The final field and barrier draw has been released for the Group 1 BTC Cup, which is set to run at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday May 12, 2012.
15 horses have accepted for the 2012 BTC Cup, including Buffering.
Buffering won his first-up winter start in the $100,000 Coca Cola Amatil Weight For Age Handicap on May 2, 2012, which was a replacement race for the abandoned Group 2 Victory Stakes.
The four-year-old gelding will be looking to win his first Group 1 race in the BTC Cup after missing out by a whisker in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap.
Buffering will have to contend with his wide barrier in the 2012 BTC Cup after drawing gate 14 of 15 runners.
Trainer Robert Heathcote is going to leave the new race plan to jockey Nash Rawiller, who will ride Buffering in Saturday’s race.
“I’m not going to formulate any plans just now and I’ll probably leave it up to Nash Rawiller to work out,” Heathcote said.
“There’s no better judge on a frontrunner than Nash Rawiller.”
Buffering has won nine of his 24 race starts and has earned more than $1.3 million in prize money.
The Galaxy winner Temple Of Boom has drawn the widest barrier of 15 in the 2012 BTC Cup and will be ridden by jockey James McDonald.
Temple Of Boom delivered trainer Tony Gollan his first group 1 win last start, when the five-year-old own the $350,000 The Galaxy by a length ahead of Nobby Snip and Ladys Angel.
The Piccolo gelding has won ten of his 29 race starts and has earned more than $1.04 million in prize money.
Scenic Blast, Woorim, Satin Shoes, and Beaded are also included in the 2012 BTC Cup final field and barrier draw.
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2012 BTC Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw
|1||X53854440X||BLACK PIRANHA||Con Karakatsanis||–||3|
|2||42533X45X2||SCENIC BLAST||Daniel Morton||Shane Scriven||1|
|3||X1462X3231||BUFFERING||Robert Heathcote||Nash Rawiller||14|
|4||01613X6081||TEMPLE OF BOOM||Tony Gollan||James McDonald||15|
|5||06617X1580||WOORIM||Robert Heathcote||Damian Browne||7|
|6||4410X26343||NEESON||Joseph Pride||Corey Brown||9|
|7||2X593911X2||SPIRIT OF BOOM||Tony Gollan||Ric McMahon||2|
|8||65X1139X16||ADEBISI||Desleigh Forster||Chris Munce||12|
|9||14X129X714||TITLE||Joseph Pride||Glen Colless||6|
|10||31X211X30X||FACILE TIGRE||Jason McLachlan||Brad Rawiller||11|
|11||32X122X205||BEADED||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||8|
|12||9115X500X5||VARENNA MISS||Tony Noonan||Jim Byrne||4|
|13||37X569X250||ELITE FALLS||John O’Shea||Larry Cassidy||13|
|14||87135X0220||SATIN SHOES||Clarry Conners||Blake Shinn||10|
|15||31112X||SEA SIREN||John O’Shea||Jim Cassidy||5|