2010 Melbourne Cup Nominations

With just 91 days until the 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup takes place at Victoria’s famous Flemington Racecourse, the marquee race of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the nominations for the world’s richest handicap are in.

This year will mark the historic 150th anniversary of the ‘race that stops the nation’ and with such an elite list of hopeful horses nominated for the Melbourne Cup, it is shaping up as one of the greatest final fields of all time.

A record number of gallopers make up the 2010 Melbourne Cup nominations with 253 nominations, up by 23 on last year.

Last year there were 230 horses nominated including 39 international entries, which was down on the 2008 when 262 horses, including 57 overseas runners, where nominated.

A collection of both Australian and international turf champions have been paid up for the nomination stage of the 2010 Melbourne Cup, worth an unparalleled $6 million in prizemoney and trophies, setting the stage for the year’s best thoroughbred showdown.

We have already reported on a number of the early 2010 Melbourne Cup favourites that the punters have been getting behind in the ante post betting markets at SportingBet.

Overseas-trained runners ready to take on the Aussies in the Melbourne Cup include Goodwood Cup Winner Illustrious Blue, and Jaguar Mail and Meiner Kitz after Japanese Horses were Cleared for the 2010 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Other Japanese-trained horses nominated to be one of the first Melbourne Cup runners from Japan since 2006 include Three Orion, Tokai Trick and White Pilgrim.

While the leading contenders representing Australia include hot early favourite Faint Perfume and stablemate So You Think both trained by the Cups King Bart Cummings, recent first-up winner of the Bletchingly Stakes Shoot Out, 2009 Melbourne Cup winner back to defend his title Shocking, and the Michael Moroney-trained Monaco Consul.

Cummings also has a number of other potential stars nominated as he aims for his record 13th Melbourne Cup victory this year including Brightnight, Empires Choice, Joe Blow, Landlord, Moatize, Precedence, Sirmione, Star Ripper, Zabdued and Queensland Derby winner Dariana.

As the Melbourne Cup nears closer for 2010 we will continue to provide punters and horse racing enthusiasts with the latest news, best lead-up race previews, results and detailed Melbourne Cup form to guide you with your Cup betting this year.

Now that the 2010 Melbourne Cup nominations are in, betting activity will reach a new peak and the earlier you get in on the action the better odds you will lock in.

Bookmakers all across the country will begin to open their Melbourne Cup betting markets in anticipation of the big event, scheduled as Race 7 at Flemington on Tuesday November 2, so keep an eye on Ladbrokes.com.au especially.

Today also marks the announcement of the nominations for a number of the other leading Spring Carnival Races including the illustrious $3 million Cox Plate (2040m) and the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m).

So check out the list of nominations for this spring features then head to Ladbrokes.com.au for a free $100 bet and to get better odds this spring than the TAB.

2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup Nominations

No Horse Trainer Handicapper
Rating
1 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Lee Freedman
2 AJHAR (USA) Lee Freedman 94
3 AKMAL (GB) John Dunlop
4 AKZAR (IRE) John Oxx
5 ALANDI (IRE) Robert Hickmott
6 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens
7 ALL TIME CHAMPION Evan Holland
8 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre
9 ANANIAS Kelvin Southey 61
10 ANOTHER LEGEND Hugh Moran
11 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 68
12 APPREHEND Tony Vasil 96
13 ASSO BELLO Dennis O’Leary
14 AVIENUS Mark Webb 93
15 BALLYGORAN (NZ) Eric Musgrove 66
16 BARON Robert Hickmott 64
17 BASALTICO (IRE) Bill & Symon Wilde
18 BASE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 70
19 BAUER (IRE) Luca Cumani 110
20 BECQU ADOREE (FR) Luca Cumani
21 BERLIOZ (NZ) David Hayes 88
22 BILLSON Robert Hickmott 68
23 BINT MAHER Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
24 BOLTON (NZ) Robert Hickmott 64
25 BOOMING (NZ) Jeff Lynds
26 BRIGHTNIGHT (NZ) Bart Cummings 67
27 BUCCELLATI (GB) Tony Noonan
28 BY THE WAY Mark Lewis 82
29 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 108
30 CAMPANOLOGIST (USA) Saeed Bin Suroor
31 CAPECOVER (NZ) Patrick Payne
32 CATS FUN Jarrod McLean 96
33 CAVALRYMAN (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor
34 CEDARBERG Pat Carey 66
35 CHARTREUX David Hayes
36 CHECKABOARD LOUNGE (NZ) Neil Walsh 65
37 CHEVIOT BEACH Nigel Blackiston 62
38 CLAREMONT (IRE) Mahmood Al Zarooni
39 CONISTON BLUEBIRD Bede Murray
40 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson
41 CROCODILE CANYON (NZ) Howie Matthews
42 DAAD’S OVERTIME (NZ) Guy Walter
43 DANCING DAVID (IRE) Brian Meehan
44 DANGEROUS MIDGE (USA) Brian Meehan
45 DARIANA Bart Cummings
46 DARLEY SUN (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor
47 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
48 DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB) Lee Freedman
49 DOUBLE WHISKY (NZ) Chris Waller
50 DOUBTFUL JACK Peter G Moody 102
51 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Luca Cumani
52 DUAL HEMISPHERE David Hayes 73
53 DUBAWI’S DAUGHTER Greg Eurell 58
54 DUNDRUM Hugh Moran
55 EASTERN ARIA (UAE) Mark Johnston
56 ECHELON Fran Houlahan & Brian Johnston
57 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott 120
58 ELAPARADO (NZ) Peter G Moody 61
59 EMBLEM OF LIBERTY (SAF) Darren Weir
60 EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ) Bart Cummings 103
61 ERASET Danny O’Brien 82
62 EXALTED EGO Kevin & Heather Frew
63 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 82
64 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes
65 FAINT PERFUME Bart Cummings
66 FAIRFIELD FLAME (GER) Michael Moroney
67 FAIRYGEM (NZ) Peter G Moody 97
68 FANJURA (IRE) Lee Freedman 101
69 FORTUNI (IRE) Sir Mark Prescott
70 FROZONE (NZ) Alan Bailey
71 FUJI FAME Charles Schembri 66
72 GALLANT LADY Lee Freedman 72
73 GET UP JUDE Kevin Moses
74 GHOSTMILK (IRE) Peter G Moody
75 GO WITH THE FLO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
76 GOLDEN CHARMER Dan O’Sullivan 82
77 GOLDEN SWORD (GB) Jane Chapple-Hyam
78 GORKY PARK (NZ) David Hayes 103
79 GOTHIC CROWN Todd Balfour 60
80 GRAND DUCAL (IRE) Robert Hickmott 98
81 HAPPY SPIRIT (SAF) Darren Weir
82 HARRIS TWEED (NZ) Murray & Bjorn Baker
83 HASTEIN (NZ) Mark Kavanagh
84 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
85 HILLSTREET Mark Kavanagh
86 HISSING SID Bill & Symon Wilde 105
87 HOLBERG (UAE) Saeed Bin Suroor
88 HOLLOWAY (NZ) Richard Otto
89 HOME ON A WING Anthony Cummings
90 HUME (NZ) Brian Smith 95
91 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) William Knight
92 IMPOSING (GB) Sir Michael Stoute
93 INDITE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 61
94 INTERLOCKING (NZ) Robert Hickmott 76
95 IREL (NZ) Graeme Rogerson
96 ISHANT Peter G Moody 82
97 JAGUAR MAIL (JPN) Noriyuki Hori
98 JESSICABEEL (NZ) John O’Shea
99 JEUNEYS END Allan Fitzgerald 78
100 JOE BLOW Bart Cummings 75
101 JUNGLE ROCKET (NZ) Jeff McVean
102 JUST A BLAZE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
103 KALESKE Mark Kavanagh 68
104 KEEP THE PEACE (NZ) Shaune Ritchie
105 KIBBUTZ (NZ) David Hayes 100
106 KING OF MOUNTAINS David Hayes
107 KING OF WANDS (GB) John Gosden
108 KUTCHINSKY Tony Noonan
109 LADY ECLAIR (IRE) Mark Johnston
110 LANDLOCKED (NZ) Anthony Cummings
111 LANDLORD Bart Cummings
112 LARGO LAD David Hayes
113 LARISTAN (FR) Jean-Claude Rouget
114 LEGISLATURE John P Thompson
115 LEICA FALCON Arthur Pace
116 LEICA LARRIKIN Richard Freyer 97
117 LETHAL ARROW Peter G Moody 61
118 LIBEL LAW (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor
119 LINTON Robert Hickmott 99
120 LITTORIO Nigel Blackiston
121 LIVIA David Hayes 67
122 LOOK NOW Tricia Cox 54
123 LORDS RANSOM Bill & Symon Wilde 105
124 LOS CRISTIANOS (FR) Alan Couetil
125 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody 86
126 MAESTRO OF MURANO Roslyn Day
127 MAJESTIC CONCORDE (IRE) Dermot K Weld
128 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
129 MANIGHAR (FR) Luca Cumani
130 MARTIAL LAW (IRE) Robert Hickmott 80
131 MARTIN PLACE Rodney Northam
132 MARTYR (GB) Richard Hannon
133 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Danny O’Brien 109
134 MASTERY (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor
135 MATEO Tony Noonan 60
136 MEINER KITZ (JPN) Sakae Kunieda
137 METAL BENDER (NZ) Chris Waller
138 MILES ABOVE Denis Daffy 82
139 MISS DARCEY Anthony Cummings 95
140 MISS KEEPSAKE (NZ) Andrew Scott
141 MOATIZE Bart Cummings 105
142 MONACO CONSUL (NZ) Michael Moroney 108
143 MONCALIERI Brian Smith
144 MONTAHLIA (NZ) Michael Kent 89
145 MONTJEU MADAME (NZ) Darryl Dodson 89
146 MOSHAV (NZ) Fran Houlahan & Brian Johnston 58
147 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher 87
148 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 107
149 MR CHARLIE (NZ) Peter G Moody
150 MR MEDICI (IRE) Peter Ho
151 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott 82
152 MY BENTLEY (NZ) Michael Kent 82
153 MY CENTRAL (ITY) Darren Weir
154 NAADJI (NZ) Bevan & Richard Laming
155 NATURAL HIGH (IRE) Dermot K Weld
156 NAZABEEL (NZ) Richard Otto
157 NEWPORT Paul Perry
158 NIPTIOUS Danny Curran 87
159 NITONIC Ron Daniel 86
160 NO WINE NO SONG Kevin Moses
161 NOTHIN’ LEICA CAT (NZ) Anthony Cummings 89
162 OAK HEART Darren Weir 92
163 OCEAN DREAM Peter G Moody
164 OLYMPIC WIN (NZ) John Sadler 77
165 ONCE MORE DUBAI (USA) Saeed Bin Suroor
166 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse
167 OUR ARISTOCRAT (GB) Robert Hickmott 70
168 OUR CANNAVARO (NZ) Chris Waller
169 OUR DESTINY (NZ) Corrina McDougal
170 OUR KOBI JADE Dan O’Sullivan 65
171 OUR ROCKHAMPTON (IRE) Robert Hickmott
172 PENTO DIABLO Doug Harrison 70
173 PERSIAN STAR Robert Smerdon
174 PHANTOM AGENT Gregory Minns
175 PHAZE ACTION Robbie Laing 86
176 POLLY’S MARK (IRE) David Hayes
177 POMPEYANO (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor
178 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 101
179 PROFOUND BEAUTY (IRE) Dermot K Weld
180 PURPLE MOON (IRE) Luca Cumani
181 RAFFAELLO Jim Marconi
182 RAINBOW PEAK (IRE) Michael Jarvis
183 REBEL RAIDER Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
184 RED COLOSSUS Greg Eurell
185 RED RULER (NZ) John Sargent
186 REIGNING RHYTHM Gary Portelli
187 REPRISAL David Hayes 87
188 RIGHT FONG David Balfour
189 RITE OF PASSAGE (GB) Dermot K Weld
190 ROWLAND Robbie Laing 78
191 RUN FOR NAARA John P Thompson
192 RUNDLE Robert Hickmott 78
193 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 72
194 SAINTHOOD Rick Worthington
195 SALINAS Peter G Moody
196 SANS FRONTIERES (IRE) Jeremy Noseda
197 SCOUTING WIDE (NZ) Tim Martin
198 SCULPTOR (NZ) Peter Mckenzie 105
199 SEA GALLEON Colin & Cindy Alderson 70
200 SHAHWARDI (FR) Jeremy Gask
201 SHAMOLINE WARRIOR Mark Kavanagh 95
202 SHERPA TENZING (NZ) Jim Conlan 68
203 SHOCKING Mark Kavanagh 115
204 SHOOT OUT John Wallace 112
205 SIRMIONE Bart Cummings 113
206 SMALL MINDS John P Thompson
207 SMOKIN’ GUN (NZ) John O’Shea
208 SNAKE GULLY (NZ) Howie Matthews
209 SNOW ALERT Chris Waller
210 SO YOU THINK (NZ) Bart Cummings 116
211 SOARING DRAGON Jamie Edwards & Bruce Elkington 66
212 SOPRANIST (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor
213 SPACECRAFT Mick Price 85
214 SPEED GIFTED (GB) Lee Freedman
215 STANSTILL (IRE) Allan Swinbank
216 STAR RIPPER Bart Cummings
217 STERLING PRINCE (NZ) Wayne Hillis
218 STILLMAN (USA) Robert Hickmott 75
219 STREETFIGHTER Terry Mathrick 93
220 SUGAR BUSH (NZ) John Sadler
221 SUNDAY MIST Colin Little
222 SUNSET CAFE John Sadler 62
223 TACTIC (GB) John Dunlop
224 TARAWERA Fran Houlahan & Brian Johnston 68
225 THE FUZZ (NZ) David Hayes 106
226 THE HOMBRE John Bary
227 THE MINIVER ROSE (IRE) Mick Price 100
228 THREE ORION (JPN) Akira Murayama
229 TOBIQUE Allan Denham
230 TOKAI TRICK (JPN) Kenji Nonaka
231 TOKEN OF HONOUR David Hayes
232 TORA TORA TORA Tom Mulholland
233 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller
234 TRIUMPHANT CHOICE Peter G Moody 70
235 TRUSTING John P Thompson 103
236 TRY PICKLE John Nugent
237 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
238 TWO FOR TEA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse
239 VALDEMORO Tony Vasil
240 VESPER Robert Hickmott 72
241 VIGOR (NZ) Danny O’Brien 108
242 WARRINGAH (GB) Chris Waller
243 WELL ROUNDED Lee Freedman 66
244 WHITE PILGRIM (JPN) Ippo Sameshima
245 WHY WOULDYA (NZ) Fran Houlahan & Brian Johnston 65
246 WOW (NZ) David Hayes 62
247 ZABDUED (NZ) Bart Cummings
248 ZABRASIVE (NZ) John O’Shea
249 ZAMAN (NZ) Neville McBurney
250 ZAMPARA Matthew Smith
251 ZANTELAGH Mark Kavanagh
252 ZAVITE (NZ) Anthony Cummings
253 ZIPPING Robert Hickmott 116