2011 Ballarat Cup Field & Barrier Draw

November 17, 2011

2011 Ballarat Cup Field & Barrier Draw

This Sunday Ballarat Racecourse will come to life hosting one of the final black-type staying showdowns of the year, the Ballarat Cup 2011, acceptances for which were taken by Racing Victoria on Thursday.

A near-capacity field of 17 stayers make up the final field for the $150,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) this year, the handicap feature to run as Ballarat Race 8 at 4:12pm (local time) on Sunday.

To wear the No. 1 saddlecoth as the 59kg topweight of the 2011 Ballarat Cup field is Peter Moody’s recent stable acquisition Rothera.

Formerly prepared by young Queensland horseman Ben Currie, six-year-old Rothera joined Moody’s operation in early October and finally returned to form with a smart win in the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at Sandown last Saturday.

Drawn midfield in barrier eight with Luke Nolen engaged, Rothera faces a tough task with the weight as they see the 2200 meters for the first time.

The next heaviest-weighted Ballarat Cup hopefuls this year are the now Luke Oliver-trained import Illustrious Blue in barrier two as they debut for their new trainer and Michael Moroney’s Queensland Cup winner Tinseltown in barrier 10, both with 58kg.

Other gallopers that drew double-digits for Sunday include the Robert Smerdon-trained Paddy O’Reilly (barrier 17) coming off a third to Ironstein in the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) at Flemington on November 5, Group 2 Matriarch Stakes runner-up last time out Stole (barrier 11), Ken Keys’ Cranbourne Cup conqueror Boom ‘N’ Zoom (barrier 11) and the fellow Keys-trained last-start Flemington winner Musical Hit (barrier 12).

Horses that fared better in the Ballarat Cup barrier draw that come right into contention are the Michael Kent-trained duo of Red Buttons (barrier three) and Domesky (barrier six), Kent seeking his second Ballarat Cup win in as many years after My Bentley took out the feature last year; and the Pat Carey-trained Eclipse Stakes third placegetter Ulundi to get the gun run from gate four.

See below for the full 2011 Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup field, barriers, weights and jockeys.

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2011 Ballarat Cup Final Field, Barriers & Weights

Ballarat Race 8 – 20/11/2011

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 X891X79901 ROTHERA Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 8 59kg 104
2 5X060X9600 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) Luke Oliver Jamie Mott 2 58kg 102
3 07F2631XL8 TINSELTOWN (NZ) Michael Moroney Ms Lisa Cropp 10 58kg 102
4 3411X99273 PADDY O’REILLY (NZ) Robert Smerdon Craig Newitt 17 56.5kg 99
5 31488X7140 BOOM ’N’ ZOOM Ken Keys Lincoln Coffey 11 56kg 98
6 4956X00426 RED BUTTONS Michael Kent Dean Yendall 3 55.5kg 97
7 109X573702 DOMESKY Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 6 55kg 95
8 123X062420 FOXHAM Tony McEvoy Ms Michelle Payne 1 53.5kg 89
9 40135X4002 STOLE (NZ) Brian Jenkins 14 53.5kg 89
10 8X000X6450 CHARTREUX David Hayes Stephen Baster 7 53.5kg 86
11 X080X09035 APPREHEND Tony Vasil Jordan Mallyon (a) 16 53.5kg 85
12 3X2053X441 MUSICAL HIT Ken Keys Dwayne Dunn 12 53.5kg 85
13 79126X1519 SEAN BAILE MOR Todd Balfour Jake Noonan (a) 15 53.5kg 82
14 9890X56183 NIPTIOUS Danny Curran Craig Robertson 9 53.5kg 80
15 631X581033 ULUNDI Pat Carey Chris Symons 4 53.5kg 78
16 1X20160X18 NOBLE DESTINY Todd Balfour Thomas Sadler (a) 5 53.5kg 66
17 9353424333 DORSODURO Kelvin Bourke Jacob Rule (a) 13 53.5kg 64

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