Summer racing and Perth go hand in hand and the action continues from the Western Australian capital on Tuesday with the Group 2 $500,000 2013 Perth Cup (2400m).
The best stayers in the nation’s west will line up as well as some interstate travellers and heading the order of entry is Mr Moet who will carry the topweight of 59kg.
Despite the fact the five-year-old will have to break a weight-carrying record to back up Saturday’s CB Cox Stakes win, trainer Adam Durrant is confident he will be ready to race.
“At this stage he has pulled up fantastic and we will just keep monitoring him,” Durrant said.
Mr Moet is one of four horses who are exempt from the ballot for the Perth Cup as a result of winning qualifying races with the others being Pop Culture (53kg), Global Flirt (53kg) and Moonlight Bay (53kg).
Pop Culture won the Group 3 WA Oaks in March and has been in excellent form throughout the summer so far, winning the Listed Ascot Gold Cup, finishing fourth in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic and winning the WA St Leger.
Global Flirt won the Listed Towton Cup on December 8 while last year’s WA St Leger winner Moonlight Bay was seen winning the Listed Tatersall’s Cup last month.
Joining Mr Moet at the top end of the weight scale is 2011 Kingston Town Classic winner Playing God (58kg) and his stablemate God Has Spoken (56kg).
Sydney stayer Cantonese (54kg) is guaranteed a start in the 16-horse field and will be out to back up his six-length win in the Christmas Cup at Rosehill earlier this month while early favourite Chester Road (54kg) can exact revenge on stablemate Mr Moet for his defeat in the CB Cox Stakes.
Perth Cup 2012 – Provisional Order Of Entry
|6.||God Has Spoken||56.0|
|26.||The Social Network||53.0|