Capacity Scone Cup Field 2017 Released

A full field of milers will face off in the 2017 Scone Cup on Friday including the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Hawkesbury Cup winner Fabrizio.

Pajaro

Reigning champion Pajaro is out to defend his title in the Scone Cup 2017 this Friday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Set to run as Scone Race 7 at 3:57pm (AEST) on Friday afternoon, this season’s $200,000 Listed Darley Scone Cup (1600m) has attracted the capacity 16 runners plus four emergencies.

Heading the Scone Cup field and weights on 59kg is Fabrizio, drawn well in barrier four that will become gate three with emergencies out.

Jason Collett retains the ride on the High Chaparral five-year-old who produced a sustained run on April 29 for his all-the-way win in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Cup (1600m) over the same distance last time out.

Fabrizio is now four-from-seven over the mile, but must handle a rise from 56.5kg to 59kg this week to take out the Cups double.

Also drawn well in barrier three and carrying the equal 59kg top weight is the Fred Cowell-trained Mighty Lucky who is out to atone for a seventh in the Hawkesbury Cup when beaten under three lengths under the same kilos as this Friday.

Kerrin McEvoy gets another chance on the Hawkesbury Cup runner-up Moher, Darren Beadman’s progressive Lonhro four-year-old engaged in the rematch.

Last time out Moher carted 53kg and only goes up a kilo to 54kg for the Scone Cup where he is drawn in gate nine.

Beadman is also represented in the race on Friday by Duca Valentinois who ran 10th in the Hawkesbury Cup last time out.

Gary Portelli has also accepted for the Hawkesbury Cup third placegetter Testashadow, who has suffered an early blow for the Scone Cup drawing out wide in barrier 17 (possibly into 14).

Testashadow has placed third in three of his four latest starts, with the only blemish on his recent record being his 18th to It’s Somewhat when outclassed in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on April 1.

Portelli will use the Scone Cup to determine whether or not Testashadow presses onto a Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival bid after this weekend.

The reigning Scone Cup winner Pajaro is back for another shot at the title again in 2017 representing Peter & Paul Snowden.

The Align gelding saluted in the race 12 months ago from barrier 16 of 16 under 54kg in an upset after his 14th in the Hawkesbury Cup.

This time in the now six-year-old carries 55.5kg from gate eight and comes off an improved eighth in the Hawkesbury Cup results.

Other notable Scone Cup hopes include the Jason Attard-trained Oratorio mare Kellyville Flyer, Team Hawkes’ rails-drawn lightweight God’s In Him and Royal Tudor last seen running fourth to Redzel in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 15.

Check out the full Scone Cup 2017 field, barriers and weights below with markets at Ladbrokes.com.au to be updated shortly ahead of Friday’s feature race.

2017 Scone Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Scone Race 7 (3:57pm) – 12/05/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1410110×01 FABRIZIO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jason Collett 4 59kg 105
2 61x7060x57 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 3 59kg 105
3 832x64468x AMOVATIO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 19 58.5kg 104
4 8390190×89 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith Jay Ford 7 57.5kg 102
5 782×163303 TESTASHADOW Gary Portelli Ms Deanne Panya (a) 17 57kg 101
6 223x460x48 PAJARO (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 8 55.5kg 98
7 x3x544x219 GREEN SWEET (USA) Jean Dubois Johan Victoire 10 54.5kg 96
8 145x227x09 SINGING (FR) Kris Lees Robert Thompson 14 54.5kg 96
9 x821141x82 MOHER Darren Beadman Kerrin McEvoy 9 54kg 95
10 013x70x310 KELLYVILLE FLYER Jason Attard TBA 13 53kg 91
11 248x4x73x6 GOD’S IN HIM Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1 53kg 89
12 1x52493x20 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) Darren Beadman Michael Dee 5 53kg 87
13 60x07710x0 QUEENSBERRY RULES (IRE) Jeremy Sylvester Ms Tegan Harrison 16 53kg 86
14 x7225x3406 PURE PRIDE (NZ) Murray Johnson Patrick Moloney 18 53kg 85
15 0x61324x14 ROYAL TUDOR Rodney Ollerton Christian Reith 11 53kg 82
16 221533×116 IT’S A SHAMOZZLE Mary Moses Vad Bolozhinskyi 6 53kg 79
17e 50x07427x7 MISHANI WARRIOR Shane Edmonds TBA 12 53kg 79
18e x1439x2513 SUPPLY AND DEMAND Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 15 53kg 77
19e 0x2231824x REIBY THE RED Jason Attard Jeff Penza 20 53kg 74
20e 875x4x2035 BLOOD RED MOON Geoff O’Brien TBA 2 53kg 60

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