Final Field & Preview Of The Upcoming 2010 Cockram Stakes

August 12th, 2010

Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse will be lit up by some of Australia’s classiest mares come Saturday afternoon when the $125,000 Group Three Cockram Stakes (1200m) takes to the track.

The 2010 Cockram Stakes has attracted a huge influx of females and will jump at 4pm with a full field of 16, so to see where the best place to put your wager is head to

When it gets to the nitty gritty one of the favourites at is sure to be the David Hayes-trained Irish Lights.

The four-year-old may have drawn a wide start, but the Fastnet Rock mare has proved herself over the 1,200 metre mark and should be well rested after a long stint off the track.

Perhaps an underdog punters should take advantage of is the Matron Stakes winner Response which drew perfectly with barrier one.

The Charge Forward mare only has five starts to her name although has claimed two wins and already notched up $190,275 in prizemoney. Sure to be an outsider in the odds, the promising female could be a strong wager.

Valentine Miss is another potential winner. The Mark Kavanagh-trained Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes winner is another female who will be well rested.

The five-year-olds last jump was back in March and since then she has been steadily improving under the watchful eye of her trainer in anticipation of a strong spring campaign.

Other notable names forming the 2010 Cockram Stakes final field are the Moonee Valley Classic winner My Emotion in barrier eight, the Glen Boss-ridden Ocean Challenger and the Schweppes Oaks runner up No Evidence Needed.

Also taking place at Caulfield this weekend will be the anticipated $200,000 Group Two JJ Liston Stakes (1400m), so make sure you head to to place down your wager prior to the jump.

2010 Cockram Stakes Final Field

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
My Emotion (NZ)
Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 8 57.5
Irish Lights
David Hayes Steven Arnold 18 56.5
Lady Lynette
Robert Smerdon Nicholas Hall 17 56.5
Matthew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 1 56.5
Puttanesca (NZ)
Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 16 55.5
Valentine Miss
Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 2 54
Ocean Challenger
Darren Magro Glen Boss 11 54
No Evidence Needed
John P Thompson Stathi Katsidis 7 54
Big Spirit
Rick Hore-Lacy Craig Newitt 3 54
Robbie Griffiths Peter Mertens 12 54
Das Machen
Mick Price Dale Smith 14 54
Rue Maple
Darren Weir 4 54
Lee & Shannon Hope Dean Yendall 19 53
My Girl Helen
Pat Hyland Jake Noonan 5 53
Take All Of Me
Bruce & Jean Purcell Steven King 13 53
Sneaky Tsu
John Sadler Brent Stanely 10 53
Save A Penny
Dale Sutton 6 53
Rhythm In Paris
Jason Warren Ben Melham 9 53
Jim Conlan 15 53