Boban Confirmed in 2014 Expressway Stakes Final Field

February 6th, 2014

The final field and barrier draw for the 2014 Group 2 Expressway Stakes has been released, with talented miler Boban confirmed to make an attempt on a sixth straight victory.

Boban will be aiming for six straight victories in the 2014 Expressway Stakes

Boban will be aiming for six straight victories in the 2014 Expressway Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Undefeated in five starts throughout the 2013 Spring Carnival, the four-year-old Berndardini gelding  claimed his first success at the top flight of Australian racing in the Group 1 Star Epsom Handicap (1600m) before closing his campaign in style with a dominant win over Smokin’ Joey and Speediness in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m).

Chris Waller-trained runners are poised to dominate the running of the 2014 Expressway Stakes, with Sizzling and Moriarty also appearing in the Group 2 final field.

Sizzling transferred to the care of Waller over the summer after two years under Queensland-based trainer Kelso Wood, and will be aiming to start his Melbourne tenure in winning fashion.

In 21 competitive stars the four-year-old son of Snitzel has claimed seven wins, however is yet to taste success outside of Queensland and is expected to build from a disappointed 2013 Spring carnival.

Classy import Moriarty tasted reasonable success in Britain and Ireland before moving to the Rosehill stables of Waller and capped a decent 2013 Spring Carnival placing third behind Side Glance and Dear Demi in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).

As expected, Her Majesty The Queen of England-owned Carlton House will also line up for the 2014 Expressway Stakes.

Making only his second appearance under the care of Gai Waterhouse since arriving in Australia a year ago, the Street Cry entire will be hopeful of returning to the form previously shown in his European career that peaked with a close second to So You Think in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales Stakes (2011m) in 2012.

A total of 11 runners have been included in the final field and barrier draw for the 2014 Expressway Stakes, to run at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

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2014 Expressway Stakes Final Field

# Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 229x11111x BOBAN Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1 58.5kg 116
2 44220x136x RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride Tim Clark 9 58.5kg 110
3 41x041503x MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller Adam Hyeronimus (late alt) 2 58.5kg 109
4 x124x46x0x CARLTON HOUSE (USA) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 3 58.5kg 108
5 5x307115x2 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME Jim Litt Jay Ford 6 58.5kg 108
6 74x29x455x PINWHEEL Peter Snowden Christian Reith 10 58.5kg 108
7 131x14423x SPEEDINESS Colin Scott James McDonald 7 58.5kg 108
8 5617x7547x SIZZLING Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 11 58.5kg 103
9 41132624×1 RIVER LAD Natalie Mccall Joshua Parr 8 58.5kg 102
10 x24117x94x APPEARANCE Guy Walter Blake Shinn 4 56.5kg 114
11 123x63111x ANY DAY WILL DO Guy Walter Sam Clipperton (a) 5 56.5kg 88