Roma Cup 2012 Final Field & Barrier Draw

May 23, 2012

Roma Cup 2012 Final Field & Barrier Draw

While the major race meeting of the weekend will be Queensland’s Doomben 10,000 Day, Perth’s Belmont Racecourse will also be host to a Group race day with the 2012 Roma Cup taking centre stage.

Set to run as Belmont Race 7 at 4:00pm (WA time) this year’s edition of the $125,000 Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) has drawn a small but classy field of nine sprinters.

Back to defend their title is reigning Roma Cup winner Grand Nirvana, Fred Kersley’s Scenic six-year-old racing for the first time since a failed Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival campaign.

Twelve months ago Grand Nirvana won the Roma Cup first-up before going on to also salute in the Belmont Sprint.

After two failed runs in Melbourne when 16th of 17 in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) behind Woorim at Caulfield in February and then 19th of 22 behind Hay List in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemignton on March 10, Grand Nirvana resumes racing back at home on Saturday.

Due to be ridden by Steven Parnham Grand Nirvana has drawn nicely in barrier two.

Last year’s Roma Cup runner-up Power Princess has also been accepted again this year, Simon Miller’s Marwina mare coming off a disappointing eighth to Bonnie Mac in the Listed Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.

It is shaping up as a strong Roma Cup on Saturday with other big name entries including Luckygray and Zester

The Gino Poletti-trained Bradbury’s Luck four-year-old grey Luckygray was in flying form during the spring winning four on the trot including the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in a controversial protest over He’s Remarkable.

They were last seen finishing fifth to Playing God when stepped up to the 1800-metres and drawn in the far outside barrier for the Group 1 Kingstown Town Classic on December 3.

Undefeated first-up Luckygray is sure to start near the top of the Roma Cup odds at for this weekend, the ultra-consistent galloper drawn in barrier eight with Shaun O’Donnell to ride.

Dan Morton’s Danewin five-year-old Zester has come up trumps with gate four for Saturday as they seek successive stakes wins at the track having won the Listed H.G. Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont on May 12.

Grant Williams meanwhile will be dually represented in the Roma Cup 2012 with his two hopefuls Dreamaway and Avante.

More Than Ready mare Dreamaway was one of the best horses getting around this time last year winning five successive black type features including the WA Oaks and Group 1 WATC Derby.

She moved from Williams’ care to that of Mornington horseman Dean Binaisse for a stint during the spring but failed to recapture her Perth form when running at the back of the field in her three starts in Melbourne having suffered from travel sickness.

Dreamaway’s most recent effort was 12th to King Mufhasa in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m).

Back with Williams connections are hoping the four-year-old can get back to the business of winning WA races this weekend, but he has his doubts after her average barrier trial at Belmont back on May 14.

“Sometimes three-year-olds don’t come back at four, you just don’t know,” owner Bob Peters said.

“It (the trial) was just average. It didn’t impress me very much.

“The race is a bit short for her and she’s been out a long time.

“The next one, the Belmont Sprint, might be better for her.”

The $125,000 Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) runs on June 9, when Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse comes to life for Stradbroke Handicap Day.

Her stablemate Avante meanwhile comes off better form having run a close first-up second to Zester in the HG Bolton Sprint last time out.

“I thought she ran really well and she usually does first-up,” Peters said.

“But it’s pretty hard for her now she’s up in the ratings and at weight-for-age.”

The full 2012 D’Orsonga Roma Cup field, barriers and jockeys can be found in the table below.

Fancy a $300 bonus bet to use on a race of your choice this weekend?

Head straight to the Australian-owned and operated now and join quoting the code BONUSBET for your $300 bonus bet!

2012 Roma Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Belmont Race 7 – 4:00pm (WA time) – 26/05/2012

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 3X2231X00X GRAND NIRVANA Fred Kersley Steven Parnham 2 58.5kg
2 142X11115X LUCKYGRAY Gino Poletti Shaun O’Donnell 8 58.5kg
3 X645X940X8 HADABECLORKA Brent Larsson Glenn Smith 6 58.5kg
4 32534X2123 OUR OL’ FELLA Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 3 58.5kg
5 04114X047X LATE NIGHT FLIGHT Suzanne Forrest Willie Arnold 9 58.5kg
6 N0X5115631 ZESTER Daniel Morton Campbell Mc Callum 4 58.5kg
7 11111X800X DREAMAWAY Grant Williams Paul Harvey 5 56.5kg
8 12X4X21538 POWER PRINCESS Simon A Miller Peter Knuckey 7 56.5kg
9 4X104364X2 AVANTE Grant Williams Peter Hall 1 56.5kg

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

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

Horse Racing Today

Waller’s fillies dominat...

California Turbo among 2018 Gu...

California Turbo among 2018 Gunsynd Classic nominations

Queensland Derby hopeful California Turbo is among the twenty-two nominations...

Impending heads up 2018 Victor...

Impending heads up 2018 Victory Stakes Nominations

Last year’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Impending heads up the nominations for...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool included in 2018 J H B Carr Stakes nominations

Victorian filly So Far Sokool is included in the sixteen nominations for the...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

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