Seventeen Included in 2016 Sandown Cup Nominations

Seventeen stayers have been included in nominations for Saturday’s 2016 Ladbrokes Sandown Cup (3200m), highlighted by the pending appearance of some of the Spring Carnival’s most consistent performers.

Qewy (blue silks) has been included in 2016 Sandown Cup nominations. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Qewy (blue silks) has been included in 2016 Sandown Cup nominations. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Almoonqith hit the line well for sixth in the Melbourne Cup last Tuesday and has been included in 2016 Sandown Cup nominations; a race he won in 2015.

Almoonqith has been a strong and consistent performer across all corners of the globe since making his debut in late 2012, and resumed this time for eighth in the Listed Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) on August 27th.

It appeared as though it could be a long and fruitless spring for the Dynaformer entire when he placed fourteenth in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) and eighth in the Group 3 Bart Cummings (2500m).

Rated little chance if any in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), Almoonqith mustered an impressive late turn of foot to savage the line for fourth, in what was his only other start prior to the Melbourne Cup.

De Little Engine has produced a number of commendable efforts this season and appears as though he will contest his preparation swansong at Ladbrokes Park, after being included in 2016 Sandown Cup nominations.

Taking a couple of runs to find competitive form upon resuming this year, the Encosta De Lago gelding ran on for a credible seventh in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2400m), before another strong display for ninth in the Caulfield Cup.

Having since finished fourth in each of the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) and Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m), De Little Engine appears as though he will relish a step up to 3200m in the Sandown Cup.

Qewy charged home for fourth in the Melbourne Cup last week and is arguably the horse to beat in 2016 Sandown Cup nominations as a result.

Qewy has been a strong and consistent performer for prominent British trainer Charlie Appleby this year and immediately announced himself to the Australian racing community with a smart win in the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) on October 19th.

Qewy’s form and class is sure to count for plenty when he arrives at Sandown on Saturday and the result of the race could be a foregone conclusion.

The 2016 Sandown Cup field and barrier draw is due to be completed and released by midday, Wednesday.

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2016 Sandown Cup Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 177×004269 ALL I SURVEY G 5 Pat Carey 75
2 9065×80846 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
3 06×4635223 AZURITE (IRE) G 6 Tony McEvoy 74
4 5x0x00x364 BRING SOMETHING G 6 Ken Keys 94
5 630430×154 BULLISH STOCK (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 70
6 1133931610 CINNAMON CARTER M 5 Robbie Laing 80
7 x576x90848 CRAFTY CRUISER G 9 Bryce Stanaway 85
8 733×867944 DE LITTLE ENGINE G 6 Danny O’Brien 92
9 6314112132 FIRENZE M 5 Darren Weir 86
10 75675×2383 FOUR CARAT (GER) G 6 Chris Waller 78
11 98231×0326 MURPHY’S DELIGHT (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 90
12 3x67x66142 NOZOMI G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 89
13 2x0Fx22x14 QEWY (IRE) G 7 Charlie Appleby 104
14 022911×410 SLY ROMANCE (NZ) G 5 Richard Laming 77
15 134×640054 SWACADELIC (GER) G 6 Aaron Purcell 92
16 5055549342 TUNES G 8 Grant Young 79
17 x912598415 WHITE DOLLAR SIGN G 5 John Thom 72

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