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Doomben Cup (2020m) - Doomben

Saturday, 09 May, 2015



Winners Profile


This is an older horse’s race with 12 six-year-olds or older winning since 1983 (the last being Scenic Shot in 2011). There have been 9 four-year-olds, the most recent Mawingo in 2012. Eight 5yos have saluted, the last Streama in 2014.

Only 3 three-year-olds have saluted in 32 editions – Akhenaton in 2000, Danewin in 1995 and Dandy Andy in 1987.

 

Geldings have dominated, winning 24/32, with Scenic Shot (2011) and Eye Of The Sky (1990) the oldest at eight years of age.

Six colts or entires have been successful, the last being Mawingo in 2012 and just two mares, Streama in 2014 and Cinque Cento in 2007.



Form


All bar two of the 32 winners have come via group racing. 14 won their previous start, while another 6 were placed.

13 winners have backed up successfully after the Group 2 Hollindale Cup. Eight completed the Hollindale/Doomben Cup double, the last being Streama in 2014.

 

Mike Moroney’s Sarrera notched the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth/Doomben Cup double in 2008, while Kiwi marvel Rough Habit twice completed the Group 1 Stradbroke/Doomben Cup double (1991 & 92).



Betting


15 favourites have saluted in the last 32 editions, with the most recent Streama in 2014.

Six horses have started even money or shorter since 1983, with three winning (Might And Power and Rough Habit twice) and three losing (Manighar, Shogun Lodge and Doriemus).

Just six horses have started at double figure odds or better, with the last being West Australian Scenic Shot ($12) in 2011.  

The biggest bolter in the past three decades was Sapio ($61) in 1997, when $2.30 favourite Yippyio finished seventh.



Barriers


Despite this being a distance event, barriers seem to be important at Doomben with 20 of the last 32 winners coming from single digit gates.

However, barrier 11, as well as 2, is the ‘winningest’ gate’ producing four victors each since 1983. Gates 1, 3, 4, 5 & 13 are next best with three.

No horse has been successful from the outside stall or barrier 14, 17 or 18 in the last three decades.

Winners to overcome wide barriers include; Scenic Shot (13/16) in 2011, Above Deck (10/11) in 2006, Bush Padre (16/20) in 2003, Intergaze (13/14) in 1999, Durbridge (11/13) in 1994, Rough Habit (15/16) in 1992, Rough Habit (11/13) in 1991 and Hussar’s Command (19/20) in 1984.

 

The most recent winner from the inside stall was Chris Waller’s Beaten Up in 2013.



Jockeys


  Jim Cassidy’s three wins on Rough Habit certainly were the key to his fine record (12: 3-1-0).

Damien Oliver 11: 1-2-0, Hugh Bowman 3: 1-1-1, Kerrin McEvoy 2: 1-0-0, Shane Arnold 3: 1-0-0, Blake Shinn 2: 1-0-0, Ric McMahon 1: 0-1-0 & Michael Cahill 6: 0-0-2.




Trainers


Interstate and overseas trainers have dominated the Doomben Cup, with local horsemen struggling to prepare quality stayers. Kiwi John Wheeler enjoyed great success with Rough Habit in the early 1990s and he has an enviable record in this event; 10: 3-0-2.

Lee Freedman (12: 2-3-0), Chris Waller (11: 2-2-2), the late Guy Walter (6: 2-0-0) and Dan Morton (4: 2-0-0) are multiple winners of the Doomben Cup in the last 32 editions.

Gai Waterhouse 13: 1-2-1, Peter Moody 14: 1-1-1, Mike Moroney 6: 1-1-1 and Bede Murray 2: 1-0-0 have also been successful.

For some big name trainers, this race has proven to be a tough nut to crack – John Hawkes 13: 0-2-2, John O’Shea 3: 0-1-0, Darren Weir 2: 0-0-1, Anthony Cummings 4: 0-0-0, Rob Heathcote 3: 0-0-0 & David Hayes 3: 0-0-0.



General Facts


This $650,000 WFA contest over 2020m dates back to 1933.

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It began as a Principal Race before gaining Group 1 status in 1980.
  New Zealand champion Rough Habit is the only horse to win it three times (1991/92/93).
  The honour roll includes; Streama (214), Scenic Shot (2011/09), Intergaze (1999), Might And Power (1998), Juggler (1996), Danewin (1995), Durbridge (1994), Rought Habit (1993/92/91), Dandy Andy (1987), Tails (1971), Bore Head (1967) and Bernborough (1946).



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