King Diamond Among 2011 Adelaide Cup Nominations

March 8, 2011

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King Diamond Among 2011 Adelaide Cup Nominations

Mark Kavanagh’s in-form four-year-old gelding King Diamond could back up from his weekend win at Flemington by contesting the $400,000 Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) at Morphettville next Monday, March 14.

King Diamond was one of 31 stayers nominated for the 2011 Adelaide Cup.

Danewin four-year-old King Diamond scored his second successive win last Saturday with a tidy victory in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) at Flemington’s Australian Guineas Day.

In the Roy Higgins, King Diamond carried a hefty 58.5kg to victory and will advantage from the big drop back in weight to the 54.5kg he has been allocated for the Adelaide Cup.

Originally King Diamond was set to carry 53.5kg in the Cup, but his Flemington win saw the handicappers hand down a 1kg penalty.

Roy Higgins runner-up Vesper has also been nominated to back-up in the Adelaide Cup on Monday, the Lloyd Williams-owned Zabeel four-year-old having won the Listed Victoria Gold Cup (2000m) two starts back.

Reigning Adelaide Cup winner Capecover has also been nominated this year, the eight-year-old back to defend their title having won the event 12 months ago.

Capecover is the 57.5kg top-weight for this year’s Adelaide Cup followed by the Robert Hickmott-trained Mourayan set to carry 57kg.

Other notable 2011 Adelaide Cup Nominations Include:

  • Guyno (Lou Luciani) – O’Reilly seven-year-old in career best form having placed second to Guest Win in the Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) on New Years’ Day before winning back-to-back black-types in the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) on February 16 and the Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) last Saturday
  • Maunatrice (Darren Weir) – Ballarat mare won four straight this season including the Listed Port Adelaide Cup (2019m) on February 19 before running a devastating close second to Guyno in the Lord Reims last start
  • Lady Avacan (Sue Jaensch) – Six-year-old mare coming off a close third in the Lord Rims Stakes but yet to win over a distance greater than 2200m
  • Fast Future (Russell Cameron) – Eight-year-old gelding who won the Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) last start on February 23

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2011 Adelaide Cup Nominations & Weights

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (kg) Handicapper Rating
1 CAPECOVER (NZ) Patrick Payne 4 57.5 105
2 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 5 57 104
3 FAST FUTURE (NZ) Russell Cameron 6 56 100
4 GUYNO (NZ) Lou Luciani 1 55.5 99
5 KING DIAMOND Mark Kavanagh 7 54.5 (inc. 1.5 penalty) 97
6 MAUNATRICE Darren Weir 2 54 101
7 LADY AVACAN Sue Jaensch 3 54 100
8 VESPER Robert Hickmott 8 54 95
9 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody 9 54 95
10 TIBOOBURRA TRAVIS Leon Wells 10 53 92
11 BIG TED Ivan Haggerty 11 53 90
12 SIMPLY ADORABLE Vaughn Sigley 12 53 89
13 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott 13 53 88
14 ZAUBERIN Russell Cameron 14 53 88
15 OLYMPIC WIN (NZ) Robert Smerdon 15 53 87
16 PERGOLA (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson 16 53 87
17 HE’S UNDER THE GUN (NZ) Michael Moroney 17 53 86
18 ART SUCCESS (NZ) Ciaron Maher 18 53 86
19 SADDLER’S STORY Robert Smerdon 19 53 83
20 SKYSTREAMER Tony Vasil 20 53 82
21 STREAKY FELLA Darren Weir 21 53 82
22 RAIN SHADOW Mark Kavanagh 22 53 78
23 SIR WALTER Kathryn Durden 23 53 78
24 MONTAHLIA (NZ) Michael Kent 24 53 78
25 OUR SERENA Pat Carey 25 53 77
26 STAKHANOVITE Gary Searle 26 53 76
27 EXALTED BEAUTY Jim Smith 27 53 74
28 MATEO Tony Noonan 28 53 72
29 SANDHILL LAD Barry Dunn 29 53 71
30 KINCAPLE (NZ) Jim Conlan 30 53 68
31 INTERAQ Neil Walsh 31 53 58

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