Mujadale Primed for Ballarat Cup Defence

November 17, 2015

Mujadale Primed for Ballarat Cup Defence

Mujadale posted an impressive start-to-finish win in the 2014 Ballarat Cup (2200m), and trainer Peter Jones is confident the eight-year-old is in the right form to successfully defend his crown in the featured country race on Saturday.

Mujadale is primed for a big performance in Saturday's 2015 Ballarat Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Austral

Mujadale is primed for a big performance in Saturday’s 2015 Ballarat Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Jumping from the gates well in 2014, Mujadale was allowed to stride forward by jockey Kevin Forrester and take up a position well in the clear of the field of fifteen; setting a quick tempo from the outset.

Opening a big gap over the back straight, the Mujahid gelding continued to stride clear rounding onto the final straight and was simply too far ahead for his rivals to figure; hitting the line close to four lengths from closest rival At First Sight.

Jones has been pleased with the gelding’s condition and performances leading into the 2015 Ballarat Cup and is confident he is primed for a return to winning form on Saturday.

“I think he’s going as well as last year,” Jones told AAP.

“His last start was really good and if he had won last time I would say his form would be better than last year.

“He probably should have won if he had got into clear running in the straight.

“If he could have got out at the top of the straight when he wanted to it might have been different.

“He’s back in form and it’s all looking good.”

Claiming ten wins and as many minors through a total of 46 career starts so far, Mujadale progressed to a credible fifth in the Listed Thoroughbreds Handicap (2635m) following his win in the Ballarat Cup last year before placing fourth in the Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington on January 1st.

Ending his campaign third in the Colac Cup (2150m), Mujadale returned this time for fifth amongst classy competition in the Craig Opie Cup (1600m) on September 5th, but failed to figure when beating only one runner home in the Listed Penang Trophy (1800m) at Morphettville on September 19th.

Having since placed sixth in the Horsham Cup (1800m) and third in the Ararat Cup (2000m), Mujadale was included amongst a talented list of 29 Ballarat Cup nominations on Tuesday.

Open an account and bet with Ladbrokes.com.au this weekend to take advantage of the best 2015 Ballarat Cup odds!

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

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

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...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

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