Oliver’s 2012 Sydney Cup Day Double

April 23, 2012

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Oliver’s 2012 Sydney Cup Day Double

Ace hoop Damien Oliver will shoot for a Group 1 double on Sydney Cup Day at Royal Randwick this Saturday partnering with sure-to-be favorite Manighar in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and top fancy Drunken Sailor in the days’ marquee event, the Sydney Cup 2012.


Manighar shoots for their fourth Group 1 win on the trot in the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday

Sydney Cup Day brings the Royal Randwick Carnival to a close for another autumn and features an incredible four Group 1 events, Oliver with plum rides in two.

While the $500,000 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) is officially the day’s headline race, the $500,000 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) is this year threatening to steal the spotlight.

Oliver will ride Peter Moody’s piping hot import Manighar in the Queen Elizabeth, the race shaping up as a top showdown between them and former Melbourne Cup hero Americain.

Six-year-old Manigahr has been in sensational form for Moody since joining his operation at the end of last year.

Three starts ago they broke their Group 1 duck with a tight victory over last year’s Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed in the Australian Cup, and they are yet to be beaten since with two more elite level victories in the Ranvet Stakes and The BMW at Rosehill.

Oliver hasn’t partnered with Manighar since the spring last year when riding them to a fourth in the Caulfield Cup and fifth in the iconic Melbourne Cup when the horse was prepared by Luca Cumani.

This time in for their five most recent runs Manighar has been ridden by top jockey Luke Nolen.

Nolen, however, will be in Adelaide this Saturday partnering Moody’s superlative mare Black Caviar next race in the $350,000 Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville opening up the Manighar ride for Oliver.

“OTI Racing are the owners and they have been big supporters of mine so it would be nice after having ridden him in all those Cups to win a good one on him,” Oliver said.

“He’s been in great form and Peter has done a great job with him.

“I expect him to run pretty well. Americain is obviously going to be hard to beat. I think the conditions of the track will be important.

“Manighar is probably a horse that’s better on top of the ground and Americain is a horse that’s better on softer ground.”

Oliver is also wary of More Joyous’ appearance in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Gai Waterhouse’s glamour mare to back up after her seventh Group 1 success in the Doncaster Mile last Saturday.

“That will add another dimension to it,” Oliver said of More Joyous running.

“She’s pretty good, isn’t she? She’s a winner.

“It will be a great race.”

Oliver is also excited to partner with another star import on Saturday with the Michael Moroney-trained Drunken Sailor in the Sydney Cup.

The seven-year-old comes off five top three finishes this year including a win in the Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) at Flemington, a second in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) at Morphettville and most recently their brave third behind Manighar and Americain in the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill on April 7.

“He’s been racing really consistently and should be right there again,” Oliver said.

Drunken Sailor currently occupies the third line of Sydney Cup betting paying $7.50 through bookmaker.com.au.

They trail $3.40 favourite Permit from the stables of last year’s Sydney Cup winning trainer Chris Waller, and the Hawkes-trained The BMW fourth placed Niwot at $4.80.

“Permit looks the obvious danger and also Niwot,” Oliver said.

“They have got a little bit of a pull in the weights on him but he’s very consistent and always puts himself there so he won’t be far away.”

The 2012 Sydney Cup final field of acceptances is due for release on Tuesday and will be published right here at Races.com.au.

Don’t wait until race day to Place Your Bets at bookmaker.com.au.

Sign up with them today quoting the code BONUSBET and not only will you access the best online horse racing odds, you’ll also receive a $300 Bonus Bet as a new depositing customers!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field