Forty-nine horses make up the early entries for the 2011 Perth Cup, the final feature of the Ascot Summer Racing Carnival set to run at Ascot Racecourse on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2011.
Nominations for the $400,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) are up four horses from the 2010 edition of the famous staying feature and include eight eastern state raiders.
Sydney trainer Chris Waller has nominated three of his stable horses in next year’s Perth Cup with Triple Honour, Beijing Boy and Butwaittheresmore all heading towards the event.
Of the three, Triple Honour is the top elect having run in both the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot this preparation, improving greatly in the Kingston Town when finishing sixth to Playing God.
Early favourite to win the 2011 Perth Cup is Impressive Jeuney, the Darren Mcaullife-trained mare coming off a gallant second in the Kingston Town Classic and continuing to impress this season.
Other horses likely to open high up the Perth Cup betting markets following promising runs this Summer Carnival include:
– Colour Correct, the beaten Railway Stakes favourite showing growth with an eye-catching fourth in the Railway Stakes.
– Neville Parnham’s sole Perth Cup nominee God Has Spoken, the Blackfriars four-year-old looking to return to their R.J. Peters Stakes winning form after two well beaten finishes at Group 1 level.
– In-form five-year-old Marooned gelding Brandy Lane who most recently won the Listed G.A. Towton Cup (2200m) at Ascot on December 4.
– The Grant Williams-trained Ranger, a classy Testa Rossa four-year-old in career best form this preparation.
– Quality three-year-old Hoegaarden having performed consistently in their recent black-type runs including a win in the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) and third place finish in the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m).
The other black-type feature held at the Perth Cup meeting to celebrate the end of another WA racing season is the $100,000 Listed Schweppes Summer Scorcher (1000m).
The 2011 BMW Perth Cup final field of acceptances and barrier draw will be released on December 27.
Futures betting markets on the Perth Cup, however, will open shortly at online bookmakers around the country so prepare to lock in your selections at the best possible odds by signing up with the Tabcorp-owned Luxbet today!
2011 BMW Perth Cup Early Entries
|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|
|13||MEGA STEEL||Bruce MCClune|
|15||GEYSER PEAK||Frank Maynard|
|18||LATE NIGHT FLIGHT||Suzanne Forrest|
|21||BIG TED||Ivan Haggerty|
|22||IT’S JUDGEMENT DAY (NZ)||Peter Morley|
|24||MIGHTY ROSSA||Micahel Grant|
|25||CHIN CHIN||Brett Wilkinson|
|26||DOUBLE BARREL||Adam Durrant|
|27||TIMELY REIGN||Paul Hunter|
|29||RICH SUCCESS (NZ)||Rhona MacPhilomey|
|32||WESTERN JEWEL||Grant Williams|
|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|
|48||STRIKE ONE (GB)||Chris Waller|
|49||TARA MAN||Tony McEvoy|