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. is currently offering all punters the chance to claim a bonus bet of up to $250 just for signing up!

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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