2014 Adelaide Cup Final Field And Barrier Draw Released

March 7th, 2014

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.

Big Memory is one of the leading contenders for the 2014 Adelaide Cup that will be run at Morphettville on Monday.

Big Memory is one of the leading contenders for the 2014 Adelaide Cup that will be run at Morphettville on Monday. Photo by: Steve Hart

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).

The 2014 Adelaide Cup looks like it will be an exciting betting race and you can find the best odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

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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