43 Perth Cup 2014 Nominations Taken

The countdown is on until the big New Year’s Day race in WA with the 2014 Perth Cup nominations released by Racing and Waging Western Australia (RWWA) this week.

Travolta

ATC Cup winner Travolta is among the 2014 Perth Cup nominations for New Year's Day. Photo: Steve Hart.

A total of 43 staying types are entered for this summer’s $500,000 Group 2 Golden River Developments Perth Cup (2400m) including many of the big name players for the Group 1 race happening this weekend.

Ascot Racecourse is set to host on Saturday the final elite level of the year, the $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m), and many of the top horses there are also among the Perth Cup nominations for January 1.

Kingston Town Classic hopes that are set to stay on for a Perth Cup bid over the mile and a half include this year’s Perth Cup runner-up Mr Moet, dual Kingston Town Classic winner Playing God who was a disappointing 14th in the latest Perth Cup, the Grant Williams-trained Ranger and recent Carbine Club of WA Stakes winning mare Elite Belle also prepared by Williams.

Williams in fact has a strong presence with four entries.

His others are Ascot Gold Cup winning Catbird mare Moonlight Bay and True Gold.

The reigning Perth Cup winner Talent Show is also nominated for the next edition of the staying classic, Graeme Ballantyne’s Jeune mare after her first win since.

As well as the aforementioned runner-up Mr Moet, last season’s Perth Cup third placegetter Global Flirt and fourth placed Pop Culture are also set for another go in 2014.

Some of the other highly rated local hopes in the mix then include Strickland Stakes winner from the winter Kincaple, last start Tattersall’s Cup champion Black Tycoon and Blackfriars five-year-old Rohan.

While it is shaping up as a predominantly local affair, there are a couple of notable interstate raiders nominated for the Perth Cup in January.

Rosehill’s Gerald Ryan has entered the OTI-owned French import Martinvast while Melbourne Cup winning trainer Gai Waterhouse has Travolta in the mix.

Handsome Ransom five-year-old Travolta, formerly prepared in New Zealand as a three-year-old, broke their black type maiden last Saturday in Sydney.

Second-up for the season they thrived over 2000m and posted a big two and a half length victory over Hoylonny in the Listed ATC Cup (2000m) giving Waterhouse confidence in a possible Perth Cup 2014 bid with the progressive stayer.

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2014 Perth Cup Nominations

Ascot Racecourse 01/01/2014

# Horse Rating Trainer
1 MR MOET 111 ADAM DURRANT
2 PLAYING GOD 107 NEVILLE PARNHAM
3 KINCAPLE(NZ) 103 MIKE REED
4 RANGER 102 GRANT WILLIAMS
5 GOD HAS SPOKEN 101 NEVILLE PARNHAM
6 TALENT SHOW 100 GRAEME BALLANTYNE
7 BLACK TYCOON 98 JUSTIN WARWICK
8 MOONLIGHT BAY 96 GRANT WILLIAMS
9 ROHAN 93 VAUGHN SIGLEY
10 ELITE BELLE 91 GRANT WILLIAMS
11 KEEPERS COURT(NZ) 89 ADAM DURRANT
12 GLOBAL FLIRT 88 JUSTIN WARWICK
13 OPERATIONAL 88 FRED KERSLEY
14 BLACK UMA 86 JIM TAYLOR
15 POP CULTURE 86 COLIN WEBSTER
16 STARLIGHT LADY 85 KAREN KERSLEY
17 ASK ME NICELY(NZ) 82 FRED KERSLEY
18 CYBER CRIME 82 ALAN MATHEWS
19 UNCLE GEORGE 82 JIM TAYLOR
20 DOUTABLE 81 JAYNE BUSSLINGER
21 MOREISH 81 SHARON MILLER
22 DANECLICKED 79 VAUGHN SIGLEY
23 KNIGHTLIKE 79 JEMMA HAYMAN
24 TRUE GOLD 78 GRANT WILLIAMS
25 JIM ‘N’ JIM 74 ADAM DURRANT
26 MALAIKA 74 DONNA BAILLIE
27 CRUMPET O’REILLY(NZ) 72 ADAM DURRANT
28 LOOKING AHEAD 72 MICHAEL GRANT
29 RAISING DUBAI 72 BEN PEARCE
30 GALAXON 70 ADAM DURRANT
31 REALE FURY 70 DAVID HARRISON
32 GOLD BROKER 68 DANIEL MORTON
33 ROCKFERRY(NZ) 68 LINDSEY SMITH
34 ROMP TO FAME 68 JEMMA HAYMAN
35 FANCY FEET 67 SHANE QUILTY
36 RESET’S MATE 67 SIMON FOSTER
37 BOBBY BENZINE 66 PETER MORLEY
38 COUGHLIN’S LAW 66 DANIEL MORTON
39 I HAVE A DREAM 65 IVAN HAGGERTY
40 INTIMIDATOR 65 MICHAEL KRAMER
41 SAX ON THE BEACH 64 STEPHEN ROWE
42 MARTINVAST(IRE) GERALD RYAN
43 TRAVOLTA(NZ) GAI WATERHOUSE

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