Cranbourne Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

All the talk this week is of course about Caulfield Guineas Day on Saturday, which means the 2012 Cranbourne Cup (2025m) on Sunday has become something of a forgotten race.

But a big field including plenty of decent stayers will ensure it is as exciting as always, with 16 horses named to contest the $200,000 event.

Included in the field is the Sam Kavanagh-trained Bagman who heads into the race on the back of consecutive Listed wins in South Australia.

The six-year-old gelding won the Balaklava Cup in early September and backed up the performance to score a convincing win in the Tokyo City Cup.

Kavnanagh is confident the son of Easy Rocking is capable of producing another tough effort this weekend.

“He has a great attitude and is a real trier, we couldn’t ask for more,” Kavanagh said.

Also heading into the race in terrific form is four-year-old gelding Destiny’s Kiss who is stepping up in class after delivering a six-length romp at Mornington late last month.

He has won six of his even most recent starts, with the other result a runner-up finish to Bianmick who has since gone on to win at Group 3 level.

Last year’s winner Boom ‘N’ Zoom returns to defend his title but will have to break a long winless drought to do so, having not recorded victory since that day.

The seven-year-old’s most recent start was a sixth-place finish in the Gold Nugget at Ballarat.

Consisten Adelaide gelding Finiguerra will make the trip east for Sunday’s Cranbourne Cup, bringing solid form with consecutive placings this spring including a second to Bagman in the Tokyo City Cup.

Other Cranbourne Cup runners include the Mark Kavanagh-trained Midnight Martini, former Americain horse Unusual Suspect and New Zealand Oaks winner Miss Artistic.

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Cranbourne Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 69x6908x90 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent Craig Williams 2 58.5kg 104
2 3x1335x311 BAGMAN Sam Kavanagh Brad Rawiller 17 58kg 103
3 3439×01136 STREETS AWAY (NZ) Darren Weir Nicholas Hall 1 54.5kg 96
4 3511420×76 MISS ARTISTIC (NZ) Shaune Ritchie Craig Newitt 11 54kg 97
5 5551210518 STREAKY FELLA Aaron Purcell Andrew Mallyon 4 54kg 94
6 2210136×32 FINIGUERRA Darryl Dodson Christian Reith 9 54kg 93
7 581430×653 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 14 54kg 93
8 400x9000x6 BOOM ’N’ ZOOM Ken Keys Glen Boss 5 54kg 92
9 x000011837 OURFOREIGNMINISTER Shaun Dwyer Steven King 16 54kg 91
10 11x2750x04 PROLIFERATE Mick Price Michael Walker 7 54kg 88
11 8×44111121 DESTINY’S KISS Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 6 54kg 87
12 30516×0050 APPREHEND Tony Vasil TBA 10 54kg 86
13 x24157x073 MISS WITH ATTITUDE Mick Price Peter Mertens 13 54kg 86
14 222x3211x4 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) Michael Kent Dean Yendall 12 54kg 85
15 1583125×03 VATUVEI Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 54kg 82
16 x90188x095 HEAVEN’S RICHES Robbie Laing Dean Holland 15 54kg 80
17e 40145×1474 UMATIC Shawn Mathrick 8 54kg 68