Dance Of Heroes Confirmed for Ipswich Cup Field

June 13, 2016

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Dance Of Heroes Confirmed for Ipswich Cup Field

Last year’s winning trainer Chris Waller will shoot for back-to-back wins in the 2016 Ipswich Cup this weekend confirming plans to accept for Dance Of Heroes in the Queensland feature.

Dance Of Heroes (inside)

Dance Of Heroes (inside) will represent last year’s winning trainer Chris Waller in Saturday’s 2016 Ipswich Cup field. Photo: Steve Hart.

Twelve months ago Sydney’s leading horseman Waller took out the handicap clash with Danchai (2015) who went on to run third to Kapour in Rosehill’s Listed Winter Cup (2400m) at his next start.

This Queensland Winter Racing Carnival Waller returns for another shot at the $175,000 Listed Channel 7 Ipswich Cup (2150m) with two of the original 10 early entries.

Ipswich Cup nominations have been extended until Tuesday morning in a bid to attract a bigger field, especially with Waller confirming he will not accept for his Whipper six-year-old Beyond Thankful.

“Beyond Thankful needs it wet so he will stay in Sydney,” Waller told AAP post-nominations.

The stable’s sole representative will be five-year-old Danehill Dancer gelding Dance Of Heroes who was last seen running fifth in a Benchmark 84 over 1800m at Randwick on May 28.

That followed on from a Rosehill win over 2000m and a fifth to Messene in the Listed Wagga Wagga Cup (2000m).

Dance Of Heroes will appreciate getting back up over that sort of distance on Saturday then, the European import chasing his maiden stakes win at career start number 27.

“Dance Of Heroes is likely to go because he should get a good track,” Waller said.

A notable omission from the nominations was the Tony Gollan-trained Brave Ali who will instead be saved for Saturday week’s $200,000 Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) on Tattersall’s Tiara Day.

That will prepare the veteran for a shot at the $150,000 Listed Grafton Cup (2350m) on July 14.

A nine-year-old son of O’Reilly, Brave Ali is approaching retirement and hasn’t won a race since the 2014 Ipswich Cup two years ago.

This campaign the old warhorse has had three unplaced runs, most recently a sixth last Saturday on Stradbroke Handicap Day behind Hopfgarten in the Listed The Wayne Wilson Mile (1600m).

“Brave Ali wasn’t suited the way the race was run on Saturday as there was little pace early. Provided he recovers OK we will press on with his campaign,” Gollan said.

“He is obviously getting near the end of his career and I think the Grafton Cup will be his ultimate goal.

Gollan has nominated for stablemate Amexed in the Ipswich Cup on Saturday, the Pentire five-year-old coming off a third at Toowoomba in a Benchmark 80 over 1650m on May 21.

If accepted it will be the New Zealand-bred galloper’s first Black-Type start since a fifth to Sonntag in the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) as a three-year-old in 2014.

While Brave Ali hasn’t been entered for the short back-up into the Ipswich Cup from last weekend, the Michael Nolan-trained Jumbo Prince has.

The four-year-old ran a luckless 14th in The Wayne Wilson and jockey Jim Byrne is confident of atonement even with the seven days between runs.

Stay tuned for the latest on the Ipswich Cup 2016, betting for which will open later in the week at Ladbrokes.com.au.

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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

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