2013 Perth Cup Nominations Released

The biggest New Year’s Day race meeting is WA’s always popular Perth Cup Day on January 1, 2013 with nominations for the day’s marquee event the Perth Cup 2013 now out.

Playing God

Playing God is one of four 2013 Perth Cup entries for trainer Neville Parnham

Perth Racing received 32 early entries for next year’s edition of the $492,575 Group 2 Golden River Developments Perth Cup (2400m) including the usual suspects.

The stayers that have dominated this year’s Perth Summer Racing Carnival are in all in the mix for the 2013 Perth Cup, one of the top fancies being last Saturday’s Kingston Town Classic winner Luckygray.

The Gino Poletti-trained champ improved on their last start second in the Railway Stakes, a race they won on protest 12 months earlier, to take out their second elite level feature – the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

While they have the right lead-up form the Bradbury’s Luck grey is in for a huge challenge should they accept for the Perth Cup field as Luckygray is yet to race over further than 1800m.

The horses that ran two-three behind Luckygray in the Kingston Town are also nominated to back up in the prestigious Perth Cup with Railway Stakes winner Mr Moet and the Neville Parnham-trained God Has Spoken.

Adam Durrant’s Mosayter five-year-old Mr Moet scored an upset win in the Railway as a $31 outsider and went into the Kingston Town at double figures again for their brave second.

They could be joined by two stablemates in the Perth Cup 2013 field too with Durrant also nominating untapped Carbine Club Stakes winner Chester Road and Kalgoorlie Cup champ Lopov.

God Has Spoken meanwhile has been in career best form this time in after improving on their brave fifth in the Railway to catch the eye with a close third in the Kingston Town last time out.

Parnahm is also represented in the Perth Cup nominations by Pentire six-year-old Bridgestone coming off a good second in the Towton Cup over 2200m, Smart Twister and his dual Kingston Town Classic winner (2010-11) Playing God who could only manage to finish sixth to Luckygray when shooting for a third victory in the classic.

Also with a strong hand in the Perth Cup entries for New Year’s Day are owner-breeders Bob and Sandra Peters with six entries in Ranger, Moonlight Bay, Lords Ransom, Battle Emblem, Dreamaway and Galaxy Prince.

There are also four interstate entries in the 2013 Perth Cup with Sam Pritchard-Gordon’s Mornington galloper Doctor Fremantle last seen finishing fourth in the Ballarat Cup, Peter Moody’s veteran Zabeel seven-year-old Macedonian, the John Thompson-trained Shamardashing who has had their last two runs in WA most recently running ninth in the Kingston Town and Tony McEvoy’s promising Court Of Jewels four-year-old Pelicano who ran second in the Ballarat Cup when beaten a short half-head.

See below for the complete list of 2013 Perth Cup nominations.

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2013 Perth Cup Nominations

Ascot Racecourse – 01/01/2013

# Horse Trainer
1 AMBERS KINGDOM Sharon Miller
2 BATTLE EMBLEM Grant Williams
3 BIG JOSH Daniel Morton
4 BOBBY BENZINE Peter Morley
5 BRIDGESTONE (NZ) Neville Parnham
6 CHESTER ROAD Adam Durrant
7 COLOUR CORRECT Ross & Clint Price
8 DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB) Sam Pritchard-Gordon
9 DREAMAWAY Grant Williams
10 FULL REIGN Peter & Matthew Giadresco
11 GALAXY PRINCE Grant Williams
12 GLOBAL FLIRT Justin Warwick
13 GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham
14 GOOSE Justine Erkelens
15 LOPOV (NZ) Adam Durrant
16 LORDS RANSOM Grant Williams
17 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody
18 MALAIKA Donna Baillie
19 MOONLIGHT BAY Grant Williams
20 MR MOET Adam Durrant
21 PELICANO Tony McEvoy
22 PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham
23 POP CULTURE Colin Webster
24 RANGER Grant Williams
25 REBELSON Darren Mcauliffe
26 SHAMARDASHING John P Thompson
27 SMART TWISTER Neville Parnham
28 STARLIGHT LADY Karen Kersley
29 TALENT SHOW Graeme Ballantyne
30 THE SOCIAL NETWORK Lindsey Smith
31 UNCLE GEORGE Jim P Taylor
32 XAARPHONIC Fenella Martin