2011 Bunbury Cup Field, Betting & Preview

While the racing action in Sydney today focuses on the Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1400m), WA racing fans also have an exciting black-type race to enjoy with the 2011 Bunbury Cup set to take place this afternoon.

Scheduled to run as Bunbury Race 9 at 7:57pm (AEDST), the $130,000 Listed Bunbury Cup (2200m) features a crack field of 15 stayers lead by current favourite #13 Ringmeister.

Drawn in barrier seven and set to carry 54kg with jockey Paul Harvey in the mount, the Lindsey Smith-trained Ringmeister sits at the top of the Bunbury Cup odds at Luxbet paying $4.60.

The Arena four-year-old is coming off a last-start second in a 2200m race at Ascot where they carried 57.5kg and they are sure to advantage from the drop back in weight today for their first black-type assignment.

Close second favourite in the Bunbury Cup betting markets at Luxbet is #8 Significant paying a very backable $5.

Despite their wide barrier 13 draw, four-year-old Flying Spur mare Significant is the Races.com.au favourite to become the Bunbury Cup winner and score their fourth victory on the trot.

The Grant Williams-trained Significant scored back-to-back wins over the mile at Ascot in February before claiming a gritty victory in a 3YO Open Handicap over 2000m at Bunbury last start on March 6.

Other horses in the 2011 Bunbury Cup field to consider include:

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2011 Bunbury Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

# Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg)
1 BATTLE EMBLEM Grant Williams Kyra Yuill (a) 15 58
2 MEGA STEEL Bruce McClune Peter Hall 4 57.5
3 WICKLOW HILLS Greg Carige Takahide Ikenushi 3 56.5
4 PEACH TREE Mike Reed Troy Turner 8 56
5 STREET VALUE Michael Grant Shaun O’Donnell 1 56
6 ROCKY RANGE Alan Mathews Patrick Carbery 14 55.5
7 SARATIME Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 2 55
8 SIGNIFICANT Grant Williams William Pike 13 55
9 DOYOUDARE Allan Macpherson Duncan Miller (a) 10 54.5
10 DASH INCREDIBLE Kellie Kersley Daniel Staeck 12 54
11 DOUBLE BARREL Adam Durrant Ben Kennedy (a) 17 54
12 PEG’S PRIDE Michael Morton Peter Knuckey 19 54
13 RINGMEISTER Lindsey Smith Paul Harvey 7 54
14 TIMELY REIGN Paul Hunter Noel Rudland 6 54
15 VOLCANIC CAUSEWAY Sonya Price Jason Whiting 11 54
16e TEST THE ANGELS Jeremy Easthope Damian Lane (a) 5 54
17e STRIKING VIKING (NZ) Mark Nelson 16 54
18e ZUBOYNE Bob McPherson 9 54
19e VERSONIC Warren Radford 18 54