Cantonese Heads 2012 ATC Frank Underwood Cup Nominations

November 26, 2012

Cantonese Heads 2012 ATC Frank Underwood Cup Nominations

Nominations may have been extended until 11:00am (AEST) on Tuesday but as it stands the Bjorn Baker-trained Cantonese is the most notable entry for Saturday’s ATC Frank Underwood Cup 2012 at Warwick Farm.

Cantonese

Cantonese is the most notable entry for the Frank Underwood Cup 2012 this Saturday

Formerly known as simply the Frank Underwood Cup and run over 1900m at Canterbury, this year’s edition of the $100,000 Listed ATC Cup will be contested over the extended distance of 2200m and held at Warwick Farm.

Perhaps the most intriguing entry for the staying showdown is Redoute’s Choice five-year-old Cantonese who will be shooting for their third win on the trot this weekend.

A three length winner at Warwick farm two back over 2200m the gelding dropped back to the 2000m last Saturday and easily accounted for Moriarty in a Rosehill feature.

The English import joined Baker’s Sydney operation earlier this year and has won three of their five runs this time in, an effort that has surpassed what Baker originally thought them capable of.

“I’ll nominate him for Saturday and see how he is this week,” Baker said.

“So far he has exceeded my expectations.”

With the horse Cantonese beat home last Saturday, the Chris Waller-trained Clodovil five-year-old Moriarty, also among the early Frank Underwood Cup nominations there is a strong chance the duo could clash again seven days later.

“Moriarty could back up,” Waller said.

“It would be his third run in three weeks so he will be fit.

“I’ll take a look at the nominations. He’s still going through his grades but if it looks like being a weak race then we could give him his chance.”

Cantonese may already boast a win over the 2200m at Warwick Farm but if they back-up Saturday will be Moriarty’s first look at the distance, although Waller isn’t worried about them stepping up in that regard.

“Moriarty is a tough horse and will be fine to run again at Warwick Farm,” he said.

“He’s racing well and will run the 2200m right out.”

Other notable entries for the race include Levi’s Choice who got the better of Moriarty in a 1900m handicap a fortnight ago, veteran Zabeel nine-year-old Fiumicino coming off a distant third in the Bendigo Cup, the David Pfieffer-trained local mare Dreamworker, Port Macquarie galloper King Utah and last start Hawkesbury winner Ward.

The Frank Underwood Cup is a traditional lead-up to both the $100,000 Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) at Rosehill on December 15 and the always popular $125,000 Group 3 Summer Cup (2400m) held on Boxing Day, December 26, back at Rosehill.

Stay tuned to Races.com.au for all the off-season racing news and previews including the 2012 Frank Underwood Cup this weekend.

The spring may be over but the action at bookmaker.com.au is always top class.

So enjoy a little summer lovin’ online at bookmaker.com.au by opening a new account with Australia’s premier online betting agency who will match your first deposit 100 percent as a bonus bet valued up to $400 when you enter the exclusive code word BONUSBET!

2012 ATC Frank Underwood Cup Nominations

Correct as of 26/11/2012 – Nominations extended until 27/11/2012 @ 11:00am (AEST) – To run on 01/12/2012 @ Warwick Farm

# Horse Trainer
1 CANTONESE Bjorn Baker
2 DREAMWORKER David Pfieffer
3 FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
4 FROMELLES (NZ) John Sargent
5 KING UTAH Wayne Wilkes
6 LEVI’S CHOICE John P Thompson
7 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller
8 SCOUTING WIDE (NZ) Tim Martin
9 WARD (NZ) Lee Freedman & Graeme Rogerson
10 WATERTIGHT Robert Price

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

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

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...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

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...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

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