The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Sunshine Coast Cup which is to be run at Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 26th, January 2016 at 4:50PM. View the Sunshine Coast Cup Field.
|1||STEEL ZIP||Pat Duff||Brad Stewart||1||59kg|
|2||SALUTER||Robert Heathcote||Michael Cahill||10||55kg|
|3||WEINHOLT||Desleigh Forster||Robbie Fradd||7||54kg|
|4||FINISHING CARD||Shane Edmonds||14||54kg|
|5||TIMELESS PRINCE||Tony Newing||Paul Hammersley||12||54kg|
|6||FELTRE||Lynn Tipper||Ryan Wiggins||13||54kg|
|7||PILLAR OF CREATION||Tony Sears||Anthony Allen (late alt)||4||54kg|
|8||VICTORY HOTEL||Trevor Miller||James Orman (a)||9||54kg|
|9||HONEY TOAST||Ben Currie||Geoffrey Goold||5||54kg|
|10||MURT THE FLIRT||Brendan McCarthy||Daniel Stackhouse||6||54kg|
|11||LUCKY BLACK||Chris Munce||Eddie Wilkinson||8||54kg|
|12||BUAKAW||Michael Lakey||Glen Colless||15||54kg|
|13||LIBERATION||Barry Lockwood||Brad Pengelly||16||54kg|
|14||MOON AND THE STARS||Harold Norman||Jason Taylor||3||54kg|
|15||SAMBUCA SHOT||Robert R Wilson||Ms Tegan Harrison||11||54kg|
|16||MISCHIEVOUS DEVIL||Peter & William Hulbert||Jim Byrne||2||54kg|
Three successive wins victories with a combined winning margin of 11 lengths isn’t enough to convince trainer Steve Tregea that Mandryka is the real deal.
But he will be happy to change his mind if the four-year-old can extend his winning streak at his stiffest test so far in the Sky Thoroughbred Central Handicap at Doomben on Saturday.
“Let’s face it, he hasn’t been beating much. If you are going to get over-excited about beating some of those horses you are in for a disappointment,” Tregea said.
“But for saying that he is out to his right staying distances and he has been doing it well at the end of his races.
“I suppose we will know more after Saturday. He will go for a spell no matter what and then we might think about the winter.”
Mandryka is by Commands out of Helissio mare Helena’s Opera, a half-sister to Fine Society, winner of the 2003 Canterbury Guineas.
“Helena’s Opera is also a half-sister to Silver Point who we sold to South Africa and he was their top three-year-old in his year,” Tregea said.
“So the staying lines are there for Mandryka.”