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A quality field of 12 staying types has been accepted to square off in Saturday’s 2013 Sandown Cup, the Zipping Classic Day feature to run at Caulfield Racecourse this year.
With a track upgrade happening at Sandown Racecourse, this weekend’s feature Melbourne meet has been transferred to Caulfield with one of the day’s top events being the $150,000 Listed Sandown Cup (3200m).
One of the few remaining cup races still contested over the traditional two miles, the Sandown Cup this year has drawn three last start winners.
One of those is the Paul Jones-trained Mujadale, the six-year-old having won over 2800m at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day in an ideal Sandown Cup lead-up.
Also vying for back-to-back wins are then the Pat Carey-trained Altonio coming off a 2500m victory at Moonee Valley from November 1 when carrying 59kg, they have only 55kg on Saturday, and Matthew Leek’s rails-drawn Diavel.
The top-weighted runner in this year’s Sandown Cup field is then the Ciaron Maher-trained Moudre.
Set to carry 58kg from barrier four with Michelle Payne in the saddle, the Blevic eight-year-old raced just last Saturday when seventh to Precedence in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2600m, an effort they will be out to improve on stepping up to the 3200m.
The rest of the field is all on 55kg including last start disappointment Crafty Cruiser, 41-start veteran Planet Purple and Ken Keys’ Helike four-year-old Like A Carousel who remains a maiden after 11 runs.
The most notable non-acceptor for the Sandown Cup meanwhile was the Peter Moody-trained defending champ Ibicenco who will miss another shot at the title having been sent to the paddock ahead of a 2014 autumn return.
Check out the full Sandown Cup 2013 final field, barriers and jockeys below.
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2013 Sandown Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw
Caulfield Race 2 – 12:50pm (AEST) – 16/11/2013
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||08×3678387||MOUDRE||Ciaron Maher||Ms Michelle Payne||4||58kg||100|
|2||7804621440||CRAFTY CRUISER||Bryce Stanaway||Ben Melham||3||55kg||91|
|3||x15x4420x3||CARAVAN ROLLS ON (GB)||Peter Chapple-Hyam||Craig Williams||2||55kg||90|
|4||15×6214161||MUJADALE||Paul A Jones||Stephen Baster||12||55kg||89|
|5||22132×9695||THUBIAAN (USA)||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||10||55kg||86|
|6||1156893034||PLANET PURPLE||Kerry Parker||Kerrin McEvoy||8||55kg||86|
|7||743045×801||ALTONIO (NZ)||Pat Carey||James Winks||6||55kg||80|
|8||x988589526||ROWLAND||Robbie Laing||Dwayne Dunn||5||55kg||76|
|9||x090037130||BRAYROAN (NZ)||Anthony Cummings||Glen Boss||9||55kg||72|
|10||44845×2222||LIKE A CAROUSEL||Ken Keys||Luke Nolen||11||55kg||70|
|11||36813×6527||STAR OF TRALEE (NZ)||David Hayes||Chad Schofield (a)||7||55kg||68|
|12||508×025571||DIAVEL||Matthew Leek||Vlad Duric||1||55kg||53|
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