Premier’s Cup 2013 Field & Barriers – Moriarty Out Wide

Chris Waller’s Brisbane Cup-bound stayer Moriarty will miss the WJ McKell Cup at home in Sydney this Saturday in favour of a run in the 2013 Premier’s Cup on Doomben 10,000 Day in Brisbane.


Lord Mayor's Cup winner Moriarty is after a Brisbane win this Saturday in the Premier's Cup. Photo: Steve Hart.

Waller opted to accept the Clodovil five-year-old for the $125,000 Group 3 The Channel Seven Premier’s Cup (2200m), which is the last on a bumper nine race Doomben card for Saturday, over the Listed WJ McKell Cup (2400m) believing it made a better lead-up to the $300,000 Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm on Stradbroke Handicap Day – June 8.

However Moriarty, last start winner of the Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup (2000m) at Rosehill on May 11, has suffered an early blow for their sunshine state debut coming up with barrier 18 of 21.

The Premier’s Cup attracted a capacity 16 starters plus five emergencies but if all five of those spares fail to gain a run then Moriarty will move into barrier 13 of 16.

They overcame 15 of 15 to win the Lord Mayor’s last time out carrying 58kg and will have not only a comparison gate but similar weight too with 58.5kg in Brisbane which is only half a kilo less than the 59kg topweight Ginga Dude.

Waller will also be represented in the Premier’s Cup by his American-bred four-year-old Studio who has drawn ideally in gate four with Tim Clark to ride as they vie for successive wins after a winning effort over 2200m at the Gold Coast earlier in the month; Nash Rawiller is booked for Moriarty.

Along with Waller’s duo there are three other last start winners accepted for the Premier’s Cup including the Sam Kavanagh-trained Adelaide raider Midsummer Sun (barrier six) who will be ridden by Glen Boss as they vie for their third straight win this time in.

The Monsun gelding’s most recent start was a victory over 2000m at Caulfield carrying 58.5kg, the European import to benefit from the drop right back to 54kg on the weekend.

Some of the other more highly rated stayers in the mix then include the Bart Cummings-trained Zabeel seven-year-old Precedence after their first win since September last year, Lloyd Kennewell’s former Adelaide Cup winner Rialya, the now Gold Coast-based New Zealand Group 2 champ Miss Artistic and Strike The Stars coming off a third to Moriarty in the Lord Mayor’s Cup.

See below for the full 2013 Premier’s Cup field, barriers, jockeys and weights.

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2013 Premier’s Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Doomben Race 9 – 4:20pm (AEST) – 25/05/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 351x689x58 GINGA DUDE (NZ) Graeme Boyd 9 59kg 105
2 223411×551 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 18 58.5kg 104
3 106493×685 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings Hugh Bowman 12 57.5kg 102
4 1x07959x50 RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell Jim Byrne 2 55kg 97
5 648630×407 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney Eddie Wilkinson 5 54.5kg 96
6 257217×274 ZENNISTA (NZ) Lisa Latta Leith Innes 10 54kg 99
7 1x68996x06 SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson 21 54kg 95
8 x764x37562 MISS ARTISTIC (NZ) Shaune Ritchie Larry Cassidy 20 54kg 94
9 021101424x SAVANAH RUSH (NZ) Lauren Brennan Mark Du Plessis 14 54kg 94
10 8939×70503 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings Glen Colless 17 54kg 94
11 x74x941316 MARGINS Ben Currie Timothy Bell 19 54kg 91
12 x135955x11 MIDSUMMER SUN (GB) Sam Kavanagh Glen Boss 6 54kg 89
13 44415×8009 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson Michael Cahill 16 54kg 89
14 1824×22191 STUDIO (USA) Chris Waller Tim Clark 4 54kg 87
15 041x348x01 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke Christian Reith 8 54kg 86
16 23538×0066 WARRIOR WITHIN Bruce W Hill 1 54kg 86
17e 03×4423710 GOLD CAPE John Wheeler 13 54kg 83
18e 000×732511 ENDOR (NZ) Graeme & Debbie Rogerson Michael Walker 15 54kg 82
19e 931344×010 I GOTTA FEELING (NZ) John Wheeler 3 54kg 81
20e 2413811255 DAZZLE US Bruce W Hill 7 54kg 80
21e 4175×02132 MARKOUT Pat Richardson 11 54kg 79.5