Thursday Night’s Group 2 Bold Trease Carnival Cup Final Field & Preview

The final of the Group 2 Bold Trease Carnival Cup (715m) will be held this Thursday night at Sandown Park, after a low number of nominations for the $25 000 to-the-winner event lead to a straight out final only.

The clear favourite for the event is star stayer Amity Bale jumping form box five. The Graeme Bate-trained champion has won her last nine consecutive races, six of which were at Group level, and is looking good for her tenth on Thursday night.

One dog that might put up a fight for the title is the pacesetting stayer Drill ‘Em (box 4), a stirring young dog that is never far from the lead. While the promising up-and-comer Next Top Model has also shown sensational recent form undefeated in their last five runs.

One of Australia’s most successful trainers of late, Bate also has two of Amity Bale’s kennel mates contesting the race, Whitfield Bale (box 3) and Jarvis Bale (box 6).

The Group 2 Bold Trease Carnvial Cup is scheduled as race eight on the programme for Thursday night and is due to commence at 9:35pm. Sandown Park will also host the highly anticipated Solo Melbourne Cup heats on Thursday night as well.

Group 2 Bold Trease Carnival Cup Final Field & Box Draw:


Last 5




1 36433 JOIN THE QUEUE K M Bravo (Lovely Banks) NBT
2 43623 MELANDRI R J Britton (Lara) 42.32
3 13814 WHITFILED BALE G J Bate (Lara) 42.55
4 11214 DRILL ‘EM D W Knocker (Langwarrin) 42.27
5 11111 AMITY BALE G J Bate (Lara) 41.96
6 34538 JARVIS BALE G J Bate (Lara) 42.35
7 11111 NEXT TOP MODEL J Thompson (Pearcedale) 42.19
8 68141 PROVEN COIN P J McColl (Kooroocheang) 42.99
9 18321 CHO CHANG W A Vassallo (Devon Meadows) FSTD
10 54612 GRANITOID G W Connell (Harston) NBT