Caulfield Saturday Racing – 2012 Easter Cup Field

Robert Smerdon-trained gelding Shewan will start as the top weight in the 2012 Easter Cup in what is the feature race at Caulfield this Saturday.

To win the Group 3 2000 metre race, the five-year-old will have to equal a weight carrying record (60kg) which has not been achieved in the event since 1969.

A winner of five races from 17 starts, Shewan last scored victory in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield last year.

He will be at home over the stayer’s distance, having recorded three of his five career victories at distances of 2000 metres or more.

The in-form horse heading into Saturday’s race is five-year-old mare Dance With Her who is chasing a third consecutive victory.

She won the Yalumba Golden Mile at Bendigo on March 17 following a spell and backed it up eight days later with victory in the Pakenham Cup.

She has won at 2000 metres before and another two times at 2040 metres, meaning Saturday’s distance won’t trouble her when she runs from barrier three.

Another last-start winner named among the 15-horse Easter Cup runners is Mark Webb-trained gelding Over Quota.

The experienced six-year-old made it nine career victories from 43 starts when he won the Thomas Hanley Mile at Moonee Valley last weekend.

Leading trainer Peter Moody has one horse running on Saturday with five-year-old gelding King Diamond set to come out of barrier nine.

The winner of five races from 19 starts responded well to a disappointing ninth in the Canberra Cup by finishing third to Extra Zero in the Albury Cup on March 23.

The Easter Cup is the seventh race on the Caulfield card this Saturday and is set to jump at 4:12pm (AEST).

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Easter Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 13X16215X4 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon Glen Boss 4 60kg 101
2 1947X70X20 MY BENTLEY (NZ) Michael Kent Noel Callow 8 59kg 99
3 X361113191 OVER QUOTA Mark Webb Peter Mertens 11 59kg 99
4 3222250X11 DANCE WITH HER David Brideoake & David Feek Steven King 3 58.5kg 102
5 4766012X00 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 6 58.5kg 98
6 X373971X70 LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Andrew Mallyon 1 58.5kg 98
7 0X600X5507 SOUND JOURNEY Darren Magro Dean Yendall 5 58.5kg 98
8 8X71400X90 BOOM ā€™Nā€™ ZOOM Ken Keys Vlad Duric 10 57.5kg 96
9 76X1903542 CHASM Brendan McCarthy Jamie Mott 15 57.5kg 96
10 2115X84893 KING DIAMOND Peter G Moody Ms Linda Meech 9 57.5kg 96
11 8731370126 COLDENS CHOICE Greg Eurell Chris Symons 14 55.5kg 92
12 4113X52X46 FOLDING GEAR (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope Ben Melham 7 55.5kg 92
13 940X652243 VIKING HERO Michael Moroney Nicholas Hall 12 55kg 91
14 0X18393638 DOWN UNDER BOY John Symons & Sheila Laxon Ms Clare Lindop 13 54kg 89
15 2230X57938 SEDUCED Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra James Winks 2 54kg 82