Bagman Headlines 2015 NE Manion Cup Field

Closing out the entire black-type race meeting at Rosehill this Saturday will be the Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m), running as race nine at 5:50pm (AEDT).

Bagman is one of four Chris Waller-trained horses running in the Group 3 NE Manion Cup.

Bagman is one of four Chris Waller-trained horses running in the Group 3 NE Manion Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

11 potential stayers will take their place in the field on Saturday, led by the Chris Waller-trained Bagman.

The eight-year-old gelding won The Valley Handicap (2040m) and Legacy 2014 Badge Appeal Handicap (2000m) last August before scoring minor placings in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) and Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) in September. Bagman ended the spring with a fifth place run in the Group 1 Metropolitan (2400m) after he was unable to stay the trip.

Following a three-month spell, Bagman resumed in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) on January 31. He was not fast away out the gates and back to the rear with eight lengths to make up at the 500 metres. The gelding made up substantial ground late through the pack, finishing just two and a half lengths off winner Weary in a top run.

Bagman then ran end of the field in both the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) in February. Bagman will carry the topweight of 59kg in the 2015 NE Manion Cup and jump from barrier five with James McDonald.

Waller will saddle a further three runners in the race – Diametric, Permit, and Grand Marshal – giving him greater odds of winning the $150,000 total prize money on offer.

Six-year-old Diametric enjoyed a minor placing in the Listed Parramatta Cup (1900m) on February 21 and will jump from barrier six with Damien Oliver in Saturday’s race, eight-year-old Listed Australia Day Cup (2400m) runner-up Permit will jump from barrier nine with Tommy Berry, and five-year-old Grand Marshal will have to overcome a wide start from the outside gate with Jim Cassidy.

Check out the complete final field and barrier draw for the 2015 NE Manion Cup below.

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2015 NE Manion Cup Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 311335×709 BAGMAN Chris Waller James McDonald 5 59kg 101
2 x50554x067 HONORIUS David Payne Dwayne Dunn 2 57kg 97
3 5217121214 MAYGROVE Murray Baker Hugh Bowman 7 57kg 97
4 5x700x1536 DIAMETRIC (IRE) Chris Waller Damien Oliver 6 56kg 95
5 07×6279331 FAUST (NZ) Kurt Goldman Sam Clipperton 3 54.5kg 92
6 49×3574200 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 9 54.5kg 92
7 8218367219 PHRASES Bindi Cheers Tye Angland 1 54.5kg 92
8 6320x44x07 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson Christian Reith 10 54.5kg 92
9 723211×889 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 11 54kg 87
10 10×3983211 SASENKILE Tony McEvoy Serg Lisnyy (a) 4 54kg 83
11 x000015754 BELIVEAU Clinton McDonald Chad Schofield 8 54kg 71


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