Darley Crown 2015 Field: Favourites Draw Wide

A host of the top fancied fillies and mares in Saturday’s 2015 The Darley Crown at Hawkesbury Racecourse have suffered early blows with wide barrier draws for the set weights plus penalties clash.

Fine Bubbles (outside)

Fine Bubbles (outside) is one of the widest-drawn hopefuls in the 2015 Darley Crown at Hawkesbury this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

One of three Group status races on the Hawkesbury Gold Cup card on the weekend, this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Darley Crown 2015 (1300m) features a full line-up of 14 fillies and mares plus an emergency runner in Villa Splendido.

The Darley Crown odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are set to be a wide-open affair after the wide draws for the likely favourites including Fine Bubbles (13), Peace Force (14) and My Sabeel (15).

Kris Lees’ Casino Prince five-year-old Fine Bubbles has a solid 1300m record (10-3-4-1) and comes off a brave third to Group 1 runner on the weekend at Morphettville Avoid Lightning in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 11.

She had barrier 11 that day, and is wide again on Saturday jumping from gate 12 if the emergency comes out.

Peace Force has the nasty draw for her first-up run of the season, Brenton Avdulla booked to ride Gerald Ryan’s ultra-consistent Bernardini mare who has won six of her 16 starts to date.

Two of her previous runs have been at Hawkesbury, and she’s run second both times at the track, most recently in February last year over the mile behind Mahara.

She was last seen running at Gosford in early January where she only just missed out on a summer feature win when a nose off Mamwaazel in the Group 3 Belle Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).

My Sabeel meanwhile has the outside barrier to overcome this weekend when the rising eight-year-old looks to atone for her last start seventh to the Chris Waller-trained Catkins in Rosehill’s Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) in late March.

Also drawn poorly are the likes of the Chris Waller-trained All Cerise (12) and stablemate Mamwaazel (11).

Even from the gate Exceed And Excel four-year-old Mamwaazel is sure to feature high up the markets for her second-up run following a fifth last time out.

She beat Pearce Force home in the Belle Of The Turf back in January, so has form around these mares.

Waller has a total of four in the race with his other two chances being the returning Calming Influence and Belle De Coeur with the rails run in barrier one.

Other notable Darley Crown hopefuls this autumn include Ryan’s other runner Solicit who is highest-rated acceptor, but who hasn’t won a race since the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington in March last year, and Sapphire Stakes fifth placed Peron for Peter Moody whose drought extends even further back to June of 2013 at Ipswich.

Check out the complete Darley Crown 2015 field, barriers and jockeys below.

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2015 Darley Crown Final Field & Barrier Draw

Hawkesbury Race 5 (2:40pm) – 05/02/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 x72845x840 SOLICIT Gerald Ryan Tye Angland 10 59kg 101
2 x4428x9x47 BOUND FOR EARTH David Vandyke Kerrin McEvoy 5 59kg 92
3 151542×853 FINE BUBBLES Kris Lees Christian Reith 13 58kg 93
4 52355×3047 MY SABEEL (NZ) Kevin Moses Sam Clipperton 15 58kg 88
5 3x657221x5 MAMWAAZEL Chris Waller Jason Collett 11 58kg 87
6 x85040x205 PERON Peter G Moody Tommy Berry 4 57kg 95
7 162x32405x ROSE OF CHOICE Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Cassidy 8 57kg 92
8 1x00x3217x CALMING INFLUENCE Chris Waller Joshua Parr 7 56kg 92
9 x51321112x PEACE FORCE Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 14 56kg 88
10 233x6046x9 BELLE DE COEUR Chris Waller Thomas Huet 1 56kg 87
11 x084238x57 ALL CERISE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 12 56kg 79
12 26204151×1 VERGARA Anthony Cummings Jeff Penza 9 56kg 79
13 7633x117x4 TRANSFERS John O’Shea Brodie Loy (a) 6 56kg 75
14 241017×235 COPY John O’Shea James McDonald 2 56kg 74
15e 575x64197x VILLA SPLENDIDO Garry White Tye Angland 3 56kg 71

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