The 2014 Adelaide Cup final field and barrier draw has been released; with fifteen stayers set to contest the Group 2 event at Morphettville on Monday following the scratching of Unchain My Heart.
The big winner from the 2014 Adelaide Cup barrier draw was imported stayer Big Memory, who will jump from barrier six when he makes his debut at Group level.
Big Memory started his summer campaign with back-to-back second place finishes in the Tracy Placement People Handicap (1400m) at Ballarat and the Tattsbet Handicap (1600m) at Morphettville and broke through for his maiden Australian race win in the ATC Membership On Sale Handicap (1900m) at Canterbury on December 28.
The Duke Of Marmalade gelding was narrowly denied a maiden black type win by Travolta in the Listed Australia Day Cup (2400m) at Royal Randwick on January 25, but returned to the winners stall with a dominant win in the Listed Torney Night Cup at Moonee Valley on February 21.
Big Memory is currently battling for favouritism in 2014 Adelaide Cup betting markets with Cooldini, who will jump from barrier eleven with leading Melbourne jockey Glen Boss on board.
Cooldini made a slow start to his summer preparation, missing the placings in the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m), Listed Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m) and Listed Mornington Cup (2400m), but returned to winning form with an impressive victory over Prince Of Penzance and Outback Joe in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m).
The Bernardini gelding will be returning to Group level racing for the first time since he finished tenth behind Escado in the 2013 South Australian Derby and will be stepping up to 3200 metres for the first time in his racing career.
The big loser in the 2014 Adelaide Cup barrier draw was Black Tycoon, who will require some Damien Oliver magic to score a win in the Group 2 event after drawing barrier fifteen.
Black Tycoon scored a memorable victory in the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) with a strong finishing burst, but has failed to fire in two starts since; finishing fourth in the Listed Detonator Stakes (1800m) and seventh in the Listed AHA Cup (2019m).
Other key 2014 Adelaide Cup barrier draws include: Rialya (barrier four), Outback Joe (barrier nine), Distillation (barrier five), Motivado (barrier two) and Aggregator (barrier three).
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2014 Adelaide Cup Final Field And Barrier Draw
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||4909174147||BLACK TYCOON||Justin Warwick||Damien Oliver||15||59kg||103|
|2||50781×0837||RIALYA||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||4||55.5kg||96|
|3||4x87x22121||BIG MEMORY (FR)||Tony McEvoy||Craig Williams||6||54.5kg||94|
|4||01113×8671||COOLDINI||Robert Smerdon||Glen Boss||11||54.5kg||94|
|5||3362×06163||OUTBACK JOE||Nigel Blackiston||Chad Schofield||9||54kg||93|
|6||414×084347||UNCHAIN MY HEART||David Hayes||Damian Lane||13||53.5kg||95|
|7||95113×8934||MACEDONIAN (NZ)||Peter G Moody||Jason Benbow||12||53.5kg||92|
|8||30×9833231||DISTILLATION||Nick Smart||Simon Price||5||53.5kg||91|
|9||6×67229518||VIMA||Bill Papazaharoudakis||Todd Pannell||14||53.5kg||90|
|10||512x099x95||MOTIVADO (GB)||David Hayes||Stephen Baster||2||53.5kg||89|
|11||x848x00022||BASE (NZ)||Luke Oliver||Luke Currie||8||53.5kg||81|
|12||23652×2812||AGGREGATOR (NZ)||Michael Kent||Craig Newitt||3||53.5kg||78|
|13||22222×2315||LIKE A CAROUSEL||Ken Keys||Clare Lindop||10||53.5kg||73|
|14||24531×5455||FULL BORE||Sam Burford||Dom Tourneur||1||53.5kg||73|
|15||5129×46443||WALTZING TO WIN||David Huxtable||Ben Claridge||7||53.5kg||60|
|16||22536×7262||POWER TO POSSESS||Bill Bogarts||Amy Herrmann||16||53.5kg||56|