The Final Field has been released for the 2015 Queensland Cup which is to be run at Sunshine Coast on Saturday 4th, July 2015 at 15:17PM. View the Queensland Cup Field.
|Race 6 – 3:17PM HUTCHINSON BUILDERS QUEENSLAND CUP (3200 METRES)|
|Of $150,000.1st $96,000, 2nd $30,000, 3rd $15,000, 4th $6,000, 5th $3,000 LISTED
Quality, Minimum Weight 58kg, Weight Raised 4kg, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 18 + 5 EM
|1||LOVETHEBEACHES||Steve Hodge||Paul King||9||58kg|
|2||MAJOR MAJOR||Bryce Heys||Timothy Bell||7||58kg|
|3||MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB)||Michael Moroney||Robbie Fradd||1||58kg|
|4||HUSSON CHOICE||David Vandyke||Tegan Harrison||2||58kg|
|5||POP ’N’ SCOTCH||Liam Birchley||Paul Hammersley||5||58kg|
|6||BARGE AND CHARGE||Andrew Williamson||Glen Colless||8||58kg|
|7||MONACO DOLL (NZ)||Toby Edmonds||Ryan Wiggins||4||58kg|
|8||BACHELOR ZEEL (NZ)||Frank Ritchie||Jason Taylor||3||58kg|
|9||COUNT ROMANO||Peter Blackwell||Micheal Hellyer||6||58kg|
Talented apprentice Michael Dee has had a career-best day in the saddle with four winners at Ballarat.
The New Zealand rider has been based in Melbourne since January and said riding half the card at Wednesday’s metropolitan meeting was a highlight of his career to date.
“I’ve never ridden four winners before,” Dee told Racing Live.
“I’m thrilled to ride four winners and almost get five.
“I’m very lucky with the day that I’ve had.”
Dee brought up his fourth win on the imported Shikapour in the Racing.com NJT Series Heat 9 (2000m).
The two-kilo claimer had earlier steered To Be Honest, Coronation Shallan and Parwan Prince to victory and finished second in another race on Not A Llama.
Coronation Shallan got home in a driving three-way finish to the Winter Championship Series Heat while Parwan Prince surged clear in the final 200m to win a benchmark race for three-year-olds by 2-1/2 lengths first-up.
Craig Williams, who missed the meeting through suspension, maintains a one-win lead over Dwayne Dunn in the Melbourne premiership after Dunn went winless at Ballarat.
Damien Oliver relinquished his rides at the meeting because he was ill and he remains another win further back.
Luke Nolen has been suspended for 12 meetings for careless riding aboard Reticent in the final race with his ban due to start after Saturday’s Caulfield meeting.