Casey Cup nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Casey Cup. The Casey Cup will be run on Friday 4th March at Cranbourne racecourse.


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ARCH FIRE (USA) G 8 Robert Smerdon
2 BLENDWELL M 5 Peter G Moody
3 CRIME FIGHTER G 5 Symon Wilde
4 DOCTOR CARE (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
5 DOMINO VITALE M 4 Colin Little
6 DUBAI KING G 6 Joshua Julius
7 FIREHOUSE ROCK G 4 Darren Weir
8 FLORENCE M 5 Dianne Clover
9 GENERAL CUSTER (NZ) G 4 Andrew Noblet
10 GOLD MEDALS (NZ) G 6 Symon Wilde
11 HIGH CHURCH (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott
12 HOKKAIDO R 4 Darryl Blackshaw
13 KEPT WOMAN (NZ) M 5 Peter G Moody
14 KINCAPLE CHIEF (NZ) G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
15 LILLY DAZZLER M 5 Monica Croston
16 MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir
17 MOMENTARY G 6 Enver Jusufovic
18 MR WONDERFUL G 4 Peter Gelagotis
19 NO SONG NO SUPPER G 8 Patrick Payne
20 PARAGGI (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir
21 PINDAN PEARL M 5 Peter G Moody
22 PREPEE M 4 Neil Pfeiffer
23 PRIORITY ROAD (NZ) G 6 Archie Alexander
25 RICH RIVER G 5 Darren Weir
26 SAGABELLA M 5 Todd Balfour
27 SCELTO (NZ) G 7 Robbie Laing
28 SEARCH SQUAD (NZ) G 5 Doug Harrison
29 SECESSIO (GB) G 7 Bob Challis
30 SEE WHAT I BRING G 5 Symon Wilde
31 SIR LASZLO (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir
32 SPREADEAGLED (NZ) G 4 Robert Smerdon
33 STAND TO GAIN (IRE) G 10 Bob Challis
34 THE DONCH G 7 Bob Challis
35 THE TERRICKS G 5 Robbie Griffiths
36 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
37 ULTIMATE DOOM G 4 Richard Laming
38 UNGRATEFUL ELLEN M 4 Robert Smerdon
39 VINCENT’S THIRST M 5 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison
40 WESTSOUTHWEST (NZ) G 7 Robert Smerdon
41 WINTA CHILLER M 6 Ross Pecora
42 WRITTEN M 5 Michael Kent
43 ZEDEEL (NZ) G 5 Nigel Blackiston
44 ZLATAN G 8 Robbie Laing


MELBOURNE – Craig Williams will bypass the Australian Guineas meeting at Flemington to ride exciting colt Weatherly in Sydney.

Williams steered Weatherly to victory in the Talindert Stakes at Flemington on February 20, the colt’s first step to the Golden Slipper.

Trainer Paul Messara wants to add to his prize money to ensure he makes the field and Weatherly will run in the Todman Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Weatherly has spent the majority of his preparation at the Pinecliff stables of owner Jonathan Munz on the Mornington Peninsular while Messara’s Scone set-up undergoes renovations.

The Todman Stakes will feature a number of highly fancied candidates for the $3.5 million Golden Slipper on March 19 with Weatherly’s opponents expected to include Astern and the unbeaten Capitalist.

“Wherever he goes at this stage I’ll follow him,” Williams said.

“The Todman’s going to be a cracking race and it looks like it will be the Golden Slipper preview.

“We’ll find out where they all sit after that.”

Williams first teamed up with Weatherly in a jump-out at Balnarring last month and rode the Beneteau colt to his debut sixth in the Blue Diamond Preview on January 26 when he missed the start.

He was again slow into stride in the Talindert but quickly recovered to score an impressive win.

Weatherly is currently a $15 chance in Golden Slipper betting with Extreme Choice displacing Capitalist as favourite with his win in Saturday’s Blue Diamond Stakes.

Extreme Choice has firmed from $8 to $3.60 with Capitalist now at $4.60 from $3.50.

Williams also has bookings for King’s Troop in the Fireball, Monogram in the Aspiration Quality and Lucky Can Be in the Wenona Girl Handicap.

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