Australia Day Cup 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A 14-horse field featuring a mixture of youth and experience will contest the Listed 2013 Australia Day Cup (2400m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday.

Reuben Percival

Reuben Percival is one of four Gai Waterhouse-trained runners in the Australia Day Cup

Gai Waterhouse has accepted with four of her charges with the contingent headed by tough stayer Reuben Percival.

The Group 1 placegetter ran second in the Gosford Cup first-up but has his work cut out this weekend after drawing wide in barrier 14.

The six-year-old will carry 57.5kg while stablemate Tullamore has the hefty task of lugging the topweight of 59kg.

A minor placegetter in the 2011 Caulfield Cup, Tullamore has not finished better than sixth in six starts since but should appreciate a step up in distance after running last  over 1400m at Warwick Farm first-up.

Waterhouse’s other runners in the Australia Day Cup are last-start third Travolta and four-year-old gelding Power Broker.

Former Queenslander Carry Me Bluey will be having his first start in his new state after trainer Norm Hilton shifted base from Toowoomba to Newcastle.

The five-year-old brings good form south with him after winning the Channel Seven BM90 Handicap at Eagle Farm on January 5.

Gerald Ryan’s veteran gelding Ironstein will line up for his 49th start but will have to show a quick form turnaround if he is to be successful after finishing 10th in the Gosford Cup on January 10.

Another old stager in the Australia Day Cup is nine-year-old Fimucino who prior to finishing seventh in the Gosford Cup had been in solid form.

The team Hawkes-trained gelding won the Listed ATC Cup on December 1 and finished third in the Listed Christmas Cup two weeks later.

Others contesting the Australia Day Cup include last-start winner Stealapipe, Chris Waller-trained gelding Lucripetious and Darley pair Yulalona and Angelus.

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Australia Day Cup 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 20x688x8x9 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nathan Berry 3 59kg 103
2 15×5392722 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 14 57.5kg 100
3 0x45343270 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 1 56.5kg 98
4 x909743137 FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 4 55.5kg 96
5 04413×7561 CARRY ME BLUEY Norm Hilton Glyn Schofield 9 54kg 92
6 829x0x5735 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody Joshua Parr 6 54kg 92
7 0x090x2084 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 5 54kg 91
8 x5163x9854 WINNING GLORY (NZ) David Payne Jason Collett 7 54kg 91
9 x553476x55 YULALONA Peter Snowden TBA 2 54kg 85
10 190×266513 ANGELUS Peter Snowden TBA 12 54kg 84
11 31646×1813 TRAVOLTA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 54kg 84
12 230×145382 LUCRIPETOUS (NZ) Chris Waller Corey Brown 10 54kg 77
13 9167×61931 STEALAPIPE Bob Onikul Jay Ford 13 54kg 69
14 155×4166 POWER BROKER (NZ) Gai Waterhouse TBA 8 54kg 67