Big Numbers In David Jones Cup Nominations 2011

October 10th, 2011

The 2011 David Jones Cup Nominations are now out in the open and the Melbourne Racing Club must be pretty chuffed with the entries they’ve received.

With the Caulfield Cup on the same card and it struggling for high quality nominations it’s good to see a depth of talent still present in the Australian middle distance ranks as shown in the David Jones Cup.

All up there are 36 in the running to make the final field which will be trimmed down to 16 tomorrow.

The David Jones Cup is rated at Group 3 level and run across 2000m in the hunt for $125,000.

It’s usually seen as the option for horses which aren’t up to the Caulfield Cup in terms of class, or which perhaps can’t quite get the extra 400m required.

Either way the representation is great this year and there’s plenty of horse in the mix.

Efficient is the top rater, the comeback veteran sitting at 60.5kg as the top weight.

Below him are the likes of Booming, Dream Pedlar, Foreteller and Red Colossus.

Others of note further down in the pack are Carnero, Extra Zero, Hissing Sid, Platinum Passion and Base.

Final fields for the 2011 David Jones Cup will be released tomorrow with form guides, tips and betting information to come later in the week.

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2011 David Jones Cup Nominations

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott 1 60.5kg 115
2 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 2 59kg 112
3 LINTON Robert Hickmott 3 57kg 108
4 BOOMING (NZ) Jeff Lynds 5 56kg 105
5 DREAM PEDLAR Troy Blacker 6 55.5kg 103
6 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 8 55.5kg 103
7 RED COLOSSUS Greg Eurell 7 55.5kg 103
8 BANANA MAN Michael Kent 9 54.5kg 101
9 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham 10 54kg 100
10 RAFFAELLO Patrick F Ryan 11 54kg 100
11 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 4 54kg 105
12 PADDY O’REILLY (NZ) Robert Smerdon 12 53.5kg 99
13 AKZAR (IRE) Robert Hickmott 28= 53kg 87
14 ALMODOVAR (NZ) Peter G Moody 34 53kg 76
15 APPREHEND Tony Vasil 26= 53kg 88
16 BASE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 21 53kg 93
17 CARNERO Dean Binaisse 18= 53kg 95
18 COSMONAUT Bart Cummings 36 53kg 67
19 DOMESKY Michael Kent 20 53kg 94
20 DON CARLOS (GER) Michael Moroney 32 53kg 82
21 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes 13= 53kg 98
22 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 18= 53kg 95
23 HISSING SID Bill & Symon Wilde 13= 53kg 98
24 LONE COMMAND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 23 53kg 91
25 LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 13= 53kg 98
26 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh 25 53kg 89
27 OLYMPIC WIN (NZ) Robert Smerdon 28= 53kg 87
28 PACINO Clinton McDonald 28= 53kg 87
29 PLATINUM PASSION Michael Moroney 16= 53kg 97
30 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne 26= 53kg 88
31 REBEL SOLDIER (IRE) David Hayes 22 53kg 92
32 RED BUTTONS Michael Kent 16= 53kg 97
33 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Anthony Cummings 24 53kg 90
34 TESTAS DOUBLE Ken Keys 33 53kg 77
35 THE TIGER Colin & Cindy Alderson 31 53kg 85
36 ULUNDI Pat Carey 35 53kg 75