David Jones Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

October 17, 2012

David Jones Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

The final field has been announced for the Group 3 2012 David Jones Cup (2000m) which will take place as part of the action-packed Caulfield Cup day card this Saturday.

Twelve horses have been named to contest the $150,000 staying race including John O’Shea-trained gelding Lightinthenite.

The five-year-old has won five times from 12 starts and was strong when finishing fourth to Fat Al in the Group 1 Epsom earlier this month.

Prior to that he ran a flashing second to nearly chase down Rolling Pin in the Cameron Handicap and was third in the Scone Cup in May.

There is just one last-start winner in the field with that being Pacino who faces a a large step up in class after winning at Manangatang on the weekend.

Also stepping up in class is consistent gelding Bagman who has climbed through the grades.

The Sam Kavanagh-trained six-year-old finished third first-up at Morphetville at Listed level and has since won the Balaklava Cup, the Tokyo City Cup and finished fifth in the Cranbourne Cup.

One horse in reasonable form is Pat Carey-trained mare Dame Claire who won the Listed Ansett Classic at Morninton last month before finishing third to Tanby in the Bart Cummings.

Thirteen-time placegetter Anudjuwan will continue his attempt to break a winning drought which began following his second career start in Bendigo in 2010.

The Shaun Dwyer-trained gelding has placed at stakes level but has just one career win from 30 starts.

Other David Jones Cup contenders include the Mick Price-trained Proliferate, Danny O’brien’s import Prairie Star and the Patinack-owned Maules Creek.

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David Jones Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x216x023x0 PRAIRIE STAR (FR) Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 4 59kg 104
2 x1335x3115 BAGMAN Sam Kavanagh Brad Rawiller 3 58kg 102
3 x587190x65 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes Nicholas Hall 9 57kg 100
4 215x43x880 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon Glen Boss 7 57kg 100
5 3125x13x24 LIGHTINTHENITE John O’Shea Craig Williams 2 54.5kg 95
6 42317×8575 MAULES CREEK John P Thompson Christian Reith 6 54.5kg 95
7 5221124×00 VAL CHAMP (ARG) Anthony Freedman Hugh Bowman 1 54.5kg 95
8 4301150813 DAME CLAIRE (NZ) Pat Carey Peter Mertens 11 54kg 95
9 5345272×09 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer TBA 8 54kg 89
10 11x2750x04 PROLIFERATE Mick Price Michael Walker 12 54kg 88
11 248×007551 PACINO Clinton McDonald Damien Oliver 5 54kg 80
12 541x111x75 WATERFORD HILL Leon Corstens Craig Newitt 10 54kg 74

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