Full Field for 2012 Rockhampton Cup

A full field of 16 horses plus five emergencies has been named for Saturday’s $100,000 2012 Rockhampton Cup (1600m) that contains a number of local hopes as well as some southern invaders.

Carrying the top weight of 58kg is Cody Morgan-trained gelding Prussian Secret who has plenty of metropolitan experience and earlier this year ran fourth to Raspberries in a quality Scone Cup field.

A winner of 12 of 36 starts, the seven-year-old has collected nearly $200,000 in prize money but faces a challenging task this weekend after drawing wide in barrier 15.

John Thompson-trained gelding They Won’t Last will travel north for the event after failing to make an impact in his last two starts at Doomben.

Another promising gelding who will travel to Rockhampton after struggling for success at the Brisbane Carnival is Gold Coast four-year-old Emvoss who showed an improved performance at Doomben last start when third to Mr Orient.

Townsville-based mare Alotta Spur has been in excellent form of late but faces a step up in class when taking on the southern travellers this weekend.

Trained by William Kenning, the daughter of Jet Spur has won four of her last five starts including her last three consecutively.

Another horse heading into the race with form on the board is Arena four-year-old Gold Coast Girl who won first-up at Mackay before taking out her two most recent starts at Rockhampton.

Two of the best local hopes are David Stafford-trained Writer and Lyle Rowe-trained Cannyclimb.

Both are at home on the Rockhampton track with Writer scoring 12 of his 13 career victories in the city and veteran Cannyclimb having won there on eight occasions.

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Rockhampton Cup 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 5103X23146 PRUSSIAN SECRET Cody Morgan Ben Looker 15 58kg 90
2 071X642413 WRITER David Stafford Adrian Coome 9 57kg 88
3 31337X1670 CANNYCLIMB Lyle Rowe David J Simmons 3 55.5kg 85
4 X132D23310 RED STORY Lyle Rowe Anthony Allen (a) 16 55.5kg 85
5 10020X8115 BAWAARDI John Manzelmann TBA 6 55kg 84
6 X2164X0220 CASH ATTACK John Erichsen Peter Cullen 20 55kg 84
7 162X712111 ALOTTA SPUR Bill Kenning Anthony Pattillo 10 55kg 82
8 0112901301 KUMALI John Dann TBA 19 55kg 82
9 4X1125X740 OLD MATES ACT Darren Symons TBA 8 55kg 82
10 340382X365 THEY WON’T LAST John P Thompson TBA 4 55kg 82
11 110X834182 DANCEFLOOR PRODIGY Craig Smith Dean Tanti 2 55kg 81.5
12 X1121X0896 ROSAGAZE Lawrie Mayfield-Smith Patrick Keane (a) 18 55kg 81
13 116X047X22 I GOT ONE Terry Butts Chris Whiteley 14 55kg 80.5
14 0465911537 INTERTHEBLACK Lyle Rowe Luke Dillon 5 55kg 80
15 X26310X111 GOLD COAST GIRL Matthew Tremble Justin P Stanley 7 55kg 79.5
16 X11330X593 EMVOSS Toby Edmonds Joe Bowditch 12 55kg 79
17e 2560377X79 TIMETABLE (GB) Darren Symons 21 55kg 78
18e 7X54445401 IL CARDINALE John Manzelmann 13 55kg 78
19e 5323523751 TIMECALL (NZ) Stuart Kendrick 11 55kg 77.5
20e 39X2322132 DIAMONDCOWBOY Darren Symons 17 55kg 77.5
21e 0623931472 KISS ME DEADLY Rex Lipp 1 55kg 76