2011 Perth Cup Early Preview & Nominations

December 8th, 2010

The 2011 Perth Cup, the final Group race showdown of the annual Perth Summer Racing Carnival, will take place on New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2011 and the early nominations for the feature have been taken.

Worth a lucrative $400,000 in prize money and run over a distance of 2400m under handicap conditions, the 2011 Perth Cup is the last of the major attractions held at the esteemed Ascot Racecourse for the 2010/2011 summer racing season.

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The Perth Cup always attracts a top-class field of mainly local stayers and gives punters one of the best betting opportunities of the New Year.

Forty-nine horses have been nominated for next year’s Perth Cup, including eight interstate raiders.

New South Wales galloper Capecover is one of the early favourites to win the 2011 BMW Perth Cup following the veteran eight-year-olds’ consistent spring racing season in Melbourne, most recently running fourth in the Sandown Cup (3200m).

Two other eastern state raiders are also at the top of the early Perth Cup betting markets, with Chris Waller’s stablemates Beijing Boy and Strike One the next shortest priced entries.

Beijing Boy has won both of their starts this preparation in Sydney, while Gosford Cup second placegetter Strike One is also in excellent form.

Waller has also nominated Triple Honour for the Perth Cup following their eye-catching sixth in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on December 4.

Other notable 2011 Perth Cup nominees likely to gain plenty of attention from the punters include the Neville Parnham-trained Blackfriars four-year-old God Has Spoken, classy mare Impressive Jeuney coming off a gallant second in the Kingston Town Classic, Grant William’s consistent Testa Rossa four-year-old Ranger and improving gelding Mighty Rossa.

The final field and barrier draw for the BMW Perth Cup 2011 is due to be released on December 27.

2011 BMW Perth Cup Nominations

No. Horse Trainer
1 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller
2 COLOUR CORRECT Ross & Clint Price
3 IMPRESSIVE JEUNEY Darren Mcauliffe
4 GONDORFF (NZ) Mike Powell
5 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham
6 GUYNO (NZ) Lou Luciani
7 MA CHIENNE Adam Durrant
8 GREAT DESTINY Adam Durrant
9 BRANDY LANE Ray Saw
10 NEW SPICE Elva Van Merwyk
11 SIMPLY ADORABLE Vaughn Sigley
12 ALMOHAD Lou Luciani
13 MEGA STEEL Bruce MCClune
14 ADMIRING Michael Grant
15 GEYSER PEAK Frank Maynard
16 TELEXDEN Kylie Dowling
17 DOMINICANO Darren Mcauliffe
18 LATE NIGHT FLIGHT Suzanne Forrest
19 STOKEHOUSE Sean Casey
20 RANGER Grant Williams
21 BIG TED Ivan Haggerty
22 IT’S JUDGEMENT DAY (NZ) Peter Morley
23 TRANQUILITY Grant Williams
24 MIGHTY ROSSA Micahel Grant
25 CHIN CHIN Brett Wilkinson
26 DOUBLE BARREL Adam Durrant
27 TIMELY REIGN Paul Hunter
28 HOEGAARDEN Joe Byrne
29 RICH SUCCESS (NZ) Rhona MacPhilomey
30 RIVOTIO Allen McNamara
31 YABIGORSE Ben Pearce
32 WESTERN JEWEL Grant Williams
33 AITCHISON Norm Pascoe
34 DENUNCIATE Tony Noonan
35 KAWATIRI Daniel Morton
36 PEG’S PRIDE Michael Morton
37 GUEST WING Shane Edwards
38 LITTLE GREY TEAPOT Meaghan Dwyer-Davies
39 MR D’ALTON Sheldon Cook
40 THE MOON DAY Peter Morley
41 RED GEISHA Ivan Haggerty
42 SPEECH ROOM Shane Edwards
43 BEIJING BOY (NZ) Chris Waller
44 BUTWAITTHERE’SMORE (NZ) Michael Moroney
45 CAPECOVER (NZ) Paddy Payne
46 FAST FUTURE (NZ) Russel Cameron
47 ISHANT Peter Moody
48 STRIKE ONE (GB) Chris Waller
49 TARA MAN Tony McEvoy