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.
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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|