Brisbane Regulars Chase 2013 Rockhampton Cup Success – Field Named

A number of regular Brisbane performers will be floated north this week in an effort to chase the $100,000 in prizemoney available in the 2013 Rockhampton Cup (1600m).

Bid Spotter will carry the topweight in Rockhampton Cup. Photo: Daniel Costello.

A capacity 16-horse field plus one emergency have been included to contest the beef capital’s biggest race, with black-type winner Bid Spotter sharing the topweight of 59kg with Prussian Secret.

Bid Spotter resumed from a spell for Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds while Prussian Secret will be having his second start for new trainer Jared Whelow.

A seasoned traveller, Prussian Secret was third in last year’s Rockhampton Cup before going on to win the Mackay Cup.

There is no shortage of in-form contenders for the Rockhampton Cup, with six horses in the field registering last-start wins.

Among them are Solebid and Denwood who were both last seen winning at the Sunshine Coast.

Toowoomba gelding Equissential, a four-time city winner, arrives on the back of a Toowoomba Cup fifth. The five-year-old got through his final piece of serious work on Tuesday, impressing jockey Adam Best.

“Very happy with Equissential’s work this morning will run very well in Rockhampton Cup on Sat #cupsmine,” Best said on twitter.

Heading the local charge are Lyle Rowe’s in-form gelding Cannyclimb and defending champion Writer.

Cannyclimb will chase a third-straight win while Writer will be out to repeat last year’s result. Writer was one of the stars of North Queensland last year, also finishing fourth in the Mackay Cup and winning the Townsville Cup.

Others contesting the the Rockhampton Cup are Kelly Schweida-trained gelding What Happenedhenry and Lawrie Mayfield-Smith’s Danagaze.

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Rockhampton Cup 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 518288317x BID SPOTTER Toby Edmonds Chris Whiteley 5 59kg 94
2 4631x51x17 PRUSSIAN SECRET Jared Wehlow Ms Tracy O’Hara 1 59kg 94
3 3472×42245 WRITER David Stafford Adrian Coome 10 56.5kg 89
4 2x80x00090 BAQABA Steve Tregea TBA 17 55.5kg 87
5 414323×911 CANNYCLIMB Lyle Rowe Ms Cassandra Schmidt (a) 2 55kg 86
6 5436472962 DOUBLE IMPACT Jackie Crompton Nathan Evans 13 55kg 86
7 2444×26732 WHAT HAPPENEDHENRY Kelly Schweida David Hayse 8 54.5kg 85
8 1811501113 LADY AGULHAS Tom Dougall Geoffrey Goold (a) 16 54kg 87.5
9 79237×0004 DANAGAZE Lawrie Mayfield-Smith Anthony Pattillo 7 54kg 84
10 6118×80105 EQUISSENTIAL Neville O Saunders Adam Best 11 54kg 83
11 5960×51121 NEVZLIN Christine Dore Dale Evans 9 54kg 80.5
12 24×3644321 MASSURI Stuart Kendrick TBA 6 54kg 77
13 13x771x001 SOLEBID Craig Cousins Luke Dillon 12 54kg 77
14 8042122251 DENWOOD Darryl Hansen Glen Killen 3 54kg 76
15 9232×16300 RELEASED Jeffrey Caught TBA 15 54kg 75.5
16 8x02x65371 AQUATORIAL Ron Macrae TBA 14 54kg 75
17e 930×931511 DESPERATE WOMAN Kevin Hansen TBA 4 54kg 72.5