Sydney Cup nominations – 2016

View the nominations for the 2016 Sydney Cup. The Sydney Cup will be run on Saturday 9th April at Randwick racecourse.

HorseSexAgeTrainer
1ALMOONQITH (USA)H6David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
2ANOTHER COCKTAIL (GB)G6Chris Waller
3ARAB DAWN (GB)G5John O’Shea
4ASSIGN (IRE)G5Robert Hickmott
5AUVRAY (FR)G5John P Thompson
6BAYANOVA (NZ)M5Michael Kent
7BEYOND THANKFUL (IRE)G6Chris Waller
8BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ)M4Gai Waterhouse
9CAFE SOCIETY (FR)G6Gai Waterhouse
10CHEEKY BOY (NZ)G5Bruce Wallace
11CRITERION (NZ)H5David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
12DEE I CEE (NZ)G4Gai Waterhouse
13DESTINY’S KISSG7Joseph Pride
14DIBAYANI (IRE)G6David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
15DO YOU REMEMBER (SAF)M6Peter G Moody
16DOUBLE BLUFF (IRE)G5Gerald Ryan
17ETYMOLOGYC3John O’Shea
18GALLANTE (IRE)G5Robert Hickmott
19GRAND MARSHAL (GB)G6Chris Waller
20GUST OF WIND (NZ)M4John Sargent
21HARTNELL (GB)G5John O’Shea
22LIBRAN (IRE)G5Chris Waller
23LIKE A CAROUSELG6Ken Keys
24MANNDAWI (FR)G6Darren Weir
25MASTER OF ARTS (NZ)H4Darren Weir
26MAURUS (GB)G5David Vandyke
27MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB)G6Michael Moroney
28MONGOLIAN KHANH4Murray Baker
29OUR BAZAAR (IRE)H5Archie Alexander
30OUR IVANHOWE (GER)H6Lee & Anthony Freedman
31PEMBERLEY (NZ)G4Peter G Moody
32PREFERMENT (NZ)H4Chris Waller
33REAL LOVEM5Darren Weir
34RISING ROMANCE (NZ)M5David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
35SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE)G7David Vandyke
36WALESH6Richard Laming
37WEXFORD TOWN (IRE)G5Robert Hickmott
38WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)G7Chris Waller
39ZARZALIM4James Cummings

News:

Happy Clapper managed to beat the handicapper in the Doncaster Mile only to have his trainer’s best-thought out plan thwarted by Winx.

But Pat Webster is so pleased by Happy Clapper’s second to Australia’s latest champion, he is harbouring thoughts of backing him up in Saturday’s $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

“It’s not out of the question,” Webster said.

“His two runs at weight-for-age have been good and he could go to the Queen Elizabeth and not be out of place.”

Webster would prefer if Winx did not go there with trainer Chris Waller to leave a decision as late as possible.

Happy Clapper gained an automatic entry to the $3 million Doncaster via his win in the Villiers Stakes in December.

Webster gave him two starts to lead into the Doncaster, hand-picking the Group One Canterbury Stakes (1300m) and Group One George Ryder (1500m).

Because both races were weight-for-age, Happy Clapper could not be re-handicapped from his 50.5kg in the Doncaster if he happened to win.

He finished fourth in the Canterbury Stakes won by Holler and fifth in the George Ryder won by Winx.

After the George Ryder, Waller declared Winx would run in the Doncaster to the surprise of many and the dismay of Webster.

Her win was one for the ages with Hugh Bowman stuck back in the field with seemingly nowhere to go until the final 200 metres.

Once in the clear, Winx lifted to beat Happy Clapper by two lengths.

At $1.80 she was the shortest-priced favourite to win since Valicare in 1926.

Winx is even shorter for the Queen Elizabeth at $1.50 while Happy Clapper is a $15 chance.

Winx’s stablemate, last-start BMW winner Preferment is the $8 second-elect alongside Ranvet winner The United States who was not an original entry.

Nick Williams has indicated he and his father Lloyd will pay the late entry fee for the Queen Elizabeth.

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