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Hobart Cup Field & Barrier Draw

Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Favourite Big Duke has drifted slightly from $2 out to $2.20 for the Gr3 Hobart Cup (2400m) after drawing wide for Sunday's $200,000 feature. The Darren Weir-trained Irish import will be seeking to extend his unbeaten Australian record to three as well as claim the first black-type success of his hitherto brief career. The biggest shortener was Settler's Stone which firmed from $61 into $31 after drawing well in gate three. Last year's dual Hobart and Launceston Cups winner Up Cups, who will carry top weight of 58kg, saw his quote ease from $12 out to $15 after drawing barrier eight. The final Hobart Cup field is:

1. UP CUPS (David Brunton-Craig Newitt) 58kg (8)

2. LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY (Tony McEvoy-Luke Currie) 56kg (10)

3. GEEGEES GOLDENGIRL (Stuart Gandy-Sigrid Carr) 55kg (4)

4. COOL CHAP (Lee & Anthony Freedman-Kerrin McEvoy) 54kg (6)

5. GLADSTONE (Scott Brunton-Anthony Darmanin) 54kg (1)

6. MILSON (Julie Richards-Daniel Moor) 54kg (2)

7. BIG DUKE (Darren Weir-Brenton Avdulla) 54kg (9)

8. COUNT DA VINCI (Scott Brunton-David Pires) 54kg (7)

9. THE PRINCELING (Charlie Goggin & Luella Meaburn-R Clark) 54kg (5)

10. SETTLER'S STONE (Troy Blacker-Jarrod Todd) 54kg (3)

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