Ghisoni Saved for Possible 2016 Doomben 10,000 Bid

May 10, 2016

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Ghisoni Saved for Possible 2016 Doomben 10,000 Bid

Despite holding an entry for this Saturday’s BTC Cup, Godolphin trainer John O’Shea has confirmed plans to save smart filly Ghisoni for a fortnight’s time to possibly tackle the 2016 Doomben 10,000.


Doomben 10,000 second favourite Ghisoni will bypass the 2016 BTC Cup in Brisbane this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

A winner of three of her five starts to date, the daughter of Lonhro is one of 19 official nominations for the $500,000 Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) that kicks off elite level racing this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

O’Shea said he would be tempted to give her a shot in the weight-for-age classic if jockey James McDonald, aboard for her brave last start fifth when 1.3 lengths off Japonisme in Randwick’s Arrowfield 3YO Sprint, was available for the ride.

McDonald however is set to head to Scone for this weeks’ Scone Cup Carnival riding a number of livewire hopes on Friday and Saturday for the stable, bypassing BTC Cup Day in Queensland.

That means Ghisoni will not tackle her last start conqueror, the Chris Waller-trained Japonisme, in the BTC Cup field.

Instead she’ll head to the Sunshine State on May 28 for a shot at the $750,000 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m), a race O’Shea won in 2012 with another smart filly Sea Siren or the $150,000 Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m) for fillies and mares if she doesn’t look up to the Group 1.

Sea Siren however won the Doomben 10,000 having previously taken out the race Ghisoni misses this winter, the BTC Cup where Victory Stakes winner Fell Swoop is the early $4 favourite through to win.

“She is such a special filly, we want to make sure everything is spot-on when we go to the races and James is an integral part of making that happen,” O’Shea told Racing Victoria.

“He’s got seven or eight really strong rides at Scone and our resources are spread quite thin with feature racing in several states.

“I wouldn’t be afraid to run her in the BTC Cup but I’m happy to wait.”

Ghisoni will trial at Warwick Farm this coming Monday before her Doomben 10,000 Day assignment.

“I’m adamant the filly is not fully furnished and with that in mind I’ve always been of the opinion that I want to be kind to her this campaign,” O’Shea said.

“Being kind means that we will nominate for the Doomben 10,000 to have a look but the most likely option would be to run against her own sex in the Glenlogan Park Stakes.”

From there Queensland’s richest race, the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 11 is a viable option.

“If she then gets a start in the Stradbroke, she would only likely have 50kg on her back,” O’Shea, winner of the 2003 Stradbroke with Private Steer, said.

“Like running in the Coolmore Classic with 50kg, that is being kind, that isn’t too stressful on her at this stage of her career.”

All-in Doomben 10,000 betting is led by the Ciaron Maher-trained mare Azkadellia ($5) with Ghisoni the $7 second favourite.

Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner Azkadellia ($4.80) also leads the futures Stradbroke Handicap odds, while Ghisoni is at $11 for the classic.

To back Ghisoni over the winter at the right price make sure you’ve got an account open online now at where new players that deposit $50 and quote the code BONUS150 will enjoy an extra $150 in bonuses for a short time only!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field