Rosehill Premier’s Cup Nominations

August 23rd, 2011

This weekend is the running of the Listed Premier’s Cup over 1800m at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

It is going to be an absolute beauty of a race with the connections of 21 different horses trying to force their way into the field.

As it stands only 14 horses will make the final cut so it appears as if it’ll be a full field for the 2011 Premier’s Cup this Saturday.

Earlier this morning the Premier’s Cup nominations were released and there are a few nice types in the list of 21 horses fighting for the $100,000 prize.

Plenty are first up for the spring while a few more are beginning their quest towards longer races later in the carnival, potentially even the Melbourne Cup.

Robert Hickmott is the trainer who’s gone hardest at the 2011 Premier’s Cup with five horses nominated for the race.

If he were to accept for all of them it’s likely they’d all get a start as well so it will be interesting to see just how many horses he chooses to place in the race.

Among his nominations are Alandi, Mourayan and At First Sight all of which are Irish imports.

There’s also  Midas Touch form Britain and the sole Australian bred horse Tanby.

All his imports are probably looking for more ground though and they are weighted heavily by the handicapper so it could be a tough one for them to win.

That being said they may be better suited to the soggy conditions around Sydney, so it’s a case of wait and see for the big European stayers.

Of course there are plenty more horses in the field as well so check out the 2011 Premier’s Cup Nominations below and make your own assessment of the runners.

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2011 Premier’s Cup Nominations

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 ALANDI (IRE) Robert Hickmott 1 61kg 111
2 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 2 60kg 109
3 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 3 58.5kg 106
4 STAND TO GAIN (IRE) Chris Waller 4 57kg 103
5 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Robert Hickmott 5 56.5kg 102
6 LODGE THE DEEDS Gwenda Markwell 6 53.5kg 96
7 AKINOSHIRABE (JPN) John P Thompson 20 53kg 76
8 BELLAGIO WYNN Chris Waller 7= 53kg 94
9 BRAVE THE WAY Alan Bailey 12= 53kg 86
10 BREAK CARD Gerald Ryan 12= 53kg 86
11 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton 14 53kg 84
12 DELAGO STAR Kim Waugh 18 53kg 79
13 GALIZANI John P Thompson 7= 53kg 94
14 HIDDEN GEM David Vandyke 16 53kg 82
15 HUME (NZ) Brian Smith 9 53kg 93
16 LETCHWORTH Marc Conners 21 53kg 72
17 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne 10 53kg 91
18 STORM KITE Ron Quinton 17 53kg 80
19 TANBY Robert Hickmott 15 53kg 83
20 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller 11 53kg 88
21 THEY WON’T LAST John P Thompson 19 53kg 78