2015 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Field Released

October 21st, 2015

Eleven stayers have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2015 Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m); highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Spring Carnival’s most exciting performers.

Precedence has been confirmed in the 2015 Moonee Valley Gold Cup final field. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Precedence has been confirmed in the 2015 Moonee Valley Gold Cup final field. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Precedence is seeking a third win in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup and will leave from barrier 8 with Craig Williams aboard on Saturday.

A strong and consistent performer for Bart and James Cummings, Precedence has posted ten wins and as many minors through 67 career starts.

Returning this time for tenth in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m), Precedence progressed to thirteenth in the Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) before running on for sixth in the Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2520m) last time out.

The Zabeel gelding will relish a second-consecutive race at 2500m and loves the Moonee Valley conditions.

The United States has been a standout performer for Macedon Lodge this season and will leave from barrier 6 in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup with leading hoop Hugh Bowman aboard.

Finishing outside the first three only a handful of times through eleven career starts so far, The United States returned this time for success in the talent-rich Sweeney Estate Agents Handicap (1500m) on August 22nd before running second in the Craig Opie Cup (1600m) a fortnight later.

Having since finished second in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) and sixth in the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m), the Galileo entire appears as though he’ll eat up the 2500m on Saturday and will be hard to beat.

Let’s Make Adeal gained ballot-free entry into the Melbourne Cup with success in The Bart Cummings last time and will use the Moonee Valley Gold Cup as a final point of call prior to the major staying test.

Posting four wins and nine minors through 31 career starts for Nigel Blackiston, Let’s Make Adeal clearly needed the run when 12th in the Listed Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) first-up on August 29th but progressed to eighth in the Naturalism Stakes prior to The Bart Cummings.

Four-year-old Bohemian Lily will relish a step-up in distance and has been charged with carrying only 53kgs in the 2015 Moonee Valley Gold Cup.

Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir will launch a two-pronged attack on the major staying race on Saturday after confirming both Prince Of Penzance and Taiyoo in the 2015 Moonee Valley Gold Cup field.

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2015 Moonee Valley Gold Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 0556x5x006 PRECEDENCE (NZ) James Cummings Craig Williams 8 57kg 103
2 3x43028x48 BIG MEMORY (FR) Tony McEvoy Nash Rawiller 3 57kg 101
3 82123×8558 PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) Darren Weir Ms Michelle Payne 4 57kg 103
4 00281×9717 ESCADO Matt Laurie Ben Melham 9 56.5kg 102
5 1112×70875 TAIYOO Darren Weir Mark Zahra 10 56.5kg 104
6 62x893x000 LIKE A CAROUSEL Ken Keys 1 56kg 96
7 4x3x0x1226 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 98
8 x32303x840 BOLD SNIPER (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig James McDonald 7 55kg 96
9 57x214x081 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston Dom Tourneur 5 54.5kg 105
10 21172×0034 BONDEIGER Danny O’Brien James Winks 2 53kg 98
11 x2121x6923 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 11 53kg 95