Capacity field for 2017 Scone Cup

A capacity field of sixteen will line up in Friday’s Listed $200,000 Scone Cup (1600m) at the stand alone metropolitan class meeting at Scone.

Fabrizio, above, has drawn nicely at barrier four in the Scone Cup at Scone. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Fabrizio, above, has drawn nicely at barrier four in the Scone Cup at Scone. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

As well as a final field of sixteen, there are four emergencies with third reserve Reiby The Red drawing the outside barrier of twenty.

Equal top weight Fabrizio has drawn nicely at barrier four while Mighty Lucky also with 59kg will jump from next to him at gate three.

Jockey Jason Collett steered the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Fabrizio to an all the way win in the Group 3 $200,000 Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) at Hawkesbury on April 29 and will have no trouble adopting the same tactics from a favourable barrier.

The Fred Cowell trained Mighty Lucky is struggling to find his best form and was beaten two and a half lengths last start when seventh to Fabrizio in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup.

Newly appointed Godolphin trainer Darren Beadman will saddle up two runners in the Scone Cup with Moher, barrier nine, and Duca Valentinois, barrier five, both having their last runs in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup.

Moher will meet Fabrizio 1.5kg better in the Scone Cup after being beaten a length when second in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup while Duca Valentinois has almost four and a half lengths to make up after finishing tenth.

The Chris Waller trained Amovatio has a tough first up assignment in the Scone Cup after drawing barrier nineteen and will probably jump from the outside gate when the field is reduced to the final sixteen at start time.

The locals will be cheering for the Mary Moses trained It’s A Shamozzle who just scraped into the field and will carry the number sixteen saddlecloth.

It’s A Shamozzle has  drawn barrier six in the original draw and will be ridden by regular partner Vad Bolozhinskyi who steered the six year old to successive wins at Scone and Tamworth before a last start sixth in the $100,000 Tamworth Cup (1400m) on April 30.

Deanne Panya will likely go forward on Testashadow who draw barrier seventeen in the Scone Cup in the original barrier draw but could jump from fourteen.

Testashadow raced on the pace when a fading eighteenth to It’s Somewhat in the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 1 but then found the drop in class more to his liking when third to Fabrizio in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup.

Group 1 winner Famous Seamus is also coming off a run in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup when ninth and has drawn nicely at gate seven with Jay Ford in the saddle again.

2017 Scone Cup (1600m) Field

No 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 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 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 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 2 53kg 60

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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