On Wednesday morning Perth Racing released nominations for the remainder of Saturday’s Railway Stakes Day features, one of the six black-types on the bumper 10-race card being the 2011 Tattersall’s Cup.
The $80,000 Listed Tattersall’s Cup (2100m) originally attracted 17 early entries but second emergency The Moon Day has since been withdrawn leaving 16 hopefuls, 14 of which are guaranteed a start.
Barriers for the handicap showdown have also been allocated, with the final field to be confirmed on Thursday.
The top-rated and weighted Tattersall’s Cup nominee is the Neville Parnham-trained God Has Spoken.
Drawn ideally in barrier six, Blackfriars five-year-old God Has Spoken will carry 58kg on Saturday as they look to return to form after three failed runs this season.
A well-tried galloper, God Has Spoken will be lining up for their 35th career start in the Tattersall’s Cup as they seek their fifth stakes win.
Last seen in the winner’s stall at Belmont Park on July 9 after taking out the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m), God Has Spoken was last seen finishing five lengths away sixth to Lamasery in the Listed Johnnie Walker Stakes (1800m) at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day.
Back at home and up to the 2100 metres punters can expect to see improvement.
Three other horses are above the Tattersall’s Cup minimum weight of 53kg with the Shane Edwards-trained local Guest Wing (55kg) drawn wide in gate 15, seven-year-old Sunrange (54kg) and Adam Durrant’s veteran Double Barrel (53.5kg) who ran third in the race last year.
Other notable 2011 Tattersall’s Cup nominations include:
- Justin Warwick’s Verglas six-year-old Gum Nut Guru last seen running third over the Ascot Mile carrying 61kg, before which they ran second in the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m), will appreciate coming back to 53kg
- Ascot Gold Cup fifth placegetter Manila I Scream from the Lark Hill stables of Adam Durrant, gets the rails run from barrier one after jumping from gate 13 last start
- Grant Williams’ progressive Jeune mare Western Jewel coming off a sixth in the Ascot Gold Cup, have a great record at the track and distance
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2011 Tattersall’s Cup Nominations & Barriers
|1||GOD HAS SPOKEN||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||58kg||6||100|
|2||GUEST WING||Shane A Edwards||Brad Parnham||55kg||15||94|
|3||SUNRANGE||Helen Starley||Duncan Miller||54kg||10||92|
|4||DOUBLE BARREL||Adam Durrant||–||53.5kg||9||91|
|5||GUM NUT GURU||Justin Warwick||Shaun Meeres||53kg||13||90|
|7||KNIGHTLIKE||Grant Williams||William Pike||53kg||17||76|
|9||MANILA I SCREAM||Adam Durrant||–||53kg||1||87|
|10||NEW SPICE||Elva Van Merwyk||Ryan Hill||53kg||16||86|
|11||PEG’S PRIDE||Michael Morton||–||53kg||14||87|
|12||SAINT ENCOSTA||John P Thompson||Craig Williams||53kg||12||89|
|13||SENHOR DA GAMA||Simon A Miller||Patrick Carbery||53kg||2||77|
|14||WESTERN JEWEL||Grant Williams||Kyra Yuill||53kg||8||89|
|15e||IT’S JUDGEMENT DAY (NZ)||Peter Morley||Paul King||53kg||5||74|
|16e||THE MOON DAY||Peter Morley||–||53kg||3||66|
|17e||BIG JOSH||Daniel Morton||Campbell McCallum||53kg||11||67|