Fabrizio Heads 2017 Scone Cup Nominations & Weights

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Hawkesbury Cup winner Fabrizio is out to continue his success this campaign heading the Scone Cup 2017 nominations and weights for Friday’s feature race.

Fabrizio

Last start Hawkesbury Cup winner Fabrizio headlines the Scone Cup 2017 nominations for this Friday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A bumper 24 stayers are nominated for this year’s $200,000 Listed Scone Cup (1600m) with handicaps on the early entries topped by Fabrizio and the Fred Cowell-trained Mighty Lucky on 59kg.

High Chaparral five-year-old Fabrizio was last seen posting a one length win in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Cup (1600m) in his first-up run of 2017.

There the gelding carted 56.5kg to victory and Friday presents a weight challenge as Fabrizio looks to complete the cups double and post his fifth mile win from eight starts over the distance.

Originally the Tulloch Lodge stable were considering a trip to Brisbane on Saturday with Fabrizio in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) at Doomben, but decided to keep him at a mile in the Scone Cup.

“We were thinking of sending Fabrizio to Doomben for the Chairman’s Handicap but the Scone Cup just looks a beautiful race for him,” Bott told The Daily Telegraph.

Waterhouse & Bott have also nominated for Supply And Demand, the in-form Sebring four-year-old getting in on the 53kg lightweight should he make the capacity 16 starter Scone Cup field.

“Fabrizio and Supply And Demand will both go to the Scone Cup while our Wagga Gold Cup winner Stampede is on a float to Brisbane for the Chairman’s on Saturday,” Bott added.

The other best out of the Hawkesbury Cup results from April 29 are runner-up Moher and third placed Testashadow, both also nominated for a Scone Cup run this week.

Moher is prepared by Darren Beadman, the improving Lonhro four-year-old third-up this weekend and set to peak going up just the one kilo to 54kg in the Scone Cup weights.

Testashadow is allocated 57kg for his rematch with Moher and Fabrizio, the Gary Portelli-trained gelding boasting good ability over the mile.

Peter & Paul Snowden won the race 12 months ago with Align chestnut Pajaro who is nominated to defend his Scone Cup and go back-to-back in the mile feature for the first time since Brave Prince (2000-01).

Pajaro improved on a Hawkesbury Cup 14th for his Scone Cup win last year and comes off an eighth in the same lead-up this season, beaten only three and a half lengths by Fabrizio last time out.

The official Scone Cup 2017 field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday morning followed by updated odds on the Scone Cup Carnival headliner at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Scone Cup Nominations & Weights

Scone Racecourse – 12/05/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1410110×01 FABRIZIO G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1= 59kg 105
2 61x7060x57 MIGHTY LUCKY G 7 Fred Cowell 1= 59kg 105
3 832x64468x AMOVATIO G 6 Chris Waller 3 58.5kg 104
4 8390190×89 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) G 8 Noel Mayfield-Smith 4 57.5kg 102
5 782×163303 TESTASHADOW G 5 Gary Portelli 5 57kg 101
6 223x460x48 PAJARO (NZ) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 55.5kg 98
7 x3x544x219 GREEN SWEET (USA) G 5 Jean Dubois 7= 54.5kg 96
8 145x227x09 SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 7= 54.5kg 96
9 x821141x82 MOHER G 4 Darren Beadman 9 54kg 95
10 013x70x310 KELLYVILLE FLYER M 7 Jason Attard 10 53kg 91
11 248x4x73x6 GOD’S IN HIM G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11 53kg 89
12 1x52493x20 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) G 5 Darren Beadman 12 53kg 87
13 60x07710x0 QUEENSBERRY RULES (IRE) G 7 Jeremy Sylvester 13 53kg 86
14 x7225x3406 PURE PRIDE (NZ) M 4 Murray Johnson 14 53kg 85
15 0x61324x14 ROYAL TUDOR G 4 Rodney Ollerton 15 53kg 82
16 221533×116 IT’S A SHAMOZZLE G 6 Mary Moses 16= 53kg 79
17 50x07427x7 MISHANI WARRIOR G 8 Shane Edmonds 16= 53kg 79
18 x1439x2513 SUPPLY AND DEMAND G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 18 53kg 77
19 x96341x360 BRING LUCK G 5 Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 19 53kg 75
20 0x2231824x REIBY THE RED G 5 Jason Attard 20 53kg 74
21 0x21594224 AFTER ALL THAT G 5 Rodney Northam 21 53kg 72
22 73423090×6 METEOROLOGIST G 6 Marcus Wilson 22 53kg 71
23 875x4x2035 BLOOD RED MOON M 5 Geoff O’Brien 23 53kg 60
24 5620421942 SCULPTURES G 6 Craig Bermingham 24 53kg 54

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