Adelaide Cup 2013 Weights Released

Weights have been released for one of the nation’s true staying tests, with the Group 2 $400,000 2013 Adelaide Cup (3200m) to take place at Morphetville on March 11.

Run over the Melbourne Cup distance of 3200m, the Adelaide Cup is a gruelling staying race that always attracts a quality field.

Forty three horses have been nominated for what is one of South Australia’s biggest races, with Victorian veteran Titch allocated the topweight of 59kg.

The eight-year-old has earned the topweight as a result of strong performances in his former home of New Zealand. Titch has won 15 of 51 starts including the Group 1 Auckland Cup in 2011.

Also due to carry big imposts if they make the trip to Adelaide are Shadows In The Sun (58.5kg), Tuscan Fire (58.5kg) and Shewan (58g).

Anthony Cummings’ gelding Shadows In The Sun is familiar with the Morphetville track, having taken out the Group 1 South Australian Derby in 2011.

Tuscan Fire has been in outstanding form this preparation, running second in the Mornington Cup Prelude before going one better to claim top honours in the Mornington Cup last start.

Dance With Her (57.5kg) has proven herself a genuine stakes stayer in the past 12 months, having won the Listed Warrnambool Cup and finished second in both the Group 2 Brisbane Cup and the Group 3 JRA Cup.

Perth Cup winner Talent Show will be asked to carry 57kg if he attempts a rare cups double after producing an upset win in Perth’s biggest staying race on New Year’s day.

Well weighted for the Adelaide Cup is four-year-old mare Bells Of Troy who has been allocated just 54.5kg.

The four-year-old mare is still relatively untapped but has won three of 10 starts and has not missed a place in her four most recent starts.

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Adelaide Cup 2013 Weights

Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 TITCH (NZ) Kevin Myers 3 59kg 100
2 SHADOWS IN THE SUN Anthony Cummings 4 58.5kg 99
3 TUSCAN FIRE Dan O’Sullivan 5 58.5kg 99
4 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon 6 58kg 98
5 DANCE WITH HER David Brideoake & David Feek 1 57.5kg 101
6 TALENT SHOW Graeme Ballantyne 2 57kg 100
7 HURDY GURDY MAN Darren Weir 10 56kg 94
8 NORSQUI Walter McShane 11 56kg 94
9 YOU THINK SO (NZ) Michael Kent 9 56kg 94
10 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody 12 55.5kg 93
11 FIELDMASTER (NZ) Patrick Payne 13 55kg 92
12 BELLS OF TROY Wendy Kelly 7 54.5kg 95
13 DAME CLAIRE (NZ) Pat Carey 8 54.5kg 95
14 WARATONE Kylie Huxtable 14 54.5kg 91
15 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Jim Smith 28 54kg 80
16 AGGREGATOR (NZ) Michael Kent 37 54kg 72
17 BABY BOY Ron Daniel 33 54kg 76
18 BOOM ’N’ ZOOM Ken Keys 17 54kg 88
19 CLUB ROYALE Lee Creek 20 54kg 85
20 DEALER PRINCIPAL Dean Saxon 39 54kg 66
21 DISTILLATION William Smart 25 54kg 83
22 DUMOSA Barry Brook 27 54kg 82
23 ENCHANTING WATERS Michael Sell 15 54kg 90
24 FAINEANT Dean Saxon 40 54kg 63
25 GRAND DUCAL (IRE) Eric Musgrove 31 54kg 77
26 HE’S HOT TO TROT Mick Whittle 34 54kg 75
27 HEAVEN’S RICHES Robbie Laing 30 54kg 77
28 KUTCHINSKY Danny O’Brien 18 54kg 87
29 LINKA (NZ) Wayne Walters 41 54kg 62
30 LUCKY ANGEL Tony Vasil 22 54kg 84
31 LUCKZAT (NZ) Wayne Walters 42 54kg 62
32 MARY JO (NZ) Wayne Walters 43 54kg 51
33 MONTGOMERY (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson 16 54kg 88
34 MY EX MATE Peter F Blanch 19 54kg 85
35 PRAECIDO (NZ) Michael Hickmott 21 54kg 84
36 READINGS David Hayes 29 54kg 78
37 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Michael Moroney 26 54kg 82
38 RED SHIFT (NZ) Pat Carey 36 54kg 72
39 RILELILMAG Barbara Marshman 38 54kg 68
40 ROCK ROBSTER David Hayes 35 54kg 74
41 STREETS OF SEATTLE John Moloney 24 54kg 84
42 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes 23 54kg 84
43 VITTORIA (NZ) Michael Kent 32 54kg 76