The Final Field has been released for the 2015 The Heath 1100 Stakes which is to be run at Caulfield on Saturday 29th, August 2015 at 2:45PM. View the Heath 1100 Stakes Field.
|Race 5 – 2:45PM theshark.com.au Stakes (1100 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 GROUP 3
Set Weights plus Penalties, Four-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.
Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM
|1||RICH ENUFF||Ken Keys||Dwayne Dunn||1||58kg|
|2||RICHIE’S VIBE||Paul Beshara||Craig Newitt||8||58kg|
|3||THERMAL CURRENT||Peter G Moody||Ben Melham||2||58kg|
|4||UNDER THE LOUVRE||Robert Smerdon||Glen Boss||6||57.5kg|
|5||BULL POINT||Tony McEvoy||Blake Shinn||4||57.5kg|
|6||THE BOWLER||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||3||57.5kg|
|7||BOUNDING||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||7||57kg|
|8||MISS PROMISCUITY||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||5||55.5kg|
Chris Waller is responsible for 14 of the 96 entries in the $1 million Epsom Handicap in his bid to win the Group One mile for a third successive year.
Among them is 2013 winner Boban, the early favourite for Saturday’s Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield, the first Group One race of the new season.
Royal Descent, second to stablemate He’s Your Man last year, began her campaign with victory in Saturday’s Group Two Warwick Stakes in which Doncaster Mile winner Kermadec was an eye-catching fifth.
“The prize money increase to a million dollars makes it tempting to target the Epsom,” Waller said.
Sydney’s leading trainer is also looking for his third Metropolitan (2400m) after winning the Group One staying feature in 2011 and last year with Opinion.
He has 17 of the 92 entries including Opinion and fellow Group One winners Beaten Up, Foreteller, Grand Marshal, Hawkspur, Moriarty, Preferment, Royal Descent and Who Shot Thebarman.
Gai Waterhouse, who holds the Epsom Handicap record of seven jointly with her father, the late TJ Smith, has seven entries this year.
She has also nominated six for the Metropolitan which she has won a record eight times, most recently with Fat Al three years ago.
Last year’s Sydney Cup winner The Offer, who is among the entries for the Metropolitan, began his latest campaign with victory in last week’s Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury with the Metropolitan a spring target.