Schweppervescence Trophy nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Schweppervescence Trophy. The Schweppervescence Trophy will be run on Saturday 12th March at Flemington racecourse.

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1ALASKAN ROSE (NZ)F3Michael Moroney
2ANAPHORAM4Tony Noonan
3CLEMENCYM4Robert Smerdon
4DIG A PONYM5Peter G Moody
5FELICIENNEM4Darren Weir
6FRENCH EMOTIONM4Chris Waller
7HOLY COWM5Michael Kent
8ITERATION (FR)M5David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
9JESSY BELLEM5Luke Oliver
10LILLY DAZZLERM5Monica Croston
11METAPHORICALM5Peter G Moody
12MISS ROSE DE LAGOM5Danny O’Brien
13MOSSBEATM4Robbie Griffiths
14NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB)M6Robert Smerdon
15POLITENESSM5Robert Smerdon
16REDASUNM4Greg Eurell
17SACRED EYEF3David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
18SURE YOU CAN (NZ)M5Danny O’Brien
19VITAL IMPORTANCEM5Neville Parnham
20WRITTENM5Michael Kent

News:

All going well, Australian Guineas Palentino will back up against the older horses in the Australian Cup.

The Darren Weir-trained three-year-old survived a protest to win Saturday’s Group One Guineas (1600m) at Flemington.

Weir said the colt had coped well with Guineas day which included a trip from the trainer’s Warrnambool base to Melbourne and back.

He said as long as he continued to please his Warrnambool foreman Jarrod McLean, Palentino would return to Flemington to run in Saturday’s weight-for-age Australian Cup (2000m).

“A lot of them don’t eat up when they get home but there was no feed left in his feed bin on Sunday morning, Jarrod said,” Weir told Melbourne radio station RSN.

“Palentino went for a wade at the beach and trot and canter and Jarrod said he felt really good.

“We’ll just monitor him over the next couple of days and hopefully he does well enough so we can back him up on Saturday.”

The most recent three-year-old to win the Australian Cup was Super Cool in 2013.

Palentino is at $7 behind Godolphin’s Bow Creek ($3.20) and import Our Ivanhowe ($6) with acceptances to be taken on Wednesday.

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