This Saturday a bumper line-up of Group races will take place at Morphettville Racecourse in South Australia for the Goodwood Day, one of the majors on the card being the 2013 Queen’s Cup.
Due to run as Race 3 at 1:40pm (local) this year’s $115,000 Group 3 Queen’s Cup (2500m) has drawn a final field of 13 staying types, the top-weight of which is Darryl Dodson’s six-year-old Finiguerra with 59kg out to improve on a disappointing 11th in the Warrnambool Cup at the start of the month.
Following Finiguerra in the Queen’s Cup field and weights is then Michael Moroney’s Victorian visitor Muirfield with 56kg and barrier 12, the Warrnambool Cup runner-up after their first win since March last year.
There are also three last start winners in the mix for the Queen’s Cup trophy, the highest-rated of those being Phillip Stokes’ local Al Samer mare Elldami who has drawn the inside alley, the four-year-old coming off a win over the mile and a half (2400m) at the track last month.
The other last start winners are then Mujadale (barrier four) after their third on the trot and New Zeland-bred Princess Deauville with the far outside barrier to overcome.
Other notable hopes then include Darren Weir’s Warrnambool Cup third placed Reset six-year-old Shiny Buttons, the David Hayes-trained Motivado and Cranbourne-based mare Twin Soul.
Check out the full 2013 Queen’s Cup acceptors, jockeys, weights and barriers below.
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2013 Queen’s Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw
Morphettville Race 3 – 1:40pm (local) – 11/05/2011
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||36x320x130||FINIGUERRA||Darryl Dodson||Ms Holly McKechnie||9||59kg||93|
|2||x56356x502||MUIRFIELD (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Michael Walker||12||56kg||87|
|3||347×463561||ELLDAMI||Phillip Stokes||Adrian Patterson||1||55kg||88|
|4||14x08144x5||MOTIVADO (GB)||David Hayes||Stephen Baster||5||55kg||84|
|5||x275221514||CABLE BAY (NZ)||Brian Searle||Justin Potter||7||55kg||83|
|6||266×955833||SHINY BUTTONS||Darren Weir||Ben Melham||3||55kg||82|
|7||6141110699||DISTILLATION||William Smart||Simon Price||10||55kg||80|
|8||8×71049332||WOTZITWORTH||Shane Oxlade||Paul Gatt||8||55kg||75|
|9||97×2219411||MUJADALE||Paul A Jones||Vlad Duric||4||55kg||71|
|10||64407×4433||TWIN SOUL (IRE)||Michael Kent||Luke Nolen||11||55kg||69|
|11||3324203504||LUCKZAT (NZ)||Wayne Walters||Ms Melissa Walters||6||55kg||62|
|12||243×421||PRINCESS DEAUVILLE (NZ)||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||Darren Gauci||13||55kg||62|
|13||900×056736||SOUTHERN INVASION||Margaret Ruberry||Joe Bowditch||2||55kg||62|