It may not be a black-type or have much prize money on offer but you can bet that this Sunday’s Queanbeyan Cup 2012 attracts plenty of attention from both local and interstate punters.
The $35,000 handicap is run over 2000-metres and offers a BOBS & BOBS Extra Bonus of $10,000 to eligible runners.
There were 18 Queanbeyan Cup nominees for 2012, the top-rated of which is the Graeme Rogerson-trained Barlagarney.
A rising nine-year-old the Danehill gelding improved on their two dead last finishes earlier in the summer to finish an eye-catching second behind Izababe in the Wellington Cup (1700m) last time out on March 25.
Gai Waterhouse is the other big-name trainer represented in the early entries having nominated for her Drama Critic five-year-old Two For Tea.
Other top-rated nominations include recent Armindale Cup winner Zippy Zariz, the Gwenda Markwell-trained Linbob, last year’s Queanbeayn Cup runner-up The Patriot and Mick Smith’s in-form Street Cry mare Street Spirit.
Some of the top local hopes aside from Street Spirit include the Frank Cleary-trained Benny’s Jet and Honours List gelding Hey Porter.
Meanwhile the Grant Allard-trained Merwaan is the sole last-start winner nominated, the Fusaichi Pegasus six-year-old coming off a tight victory over 2000-metres at Canberra last Friday.
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2012 Queanbeyan Cup Nominations
Queanbeyan – 22/04/2012
|3||BENNY’S JET||Frank Cleary||55|
|4||HEY PORTER||Darren Bailey||54|
|8||RHYTHMIC CHIMES||Joe Cleary||36|
|10||SPENCE||Lisa Cohen & Oldrich Jiricka||56|
|11||STATE GENERAL||Lionel Cohen||56|
|13||STREET SPIRIT||Mick J Smith||60|
|14||THE PATRIOT||Luke Price||65|
|15||TWO FOR TEA (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||80|
|18||ZIPPY ZARIZ||Bindi Cheers||74|