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DOOMBEN CUP - FOUR FAST FACTS


The Doomben Cup run over 2000m at Doomben Racecourse is a Group 1 weight-for-age event, making it 1 of 7 Group 1 races on the Australian G1 calendar run under weight-for-age conditions at that distance.

The 2016 edition will carry $650,000 in total prizemoney with the winner to receive $416,000. The winner of the Hollindale Stakes receives ballot exemption for the Doomben Cup, which this year was Leebaz.

The 2015 winner was Pornichet and previous winners of the race include Metal Bender, Defier, Might And Power, Juggler and the dual winner Scenic Shot. The most iconic winner however would be the New Zealand trained gelding that became a favourite of the Brisbane crowds. Rough Habit won the Doomben Cup 3 times in succession from 1991, each time ridden by Jim ‘The Pumper’ Cassidy.

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DOOMBEN CUP RACE GUIDE
Date: Saturday 21st May 2016
Race Time: 16:01 AEST
Race Code: BR7
Location: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 2,000 metres
Race Type: Weight For Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $650,000
2016 Winner: Our Ivanhowe
2016 Doomben Cup Odds

NO. NAME RESULT ODDS
3 OUR IVANHOWE 1ST $16.00 (win)
2 HAURAKI 2ND $1.30 (pl)
5 IT'S SOMEWHAT 3RD $2.20 (pl)
1 VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL 4TH -
7 MAURUS - -
10 LADY LE FAY - -
8 SPIRITJIM - -
6 MESSENE - -
4 LEEBAZ - -
9 NOBLE PROTECTOR - -


2016 DOOMBEN CUP TIPS

2016 DOOMBEN CUP TIPS

HAURAKI

Hauraki opens favourite for his 2nd Queensland Winter Racing Carnival in succession after opening and starting favourite in the Hollindale Stakes. Settling in the 2nd half of the field he made his move at the 450m and loomed up in the centre of the track and briefly hit the front. However Leebaz who had been racing just behind the speed followed the rails home and was able to grab the win. Still looking to open his winning account this preparation, the John O’Shea trained gelding has now faced the starter on 5 occasions, landing 4 minor placings. Starting his campaign with successive 3rds in the G2 Apollo and the G1 Chipping Norton Finishing under a length from The United States in the G1 Ranvet over 2000m, his Sydney Autumn ended with a mid-field finish in the G1 Queen Elizabeth where he was never on the track from a wide draw.

VOLKSTON’N’BARRELL

The Donna Logan/Chris Gibbs trained gelding was back near his best last start in the Hollindale Stakes. Starting from a wide barrier he settled at the rear of the field and launched his claim down the straight, finishing strongly to grab 3rd, doing his best work late in the run. Prior to his run in the Hollindale he was never in the call in the Doncaster Mile after racing wide and never getting into the race at any point. His form leading into that Doncaster disaster was all quality having won successive Group 1 races in New Zealand. Taking out the 1600m G1 Haunui Classic at Otaki he then claimed back to back wins with a top effort in the 2000m G1 New Zealand Stakes at Ellerslie. Although he sees Doomben for the first time, he has 2 wins from 3 attempts at 2000m.

NOBLE PROTECTOR

One of two mares in the race, the Robert Smerdon trained galloper had a good Autumn carnival across Sydney and Melbourne, facing the starter 3 times, finishing twice. 1st up in the G3 Matron Stakes, the feisty mare dumped jockey Craig Williams as the gates opened, taking no part in the race. 2nd up connections took her to Moonee Valley for the G2 Sunline Stakes over 1600m where she hit the line well despite the winner kicking away at the top of the stretch. Taken to Sydney for the G1 Queen Of The Turf to round out her campaign, she raced a lot closer to the speed and held on well for a 3rd behind Azkadellia. Given a trial over 1550m at Cranbourne to sharpen her up for the Queensland Winter, she ran well just behind Our Ivanhowe and from 2 attempts over 2000m has a win and... read more One of two mares in the race, the Robert Smerdon trained galloper had a good Autumn carnival across Sydney and Melbourne, facing the starter 3 times, finishing twice. 1st up in the G3 Matron Stakes, the feisty mare dumped jockey Craig Williams as the gates opened, taking no part in the race. 2nd up connections took her to Moonee Valley for the G2 Sunline Stakes over 1600m where she hit the line well despite the winner kicking away at the top of the stretch. Taken to Sydney for the G1 Queen Of The Turf to round out her campaign, she raced a lot closer to the speed and held on well for a 3rd behind Azkadellia. Given a trial over 1550m at Cranbourne to sharpen her up for the Queensland Winter, she ran well just behind Our Ivanhowe and from 2 attempts over 2000m has a win and a second placing. read less



THE ROUGHIE

THE ROUGHIE

MESSENE

Being raced as a sprinter/miler earlier in his career, the Team Hawkes trained gelding looks to have found his rhythm as a middle distance runner. Last Spring he placed in the G2 Warwick Stakes, the G2 Shannon Stakes and in his final run of his preparation ran 2nd in the G1 Railway Stakes in Perth. Resuming in the 1400m G1 C F Orr Stakes he was well beaten. 3rd up and out to 2000m in the G3 Sky High Stakes he led them up and was only collared on the line. Attempting a repeat of those tactics in the G3 Sellwood Stakes again over 2000m, he was again nabbed right on the line. Taken to Wagga last time out for the Listed Wagga Gold Cup over 2000m he proved too strong under the 59kg and his record at 2000m is 4: 1-2-0.