MSS Security Sprint Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 MSS Security Sprint which is to be run at Flemington on Tuesday 3rd, October 2015 at 4:35PM. View the MSS Security Sprint Field.

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Race 9 – 4:35PM MSS Security Sprint (1200 METRES)
Of $150,000.1st $90,000, 2nd $27,000, 3rd $13,500, 4th $6,750, 5th $3,750, 6th $3,000, 7th $3,000, 8th $3,000 LISTED
Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 20 + 4 EM


No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Opie Bosson 4 58.5kg
2 KURO (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Hugh Bowman 12 57.5kg
3 GREGERS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Williams 6 57kg
4 GRIANTE David Brideoake Steven Arnold 18 56kg
5 AFLEET ESPRIT David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 11 54kg
6 COUNTRYMAN Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver 17 54kg
7 KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 13 54kg
8 SEA LORD Stephen Brown Dom Tourneur 5 54kg
9 FAST AND FREE Mick Price Ms Jackie Beriman (a) 9 54kg
10 PAGO ROCK David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Chad Schofield 15 54kg
11 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Daniel Stackhouse 16 54kg
12 MANDLA Mick Price Michael Dee (a) 8 54kg
13 WE’RE GONNA ROCK Tony Romeo Darren Gauci 10 54kg
14 NAUTICAL Nikki Burke Glyn Schofield 3 54kg
15 THE THIEF Stephen Brown Chris Parnham 7 54kg
16 VILLOPOTO Paul A Jones Luke Currie 2 54kg
17 SARAJEVO John O’Shea James McDonald 14 54kg
18 COLORS OF THE WIND Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Damian Lane 1 54kg


The Melbourne Cup comes down to having the right horse, the right trainer, the right jockey and the right preparation, but most of all luck.

“It’s a Melbourne Cup. We need a lot of luck,” said Tom Magnier, Australian boss of thoroughbred racing and breeding operation Coolmore, which has Kingfisher and Bondi Beach in Tuesday’s race.

In the decade since Sir Michael Stoute, one of the biggest names in world racing, last had a Melbourne Cup runner the world’s richest handicap race has only become tougher.

“I love the race. For years I’ve wanted to come and be competitive in it,” Sir Michael, who has the topweight Snow Sky and whose last Cup runner was Distinction in 2005, said.

“We’ve brought a much better horse this time because we have to.”

It has taken English trainer Michael Bell 26 years to find a horse he deemed suitable to bring to Australia – Big Orange.

After getting everything right to come here – including an owner with deep pockets to pay for the flights and a suitable horse that also has the staying form for the 3200m – it still comes down to those lucky or unlucky three-and-a-half minutes.

“A lot of it’s where you are in the field, if you get a smooth run, if you’re boxed in, if you’re there or if you’re this or you’re that,” Bell said after watching “about 100 Melbourne Cups” since arriving in Australia.

“I think a lot depends on if your horse gets a smooth run round and can move when he wants to. I think that’s probably more important than half a kilo here or half a kilo there.”

Godolphin, the racing and breeding operation owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed, has tried more than a dozen times to win the Melbourne Cup.

Its best performance has been to come runner-up three times, just like popular English stayer Red Cadeaux.

“This is a great race to win, we’re trying,” Saeed bin Suroor, trainer of Sky Hunter, said.

“We’ll come back next year and the next year.”

Coolmore for one is looking to high-profile owner and four-time Melbourne Cup winner Lloyd Williams to share his luck through the two horses in their partnership.

Williams, pointing skywards, summed it up: “The guy up there now has to smile on you.”

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