2016 Adelaide Cup Field and Barrier Draw

March 9th, 2016

A talented field of eighteen stayers has been confirmed for Monday’s featured 2016 Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m); highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Autumn Carnival’s standout stayers.

Real Love has been confirmed in the 2016 Adelaide Cup final field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Real Love has been confirmed in the 2016 Adelaide Cup final field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Real Love savaged the line for success at Flemington last weekend and has been confirmed alongside stable mate Signoff in the 2016 Adelaide Cup field.

Beginning her career under the guidance of leading Perth trainer Adam Durrant, Real Love has been a strong and consistent performer through her entire 23 start career so far; posting seven wins and nine minors.

Debuting for Darren Weir with a credible run for third in the Doriemus Handicap (2000m) at Flemington on January 30th, the daughter of Desert King again placed third in the Listed Torney Night Cup (2500m) on February 19th before charging home to win the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) over the weekend.

Real Love has been confirmed to be partnered by Brad Rawiller and will leave from barrier 12 in the Adelaide Cup.

Signoff has returned to racing in typically blistering form this time and will leave from the ideal barrier 2 with apprentice Harry Coffey in the saddle.

Capping an impressive 2014 campaign fourth in the Melbourne Cup (3200m), Signoff was unlucky to miss virtually the entire 2014 calendar through injury but returned on Boxing Day to win the Listed Lord Stakes (1700m).

Running second in the Torney Night Cup, the son of Authorized returned to winning form in the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) at Morphettville last time out on March 5th.

Up Cups has found exceptional form in Tasmania recently and will leave from the central barrier 7 in the 2016 Adelaide Cup.

The winner of eight of his 36 starts, Up Cups returned this time in October for sixth in the Colours Private Room BM72 (1200m) and has since had ten competitive starts,

Clearly relishing a continued step up in distance, the Helike gelding won the Brighton Cup (2100m) on January 8th; progressing to success in the Summer Cup (2200m) before taking out each of the Group 3 Hobart Cup (2400m) and Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) most recently.

Like A Carousel has clearly taken benefit from his first two runs this time and will relish a step-up to two miles for the 2016 Adelaide.

A proven performer at the distance, Like A Carousel charged home to finish third in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) most notably last year.

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2016 Adelaide Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2314x8x121 SIGNOFF (IRE) Darren Weir Harry Coffey (a) 2 59kg 105
2 8×17843331 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 12 55.5kg 102
3 x43x056107 KUSHADASI Richard Jolly Paul Gatt 8 54.5kg 96
4 2x607x2236 GAMBLIN’ GURU Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jason Holder 3 54kg 95
5 11x36x7018 GO DREAMING Grant Kluske Justin Potter 15 54kg 95
6 x000544x97 LIKE A CAROUSEL Ken Keys Glen Boss 16 54kg 95
7 6393621111 UP CUPS David Brunton David Pires 7 54kg 95
8 4×88213821 SWACADELIC (GER) Aaron Purcell Kerrin McEvoy 14 53.5kg 94
9 71312×1824 JIM’S JOURNEY Peter F Blanch Dom Tourneur 11 53kg 90
10 0x17154134 LUCQUES Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 10 53kg 85
11 2411012223 TUNES Grant Young Ms Jamie Kah 17 53kg 84
12 7244720106 WALES Richard Laming Steven King 13 53kg 82
13 8x8514x711 LAST WISH (NZ) Tony McEvoy Sam Clipperton 6 53kg 81
14 946x7x9929 GALLATIN John Macmillan Zac Spain (a) 1 53kg 81
15 5145434462 CELTIC PRINCE (NZ) Grant Young Jake Toeroek 4 53kg 81
16 64x6933x00 DISTILLATION Nick Smart Caitlin Jones (a) 9 53kg 81
17 34×5526141 TIDY PROPHET Will Clarken Todd Pannell 5 53kg 80
18 1336184483 PURPLE SMILE David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Stephen Baster 18 53kg 74