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A total of 27 horses have been included in nominations for the Listed $175,000 2012 Prime Minister’s Cup (1300m) which is set to take place at the Gold Coast this Saturday.
One of the top nominations is Robert Heathcote-trained mare Fillydelphia but it is uncertain whether she will line up after also being nominated for the Silk Stocking.
The talented five-year-old has eight wins from 23 starts and showed promise first-up when running fourth at Eagle Farm on April 21 after a successful spring campaign.
From six starts in the spring, Fillydelphia recorded victory three times and placed on the other three occasions.
Six-year-old gelding Border Rebel has a chance to bounce back from a horrific effort last start when he finished last in the Group 1 Galaxy at Randwick.
The Sue Grills-trained horse should appreciate a drop back in class as he boasts an impressive resume of 14 wins from 27 starts including three times at Listed level.
Peter Moody-trained mare Mid Summer Music should also enjoy the drop back in class after racing against some of the best in recent times.
The six-year-old ran third to Black Caviar in last year’s Patinack Farm Classic and in 2012 ran seventh in the William Reid Stakes before finishing runner-up to Atlantic Jewel in the Sapphire Stakes.
Also included in nominations is Spirit Of Boom who showed plenty of promise in January when he recorded back-to-back victories at Listed level on the Gold Coast.
Trained by Tony Gollan, the four-year-old is a half brother to Gollan’s stable star Temple Of Boom and has a reasonable record of six wins from 24 starts.
The Prime Minister’s Cup takes place as a key support race on Saturday’s Gold Coast card that is highlighted by the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes.
Other horses nominated for the Prime Minister’s Cup include Peter Snowden mare Parables and local gelding Celtic Dancer.
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Prime Minister’s Cup 2012 – Nominations
|2||BORDER REBEL||Sue Grills|
|3||CARRY ME BLUEY||Norm Hilton|
|4||CELTIC DANCER||Noel J Doyle|
|6||DUAL CHAMBER||Rex Lipp|
|7||DURHAM TOWN (NZ)||Donna Logan|
|9||GENERAL PURPLE||Brian Smith|
|10||GUNDY SON||Robert Heathcote|
|11||HANGOVER HENRY||David Murphy|
|12||KING OF THE KONGO||Steele Ryan|
|13||LISTEN SON||Tony Gollan|
|14||MEET GEORGE||Brian Smith|
|15||METALLURGICAL||John P Thompson|
|16||MID SUMMER MUSIC||Peter G Moody|
|18||MR ARMSTRONG||John P Thompson|
|20||PHELAN READY||Jason McLachlan|
|21||SPIRIT OF BOOM||Tony Gollan|
|22||STEEL ZIP||Pat Duff|
|25||TOP DROP||Gerald Ryan|
|26||WAR ENDS||Toby Edmonds|
|27||WHAT HAPPENEDHENRY||Kelly Schweida|
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