2014 Port Adelaide Cup Results – Ominous Dominant Winner

May 10, 2014

2014 Port Adelaide Cup Results – Ominous Dominant Winner

One of the key support races on The Goodwood Day program in Adelaide today, the Port Adelaide Cup 2014 has been won by Nigel Blackiston’s European import Ominous who made it two from two at Morphettville Racecourse.

Ominous produces a dominant performance to win the 2014 Port Adelaide Cup

Ominous produces a dominant performance to win the 2014 Port Adelaide Cup. Picture: Jenny Barnes

After sitting back off the pace in the $100,000 Listed Mittys Port Adelaide Cup (2500m) the Oasis Dream five-year-old ended up bolting it in over the final few hundred metres.

In a well-timed ride from jockey Dwayne Dunn Ominous ($10) won by just over three lengths from the Damien Oliver-ridden Zabeelionaire ($12) for Kyneton trainer Leon Corstens who held on for second after leading into the straight.

Finishing off the winning Port Adelaide Cup trifecta was then veteran local Vima ($41), the rising eight-year-old improving on two previous sevenths at the track this Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival to finish in the money as a real roughie.

A fortnight ago the Flemington-based Blackiston bought Ominous over to South Australia where they led all-the-way to win the Medallion Homes Handicap (2000m) by a quarter lengths.

They’d won over the mile and a half, and had been competitive up to 2600m, back in Great Britain two years ago – staying form they returned to here.

Relishing a step up to 2500m they ran out the distance without a worry setting themselves up as a possible spring cups contender back home later in the year.

Away well from the barriers and leading the Port Adelaide Cup field today was Mujadale from their inside barrier two draw in their favourite position as pace maker.

They led from Zabeelionaire, coming off a disappointing 13th in the Easter Cup at Caulfield last month, who had moved up to second at around the 2000m mark, race favourite Le Roi doing it tough out wide in fourth just behind Dylanson.

At the back of the straight Vima started to press third to get into third while Bredlign went up to hit the front with Mujadale, the duo eventually dropping out to run eighth and 10th respectively.

Going into the home straight Zabeelionaire went up quickly to take the lead, still at the front with 250m left to travel before Ominous and Dunn swooped late.

The eventual Port Adelaide Cup winner got into the mix and quickly put the result to bed racing away for an easy win.

There’s still time to get your Goodwood bets down online at Ladbrokes.com.au where punters are making the most of Adelaide’s biggest sprint thanks to their Best Tote or SP + 20% markets up to $100!

2014 Port Adelaide Cup Results & Finishing Order

Morphettville Race 4 – 10/05/2014

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 OMINOUS (GB) Nigel Blackiston Dwayne Dunn 5 54kg $10
2 3 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens Damien Oliver 3.2L 7 57.5kg $12
3 7 VIMA Bill Papazaharoudakis Justin Potter 3.5L 13 54kg $41
4 5 DISTILLATION Nick Smart Simon Price 4.7L 10 55kg $19
5 15 WAR IS OVER John Hyam Ms Jamie Kah (a) 5.7L 11 54kg $61
6 1 LE ROI (GER) Tony McEvoy Luke Nolen 5.9L 8 60kg $3.50F
7 2 ESCADO Matt Laurie Ben Melham 6.7L 2 58kg $4.20
8 12 BREDLIGN (NZ) Sue Murphy Jake Toeroek (a) 8.5L 9 54kg $41
9 8 DYLANSON Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 9.4L 4 54kg $5.50
10 6 MUJADALE Paul A Jones Ms Linda Meech 10.6L 1 54.5kg $5.50
11 11 LENNYBE Bill W Williams Jason Holder 18.4L 6 54kg $31
12 13 TOMMY TWO Jim Smith Joe Bowditch 29.7L 3 54kg $41
13 14 BERLIOZ (NZ) Bill W Williams Ronnie Stewart 35.3L 12 54kg $101
16 TERRIFIC FLAIR Richard Jolly Dean Yendall 0
4 SHINY BUTTONS Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 0
10 ELLDAMI Phillip Stokes Matthew Neilson 0

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Final field for 2018 Sir Ruper...

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Cla...

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Clapper out, New Tipperary gets 1kg penalty

Top weight for the 2018 Epsom Handicap Happy Clapper is out for the Spring...

Godolphin’s Encryption E...

Godolphin’s Encryption Eyes Coolmore Following Danehill Stakes Win

Goldolphin three-year old colt Encryption has recorded a maiden Group 2 win in...

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Result...

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Results: Grunt Wins

Grunt returned to winning form with an impressive victory in the 2018 Makybe...

No Surprises: Winx Makes It 27...

No Surprises: Winx Makes It 27 Straight With 3rd George Main Stakes Victory

Champion mare Winx has done it again, claiming her 27th straight victory at...

Horse Racing Today

Final field for 2018 Sir Ruper...

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Cla...

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Clapper out, New Tipperary gets 1kg penalty

Top weight for the 2018 Epsom Handicap Happy Clapper is out for the Spring...

2018 Golden Rose Stakes final ...

2018 Golden Rose Stakes final field: Zousain draws the rails

The Chris Waller trained Zousain has drawn the rails in the final field of...

Godolphin’s Encryption E...

Godolphin’s Encryption Eyes Coolmore Following Danehill Stakes Win

Goldolphin three-year old colt Encryption has recorded a maiden Group 2 win in...

No Surprises: Winx Makes It 27...

No Surprises: Winx Makes It 27 Straight With 3rd George Main Stakes Victory

Champion mare Winx has done it again, claiming her 27th straight victory at...

Race Results

Godolphin’s Encryption Eyes Coolmore Following Danehill Stakes Win

Miss Fabulass Firm Flight Stakes Favourite Following Tea Rose Stakes Win

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Results: Grunt Wins

No Surprises: Winx Makes It 27 Straight With 3rd George Main Stakes Victory

Siege of Quebec Claims Bold Bill Ritchie Win Ahead of the Epsom

Race Previews

Final field for 2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes: Mr Sneaky draws wide barrier

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Clapper out, New Tipperary gets 1kg penalty

2018 Golden Rose Stakes final field: Zousain draws the rails

Let’s Elope Favourite Merriest Hoping For First Flemington, Group 2 Success

Danehill To Help Decide Marcel From Madrid’s Future

Fields & Form

Final field for 2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes: Mr Sneaky draws wide barrier

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Clapper out, New Tipperary gets 1kg penalty

2018 Golden Rose Stakes final field: Zousain draws the rails

Thousand Guineas Likely for D’Antibes Stakes Winner Smart Melody

Let’s Elope Favourite Merriest Hoping For First Flemington, Group 2 Success