Real Love Could Head Straight to Perth Cup 2015

December 17, 2014

Real Love Could Head Straight to Perth Cup 2015

Despite being a final acceptor for the $100,000 Listed W.A. St. Leger (2100m) at Ascot Racecourse this weekend, Real Love could still head straight into the 2015 Perth Cup field on New Year’s Day according to trainer Adam Durrant.

Just seven stayers are nominated for the WA St Leger on CB Cox Stakes Day this Saturday, two of those coming from the Lark Hill stables of Durrant.

Durrant has entered his last start Bunbury winner over 2019m Petite Mon as well as stable ace Real Love who comes off a Group 3 Queen’s Cup (2200m) win at the track from December 6.

The Queen’s Cup was the Desert King mare’s second win from four starts this time in and proved her staying ability once again as she stepped up in distance for the first time as a four-year-old.

As a three-year-old back in the autumn under the care of former trainer Grant Williams, Real Love enjoyed two solid efforts over the mile and a half when second to Balmont Girl in the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) and third to Respondent in the Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m).

Both Balmont Girl and Williams’ Haradasun four-year-old Respondent, coming off a disappointing 13th to Moriarty in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) from a fortnight ago, are also nominated for the WA ST Leger.

Railway Stakes runner-up Balmont Girl however will deflect after being accepted to take on her last start conqueror Elite Belle in the $250,000 Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) at the meeting instead.

Real Love gets another go over 2400m on January 1 in the $500,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) for which she’s the dominant $2.60 favourite in the futures markets at to win.

Durrant and owner-breeder Bob Peters are toying with giving her a lead-up run in the WA St Leger on Saturday, or bypassing the race in favour of going straight to the Perth Cup.

“I’m waiting to see what the field looks like before deciding if we run her,” Peters told The West Australian.

Perth’s premier jockey William Pike is on standby for the WA St Leger ride should Durrant decide to give her the run, Pike aboard Real Love for her past three runs this season.

Four-year-old Blackfriars mare Petite Mon meanwhile will be ridden by Joseph Azzopardi on Saturday who is back aboard after missing two rides on her this season including her win last Friday when carrying only 50kg with apprentice Clint Johnston-Porter using his claim.

Balmont Girl ($4.8) is the next best behind Real Love in the all-in Perth Cup odds at Ladbrokes followed by Queen’s Cup runner-up Son Of Something ($11) who was nominated for but did not accept into the CB Cox Stakes line-up.

Stay tuned to for all the Perth racing fields, including the WA St Leger line-up, to be released shortly.

In the meantime why not treat yourself to a bonus sign-up bet at the country’s leading online sportsbook who are rewarding first time depositing players with a $250 bonus!

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

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Impending adds value to stud c...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betting Update

Betting for the 2018 Group 1 $700,000 Altus Traffic Kingsford-Smith Cup...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Final...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Final field: English draws barrier 1

Rejuvenated Group 1 performer English has drawn barrier one in the final field...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field