O’Shea nominates five horses for David Jones Cup

Metropolitan winner Magic Hurricane is one of five horses trainer John O’Shea has nominated for the Group 3 $150,000 David Jones Cup (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Magic Hurricane is one of five horses trainer John O'Shea nominated for the David Jones Cup at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Magic Hurricane is one of five horses trainer John O’Shea nominated for the David Jones Cup at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Magic Hurricane lived up to the punter’s expectation when he scored a two lengths win in the Group 1 $750,000 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on October 3 and is also  a top fancy in the Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) also on Saturday.

O’Shea’s other David Jones Cup entrants Complacent and Hauraki are also in Caulfield Cup contention while English import Bow Creek is lining for his first run in Australia.

Complacent and Hauraki were both in the money last start when they ran the quinella in the Group 3 $125,000 Craven Plate (2000m) at Randwick last Saturday week.

Five year old Malice is O’Shea’s other runner and is coming off a seventh to the Chris Waller trained Winx in the Group 1 $1m The Star 150th Epsom (1600m) at Randwick on October 3.

Waller has only nominated one for the David Jones Cup, Sadler’s Lake, who is coming off a ninth to stablemate Winx in the Epsom.

David Hayes and Tom Dabernig have two listed in the nominations, Irish import Dibayani, also a possible Caulfield Cup runner, and English import Velox who ran a fair race last start when third to Escado in the Group 3 $200,000 JRA Cup (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 2.

Melbourne’s premier trainer Darren Weir has entered Our Voodoo Prince, Toolybuc Kid and last Saturday’s Group 1 Toorak Handicap third placegetter Stratum Star.

The Lee and Shannon Hope trained Fenway was back in the winner’s list last start with tough victory in the Group 2 $200,000 StrathAyr Track Stock Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on October 2 and has been nominated for the David Jones Cup.

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David Jones Cup Nominations

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 4x23x11x5x ASSIGN (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 84
2 43x034x307 AWESOME ROCK H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 90
3 21172×0034 BONDEIGER H 4 Danny O’Brien 98
4 22311x6x6x BOW CREEK (IRE) H 5 John O’Shea 105
5 21112×0131 COMPLACENT H 5 John O’Shea 110
6 5801120×95 CRIME FIGHTER G 5 Peter G Moody 82
7 330×485044 DESERT JEUNEY G 6 Nigel Blackiston 97
8 3352x0x339 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 105
9 x2460x2357 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 107
10 x23x98x213 EXTRA NOBLE (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney 85
11 43x4412x91 FENWAY M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 106
12 8×40026671 FRESHWATER STORM (NZ) G 7 Tony Parker 89
13 11x6x0x006 GALLANTE (IRE) H 5 Robert Hickmott 104
14 322211×039 GENUINE LAD G 5 Robert Smerdon 97
15 21×2412211 HARADAFULL G 4 Ciaron Maher 76
16 x60212x072 HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea 104
17 5104110×92 HIGH MIDNIGHT G 4 James Cummings 79
18 575×622210 IGGIMACOOL M 5 Robert Smerdon 99
19 4712115×62 KILLARNEY KID (NZ) G 6 Peter G Moody 80
20 630210×099 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
21 955×143121 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea 107
22 18411×0000 MAGICOOL G 4 Mark Kavanagh 101
23 1x2677x027 MALICE G 5 John O’Shea 97
24 8703257144 OUR VOODOO PRINCE (GB) G 8 Darren Weir 93
25 0556x5x006 PRECEDENCE (NZ) G 10 James Cummings 103
26 318040×000 PUCCINI (NZ) H 5 Peter & Jacob McKay 103
27 x42154x119 SADLER’S LAKE G 4 Chris Waller 100
28 12334×5535 SPANISH LOVE (NZ) M 5 Mark Kavanagh 71
29 x2332x7313 STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir 108
30 x0535x8682 THUNDER LADY (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 95
31 3321143×97 TOOLEYBUC KID G 6 Darren Weir 96
32 0320x2x513 VELOX (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 87


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