Twelve Confirmed in Tattersall’s Cup Final Field

A less-than capacity field of 12 stayers have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2400m) on the Gold Coast; highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Brisbane Winter Carnival’s standout long distance specialists.

Epingle will leave from the ideal barrier 2 in the 2015 Tattersall's Cup. Photo: Daniel Costello

Epingle will leave from the ideal barrier 2 in the 2015 Tattersall’s Cup. Photo: Daniel Costello

Epingle has returned to impressive form this time and is sure to receive a great run in transit in the 2015 Tattersall’s Cup from barrier 2.

Posting six wins and a further 15 minors through 36 career starts so far, the Pins mare beat only one runner home in the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) first-up this time but responded in the best way possible when taking out the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2200m) on the Gold Coast on April 25th.

While unable to match the late pace in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) on May 9th, Epingle has since finished third in each of the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) and Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2200m).

Banca Mo returned to competitive form when a close second in the Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m) last weekend and will leave from the central barrier 6 in the 2015 Tattersall’s Cup.

Posting several impressive results for Scott Brunton through summer and autumn, Banca Mo finished in the minors in both the Group 3 Hobart Cup (2400m) and Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m); returning to the winner’s circle in the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) on March 28th.

Having transferred to the care of Bevan Laming following a luckless run in the Doomben Cup, the Tough Speed gelding will be partnered by last start hoop Michael Cahill in the Tattersall’s Cup.

Classy stayers Faust and Shoreham have also been confirmed in the 2015 Tattersall’s Cup final field but will need luck from wide draws.

Posting seven wins and 12 minors through 30 starts, Faust has steadily built to the task this time; running seventh in the Listed Albury Gold Cup (2000m) and second in the Listed Wagga Wagga Cup (2000m) before taking out the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2020m) last time out on May 23rd.

Reportedly in campaign-best form leading into the 2015 Tattersall’s Cup, Faust will be partnered by Hong Kong-based hoop Zac Purton.

Shoreham will contest his first start for Gerald Ryan in the Tattersall’s Tiara after being purchased and transferred from Saab Hasan’s Flemington stables.

Unable to make much of a competitive impact in his two most recent starts, the Reset gelding will have taken benefit from a brief freshen-up and will be given a gem of a ride from Brenton Avdulla.

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2015 Tattersall’s Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4442×01933 EPINGLE (NZ) Michael Kent Hugh Bowman 2 59kg 105
2 x432321002 BANCA MO Bevan Laming Michael Cahill 6 58.5kg 100
3 5×47520028 ESCADO Matt Laurie Ben Melham 3 56.5kg 96
4 2793317721 FAUST (NZ) Kurt Goldman Zac Purton 9 56.5kg 96
5 673×634258 SHOREHAM Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 12 55.5kg 94
6 8412530×97 SURPASS (NZ) Michael Moroney Timothy Bell 4 55.5kg 94
7 0x210x0031 ZOOMANIA (NZ) Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 10 54kg 89
8 335×341170 MAJOR MAJOR Bryce Heys Kerrin McEvoy 11 54kg 78
9 2×05240051 POP ’N’ SCOTCH Liam Birchley Jeff Lloyd 7 54kg 76.5
10 9078×62196 MONACO DOLL (NZ) Toby Edmonds 8 54kg 74
11 4235849362 HOLLY HOLY (NZ) Wayne Walters 1 54kg 71.5
12 14x555x875 BACHELOR ZEEL (NZ) Frank Ritchie Jason Taylor 5 54kg 66

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