VOBIS Gold Heath Field – 2016

The Final Field has been released for the 2016 VOBIS Gold Heath which is to be run at Caulfield racecourse on Saturday 16th, April 2016. View the VOBIS Gold Heath Field.

 

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 BONDEIGER Danny O’Brien James Winks 5 59kg
2 FIREHOUSE ROCK Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 15 59kg
3 HONEY STEEL’S GOLD David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 1 59kg
4 WORD OF MOUTH Leon & Troy Corstens Jamie Mott 10 59kg
5 ADIRONDACK Shawn Mathrick 14 59kg
6 THE TERRICKS Robbie Griffiths 4 59kg
7 LONDON FOG Jamie Edwards Daniel Moor 6 59kg
8 ULTIMATE DOOM Richard Laming Darren Gauci 7 59kg
9 WINTER PALACE Tom Hughes Patrick Moloney 9 59kg
10 SPUR ON GOLD Pat Carey Craig Williams 13 59kg
11 RACING WRITER Shane Fliedner Jake Noonan 2 59kg
12 VIANDEN Austy Coffey Harry Coffey (a) 3 59kg
13 BELVEDERE ROAD Mitchell Freedman Jarrod Fry 11 57kg
14 RONG DOOR REGGIE Matt Laurie Chris Symons 8 56kg
15 WINTONIA Pat Carey Ms Michelle Payne 12 54kg

News:

Australia’s representative on the International Panel of Handicappers, Greg Carpenter, believes Winx should be crowned the world’s best mare.

Carpenter, who is also Victoria’s chief handicapper, has given Winx a rating of 127 after her stunning Doncaster Mile victory.

“That’s an extraordinarily high figure for a mare,” Carpenter told Racing.com.

“When you think of the great mares of the last decade only horses like Black Caviar, Treve, Zenyatta, Rachel Alexander and Danedream have been able to run to figures of 127 and higher.”

The World’s Best Racehorse rankings will be revealed at the end of this week, but Carpenter is not sure if his international counterparts will agree with his assessment.

“It looks as though she may not be quite as high as that for some of the other international handicappers,” Carpenter said.

“I’m still pretty confident she’ll be at the top of the list of what we’ve seen in world racing in 2016.”

Carpenter said placegetters Happy Clapper and Azkadellia franked the Doncaster form by running second in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and winning the Queen of the Turf Stakes respectively.

Carpenter has given Queen Elizabeth winner Lucia Valentina a career-high rating of 115-plus, while star sprinter Chautauqua has been rated as 121-plus following his TJ Smith Stakes triumph.

Chautauqua and fellow Australian sprint star Buffering will face off in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong on May 1.

“Buffering won the Al Quoz Sprint during the Dubai World Cup carnival and for me ran to a career best figure of at least 118,” he said.

Carpenter said the presence of Hong Kong sprinter Aerovelocity and Japanese speedster Big Arthur in Hong Kong would make for an interesting contest.

“If those horses go there and Chautauqua can beat them I have no doubt he will confirm his current position as the highest rated sprinter in the world,” Carpenter said.

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