2011 Moonee Valley Cup Field & Barriers (Drake International)

October 19th, 2011

The 2011 Moonee Valley Cup (Drake International Cup) Final field is now out and as we tipped earlier in the week the quality is exceptional.

In fact you could easily argue the point that this is the strongest Moonee Valley Cup field in recent years with a host of horses passing through her as a test for the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

All up 13 acceptors were taken in the event with the maximum capacity of 15 just out of reach.

Robert Smerdon is the only trainer to boast more than one runner and he’s got a couple of good ones on his side.

Paddy O’Reilly is one of the more consistent stayers in the country but will play back up here to the Herbert Power Stakes winner Shewan.

Shewan is expected to be super hard to beat in this event and is Smerdon’s sole chance to field a Melbourne Cup starter.

Before that though he needs to account for the Moonee Valley cup and these are the main rivals he’ll face this Saturday.

Melbourne Cup champion Americain has his first run in Australia here in defence of his 2010 Melbourne Cup title.

Others include Linton, Tullamore, Illo and Harris Tweed.

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2011 Moonee Valley Cup Field & Barriers (Drake International)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 113X66X10X AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre Gerald Mosse 3 58kg 117
2 10112X0505 BOOMING (NZ) Jeff Lynds Dwayne Dunn 7 58kg 105
3 0X9923X760 LINTON Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 5 57kg 108
4 11421X8383 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 6 57kg 104
5 33313X1621 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon Chris Symons 10 57kg 101
6 3262X1421X ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings Luke Nolen 11 56.5kg 106
7 8125X8X000 HARRIS TWEED (NZ) Murray Baker Brad Rawiller 4 56kg 108
8 X83411X992 PADDY O’REILLY (NZ) Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 1 56kg 99
9 7465110X60 PERGOLA (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson James Winks 13 55kg 87
10 2322X00445 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer Michael Rodd 12 55kg 89
11 8248312064 SWOOPER Darryl Dodson Ben Melham 2 54kg 97
12 6X66212X00 MONTAHLIA (NZ) Michael Kent Dean Yendall 9 54kg 89
13 0223X82131 LALLA ROOKH Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ms Clare Lindop 8 51kg 89