Sunshine Coast Cup 2012 Field & Preview

This Sunday the rescheduled 2012 Sunshine Coast Cup, a washout from last Friday night, has been added to the Sunshine Coast race program, the field of acceptors for the popular showdown released today.

Due to jump at 4:04pm (QLD time) as Race 9 on Sunday, the $100,000 Listed Sunshine Coast Cup (1400m) had attracted a final field of 16 stayers.

Topweight of the field with 59kg is the now Gillian Heinrich-trained Startsmeup, the Danzero four-year-old coming off an eye-catching second to Spirit Of Boom in the Magic Millions Cup (1400m) on January 14.

Saturday will be their first look at the Sunshine Coast track, but the distance looks ideal and they are Group placed in Sydney over the 1400m.

Four last-start winners are engaged in the Sunshine Coast Cup 2012 with:

  • Troy Hall’s local Hussonet mare Hussonator coming off a win over 1200m at the track from January 8 in her first run since transferring from Darryl Hansen’s stables, Pat Hammersley retains the ride in gate two
  • Vipera Gold, winner of a Doomben black-type last Saturday over 1200m on a Heavy (10) track, needs a soft track to be a danger again
  • Piccolo mare Maroon Bells held on in a tight first-up win over 1200m at Eagle Farm on January 21
  • John Thompson’s Sydney raider Onetimeatbandcamp, the Fastnet Rock five-year-old having run a very close second from a bad draw at the Sunshine Coast on January 1 before her last-start victory in the Magic Millions Country Cup (1400m) at the Gold Coast

Other notable Sunshine Coast Cup hopefuls this year include the Rex Lipp-trained stakes winning Show A Heart mare Dual Chamber, 2012 Stradbroke Handicap-bound Ready To Rip, and the Pat Duff-trained duo of Steel Zip who was fourth in the Magic Millions Cup and Ausworld.

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2012 Sunshine Coast Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Sunshine Coast Race 9 – 05/02/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 X21362X552 STARTSMEUP Gillian Heinrich Glen Colless 10 59kg 99
2 X50762X412 DUAL CHAMBER Rex Lipp Eddie Wilkinson 12 55kg 95
3 1152132X43 ELUSIVE PORT Kelso Wood Micheal Hellyer 4 55kg 91
4 540X126828 READY TO RIP Andrew Williamson Damian Browne 3 55kg 91
5 11111D17X1 HUSSONATOR Troy Hall Paul Hammersley 2 54kg 89
6 X855056X06 DALZAR Doug Duryea Mitchell Wood (a) 7 54kg 85
7 02491114X8 SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson 13 54kg 85
8 9850X26474 STEEL ZIP Pat Duff Brad Stewart 1 54kg 85
9 9290617X51 VIPERA GOLD Lynn Tipper Chris Munce 8 54kg 85
10 01460X3312 PLAYACTION David Peoples Jason Taylor 9 54kg 84
11 X2537835X1 MAROON BELLS Jason McLachlan Glen Killen 14 54kg 83
12 042333734X AUSWORLD Pat Duff Nathan Thomas 5 54kg 81
13 146347X575 I’M RUTHLESS Troy Hall Jim Byrne 11 54kg 78
14 82446X1876 ATTALLUS Bruce Ruming Scott Galloway 15 54kg 77
15 8121747X21 ONETIMEATBANDCAMP John P Thompson 16 54kg 77
16 5321319 SKATER DUDE Len Treloar Daniel Griffin 6 54kg 67