Final field of 13 for 2018 Doomben Cup: Waller has 6 runners

May 16, 2018

Final field of 13 for 2018 Doomben Cup: Waller has 6 runners

Trainer Chris Waller has almost half the field of thirteen for the 2018 Group 1 $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Comin' Through, above, is one of six Chris Waller trained runners in the 2018 Doomben Cup at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Comin’ Through, above, is one of six Chris Waller trained runners in the 2018 Doomben Cup at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Six horses from the Waller stable will contest the Brisbane Winter Carnival’s 2000m weight for age feature with the Japanese import Satono Rasen drawing the best barrier at four with Glyn Schofield to ride.

Stablemate Comin’ Through is the widest of the Waller runners and will jump from the outside gate with Michael Walker back in the saddle, Egg Tart, with Leith Innes to ride, came up with barrier six, Tom Melbourne and Corey Brown at nine, One Foot In Heaven and Michael Cahill at ten and Life Less Ordinary and Opie Bosson at Twelve.

Five of Waller’s runners will clash with each other again after running in the Group 2 $358,000 Attwood Marshall A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast on May 5 with runner up Tom Melbourne finishing ahead of his stablemates Satono Rasen (4th), Egg Tart (5th), Comin’ Through (6th), and One Foot In Heaven (11th) while Life Less Ordinary heads back to the city at Group 1 level racing after winning the Listed $160,000 Bendigo Bank 2018 Wagga Wagga Gold Cup (2000m) at Wagga on May 4.

Anthony Freedman has a great chance to make it two Doomben Cup wins from the last three years with his Japanese import Ambitious after sharing the winning trophy with his brother and then co-trainer Lee Freedman with Our Ivanhowe in 2016.

Ambitious had drawn barrier seven with Craig Williams booked to ride and Freedman is very happy with the six year old’s condition heading into this week’s assignment.

“We’ve been here for about a month and he’s settled in very well,” Freedman told The Courier-Mail.

“He’s fit and well, and I liked the way he ran (Tuesday). The firmer the track the better for him and we’ll hopefully get that on Saturday.

“We’ve got a good affiliation with that race and we’d like that to continue.”

Mick Price’s Hollindale Stakes winner Oregon’s Day has drawn in close at barrier two with Jim Byrne in the saddle again while the Darren Weir trained Tradesman with John Allen in the saddle has drawn beside her at three.

Local hope Man Of His Word, from the Gold Coast stables of Bruce Hill, has drawn the rails with Brad Steward to ride.

See below for the official Doomben Cup 2018 final field before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for updated markets on the latest Group 1 race of the season.

Final field for the 2018 Doomben Cup (2000m)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 19x0335x69 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Damian Browne 8 59kg 113
2 1160×31256 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Michael Walker 13 59kg 108
3 4x45x0x928 AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 7 59kg 110
4 26230×2582 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Corey Brown 9 59kg 104
5 x72x203x60 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Cahill 10 59kg 107
6 x2266x4553 MAN OF HIS WORD Bruce Hill Brad Stewart 1 59kg 98
7 20x2x38x94 SATONO RASEN (JPN) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4 59kg 102
8 53920×9311 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Opie Bosson 12 59kg 104
9 32134×2800 VIOLATE Brent Stanley Mark Du Plessis 11 59kg 92
10 x0x374x441 TRADESMAN Darren Weir John Allen 3 59kg 94
11 1x270x4005 EGG TART Chris Waller Leith Innes 6 57kg 105
12 0583×22241 OREGON’S DAY Mick Price Jim Byrne 2 57kg 106
13 x72586x655 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Matthew McGillivray 5 57kg 102

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