2015 The Goodwood Final Field and Barrier Draw

17 talented sprinters have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s featured Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville, highlighted by the inclusion of several previous winners at the highest level of Australian racing.

Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler has been confirmed in the 2015 Goodwood Handicap final field. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler has been confirmed in the 2015 Goodwood Handicap final field. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Classy local Hucklebuck is yet to appear on course competitively in 2015 but will be particularly difficult to beat in the 2015 The Goodwood after drawing the ideal barrier 3.

Posting eight wins and a further three minors through only 13 career starts so far, Hucklebuck was unlucky to miss his major racing goals through the 2014 edition of the Autumn Carnival through injury, but ran a credible sixth in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) in a solitary winter start.

Securing consecutive race wins in the Listed Durbridge Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Yellowglen Stakes (1400m) upon resuming in spring, the Elvstroem gelding ended his campaign in the best way possible when taking out the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) on November 8th.

Lucky Hussler will need some luck in running from barrier 11 in the 2015 The Goodwood but has been confirmed to be partnered by regular hoop Glen Boss.

Finding career-best condition since transferring to the care of Darren Weir partway through 2014, Lucky Hussler won the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) before placing a close second to Hucklebuck in the Emirates Stakes most notably through spring.

Displaying an exceptional turn of foot late to win the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) first-up this time, the Husson gelding was luckless when blocked for a run and sixth in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) most recently but is sure to relish a step-back to 1200m on Saturday.

Talented mares Vain Queen and Gregers have both returned to racing in good form this time and will look to take advantage of low weights in the 2015 Goodwood Handicap on Saturday.

Vain Queen has been confirmed for a rider change in the form of Katelyn Mallyon for the 2015 Goodwood following a disappointing performance for seventh when favourite in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes over course and distance a fortnight ago.

Ending a strong 2014 with success in the Group 3 Mumm Stakes (1100m), the daughter of Artie Schiller returned this time for a credible fourth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) before a close second to Lucky Hussler in the William Reid Stakes.

Gregers appeared home and hosed before being pipped on the line by Miracles Of Life in the Robert Sangster Stakes most recently but is positioned well in barrier 6 to go one better in the 2015 The Goodwood.

Claiming six wins and a further seven minors through 21 career starts, the Commands mare placed second in the Jeep 55 Second Challenge (955m) first-up on March 27th; progressing to third in the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) in her only other start prior to the Robert Sangster.

Notable performer It Is Written will leave from the rails draw in the 2015 Goodwood Handicap while sole three-year-old entrant Tudor has been charged with overcoming the wide and awkward barrier 17.

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2015 The Goodwood Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 18x46x111x HUCKLEBUCK Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 3 58.5kg 110
2 0x32212x16 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Glen Boss 11 58.5kg 110
3 577444124x SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Chris Parnham 8 58.5kg 107
4 107643×230 FLAMBERGE Peter G Moody Vlad Duric 16 56.5kg 102
5 x583536x21 THERMAL CURRENT Peter G Moody Ben Melham 4 56.5kg 94
6 44×4227042 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 15 56kg 106
7 31275×1222 RIZIZ Ken Sweeney Paul Gatt 9 56kg 105
8 513477×616 DAYTONA GREY Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 14 56kg 94
9 241121111x BLACK HEART BART Vaughn Sigley Glenn Smith 7 55.5kg 108
10 313212×212 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 5 55.5kg 104
11 3667121749 IT IS WRITTEN Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 1 55.5kg 101
12 x11650x232 GREGERS David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Williams 6 55kg 106
13 44571x3x16 POLITENESS Robert Smerdon 13 54.5kg 101
14 2128×41204 LIGHT IT UP Ryan Balfour 2 54.5kg 84
15 31316×12 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney 12 54.5kg 78
16 114441×427 VAIN QUEEN John Sadler Ms Katelyn Mallyon (a) 10 54kg 104
17 149×252702 TUDOR Doug Harrison Dean Yendall 17 53kg 80


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