Sydeston Night Cup nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Sydeston Night Cup. The Sydeston Night Cup will be run on Wednesday 17th February at Launceston racecourse.

 

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1CHERYL’S HORSEG5Scott Brunton
2DILLON HALLG6Gary White
3GEE GEE’S LA QUITAM7Stuart Gandy
4GEEGEES BARITONEG4Leon, Dean & Trent Wells
5GLADSTONEG6Scott Brunton
6GWEMRAEM4Barry Campbell
7LIVERMOREG4Brendan Mcshane
8MISTER MONEYPENNYG8Glenn Thornton
9OLLIE’S GOLDG6Gary White
10PROM KINGG11Melissa Sweeney
11SHIPSPOTTINGM6Angela Brakey
12SMOKE ’N’ WHISKYG6John Blacker
13STEVEN’S WONDERG7Ray Worbey
14THE PRINCELINGG6Charlie Goggin & Luella Meaburn
15UP CUPSG5David Brunton
16WINDELLG4Leanne & Clinton Gaffney

News:

Chautauqua heads a strong list of entries for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington, named in honour of the unbeaten champion.

Australia’s equal highest-rated galloper on the World Thoroughbred Rankings in 2015 with Lankan Rupee and Winx, Chautauqua is among 15 nominations for the 1000m-Group One dash on Saturday.

Terravista and Delectation who have lowered Chautauqua’s colours in the past two runnings of the Darley Classic at Flemington during the spring, have been entered to take on the Hawkes Racing-trained sprinter on Saturday.

Vezalay and Sweet Emily are the only mares among the nominations.

The Leon and Troy Corstens-trained Vezalay hasn’t raced since winning the Alinghi Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield last October but has been set for a first-up tilt at the Lightning following a recent jump-out at Flemington.

The daughter of Shamardal will be having only her second run at the highest level after finishing eighth to Lucky Hussler in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley last March, her fifth career start.

Longer term plans are for Vezalay to again have a shot at the race this year.

“She’s fit and well so we’ll have a crack at the Lightning,” Troy Corstens said.

“After that we’ll see where we go.

“Ultimately a race like the William Reid or the Sangster Stakes in Adelaide is where we would like to be heading.”

Vezalay has an excellent fresh record, winning two of her three starts first-up, albeit not against the Group One company she will be opposed to on Saturday.

The seven three-year-olds in the nominations are headed by the John O’Shea-trained Exosphere and Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Japonisme.

Exosphere is the TAB’s $2.40 favourite in the early market from Chautauqua at $3, Delectation $6.50 and Japonisme $8.

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