The Bart Cummings Field – 2015

The Final Field has been released for the 2015 The Bart Cummings which is to be run at Flemington on Sunday 4th, October 2015 at 3:30PM. View the Bart Cummings.

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Race 6 – 3:30PM The Bart Cummings (2520 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 3
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 1 60kg
2 PRECEDENCE (NZ) James Cummings Blake Shinn 3 57kg
3 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 56kg
4 CRAFTY CRUISER Bryce Stanaway 9 54.5kg
5 FOUNDRY (IRE) Robert Hickmott Craig Williams 4 54.5kg
6 LA AMISTAD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 17 54kg
7 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston Dwayne Dunn 11 54kg
8 LIKE A CAROUSEL Ken Keys Luke Currie 13 54kg
9 SONNTAG Henry Dwyer Michael Dee (a) 12 54kg
10 BOLD SNIPER (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Chris Parnham 18 54kg
11 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) Gai Waterhouse 15 54kg
12 KAPOUR (IRE) Ciaron Maher Tommy Berry 16 54kg
13 MAYGROVE Murray Baker 7 54kg
14 RENEW (IRE) Archie Alexander Dean Yendall 5 54kg
15 DE LITTLE ENGINE Danny O’Brien 14 54kg
16 WEXFORD TOWN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Damian Lane 10 54kg
17e AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Darren Weir Glen Boss 2 54kg
18e MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB) Michael Moroney 8 54kg


The stewards’ report says Perignon might have had an excuse for her last-start fifth in the Tea Rose Stakes but her trainer still expected more from the filly.

Perignon gets the chance to live up to Gerald Ryan’s expectations in Saturday’s Group One Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.

After the Tea Rose, Perignon was found to have a poor post-race recovery and a case of the thumps – a condition which results in irregular spasms of the diaphragm and is sometimes compared to hiccups in humans.

“She’s as good as gold,” Ryan said. “At the time I thought she was disappointing.

“She loomed up as if she was going to win by two lengths and didn’t go on with it.

“They said she had a poor recovery rate but she’s fine now.”

In the absence of Speak Fondly who ran second in the Golden Rose a week before, the Group Two Tea Rose (1400m) was won by Godolphin filly Pearls who is among Perignon’s opposition in the Flight.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained Speak Fondly is the TAB’s early favourite at $2.80 ahead of Pearls at $6.

Waterhouse will have a strong hand with Tea Rose third-placed Kimberley Star, and stablemates Flamboyant Lass and Sempre Libera among the 12 Flight Stakes entries.

Perignon, who is a $15 chance, has twice finished second to Speak Fondly, once as a two-year-old in the Magic Night Stakes and again in the Furious Stakes in her first start of the season.

The race will determine whether Perignon keeps going further into the spring.

“First we have to see how she handles the 1600 metres. I’ve always thought she would but you don’t know till you try them,” he said.

“But you used to be able to go from the Flight to the Thousand Guineas ten days later.

“Now they have the Guineas on the Saturday it’s too hard to back up a week later in Melbourne and there’s not that much around up here for her.

“Saturday will tell us what to do.”

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