Magic Millions Country Cup nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Burrumbeet Cup. The Burrumbeet Cup will be run on Saturday 9th January at Gold Coast racecourse.


Of $236,250.1st $150,000, 2nd $46,250, 3rd $22,500, 4th $11,250, 5th $6,250
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 16 + 5 EM


Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 ALL MY ANGELS G 6 Pat Duff
2 BEAT STREET C 3 Stuart Kendrick
3 BORIS BADENOV G 5 Chris Munce
4 BURLEIGH BULLET M 4 Darryl Hansen
5 CASTANITA M 4 Bryan Guy
6 CHOOSE A SAGA G 5 Steele Ryan
7 CROUPIER G 6 Phyllis Kalinowski
8 DALTON G 5 Bryan Guy
9 DEEPEST G 5 Peter Balzen
11 EQUISSENTIAL G 8 Neville Saunders
12 ESPRIT LIGHT M 5 Trevor Williams
13 EVERYDAY HERO G 3 Andrew Williamson
14 FELTON ROAD G 3 Rex Lipp
15 FILLE ARDENTE M 4 Matt Kropp
17 GEORGIO G 4 Debbie Newham
18 HYDRAZINE G 5 Helen Page
19 LAREBIL G 4 Greg Ryan
20 MESTALLA G 5 Chris Munce
21 MISTER BOOZE G 4 David Murphy
22 NEPTUNE PALACE G 5 Danny J Bougoure
23 NEWS EDITOR G 4 Stuart Kendrick
24 OL’ BROWN EYES G 4 Gerard Blades
25 PIVOTAL POINT G 5 Kevin Kemp
27 PURE WHISPER G 6 Gillian Heinrich
28 REAL FAVULOUS G 5 Donald Baker
29 REGAL TRADER G 6 Marcus Wilson
30 ROYAL SCRIBE G 5 David Kelly
31 SPECIAL JAY G 4 David Kelly
32 STAR WARS (NZ) G 5 Gerald Ryan
33 STARWOOD G 4 John W Collins
34 STERNO G 5 Heath Conners
35 STORM MAGIC G 6 Jackie Crompton
36 THREE SHEETS G 4 Jeremy Sylvester
37 UPSTART G 3 Kris Lees
38 VO HEART G 5 Mark Dale
39 WAR JET G 5 Joe Cleary
40 ZINDZELA M 4 John Manzelmann


Danny Curran will be keeping a close watch on the weather as The Big Dance prepares for her return to racing.

The three-year-old has been nominated for 1200m races at Flemington on Friday and Moonee Valley on Saturday.

But the forecast temperature of 36 degrees and humid conditions has Curran keeping his options open.

“I may even accept in both races and have a look at them,” Curran said.

“The original plan was to go to Flemington, but I’m going to avoid the humidity.”

While The Big Dance is yet to race beyond 1000m, Curran said there were no suitable short course options but added the filly has been trained up for the 1200m first-up.

Curran favours the Flemington race despite The Big Dance having to lump 60kg and the race worth $70,000 less than Saturday’s VOBIS Gold Carat at Moonee Valley.

The trainer has the $250,000 Inglis Dash (1100m) at Flemington on January 16 in mind for The Big Dance.

“It’s very hard to win down the straight at your first try but at the same time when you look at the nominations, the race at Moonee Valley has some attraction with the good prize money,” he said.

A $750 yearling, The Big Dance created a big impression with her debut victory on her home track at Bendigo in March before running fourth at Moonee Valley behind Petits Filou in August.

After the race as the field was easing down, The Big Dance crashed through the inside running rail causing her and Dean Yendall to fall.

Curran is still at a loss to explain what happened, suggesting it was the first time a horse had run past her.

“She slipped at the start, slipped at the finish and she had never had one go past her before,” Curran said.

“I think she lost concentration.”

In-form Harry Coffey has been booked for the Flemington ride while it will be between the apprentice and Yendall if she runs at Moonee Valley.

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