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.
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.
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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|