Rockhampton Cup nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Rockhampton Cup. The Rockhampton Cup will be run on Saturday 25th June at Rockhampton racecourse.

Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 BINALONG ROAD G 7 Mack Griffith
2 CAMPANOLOGY (GB) G 7 Rodney Hay
3 CLEANSING ALE G 6 Shane Sigvart
4 COLOUR CHARGE G 5 Natalie Mccall
5 EMERALD CITY G 5 David Vandyke
6 GOLD HORIZON G 5 Harold Norman
7 HARADA BAY G 6 John & Chris Meagher
8 HIDDEN NATURE M 5 Kevin Hansen
9 HOT SAGA G 5 Gary Duncan
10 JUST CALL ME LOUIE G 4 Fred E Smith
11 MAGNATUNE G 6 Gary Duncan
13 MARKOUT G 7 Pat Richardson
14 MS BA BELLA M 6 Garnett Taylor
15 MY QUILTER (NZ) G 8 Stewart Mackinnon
16 NISSILE G 7 Paul Grant
17 OGGIE G 5 Scott Rodgers
18 OKAY SWIFT G 6 Olivia Cairns
19 PERFORMIA M 5 Craig Smith
20 RULING FORCE G 5 Kelly Schweida
21 SPUR LE JOUER G 4 Stuart Kendrick
22 WALHAAN G 6 Graeme Boyd
23 WALK TO THE BAR G 4 Natalie Mccall


Turnitaround’s winning run may have come to an end at Moonee Valley but trainer Matthew Williams hasn’t lost faith in the gelding.

Turnitaround strung together four wins on the trot before finishing last as the well-backed favourite in Saturday’s Vital Healthcare Property Trust Handicap over 2040m.

The gelding had a tough run when trapped three-wide for most of the race, eventually finishing eight lengths behind the second last horse in the race won by Longeron.

Williams said he had always planned to send Turnitaround for a spell after Saturday’s race with a step up to Group races in the spring in his mind.

He said the gelding would have a month in the paddock before returning to work at his Warrnambool stable.

“We’ll probably look to something first-up over a mile,” Williams said.

“We were thinking about the David Jones Cup at Caulfield as a target race but that might come around a bit too soon.

“We’ll probably set him for the Seymour Cup, then go to an 1800-metre Listed race on Melbourne Cup day.

“There might even be a race for him on Sandown Classic day.

“With his rating where it is now they’re the sorts of races that we’ll have to target with him.”

Turnitaround showed his versatility on soft and firm ground with two victories at Flemington along with wins at Warrnambool and Sandown during his four-win sequence.

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