Junoob Tops 2016 Newcastle Gold Cup Nominations & Weights

September 13, 2016

Junoob Tops 2016 Newcastle Gold Cup Nominations & Weights

The Chris Waller-trained veteran stayer Junoob leads a bumper list of Newcastle Gold Cup 2016 nominations for this Friday’s feature race at Beaumont Racecourse.

Junoob

Junoob is the top-rated and weighted of the 2016 Newcastle Gold Cup nominations for this Friday at Beaumont. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A total of 17 hopefuls make up the nominations for the $175,000 Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2200m) this spring, including two from the star Sydney stables of Waller.

Waller has entered for Junoob who leads the Newcastle Gold Cup weights with 59kg as well as Wyong Cup runner-up from September 2 Sacred Master.

A nine-year-old son of Haafhd, Junoob is a veteran of 53 starts, but the warhorse import hasn’t won a race since the 2015 Ballarat Cup.

This time in he’s had two runs for a first-up third behind stablemate McCreery in the Listed Rowley Mile (1600m) and then his fifth last Saturday to the same horse in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m).

Waller’s other Newcastle Gold Cup entry is five-year-old Sacred Master whose last run produced the brave second to Slow Pace on a Heavy (10) track in the Listed Wyong Cup (2100m).

The Kris Lees-trained Wyong Cup winner Slow Pace also features in the Newcastle Gold Cup nominations for the rematch on Friday, the nine-year-old going up from 54kg last start to only 54.5kg if he runs.

Local Newcastle horseman Lees has a total of four entries for the feature race of the Newcastle Gold Cup Carnival.

Slow Pace is joined by stablemates Singing, Sense Of Occasion and Olympic Academy.

In-form French import Singing comes off back-to-back seconds including in the Listed Premier’s Cup (1900m) from August 27, won by Sense Of Occasion.

Olympic Academy meanwhile won the Taree Cup two back under 59kg before his dead last when 10th in the Wyong Cup in the wet.

He’ll be better on a firmer track and gets in on the Newcastle Gold Cup light-weight of 54kg.

Another highly-rated entry is the John Thompson-trained Orbec who finished runner-up to Beyond Thankful in the 2015 Newcastle Gold Cup result 12 months ago.

He backed-up from that run with a brave fourth to Magic Hurricane in Randwick’s Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m), but hasn’t finished in the money since.

Other noteworthy entries include Tony Gollan’s Caloundra Cup winner Amexed, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Group 1 performer Dee I Cee and the in-form Dowdstown Charlie for Kim Waugh.

Dowdstown Charlie has finished in the money in his past four starts dating back to July, the six-year-old boasting a strong Newcastle track record of two wins and a second from three starts at the course.

His last run here was on August 6 over the two miles on a Heavy track when runner-up to Paragon under 61kg.

The other form runner and sole mare nominated for the race this season is the Joe Cleary-trained daughter of High Chaparral Chaquinta who comes off back-to-back Sydney wins over 2200m (Warwick Farm) and 2700m (Canterbury).

See below for the full Newcastle Gold Cup 2016 nominations, the field and latest odds from Ladbrokes.com.au set for release on Wednesday.

2016 Newcastle Gold Cup Nominations

Newcastle Racecourse – 16/09/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 2×04638235 JUNOOB (GB) G 9 Chris Waller 1 59kg 103
2 816113×882 SACRED MASTER (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 2= 56.5kg 98
3 532x145x22 SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 2= 56.5kg 98
4 7x23240x67 ORBEC (FR) G 6 John P Thompson 4= 55.5kg 96
5 089×567641 SENSE OF OCCASION G 6 Kris Lees 4= 55.5kg 96
6 1817x9x399 RULING DYNASTY H 5 James Cummings 6 55kg 95
7 x5339x6781 SLOW PACE (USA) G 9 Kris Lees 7 54.5kg 94
8 69×6031166 AMEXED (NZ) G 6 Tony Gollan 8 54kg 93
9 6×50225410 OLYMPIC ACADEMY G 6 Kris Lees 9 54kg 78
10 246x3269x2 DEE I CEE (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 10 54kg 76
11 7415561221 DOWDSTOWN CHARLIE G 6 Kim Waugh 11 54kg 73
12 514141×994 LORD DISICK G 5 Michael Moroney 12 54kg 72
13 7831301×96 HALFWAY TO HEAVEN G 6 Bob Haire 13 54kg 67
14 12×5251411 CHAQUINTA (NZ) M 5 Joe Cleary 14= 54kg 66
15 3808×01343 LETCHWORTH G 10 Cameron Crockett 14= 54kg 66
16 5139955069 QUARTERMASTER G 6 Paul Perry 16 54kg 63
17 0919041×32 KINSMAN G 5 Craig Roberts 17 54kg 53

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