Brisbane Could Follow 2012 Scone Cup for Lightinthenite

May 16, 2012

Brisbane Could Follow 2012 Scone Cup for Lightinthenite

Promising gelding Lightinthenite could be headed to the Brisbane Winter Carnival following Friday’s Listed $180,000 2012 Scone Cup (1600m).

The John O’Shea-trained four-year-old has been particularly impressive as he has gradually raced at longer distances, boasting a record of five wins from nine starts.

His trainer believes he will only get better as the distances increase even more and has highlighted the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) as a potential stop for the talented son of Galilelo.

“I really think his best distance will be a mile-and-a-half [2400m],” O’Shea said.

This weekend’s Scone Cup will be just the second start of 2012 for Lightinthenite who beat Emancipation Stakes winner Skyerush first-up at Randwick.

In-form New Zealand jockey James McDonald, who regularly rides for O’Shea, will assume the ride on the gelding in what is one of the feature races over a bumper two days of racing at Scone this weekend.

Lightinthenite’s inexperience has seen him receive a favourable minimum weight allocation of 54kg, five kilograms less than top weight Fast Clip (59kg).

One in-form horse Lightinthenite will have to overcome is Todd Howlett-trained Star Of Octagonal (57.5kg) who is fresh off a win in the Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury earlier this month.

The son of Octagonal has been in ultra-consistent in 2012, winning twice and placing four times from six trips to the track.

A total of 24 horses have been nominated to fill the 16 available spots, with Miss Keepsake another of the top nominations.

The New Zealand five-year-old won the 2010 Group 1 Queensland Oaks and earlier this year finished runner-up to More Joyous in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes.

Also included in nominations are Peter Snowden-trained pair Raspberries and Divorces as well as Group 1 winner Gathering.

The final field will be announced later today and will be published on Races.com.au as soon as it is available.

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