2015 Queensland Day Field Features Undefeated Cantbuybetter

Ben Currie’s young gelding Cantbuybetter will be out to retain his undefeated status when stepping up in class for a shot at the Queensland Day 2015 at Doomben Racecourse this weekend.


Cantbuybetter is looking to retain his undefeated status with a win in the 2015 Queensland Day at Doomben on Saturday. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Bringing the action of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival’s Queensland Oaks Day to a close as Doomben Race 8 at 4:32pm (AEST) this Saturday, the $100,000 Listed Nuturf Queensland Day (1200m) features a final field of 15 three-year-olds.

Three of those come off a last start win including Currie’s Toowoomba-based son of Casino Prince, Cantbutybetter drawn wide in barrier 12 with to Sydney hoop Hugh Bowman in the saddle of the undefeated youngster.

A winner of all four of his starts to date the horse is a dual winner over Saturday’s distance and is first-up having last been seen winning over 1350m at the Doomben track back on February 7.

The other two three-year-olds in the mix who won their latest starts are the Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Melbourne visitor Durendal and She’s Miss Devine for local horseman Kelso Wood, both drawn well in barriers six and one respectively.

Craig Williams rides Medaglia D’Oro gelding Durendal who has won his last two on the trot over 1200m at Caulfield this month to give him an excellent record of three wins and a third from four over the distance ahead of the weekend where he has just his second black type start after a ninth in Adelaide’s Listed Redelva Stakes (1100m) back in late April.

She’s Miss Devine meanwhile gets the run of the race from barrier one on Oaks Day, Ryan Wiggins retaining the mount on the Show A Heart filly who won over 1000m defeating Outback Saga by half a length at the Sunshine Coast a fortnight ago.

The Stewart Mackinnon-trained runner-up in that same handicap sprint, Outback Saga is another filly backing-up in the Queensland Day on the weekend, which will be her fifth look at Doomben.

The top-rated of the hopefuls is the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Peggy Jean who has suffered an early blow drawing the outside barrier 15 draw for jockey Blake Shinn to overcome on the former Group 1 winner.

The daughter of Myboycharlie is best known for her Group 1 Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) victory at Randwick in April last year, which was also her last time in the winner’s stall, Peggy Jean out to improve on a last start ninth to Catkins in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill back on March 28.

Also high up the ratings are the Chris Waller-trained Good Project and Mohave for Goldolphin’s private trainer John O’Shea.

A super-consistent placegetter, Not A Single Doubt colt Good Project won over the Randwick mile back in January before retuning on May 9 at Rosehill to finish three quarters of a length away second to Kaepernick in a Benchmark 78 ahead of his Queensland debut in Brisbane on Saturday.

O’Shea’s runner Mohave is third-up with James McDonald booked for the ride on the Exceed And Excel gelding who ran fifth in the same race that produced Waller’s Good Project for the Queensland Day.

Other notable Queensland Day hopes include the Steven O’Dea-trained Beau Jet and the lightly-raced local Encosta De Lago filly Golden Falls.

Check out the full Queensland Day 2015 field, barriers and jockeys in the table below then visit Ladbrokes.com.au quoting the code BETBONUS to have your first deposit matched 100% up to $500 as a bonus bet on the house this winter!

2015 Queensland Day Final Field & Barrier Draw

Doomben Race 8 (4:32pm) – 30/05/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 8x25120x35 MOHAVE John O’Shea James McDonald 10 57kg 78
2 x8223321x2 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Tommy Berry 11 57kg 81
3 41023×3911 DURENDAL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 6 57kg 76
4 7x418x7890 SOLDI DOMANI Bryan Dais Larry Cassidy 2 57kg 74
5 1171×194 BEAU JET Steven O’dea Timothy Bell 8 57kg 74
6 2x261314x2 CROOKED BLAZE Leon Davies Paul Hammersley 3 57kg 74
7 1x111x CANTBUYBETTER Ben Currie Hugh Bowman 12 57kg 74.5
8 893x2121x8 TRUE ROYAL Jason McLachlan Michael Cahill 4 57kg 73
9 0x429x1218 MISCHIEVOUS DEVIL Peter Hulbert Alisha Taylor 5 57kg 67
10 5x57x4069x PEGGY JEAN Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 15 55kg 92
11 336x119x0 MYWAYORTHEHIGHWAY (NZ) Mick Mair Daniel Griffin 9 55kg 73
12 1x41237x1 SHE’S MISS DEVINE Kelso Wood Ryan Wiggins 1 55kg 77.5
13 2x6517x0x2 OUTBACK SAGA Stewart Mackinnon Jim Byrne 7 55kg 69
14 6116×70 TINA MELINA Tony Gollan Tegan Harrison 14 55kg 68
15 125x GOLDEN FALLS Kelly Schweida Glen Boss 13 55kg 63


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