Warrnambool Cup nominations – 2015

View the nominations for the 2015 Warrnambool Cup. The Warrnambool Cup will be run on Thursday 7th May at Warrnambool racecourse.

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Race 8 – Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cup (2350 METRES)
Of $200,000.1st $120,000, 2nd $36,000, 3rd $18,000, 4th $9,000, 5th $5,000, 6th $4,000, 7th $4,000, 8th $4,000 LISTED
Handicap, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 16 + 4 EM

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ARCH FIRE (USA) G 7 Robert Smerdon
2 BEER GARDEN G 8 Dan O’Sullivan
3 BELVEDERE ROAD M 4 Mitchell Freedman
4 CLAIRVAUX G 4 Matthew Williams
5 COUNT ENCOSTA G 8 Darren Weir
6 EVENMOREACTION G 8 Michael O’leary
7 GOLD MEDALS (NZ) G 5 Symon Wilde
8 LA AMISTAD M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
9 LIVERY (IRE) G 6 Robert Smerdon
10 LUCCIOLA (IRE) M 6 David & Coral Feek
11 OSVALDO G 10 Brendan McCarthy
12 RED FELLA G 7 Chris Ryan
13 SECESSIO (GB) G 6 Bob Challis
14 SHAMARDASHING G 8 Darren Weir
15 SHOREHAM G 5 Saab Hasan
17 SIR PEEL G 4 John Brooks
18 TALL SHIP (IRE) G 4 Darren Weir
19 TANBY G 8 Mick Cerchi
20 TOOLEYBUC KID G 5 Darren Weir
21 TUSCAN FIRE G 8 Dan O’Sullivan
22 VERDANT (GB) G 8 Robert Smerdon
23 WALTZING TO WIN M 5 David Huxtable
24 YOU THINK SO (NZ) G 7 Michael Kent



Former New Zealand apprentice Michael Dee has earned high praise from his boss Mick Price after his first Saturday metropolitan double at Caulfield.

After winning on Second Bullet for Danny O’Brien, Dee guided the Price-trained Red Bomber to victory in the Changing Places Real Estate Handicap (1440m).

“It’s a huge thrill,” Dee said.

Dee began a stint in Australia with Price in January and landed a winner at his first ride for the stable at Moonee Valley.

Saturday’s double brought his Australian tally to 16 to go with his 107 in New Zealand.

Price said Dee showed maturity beyond his years and didn’t panic after getting a lot further back than expected.

“We knew there would be pace on and I thought he’d be third or fourth, but this kid thinks,” Price said.

“He’s out there making decisions that senior jockeys make.”

Price said he would now consider a trip to the Brisbane winter carnival with Red Bomber.

He said it might be hard to keep the gelding going for the Winter Plate Series in Melbourne.

“The owner Mrs Hoare breeds from Hanover Fist (the dam) so it would be nice if he could chase a little bit of black type,” Price said.

“I’ll speak to her about maybe going to Brisbane with him and look for some nice races there as he’ll be a high rated handicapping horse here now.”

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