Moe Cup 2011 Nominations

This Friday, December 16, the postponed 2011 Moe Cup is set to take place with nominations and weights for the feature now out.

Cut back from its traditional 2500 metres to just a mile, the $40,000 Moe Cup (1600m) has drawn 27 early entries.

Hefty 61kg topweight of the contenders is Jungle Ruler with 61kg, Peter White’s veteran Lion Hunter eight-year-old coming off a sixth in the Tony Beddison Cup (1600m) at Moonee Valley on November 19.

A known mudlark, Jungle Ruler recently won the Peninsula Cup over the Mornington mile on a Slow (7) track in October and also thrived when second to Doubtful Jack in a 1207 metre sprint at the same course in Heavy (9) conditions earlier that month.

Jungle Ruler is followed in the Moe Cup weights by Pat Carey’s American import Cannonball (59.5kg), Mortlake Cup- Ararat Gold Cup double winner Diamondsondinside (59.5kg) and the Peter Moody-trained Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes winner in Brisbane back in May Turnitup (59kg).

Other top Moe Cup entries include Tony Vasil’s perennial runner-up The Wingman to be ridden by Noel Callow, Anthony Freedman’s last-start Sandown winner Population and Heath Conners’ consistent Hussonet four-year-old Condahussler.

Meanwhile, the most notable absentee from the list of Moe Cup nominations was local four-year-old Our Skeeta who after winning at Sandown in a metro first for trainer Ian Jones, failed to impress at Flemington last Saturday.

While not holding black-type status, the Moe Cup is one of the many annual provincial cup clashes providing punters with an exciting betting opportunity.

Stay tuned to to view the Moe Cup field and barriers due out on Wednesday.

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2011 Moe Cup Nominations

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 JUNGLE RULER Peter White 1 61kg 95
2 CANNONBALL (USA) Pat Carey 2 59.5kg 92
3 DIAMONDSONDINSIDE Luke Oliver 3 59.5kg 92
4 TURNITUP Peter G Moody 4 59kg 91
5 THE WINGMAN (NZ) Tony Vasil 5 57kg 87
6 POPULATION Anthony Freedman 6 56kg 85
7 OVERTAKE Luke Oliver 7 55kg 82
8 ALGONA AVENUE (NZ) Luke Oliver 14 53kg 70
9 ARCH PEGASUS Luke Oliver 11 53kg 72
10 BON GENRE Stephen Theodore 21 53kg 65
11 BORDER EXPRESS Cameron Templeton 24 53kg 62
12 CHAMPAGNE LOVE Melissa Wells 13 53kg 71
13 CONDAHUSSLER Heath Conners 12 53kg 71
14 HIGH KINGCZAR Michael Ryan 26 53kg 61
15 I’M LEAVING Maree Lewis 22 53kg 65
16 IT’S LUMSDEN Ken Keys 17 53kg 68
17 JUSTE ASSEZ Tara Cochrane 27 53kg 46
18 KING USAIN (NZ) Chris Hyland 20 53kg 65
19 SCENIC FIND Len Xuereb 10 53kg 74
20 SCENIC SCENE Luke Oliver 16 53kg 70
21 SENDARI Paul & Tracey Templeton 23 53kg 62
22 SERENE TANIE Robbie Laing 8 53kg 78
23 SKYBEE Cliff Murray 25 53kg 62
24 TELLAN DAVE (NZ) David Cave 19 53kg 67
25 TUBE Damien Williams 18 53kg 68
26 WHY DO YOU ASK Stephen Theodore 9 53kg 76
27 YASEY SAN John Pascoe 15 53kg 70