2012 Tattersall’s Cup Field & Barrier Draw

The final Group 1 meeting of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and the Australian thoroughbred racing season will take place at Eagle Farm this Saturday for Tattersall’s Tiara Day, one of the day’s three Group race features being the Tattersall’s Cup 2012.

Kinnersley

Beaten Ipswich Cup favourite Kinnersley is one of the top fancies for the 2012 Tattersall's Cup this Saturday

Due to jump at 3:12pm as Eagle Farm Race 6 the $200,000 Group 3 Carlton Draught Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) has this year drawn a final field of 17 starters plus one emergency.

The 59kg topweight of the 2012 Tattersall’s Cup is Graeme Boyd’s gallant Kiwi galloper Ginga Dude who will jump from barrier nine with Hugh Bowman aboard as they look to improve on their last start fifth to Shenzhou Steeds in the Ipswich Cup (2150m) last Saturday.

They drop back one kilo and will Bowman replaces Ginga Dude’s regular rider Jason Taylor for their big assignment on Saturday.

Also coming via the Ipswich Cup are the likes of runner-up Kinnersley and third placegetter Warrior Within.

The Gai Waterhouse-trained Kinnersley jumped favourite last weekend but could only manage to finish half a length away second.

Jockey Chris Munce, who retains the ride for this weekend, tipped them to improve next start on a roomier track, the Al Maher five-year-old having won the Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup (2000m) two starts back.

“Chris jumped off and said he wanted to ride Kinnersley again this week,” Waterhouse’s racing manager Bruce Slade said.

A win on the weekend and Munce will surpass the current record for Brisbane metropolitan wins in a single season currently held by Mick Dittman with 97.5.

Waterhouse will also be represented by her Sydney Cup third placegetter Once Were Wild in barrier 14.

Once Were Wild however won’t run if Eagle Farm is rated in the Slow range, two Slow (6) tracks in Sydney resulting in two sixth place finishes for the Johannesburg mare recently.

“Her record on top of the ground over a distance is terrific,” Slade said.

“We won’t be running her if the track is too wet.”

Bruce Hill’s hit and miss Gold Coast galloper Warrior Within meanwhile will be ridden by apprentice hoop Timothy Bell from gate two in the Tattersall’s Cup, Hill hoping for the rain in Brisbane to stay at bay.

Other notable hopefuls among the Tattersall’s Cup field this year include the Brian Smith-trained BTC Chairman’s Handicap winner Hume, Chris Waller’s smart Whipper stallion Wazn, Ipswich Cup fourth placegetter Mr Light Blue and the John Thompson-trained Shamardashing who was disappointing last time out in the Brisbane Cup when finishing 12th to Lights Of Heaven.

The table below lists the full 2012 Carlton Draught Tattersall’s Cup field, barriers, jockeys and weights.

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2012 Tattersall’s Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Eagle Farm Race 6 – 3:12pm – 23/06/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 13566X1335 GINGA DUDE (NZ) Graeme Boyd Hugh Bowman 9 59kg 105
2 9550824488 BOOMING (NZ) Jeff Lynds Dwayne Dunn 5 57.5kg 102
3 X80X730366 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse Damien Oliver 14 56.5kg 103
4 9X14816512 KINNERSLEY Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 10 55.5kg 97
5 070904X010 HUME (NZ) Brian Smith Scott Galloway 18 55kg 96
6 12621X4294 WAZN (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 8 54.5kg 95
7 X883531140 SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson Jeff Lloyd 7 54kg 93
8 X063593083 WARRIOR WITHIN Bruce W Hill Timothy Bell (a) 2 54kg 92
9 70X0004020 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens Ryan Wiggins 3 54kg 91
10 2112X00576 RUNDLE Kelly Purdy Jason Taylor 1 54kg 90
11 3117100074 MR LIGHT BLUE Barry Baldwin Larry Cassidy 15 54kg 89.5
12 36211X6677 ELUSIVE KING Peter G Moody Michael Walker 11 54kg 89
13 770266X300 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson Glen Colless 16 54kg 88
14 0913221756 ZA MAGIC Brian Smith Eddie Wilkinson 12 54kg 88
15 2112X56182 MAYTHEHORSEBEMAGIC (NZ) Michael Moroney Kerrin McEvoy 17 54kg 87
16 1386X07612 SHEZAHOTSHOT Kim Craft Grant Cooksley 13 54kg 85
17 1X40X56139 LOVINGTHELIMELIGHT (USA) Paul Jenkins Jim Byrne 4 54kg 79
18e 12X9040081 LOVES A CHALLENGE Brian Smith Ric McMahon 6 54kg 75