2015 Parramatta Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

February 18th, 2015

A capacity field of 13 plus two emergencies has been confirmed for Saturday’s Listed Parramatta Cup (1900m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, highlighted by some of the Autumn Carnival’s most exciting racing prospects.

Our Voodoo Prince is one of six Chris Waller-trained horses confirmed for the 2015 Parramatta Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Our Voodoo Prince is one of six Chris Waller-trained horses confirmed for the 2015 Parramatta Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Trainer Chris Waller is set to be offered several notable chances of success in the 2015 Parramatta Cup, having confirmed a total of six runners in the final field, including Our Voodoo Prince, Permit and Grand Marshal.

Securing six wins and a further seven minor place finishes from his 25 competitive starts so far, Our Voodoo Prince began is racing career in Britain before arriving at Waller’s Rosehill Gardens stables at the conclusion of 2013.

Charging home to win the Surdex Steel Handicap (1600m) in his maiden Australian appearance on March 22nd, the Kingmambo gelding was particularly impressive when taking out the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) a fortnight later before returning to the paddock.

Unable to beat a single runner home in the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) first-up in spring, Our Voodoo Prince appeared to be building in form when placing third in the Sportingbet Handicap (1600m), but failed to make an impact over two proceeding starts.

Having returned for ninth in the TAB Rewards Handicap (1500m) on February 7th, Waller is confident Our Voodoo Prince will line up for the Parramatta Cup in great condition.

Permit similarly began is racing career abroad and has secured several commendable results in the lead-up to the Parramatta Cup.

Placing third in a minor over 1900m first-up on November 15th, Permit has continued to find form in placing fifth in the Listed ATC Cup (2000m), fourth in the Listed Tattersall’s Club Cup (2400m) and second in the Listed Australia Day Cup (2400m) last time out on January 24th.

Allocated the ideal barrier 2, Permit has been confirmed to be partnered in-form jockey Josh Parr on Saturday.

Confirmed to target the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on Day 2 of The Championships, Grand Marshal placed eighth in his competitive return on February 7th, and is sure to react well to the step-up in running distance this weekend.

Tupac Amaru secured several impressive results over the 2014 Autumn Carnival and has also been confirmed in the 2015 Parramatta Cup final field.

Running second to Criterion in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) before placing a credible sixth in the Sydney Cup, the Street Cry gelding has reportedly taken well to work over recent weeks and is primed for a return to the winner’s circle.

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2015 Parramatta Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x2x50554x0 HONORIUS David Payne James McDonald 6 59kg 101
2 48×7512211 BURBERO (NZ) Bjorn Baker Hugh Bowman 5 57.5kg 98
3 111x9380x9 OUR VOODOO PRINCE (GB) Chris Waller Jason Collett 9 57.5kg 98
4 37×6875250 SCREAM MACHINE Jason Coyle Tim Clark 1 57.5kg 98
5 7x22x310x7 GREATWOOD (GB) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 7 57kg 97
6 6549×35742 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller Joshua Parr 2 57kg 97
7 2145x867x6 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 56.5kg 96
8 3612937×78 SECESSIO (GB) Chris Waller Tye Angland 15 56.5kg 96
9 235x700x15 DIAMETRIC (IRE) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 3 56kg 95
10 x86320x44x TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson Christian Reith 10 55.5kg 94
11 926x0900x0 TUPAC AMARU John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 12 54kg 91
12 12227×7362 BLACK JAG Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4 54kg 90
13 1x723211x8 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 14 54kg 90
14e 33x1312x24 PAJARO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Brenton Avdulla 13 54kg 77
15e 8572613241 DIAMONDSINTHENIGHT David Pfieffer 8 54kg 73