Tattersall’s Mile Handicap Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Tattersall’s Mile Handicap which is to be run at Doomben racecourse on Saturday 23rd, July 2016. View the Tattersall’s Mile Handicap Field.

1STEEL ZIPPat DuffBrad Stewart1059kg
2JETSET LAD (NZ)Brian SmithPaul Hammersley357.5kg
3FLAMBOYERKelly DoughtyJeff Lloyd157kg
4AKAVOROUNCiaron MaherDamian Browne1256kg
5HARADA BAYJohn & Chris MeagherLuke Dittman1155.5kg
6BEWHATYOUWANNABERobert HeathcoteMichael Cahill555kg
7FELTREBrian SmithJames Orman (a)755kg
8LAUTERBRUNNENRobert HeathcoteJim Byrne954kg
9ADORABEEL (NZ)Helen PageRyan Wiggins454kg
10HI SONDavid Kelly254kg
11BRETTANDoug Roberts654kg
12PERFECT PUNCHMaryann BrosnanMs Tegan Harrison854kg


After almost two years out of racing, one-time Caulfield Cup prospect Singing is set to return to the track.

Singing was heading for the 2014 Melbourne spring carnival after finishing second behind subsequent Melbourne Cup winner and fellow Australian Bloodstock-owned Protectionist in a Group Two race in Hamburg.

But injury kept him out of racing for almost a year before he returned a winner in Baden in June 2015.

He had two more starts in Germany, unplaced efforts in Group One and Two races, before injury problems re-emerged and kept him sidelined since August last year.

The Kris Lees-trained entire will make his Australian debut in the 1900m benchmark handicap at Canterbury on Saturday.

“He had a stack of ability early days but as to whether he reclaims that form we’ve just got to wait and see now,” Australian Bloodstock’s Jamie Lovett said.

“If he was to race well then you could start to think of aiming him at a better race but you’re just a bit reluctant to do that until you see them back racing.”

Singing will carry 60kg after apprentice jockey Koby Jennings’ 2kg claim.

“He’s being asked to carry a weight on the ability he had a couple of years ago,” Lovett said.

“He’s certainly not the horse he was when he got that rating.”

Lovett said he would be disappointed if Singing did not run well, but was sceptical because the horse had spent so much time out of racing.

Meanwhile, Protectionist’s performance in the Group One Grosser Pries in Berlin on August 14 will determine whether he heads to Australia to try to win a second Melbourne cup.

It will be the first time Protectionist has competed at the top level in Europe and he will be coming off a strong victory in a Group Two race in Hamburg on July 3.

“If he were to win that then we certainly wouldn’t be scared to set sights on either coming back for a Melbourne Cup or running in a better race in Europe,” Lovett said.

“He just looks like he’s got his action back and the confidence to go with it.”

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