5:05PM Presto Matriarch Stakes (2000 METRES)|
|Of $300,000.1st $180,000, 2nd $54,000, 3rd $27,000, 4th $13,500, 5th $7,500, 6th $6,000, 7th $6,000, 8th $6,000 GROUP 2
Set Weights plus Penalties, Four-Years-Old and Upwards, Mares, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|1||LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||16||59.5kg|
|2||THUNDER LADY (NZ)||John Sargent||Blake Shinn||15||58.5kg|
|3||ORIENTAL LADY (GER)||Kris Lees||Damian Browne||18||57.5kg|
|4||PONDAROSA MISS (NZ)||Peter Hollinshead||Dwayne Dunn||13||57.5kg|
|5||CASINO DANCER||Mike Van Gestel||James McDonald||9||56.5kg|
|6||NO TRICKS (NZ)||Wayne Walters||Stephen Baster||2||56.5kg|
|7||BALLET SUITE||Chris Waller||4||56kg|
|8||MANAGERESS||Colin & Cindy Alderson||Chris Parnham||10||55kg|
|9||UNGRATEFUL ELLEN||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||12||55kg|
|10||SURE YOU CAN (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||James Winks||6||55kg|
|11||LADY CUMQUAT||Darren Weir||8||55kg|
|12||IMPERIAL LASS (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Ms Linda Meech||14||55kg|
|13||ZARZALI||James Cummings||Glen Boss||1||55kg|
|14||INISHOWEN||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Craig Newitt||11||55kg|
|15||SPANISH LOVE (NZ)||Mark Kavanagh||3||55kg|
|16||LONG FACE GRACE||Mark Kavanagh||7||55kg|
|17e||RING DA BELLE||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||5||55kg|
|18e||HOLY COW||Michael Kent||17||55kg|
HOW THE EXPERTS PREDICTED THE 100-1 MELBOURNE CUP WINNER WOULD PERFORM:
“Every year, there are always a couple of Melbourne Cup horses which couldn’t win the race with a 100m headstart and a jetpack on their rear fetlocks. Prince of Penzance has a good trainer, jockey and barrier. But if you draw him in your office sweep, your best bet is to swap tickets sneakily with the office drunk. Either that or quit your job.” – Anthony Sharwood, news.com.au
“He likes to grind away up on the pace but lacks the class to win a Melbourne Cup.” – Ron Dufficy, The Daily Telegraph
“It wouldn’t surprise to see him leading them up the first time around, but if he’s still in front the second time around it would be a tremendous shock. Given his honesty, he can probably outrun his odds and my expectations. But to see him challenging for the placings would be a real surprise and I just can’t see it happening. Predicted finish: 23rd.” – Andrew Hawkins, The Roar.
“He’s yet to run over the Melbourne Cup trip but has shown his staying ability over 2600m races before. The rise in grade looks too much for him here though.” – Fox Sports
“This is the race he has been aimed at and he showed he is starting to run into his best form when running a good second in the Moonee Valley Cup … He will start at a princely price and with a nice weight he’s just the sort to throw into the multiples.” – Andrew Garvey, The Age
“Has not won since last year’s Moonee Valley Cup and really needs soft ground to show his best, which he won’t get on Tuesday.” – Fairfax interactive form guide.