Waterhouse Dominates 2013 Australia Day Cup Nominations

Nominations for Saturday’s Listed 2013 Australia Day Cup (2400m) have a strong Gai Waterhouse presence with the top Sydney trainer entering four of her charges.

Reuben Percival

Reuben Percival is one of four Gai Waterhouse-trained Australia Day Cup entrants

A total of 19 horses have been entered for the Warwick Farm feature and Waterhouse’s Reuben Percival is one of the top nominees.

The six-year-old, who placed at Group 1 level in the Metropolitan during the spring, made a strong start to his campaign when runner-up to Moriarty in the Gosford Cup on January 10.

Stablemate Tullamore will appreciate the step up in distance after finishing last over 1400m at Warwick Farm earlier this month.

Other Waterhouse-trained entrants include Gosford Cup third placegetter Travolta and lightly-raced gelding Power Broker.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has nominated three gallopers, with imports Marden and Secessio joined by last-start runner-up Lucripetous.

Having his first start in his new state will be Carry Me Bluey whose trainer Norm Hilton recently relocated from Toowoomba to Newcastle.

The five-year-old gelding will be out to score back-to-back wins after flying home to win his last start at Eagle Farm in a BM90 handicap over 2100m.

Representing Gerald Ryan is veteran gelding Ironstein who will need to show a sharp form turnaround after finishing 10th first-up in the Gosford Cup.

The seven-year-old was a consistent performer during the spring, placing three times at Group level.

Another veteran in the field is former BMW winner Fiumicino who is coming off a seventh-place finish in the Gosford Cup.

The nine-year-old showed he is not done yet in December when winning the Listed ATC Cup at Warwick Farm.

Other nominations for the Australia Day Cup include Darley-owner galloper Yulalona, Melbourne gelding Macedonian and Anthony Cummings-trained gelding Shadows In The Sun.

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Australia Day Cup 2013 – Nominations

Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 AGENT BAUER Gwenda Markwell 70
2 ANGELUS Peter Snowden
3 CARRY ME BLUEY Norm Hilton
4 FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 96
5 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 98
6 LUCRIPETOUS (NZ) Chris Waller 77
7 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody
8 MARDEN (IRE) Chris Waller
9 POWER BROKER (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 67
10 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 100
11 SAVAGE BLAZE (NZ) Darren Smith 66
12 SECESSIO (GB) Chris Waller
13 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings
14 STEALAPIPE Bob Onikul 69
15 TRAVOLTA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 84
16 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 103
17 WATERTIGHT Robert Price
18 WINNING GLORY (NZ) David Payne 91
19 YULALONA Peter Snowden 85