Lights Of Heaven Posts Brisbane Cup 2012 Win – Eagle Farm Results

Lights Of Heaven has won the 2012 Brisbane Cup at Eagle Farm Racecourse today, rounding out a perfect day for trainer Peter Moody.

The four-year-old mare claimed victory in front of Dance With Her, who placed second, and Mawingo, who held on for third.

Lights Of Heaven

Lights Of Heaven wins the 2012 Brisbane Cup

Moody was visably elated after winning the 2012 Brisbane Cup with Lights Of Heaven, having already claimed wins in the Group 1 Queensland Derby and Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap.

“Wonderful positive ride by Luke (Nolen),” Moody said.

“He wanted to take the race by the scruff of the neck.

“He wanted to put her into the race and I wasn’t going to doubt him after his masterly ride in the Stradbroke.”

Moody also shed some light on the progress of Black Caviar since arriving in England for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 23, 2012.

“We’re really looking forward to it,” he said.

“The great mare’s arrived in great shape so hopefully this is the start of a wonderful couple of weeks.

Jockey Luke Nolen produced a master ride to set Lights Of Heaven up for the win from her outside barrier of 16.

“She’s obviously advantaged a bit more from her last attempt at spring,” Nolen said.

“I think a mile and a half probably sees her out but she’s been excellent this whole prep.

“She’s resilient and she’s been well trained.”

Lights Of Heaven has won six of her 14 career race starts and has earned close to $1 million in prize money.

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2012 Brisbane Cup Race Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 3 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 16 55.5kg $3.40
2 8 DANCE WITH HER David Brideoake & David Feek Dwayne Dunn 3L 1 53kg $13
3 2 MAWINGO (GER) Anthony Freedman Nash Rawiller 3.2L 4 57.5kg $2.90F
4 12 WAZN (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4.7L 2 53kg $14
5 13 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 6L 17 53kg $18
6 19e ZA MAGIC Brian Smith Eddie Wilkinson 6.3L 12 53kg $101
7 16 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer Corey Brown 6.5L 18 53kg $21
8 5 BOOMING (NZ) Jeff Lynds Hugh Bowman 7L 6 55kg $41
9 1 SCENIC SHOT Daniel Morton Shane Scriven 7.5L 9 59kg $18
10 6 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan Michael Rodd 8.3L 8 54.5kg $13
11 10 FANTASTIC BLUE Paul N Nolan Glen Boss 8.58L 5 53kg $31
12 14 SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson Chris Munce 9.5L 15 53kg $21
13 4 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller Damien Oliver 11.8L 14 55.5kg $8.50
14 9 LARRY’S NEVER LATE (NZ) Jim Conlan Michael Walker 11.9L 7 53kg $41
15 7 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent Larry Cassidy 12L 10 53.5kg $17
16 17 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson Jim Cassidy 14L 3 53kg $61
17 15 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens Paul Hammersley 14.1L 13 53kg $41
18 18 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson Jeff Lloyd 21L 11 53kg $101