Capacity Ipswich Cup Field 2013 Released

A full field of 16 starters plus a handful of emergencies have been accepted to contest this Saturday’s headline race, the 2013 Ipswich Cup, due to run in Queensland as one of three black type races at the Ipswich Racecourse feature meet.

Planetarium

Planetarium is one of only two last start winners in the 2013 Ipswich Cup field. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Due to jump at 3:05pm (AEST) as Ipswich Race 7 the $200,000 Listed Channel 7 Ipswich Cup (2150m) has attracted one of its classiest fields to date with the acceptances led by Peter Moody’s in-form import Voila Ici.

Set to lump around the hefty 60kg topweight, Voila Ici has also suffered a wide Ipswich Cup barrier draw with gate 19, coming into 15 of 16 if all four emergencies fail to gain a run.

The Daylami eight-year-old improved on their recent poor performances last start when beaten under a length finishing an eye-catching third to Quintessential in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m), an effort Moody is looking for them to repeat as they go over a similar distance this weekend.

The galloper is after their first win down under, Voila Ici not having won a race since the Group 1 Gran Premio Di Milano (2412m) in Italy back in June of 2011.

Following the highly-rated Voila Ici in the Ipswich Cup field and weights are then the Graeme Boyd-trained Kiwi raider Ginga Dude (58.5kg) and Leon CorstensZabeelionaire (57kg).

Zabeelionaire has drawn nicely in gate six, into three with emergencies out, and while the four-year-old Zabeel’s recent form has left a lot to be desired they do have class having won the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m) in May last year.

Another Group cup winner after the Ipswich Cup 2013 trophy is then the Lloyd Kennewell-trained Rialya (55kg) in gate 12 with Jim Byrne to ride.

The Kempinsky five-year-old was last seen finishing seventh to Precedence in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) and hasn’t won a race since their narrow victory in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup over the two miles at Morphettville in March last year.

While these are the rank horses in the mix there are a few lesser known runners coming off some very good form ready to challenge at nice light weights including the Tony Gollan-trained Bang On who will be after their third straight win.

A nicely bred Not A Single Doubt mare, five-year-old Bang On has won successive Toowoomba races including the coveted Toowoomba Cup (2100m) on June 2 but has to overcome the extreme outside barrier on Saturday to also secure the Ipswich Cup.

She does however get in on the 54kg minimum, which is the same weight she carried last start.

Gollan has also accepted for Topping (barrier 13) who will be ridden by Larry Cassidy as they look to improve on their fourth to their stablemate in the Ipswich Cup.

Toowoomba Cup runner-up Dodging Eddie meanwhile failed to secure a start in the top 16 and is sweating on a number of scratchings as the third emergency.

Other notable Ipswich Cup hopes then include Muirfield out to give Victorian trainer Michael Moroney their second straight win in the race following the success of Shenzhou Steeds 12 months ago, New Zealand-trained High Chaparral mare High Kin, Brian Smith’s veteran Magic Albert gelding Za Magic and the Gerald Ryan-trained Planetarium.

Last start Eagle Farm winner Planetarium has come up trumps with barrier one and will be ridden by Brenton Avdulla as they face their first serious class rise on the weekend.

They are also the only other last start winner in the mix along with Bang On.

Checkout the full 2013 Ipswich Cup field, barrier draw, jockeys and weights in the table below.

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2013 Ipswich Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Ipswich Race 7 – 3:05pm (AEST) – 15/06/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 62400×0073 VOILA ICI (IRE) Peter G Moody Glen Colless 19 60kg 106
2 51x689x580 GINGA DUDE (NZ) Graeme Boyd Grant Cooksley 14 58.5kg 103
3 70650×7306 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens Ric McMahon 6 57kg 100
4 x07959x507 RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell Jim Byrne 12 55kg 96
5 2243×84244 TOPPING Tony Gollan Larry Cassidy 13 54kg 91
6 x607243411 BANG ON Tony Gollan 20 54kg 89.5
7 111x060x92 HIGH KIN (NZ) David Greene Leith Innes 16 54kg 88
8 56356×5028 MUIRFIELD (NZ) Michael Moroney Eddie Wilkinson 9 54kg 86
9 3538×00660 WARRIOR WITHIN Bruce W Hill Paul Hammersley 17 54kg 86
10 3×44237108 GOLD CAPE John Wheeler 7 54kg 84
11 07×6567952 ZA MAGIC Brian Smith Ryan Wiggins 8 54kg 84
12 9274112564 SECRET GARDEN Paul Nolan (Jnr) Michael Cahill 15 54kg 83
13 1119×41310 MASTER AVATAR Gary Duncan Timothy Bell 2 54kg 81
14 7137225×71 PLANETARIUM Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 1 54kg 81
15 4138112550 DAZZLE US Bruce W Hill Chris Munce 10 54kg 80
16 21132×7088 ANAGOLD Bryan Guy Anthony Pattillo 3 54kg 79
17e 1344×01063 I GOTTA FEELING (NZ) John Wheeler 5 54kg 79
18e 1x09698x76 TUSKEGEE HAWK Len Treloar 18 54kg 78
19e 426434×602 DODGING EDDIE Michael Nolan 11 54kg 76
20e 340×030274 BUFFETT (NZ) Bruce W Hill 4 54kg 74.5