2011 Sydney Cup Weights, Ballot & Field Update

Descarado

Descarado is the top weighted entry for the 2011 Sydney Cup

Weights for the 2011 Sydney Cup, running at the Royal Randwick on Saturday April 23, have been released with Gai Waterhouse’s Caulfield Cup winner Descarado allocated the 58kg topweight.

Eighty-five horses are still heading towards a spot in the $500,000 Group 1 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) final field, Descarado leading the list of hopefuls sitting number one on the Sydney Cup ballot.

After taking out the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 16 last year, High Chaparral gelding Descarado went on to run second to superstar So You Think in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) before failing to finish the Melbourne Cup.

Waterhouse will give Descarado another shot over the two miles in this year’s Sydney Cup, the four-year-old having returned to form last start with a narrow second to $101 upset winner Zavite in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on March 19.

Descarado is the clear favourite in the early Sydney Cup odds at Luxbet sitting at a quote of $4.60.

The next heaviest weighted Sydney Cup nominee is Zavite, Anthony Cummings’ shock Ranvet Stakes champion allocated 57.5kg.

The Zabeel eight-year-old has had five starts over 3200m producing two wins, Zavite having won the 2010 Auckland Cup in New Zealand and the 2009 Adelaide Cup over the distance.

Zavite also featured in last year’s Sydney Cup field but ran a well-beaten 10th carrying 58.5kg.

2010 Sydney Cup winner Jessicabeel carried 52kg to victory 12 months ago and two hopefuls have been allocated this weight for the 2010 edition with Mourayan and Showcause.

Showcause is also the highest rated New Zealand stayer heading towards the Sydney Cup showdown, the five-year-old most recently finishing second to Titch in the Group 1 Auckland Cup (3200m) on March 9.

After his blowout in the Ranvet, Zavite firmed into an $11 shot in the Sydney Cup betting markets at Luxbet.

Following Zavite in the Sydney Cup weights is the Lloyd Williams-owned Linton (55kg), Hawk Island (54.5kg) and Illustrious Blue (54.5kg).

Improving Galileo four-year-old Linton is the $7.50 second favourite to Win the Sydney Cup through Luxbet after running a game second to Shocking in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on March 12.

Chris Waller’s Ranvet Stakes third placegetter Hawk Island is at a generous $15 while David Payne’s European import Illustrious Blue is high up the market paying $13 through Luxbet.

The two other early favourites and their weights for this year’s Sydney Cup are:

  • Once Were Wild (Gai Waterhouse)

Sydney Cup Odds: $9.00 – Bet now at Luxbet

Sydney Cup Weight: 52.5kg (The highest-weighted mare this year)

  • Macedonian (Peter G Moody)

Sydney Cup Odds: $11.00 – Bet now at Luxbet

Sydney Cup Weight: 51kg

See below for the latest 2011 Sydney Cup field, order of entry and weights.

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2011 Sydney Cup Weights & Ballot

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (kg) Hcp. Rating
1 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 1 58 115
2 ZAVITE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 2 57.5 114
3 LINTON Robert Hickmott 3 55 109
4 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller =4 54.5 108
5 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) David Payne =4 54.5 108
6 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott =7 53.5 106
7 SPEED GIFTED (GB) Lee Freedman =7 53.5 106
8 LORNE DANCER Gai Waterhouse 9 53 105
9 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse =4 52.5 108
10 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott =10 52 103
11 SHOWCAUSE Frank Ritchie =10 52 102
12 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Lee Freedman =12 51.5 100
13 LARRY’S NEVER LATE (NZ) Jim Conlan =12 51.5 101
14 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott =12 51.5 100
15 TINSELTOWN (NZ) Michael Moroney =12 51.5 101
16 FAST FUTURE (NZ) Russell Cameron 16 51 99
17 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody 17 51 98
18 CEDARBERG Pat Carey =18 51 97
19 KING DIAMOND Mark Kavanagh =18 51 97
20 OLDER THAN TIME Gai Waterhouse =18 51 97
21 THE PARTY STAND (NZ) Roger James =18 51 97
22 BID SPOTTER Graeme Rogerson =22 51 96
23 ESKIMO DAN (NZ) Bevan Laming =22 51 96
24 LARISTAN (FR) David Hayes =22 51 96
25 MR TIPSY (NZ) Murray & Bjorn Baker =22 51 96
26 SOLID BILLING Craig Ritchie =22 51 96
27 VIVID VIXEN (NZ) Mick Price =22 51 96
28 MISS KEEPSAKE (NZ) Joseph Pride =28 51 95
29 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson =28 51 95
30 SHAMOLINE WARRIOR Mark Kavanagh =28 51 95
31 STRIKE ONE (GB) Chris Waller =28 51 95
32 SCOUTING WIDE (NZ) Tim Martin 32 51 94
33 BEIJING BOY (NZ) Chris Waller =33 51 93
34 LOOSE CHANGE (NZ) David Haworth =33 51 93
35 VESPER Robert Hickmott =33 51 93
36 ALEXANDER OF HALES (USA) Chris Waller =36 51 92
37 SADDLER’S STORY Robert Smerdon =36 51 92
38 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson =38 51 91
39 MR CHARLIE (NZ) Peter G Moody =38 51 91
40 FAZZA (NZ) Jeff Lynds =40 51 89
41 MISS DARCEY Anthony Cummings =40 51 89
42 MONTAHLIA (NZ) Michael Kent =40 51 89
43 ROI D’JEU (NZ) Shaune Ritchie =40 51 89
44 SCOTTISH BORDER Garry Frazer =40 51 89
45 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 45 51 88
46 PERGOLA (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson =46 51 87
47 ZARA DANCER (NZ) Bruce Wallace =46 51 87
48 ZAUBERIN Russell Cameron =46 51 87
49 DOOSRA DIAMOND Bob Challis =49 51 86
50 RUBINACCI Tony Vasil =49 51 86
51 DAVCON Heath Conners 51 51 85
52 AJHAR (USA) Lee Freedman =52 51 84
53 BERLIOZ (NZ) David Hayes =52 51 84
54 PLATINUM PASSION Michael Moroney =52 51 84
55 STAND TO GAIN (IRE) Chris Waller =52 51 84
56 HE’S UNDER THE GUN (NZ) Michael Moroney 56 51 83
57 KING LIONHEART Gai Waterhouse 57 51 80
58 GALLANT LADY Lee Freedman =58 51 79
59 OUR CANNAVARO (NZ) Chris Waller =58 51 79
60 OUR SERENA Pat Carey =58 51 79
61 SHADOW MINISTER Garry White =58 51 79
62 ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ) Michael Moroney 62 51 78
63 MARTIAL LAW (IRE) Robert Hickmott =63 51 76
64 SANDBERG Guy Walter =63 51 76
65 I’M JAKE (NZ) David Brideoake 65 51 75
66 MOUNT EVEREST Lee Freedman 66 51 74
67 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer =67 51 73
68 MR PONZI (NZ) Joseph Pride =67 51 73
69 WELL HANDLED David Payne =67 51 73
70 GALIZANI John P Thompson =70 51 72
71 GUDERIAN Paul Perry =70 51 72
72 TRIUMPHANT CHOICE Peter G Moody =70 51 72
73 HARMONY (NZ) Peter G Moody =73 51 71
74 POWER TO SURPRISE (NZ) Joseph Pride =73 51 71
75 MARKAB Bart Cummings 75 51 69
76 HALFWAYTOLONDON Ken Callaughan =76 51 67
77 THE PATRIOT Luke Price =76 51 67
78 MR CONSOLIDATOR Leon Corstens 78 51 66
79 POPNAE Guy Walter 79 51 64
80 NAZABEEL (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 80 51 63
81 MUKARRAR David Hayes 81 51 62
82 CYBER CRIME Guy Walter 82 51 60
83 SHOW DANCER (NZ) Bart Cummings 83 51 56
84 DOSTANA (NZ) Bob Thomsen =84 51 55
85 SPACE STATION Bede Murray =84 51 55