Bathurst Cup nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Bathurst Cup. The Bathurst Cup will be run on Saturday 13th February at Bathurst racecourse.

 

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1ALL SIXESM7Paul Theobald
2ANANTHAM5Kerry Parker
3ANY BLINKIN’ DAYG4Clint Lundholm
4BIG ON FAMEG4Scott Singleton
5CARDIFF PRINCEG6Darren Hyde
6CYCLONEG4Bjorn Baker
7FOX SOLIDG9Garry McCarney
8HOLLYWOOD NELLM5Peter W Stanley
9LA CHARGEM6Kerry Parker
10LANCELOTG6Max Crockett
11LANDUNCANG9Gayna Williams
12LARGO DA BARRAG7John Sargent
13LAUGHARNEM5Brian Young
14LUCKY LIAISONG7Kristen Buchanan
15OFF THE RAILSG5Bjorn Baker
16PATH OF JUSTICE (USA)G7Matthew Smith
17PLATINUM JACKG7Scott Singleton
18SET PIECEG4Lisa Cohen & Oldrich Jiricka
19SUPER MOVER (NZ)G5John Sargent

News:

David Vandyke has a definite Golden Slipper horse in his stable and by the end of the week he could have a wildcard for The Championships.

But the promise of a profitable autumn isn’t enough to stop the trainer from quitting Sydney racing.

Vandyke has announced plans to move to Queensland where he will train out of the Sunshine Coast racetrack at Caloundra.

It’s a move that has been in the making since last year’s Brisbane winter carnival, but one that has still taken the industry by surprise.

Vandyke said he wasn’t enjoying the demands of running a yard in Sydney and trying to compete with the mega stables led by Chris Waller.

“I’m not really into sitting in the office too long if I can help it. Working one on one with the horses is what I enjoy most,” he said.

Vandyke plans to be up and running in Queensland in time for the start of the new racing season in August.

In the meantime his focus will be on having Yankee Rose right to go first-up in next month’s Golden Slipper and of more immediate concern will be the return to racing of a lightly raced three-year-old at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Once Were Warriors resumes in the TAB Rewards Handicap and holds nominations for the ATC Australian Derby and the Doncaster Mile, two marquee Group One races run during The Championships in April.

Bred on staying lines, Once Were Warriors hasn’t been seen at the races since a midweek debut stamped him as a horse of considerable promise.

After being last to leave the barriers and racing too far out of his ground, Once Were Warriors found the line better than anything to be beaten less than three lengths over 1100m.

He resumes at 1400m in a race where the gelding has already attracted support.

“If the race was over a mile at Randwick I’d be a bit more confident but in saying that I think he is a horse on he way up and he should run well,” Vandyke said.

Vandyke will also start Arsonist at Warwick Farm, confident the colt will show his true form after failing in the wet at Canterbury.

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