2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field Released

April 7th, 2015

The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field has been released and 13 talented gallopers are set to contest the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Contributer is currently on top of 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting markets. Photo by: Steve Hart

Contributer is currently on top of 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting markets. Photo by: Steve Hart

Contributer has been the star performer of the 2015 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival to date after winning the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m), Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m), but may need some luck in running after being allocated the outside gate.

The Godolphin import is still rated the horse to beat in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and is currently on top of betting at a quote of $3.40 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Japanese galloper To The World is set to contest the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes and connections are hoping that he can return to winning form after finishing second behind Hartnell in his Australian racing debut in the Group 1 The BMW (2400m).

To The World was outstayed by Hartnell in the final stages of The BMW, but there is speculation that the four-year-old will be better suited over 2000 metres, although there is a question over how he will handle a potentially wet track.

To The World will be joined in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes by stablemate Tosen Stardom, who finished a more than credible second behind Contributer in his Australian racing debut in the Ranvet Stakes.

Criterion is taking outstanding form into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and will have the chance to record his first race win since he took out the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) 12 months ago.

The Sebring entire returned to racing with a more than credible third in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Royal Randwick on March 7 and he was only narrowly denied by Real Impact in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m).

The form coming out of the George Ryder Stakes has been extremely strong, with Kermadec, Real Impact and Royal Descent fighting out the finish in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Criterion looks well placed in the $4 million event.

The wildcard in the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field is Chris Waller-trained Adelaide, who will be ridden by leading English hoop Ryan Moore.

Adelaide stamped himself as one of the most exciting gallopers in the field when he produced an outstanding performance to win the Group 1 b (2040m) during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, but he has not been seen at the races since and his performance in two public barrier trials has been far from impressive.

Happy Trails and Royal Descent both contested the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Royal Randwick on Monday and are set to back-up in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes this weekend.

Royal Descent hit the line strongly to finish third in the Doncaster Mile and looks as though she will relish the step-up to 2000 metres, while trainer Paul Beshara believes that Royal Descent will be better suited on a firmer track.

The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes field is rounded out by Chris Waller-trained Beaten Up, Australian Cup winner Spillway, extreme outsider Aomen, two-time Group 1 winner Fiveandahalfstar and talented mare Lucia Valentina.

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2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Final Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 131x18x111 CONTRIBUTER (IRE) John O’Shea James McDonald 13 59kg 116
2 3722753×32 CRITERION (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Williams 4 59kg 113
3 20561×6230 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Damien Oliver 9 59kg 113
4 x60x4726x5 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop 3 59kg 112
5 x22221x806 FIVEANDAHALFSTAR Anthony Cummings Blake Shinn 7 59kg 110
6 1x42x80053 BEATEN UP (GB) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 1 59kg 109
7 247844×541 SPILLWAY (GB) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Walker 6 59kg 109
8 27x1080x57 AOMEN (IRE) Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 2 59kg 100
9 1x2122131x ADELAIDE (IRE) Chris Waller Ryan Moore 12 58.5kg 114
10 125x20x2x2 TO THE WORLD (JPN) Yasutoshi Ikee 5 58.5kg 114
11 1x00x781x2 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Yasutoshi Ikee Tommy Berry 11 58.5kg 112
12 x22220x743 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller Joao Moreira 10 57kg 111
13 16130×4937 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 8 57kg 110