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Shaune Ritchie’s visiting New Zealander Military Move is leading the field and weights for their latest Queensland Winter Racing Carnival assignment in the Tattersall’s Cup 2014 this weekend.
The Volksraad seven-year-old is one of 12 stayers making up the field for this year’s $200,000 Group 3 Carlton Draught Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) that runs as Eagle Farm Race 6 at 3:05pm.
Drawn wide in gate 10 with Ric McMahon in the saddle for the fourth time on the trot, they will carry the 58kg top weight here.
After unplaced runs in the Hollindale Stakes (9th) and the Premier’s Cup (6th) during May, Military Move and McMahon combined to win the Toowoomba Cup (2150m) last time out at the start of the month.
They had the inside alley that day but a hefty 59.5kg allocation so will appreciate the drop back in weights for their run this Saturday.
Two other last start winners then follow in the Tattersall’s Cup field and weights with Wish Come True (55.5kg) and Tinto (54.5kg) drawn at opposite ends of the field in barriers 11 and one respectively.
Peter Moody’s Aussie Rules four-year-old Wish Come True scored at Moonee Valley a fortnight ago over 2040m beaten Voila Ici with 58.5kg and so should be flying with three kilos less when they step up in class here.
Tinto meanwhile comes off a Group 1 victory and has the rails run for her shot at the boys here.
The Toowoomba-trained Red Dazzler filly has been in flying form this season, Rex Lipp’s three-year-old winning the Gold Coast Bracelet – Queensland Oaks double with a second in The Roses sandwiched between.
She’s down in distance from the mile and a half (2400m) of the Oaks to 2200m here, and down in class, but runs against the boys for the first time since March.
It’s a field dominated by hopefuls coming off a win in fact with three others looking to go back-to-back with Dodging Eddie, Shotover River and The Inventor.
The other headline Tattersall’s Cup acceptor meanwhile is the John Thompson-trained Pretty Pins drawn nicely in barrier two one outside of Tinto.
Regular rider Ryan Wiggins stays on the five-year-old Pins mare here as she looks to return to the winners’ stall after two close calls.
Three back she won at Doomben beating Danchai (2nd) and subsequent Ipswich Cup winner Brave Ali (3rd) in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2000m).
She then went up to 2200m for the Premier’s Cup when third to Zephyron beaten only 1.8 lengths and then last start ran a distant fourth over the 2400m behind Floria in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup on Stradbroke Day.
The full Tattersall’s Cup 2014 field, barriers, jockeys and weights are listed in the table below.
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2014 Tattersall’s Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw
Eagle Farm Race 6 (3:05pm) – 21/06/2014
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x911092961||MILITARY MOVE (NZ)||Shaune Ritchie||Ric McMahon||10||58kg||102|
|2||13x142x571||WISH COME TRUE (IRE)||Peter G Moody||Glen Boss||11||55.5kg||97|
|3||644×288121||TINTO||Rex Lipp||Timothy Bell||1||54.5kg||101|
|4||9×77995134||PRETTY PINS (NZ)||John P Thompson||Ryan Wiggins||2||54kg||97|
|5||56046×0335||GARUD (IRE)||Michael Moroney||Michael Cahill||9||54kg||88|
|6||015×435886||RAEBURN||Brian Smith||Anthony Allen (a)||3||54kg||86|
|7||18614×4756||IGGI POP (NZ)||John Sargent||Tim Clark||5||54kg||84|
|8||3310537575||PERFECT START (NZ)||Wayne Hillis||Jim Byrne||8||54kg||83|
|9||60201×8651||DODGING EDDIE||Michael Nolan||–||7||54kg||79|
|10||x550442043||DENWOOD||Darryl Hansen||Eddie Wilkinson||4||54kg||75|
|11||141156×341||SHOTOVER RIVER (NZ)||John, Dan & Chris Meagher||Vinnie Colgan||12||54kg||74|
|12||x571622181||THE INVENTOR||Bevan Laming||Tegan Harrison (a)||6||54kg||73|
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