14 Horse 2013 Doomben Cup Field Released

A final field of 14 smart stayers has been accepted for the Doomben Cup 2013 at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday, the 2000m showdown the latest Group 1 feature of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Lights Of Heaven

Last year's Doomben Cup runner-up Lights Of Heaven will be out to do one better in the 2013 edition this Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Due to run as Race 7 at 3:40pm (AEST) the $500,000 Group 1 Kirks Doomben Cup (2000m) has thrown up a number of upsets in recent years and so there could be plenty of value to be found among this year’s hopefuls.

Early favourite is the Peter Moody-trained mare Lights Of Heaven who came up trumps with barrier five, Luke Nolen to ride.

The former Group 1 winning Zabeel five-year-old will be after her third win on the trot following success in the Group 3 Neville Sellwood and Group 2 Hollindale Stakes at her two most recent starts.

Lights Of Heaven also boasts an excellent record in Queensland having run second to Mawingo in last year’s Doomben Cup on the back of a Hollindale Stakes second before taking out both the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) and the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) by a collective six lengths.

Moody has also excepted for Manighar (barrier nine), the Linamix seven-year-old coming off a distant seventh to stablemate Reliable Man in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

A star in the autumn winning a Group 1 triple last year, Manighar is out to return to form but faces a tough field here.

The other big name hopeful is then Chris Waller’s Hollindale Stakes runner-up at the start of the month Foreteller, the Dansili six-year-old looking to turn the tables on Lights Of Heaven after going down by less than a length to her at the Gold Coast.

Winner of the Ranvet Stakes over the 2000m two back Foreteller will again be ridden by Hall of Fame hoop Jim Cassidy this weekend as they jump one inside the favourite from a nice gate four draw.

Also drawn well are the likes of Waller’s veteran nine-year-old Danleigh (barrier six) and the Leon Corstens-trained Zabeel stallion Zabeelionaire (barrier seven).

Along with Danleigh and Foreteller Waller will also be represented in this year’s Doomben Cup field by Beaten Up who has drawn barrier one.

The Rowley Mile runner-up was also entered for the Scone Cup this Friday but their nice Doomben Cup draw is sure to see them target Group 1 glory this weekend.

Other notable hopefuls then include the Grahame Begg-trained Secret Admirer who could be retired after Saturday, Group 2 winning Kiwi visitor Pimms Time and the Gai Waterhouse-trained VRC St Leger winning High Chaparral colt Hippopus.

See below for the full 2013 Doomben Cup field, jockeys, barriers and weights.

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2013 Doomben Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Doomben Race 7 – 3:40pm (AEST) – 18/05/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 23x26x0047 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody Brad Rawiller 9 59kg 115
2 316×533756 DANLEIGH Chris Waller 6 59kg 112
3 351x689x58 GINGA DUDE (NZ) Graeme Boyd Larry Cassidy 3 59kg 105
4 49×2517152 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 4 59kg 111
5 14x4315x04 LAMASERY David Vandyke Glen Colless 14 59kg 108
6 x970650x73 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens Stephen Baster 7 59kg 101
7 x24166x495 LIGHTINTHENITE John O’Shea Nicholas Hall 13 59kg 100
8 6x5x43x902 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller 1 59kg 99
9 09330×0211 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 5 57kg 114
10 35033×5485 SECRET ADMIRER Grahame Begg Michael Rodd 12 57kg 110
11 11254×0342 FIBRILLATION Tim Martin Steven Arnold 8 57kg 101
12 x1706x3506 ZURELLA (NZ) Shaune Ritchie Jonathan Riddell 10 57kg 101
13 1x12x41511 PIMMS TIME (NZ) Guy Lowry Damian Browne 11 57kg 97
14 2145211251 HIPPOPUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 2 56.5kg 85