Index Linked Heads 2015 Brisbane Cup Nominations

After scratching out from the Eagle Farm Cup last Saturday the Chris Waller-trained Caloundra Cup champ Index Linked is nominated for the Brisbane Cup 2015 at Doomben Racecourse this weekend.

Index Linked

Index Linked is one of the top nominees for the 2015 Brisbane Cup at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday. Photo: Daniel Costello.

On a day featuring three Group 1 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival majors, the $300,000 Group 2 Evergreen Turf Brisbane Cup (2200m) runs as part of the Stradbroke Handicap Day action on Saturday.

The handicap clash is not short on entries either with Racing Queensland receiving 20 nominations on Monday morning including three for Sydney’s master trainer Waller.

Waller’s headline entry is veteran Dansili seven-year-old Index Linked, the gelding having run second to Epingle in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2200m) two back before a narrow victory in the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) on May 16.

He was accepted for the Eagle Farm Cup last Saturday but was scratched from the event, a return scheduled for Saturday over the same track and distance.

Waller’s 2014 Eagle Farm Cup winner Moriarty, fourth in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) this year, did run in the race last Saturday but failed to defend his title when beaten two and a quarter-lengths by the young Kiwi raider Werther.

Moriarty is nominated for the Brisbane Cup back-up this Saturday and he and Index Linked are joined in the entries for Waller by Vilanova, the four-year-old Commands gelding looking to improve on some below par recent form.

There are three other last start winners among the Brisbane Cup nominations this winter along with Index Linked including the Nigel Blackiston-trained Red Ransom mare Let’s Make Adeal who won the Listed Centaurea Stakes (2000m) in Adelaide in mid-May and Sense Of Occasion.

Joe Pride prepares Street Sense four-year-old Sense Of Occasion, a winner of five of his 15 starts to date including the Listed WJ McKell Cup (2400m) in the wet at Randwick last start on May 23.

Also coming off nice lead-up runs are the likes of Eagle Farm Cup third placed Pins mare Epingle from the Cranbourne stables of Michael Kent, Caloundra Cup runner-up Escado and Joe Cleary’s Zabeel eight-year-old Landlocked who won three on the trot before a second over 1800m behind Noisy Ocean at the Gold Coast on May 30.

Other notable Brisbane Cup entries this year include Jetset Lad who ran third to Fuast in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2020m) at Doomben last time out and Verglas mare Lucciola last seen running fourth over the two miles at Flemington in the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m).

Check out the full Brisbane Cup 2015 nominations below, the final field and barriers out on Wednesday morning and published right here at

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2015 Brisbane Cup Nominations

Doomben Racecourse – 06/06/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 088500×731 BANKSTERS BONUS (IRE) G 7 John Sargent
2 9304×64149 DENONINATOR G 4 John Symons & Sheila Laxon
3 x4442x0193 EPINGLE (NZ) M 7 Michael Kent
4 65×4752002 ESCADO G 5 Matt Laurie 97
5 x2141x3950 INAUGURATION G 3 Peter G Moody 70
6 8981110521 INDEX LINKED (GB) G 7 Chris Waller
7 11400×4083 JETSET LAD (NZ) G 7 Brian Smith 94
8 31×8411112 LANDLOCKED (NZ) G 8 Joe Cleary 96
9 9600357×21 LET’S MAKE ADEAL M 5 Nigel Blackiston
10 5474581334 LUCCIOLA (IRE) M 6 David & Coral Feek
11 7335×34117 MAJOR MAJOR G 6 Bryce Heys
12 10831×8042 MORIARTY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
13 x244421606 NO TRICKS (NZ) F 3 Wayne Walters 78
14 1113×31230 SELF SENSE G 4 David Brideoake
15 x8036x1221 SENSE OF OCCASION G 4 Joseph Pride
16 x6190x1242 SPUR ON GOLD G 3 Pat Carey
17 08412530×9 SURPASS (NZ) G 6 Michael Moroney 95
18 683999×076 VILANOVA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 95
19 212×043328 VOLKHERE G 6 Robert Heathcote 92
20 7171903530 WHATALOVELYDAY F 3 Jon Walk 73


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