The Listed Christmas Cup will take place at Kensington Racecourse this Saturday December 14, 2013, and 10 horses have been nominated for the race.
Included in the 2013 Christmas Cup is Maluckyday, who will be searching for his first win since 2010.
Maluckyday has not claimed victory since he saluted in the Group 3 The Lexus Stakes at Flemington on October 30, 2010, and will be looking to put an end to his losing streak this Saturday.
The seven-year-old has won five of his 26 race starts and has earned more than $1.42 million in prize money.
Trained by Joseph Pride at Warwick Farm, Maluckyday will be having his fourth start for this current race campaign.
His most recent start resulted in a fourth placing in the Listed ATC Cup behind Travolta.
Travolta is also included in the 2013 Christmas Cup nominations.
The five-year-old has won five of his 22 race starts and has earned more than $275,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.
Proir to Travolta’s last start winning performace, he placed eighth in an $85,000 Handicap at Rosehill on November 16.
The Handsome Ransom gelding is trained by Gai Waterhouse and will be third-up in the 2013 Christmas Cup this weekend.
Travolta will be out to score his second Black Type victory in the $100,000 event.
Hoylonny and Permit are also amongst the 2013 Villiers Stakes nominations.
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2013 Christmas Cup Nominations
|1||FRENCH GIFT||Steve Hodge||74|
|2||FROZEN ROPE||Adam Duggan||89|
|3||GARUD (IRE)||Michael Moroney||89|
|5||MALUCKYDAY (NZ)||Joseph Pride||99|
|6||MARTINVAST (IRE)||Gerald Ryan||74|
|7||PERMIT (GB)||Chris Waller||95|
|8||POSTE RESTANTE (NZ)||Desleigh Forster||88|
|9||SECESSIO (GB)||Chris Waller||95|
|10||TRAVOLTA (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||99|