2010 BRC Chairman’s Handicap Final Field

May 13th, 2010

On Saturday as part of the excitement of Racefest at Doomben Racecourse, 16 top gallopers will take to the track in the $100,000 Gelzinnis Family Chairman’s Handicap (2020m).

Some quality talent will line up in the 2010 Chairman’s Handicap including Tabulate who is still pre-race favourite despite drawing wide with barrier 14.

Tabulate is still the favourite despite drawing wide with barrier 14

The Robert Heathcote-trained Honours List gelding is coming off a succession of excellent wins, including their last start victory in the Listed Tails Stakes (2150m) at Eagle Farm.

Seeking revenge on the favourite will be Encosta Tszyu, the Brian Smith-trained local hopeful who has run second to Tabulate three times in the past two months. Encosta Tszyu has drawn mid-field in barrier eight for Saturday.

Aside from Tabulate, a number of the other top chances have also drawn wide and drifted slightly in the betting.

Sydney-based raider Dandaad, trained by the legendary Bart Cummings, has drawn barrier 13; the Rodney Douglas-trained Larry’s Never Late, who took out the Group 3 AAMI Launceston Cup (2400m) two starts back, has drawn barrier 16; and improving five-year-old Crossthestart has fared even worse with barrier 17.

Meanwhile the second favourite with the bookies following the barrier draw is The Embassy, who is drawn ideally in barrier one.

The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old is coming off a gallant fourth in the Lord Mayors Cup, obviously enjoying the step back in distance from the 2600m of the AJC Chairman’s Handicap where they finished dead last at Randwick in April.

The feature race of the day, and the first Group 1 event of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, is the $400,000 Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) while more great action can be found in the $125, 000 Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2020m).

Stay up to date with all of these great Doomben races at Races.com.au, and the odds for all the runners can be found at Ladbrokes.com.au, Australia’s leading online bookmaker for horse racing.

2010 Chairman’s Handicap Final Field & Barriers

#

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight (kg)

1
GALLIONS REACH (NZ)
Richard Yuill Sam Spratt 11 58
2
LARRY’S NEVER LATE (NZ)
Rodney Douglas Shane Scriven 16 56
3
LYNCEAN ACADEMY
Steven O’dea Ryan Wiggins 7 55.5
4
CROSSTHESTART (NZ)
Bevan & Richard Laming Chris Munce 17 55
5
TABULATE
Robert Heathcote Jim Byrne 14 55
6
CASTLE HEIGHTS (NZ)
Donna Logan Stathi Katsidis 3 54.5
7
DANDAAD (NZ)
Bart Cummings Luke Nolen 13 54.5
8
THE EMBASSY (NZ)
Chris Waller Blake Shinn 1 54.5
9
SHI KIN FLY (NZ)
John Sargent Ric McMahon 10 54
10
CALATRAVA (NZ)
Michael Moroney Craig Grylls 15 53
11
ENCOSTA TSZYU
Brian Smith Michael Walker 8 53
12
SHUFFLE THE CASH
Bryan Guy Larry Cassidy 6 53
13
THE GROGOCH
John Wheeler Jason Taylor 2 53
14
DRUMSHANBO
Michael Nolan Luke Rolls 4 53
15
ATTALLUS
Danny J Bougoure Scott Seamer 18 53
16
FIFTEEN CARAT
Howard Wilson Jason Holder 9 53
17e
SPECHENKA
Ben Ahrens 12 53
18e
TRISTABRAVE
Trevor Bailey 5 53