Amovatio Heads 2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup Field

In-form five-year-old Amovatio from the Sydney stables of Chris Waller heads a bumper field of milers in the Lord Mayor’s Cup 2016 at Doomben Racecourse this weekend in Brisbane.


Amovatio is a winning hope in the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday in Brisbane. Photo: Steve Hart.

Running at 3:21pm (AEST) as the sixth race on the Doomben 10,000 Day program, Saturday’s $125,000 Group 3 Programmed Property Services Lord Mayor’s Cup (1615m) has attracted a full field of 15.

Drawn in gate eight and wearing the number one saddlecloth is Al Maher gelding Amovatio who comes off nice lead-up form this campaign.

Two back he won the Group 3 Hawkesbury Cup (1600m) before a last start second to Pajaro in the Listed Scone Cup (1600m) on May 13.

Peter & Paul Snowden’s last start Scone Cup winner Pajaro is also in the Lord Mayor’s Cup field on the weekend, but Amovatio meets him on equal on 59kg in the weight-for-age clash.

In the Scone Cup Amovatio (59.5kg) gave the weight away to Align five-year-old Pajaro (54kg), whose previous run was a 14th in the Hawkesbury Cup, and he should be able to turn the tables on the weekend at Doomben.

Waller has also accepted for Kool Company, a four-year-old Jeremy stallion who finished five lengths away ninth to Leebaz at the Gold Coast last start in the Group 2 A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m).

The other best out of the Scone Cup backing-up in the Lord Mayor’s Cup is the John O’Shea-trained Malice, a five-year-old Teofilo gelding who finished a close third in a blanket-finish.

Along with Pajaro, drawn wide in barrier 12 on the weekend, there are two other last start winners in the Lord Mayor’s Cup line-up.

John Wilcock saddles-up last start Gold Coast winner over 1800m Court’s Star and Jumbo Prince jumps from the outside barrier (15) for Toowoomba’s Michael Nolan.

A four-year-old son of Outback Prince, Jumbo Prince scored his third win from 13 starts at the Doomben track a fortnight back taking out the Listed Members’ Handicap (1600m) from the inside alley on BTC Cup Day.

He faces a tougher task up to Group 3 company and WFA from a wider alley on Saturday, but is still a livewire chance with regular rider Jim Byrne retaining the mount.

Also coming off nice lead-up runs into the Lord Mayor’s Cup this season are the likes of the Robert Heathcote-trained Members’ Handicap fourth placed Lordag and Hawkesbury Cup runner-up Mighty Lucky who ran sixth still only a half-length off Pajaro in the Scone Cup.

The sole mare taking on the boys in the race meanwhile is the Gerald Ryan-trained Peace Force who was fourth in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Crown (1300m) two back before a 10th in the Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) on Scone Cup Day.

See below for the full Lord Mayor’s Cup 2016 field, barriers and jockeys before heading to where new depositing players are eligible for up to $500 in bonuses with use of the code BETBONUS for a short time only.

2016 Lord Mayor’s Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Doomben Race 6 (3:21pm) – 28/05/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 x170x63512 AMOVATIO Chris Waller Rory Hutchings (a) 8 59kg 106
2 042x5x8489 KOOL KOMPANY (IRE) Chris Waller Glen Colless 3 59kg 103
3 127549×031 JUMBO PRINCE Michael Nolan Jim Byrne 15 59kg 97
4 7145334×24 WORTHY CAUSE John Zielke Luke Dittman (a) 9 59kg 99
5 57523×2008 ROCK STURDY Joseph Pride TBA 14 59kg 104
6 x43151x126 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 6 59kg 106
7 0066200×16 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 5 59kg 103
8 274250×953 MALICE John O’Shea James McDonald 11 59kg 98
9 0x7212x501 PAJARO (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 12 59kg 98
10 103221×224 LORDAG Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 7 59kg 90
11 58x29077x0 AKAVOROUN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 4 59kg 94
12 x4083x96x0 BRAVE ALI (NZ) Tony Gollan Ms Tegan Harrison 1 59kg 92
13 34686×6045 BODEGA NEGRA Bruce W Hill James Orman (a) 2 59kg 79
14 4023230271 COURT’S STAR John Wilcock Anthony Allen 10 59kg 74.5
15 1x2930x940 PEACE FORCE Gerald Ryan Zac Purton 13 57kg 97


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