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Gr1 Australian Cup Field & Barriers

Thursday, 9th March 2017

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the $1.5 million weight-for-age Gr1 Australian Cup (2000m) to be run at Flemington racecourse this Saturday. Joint $4.20 Tab favourites for the race are stable-mates from the Darren Weir yard Humidor and Jameka who are coming off second and fourth placings respectively in the Gr2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield. Next best is Peter Young Stakes victor Stratum Star at $6, followed by The United States at $7.50 and Exospheric at $8.50. The final field is:

  1. STRATUM STAR (Darren Weir-Mark Zahra) 59kg (2)
  2. AWESOME ROCK (Leon & Troy Corstens-Stephen Baster) 59kg (6)
  3. THE UNITED STATES (Robert Hickmott-Ben Melham) 59kg (4)
  4. MOURINHO (Peter Gelagotis-Anthony Darmanin) 59kg (9)
  5. ECUADOR (Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-Adam Hyeronimus) 59kg (5)
  6. EXOSPHERIC (Lee & Anthony Freedman-Damien Oliver) 59kg (10)
  7. TALLY (John O'Shea-Joao Moreira) 59kg (1)
  8. TOM MELBOURNE (Lee & Anthony Freedman-Glen Boss) 59kg (3)
  9. BOOM TIME (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-Regan Bayliss) 59kg (8)
  10. HUMIDOR (Darren Weir-Damian Lane) 59kg (7)
  11. JAMEKA (Ciaron Maher-Hugh Bowman) 57kg (11)
  12. REAL LOVE (Darren Weir-Brad Rawiller) 57kg (12)
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