Eight Horse 2013 Christmas Cup Field Announced

December 11, 2013

Eight Horse 2013 Christmas Cup Field Announced

One of the key support races on the Villiers Stakes Day program in Sydney on Saturday is the Christmas Cup 2013 where a small eight horse field of stayers is set to face off.

Hoylonny

Top 2013 Christmas Cup hope Hoylonny comes off a nice ATC Cup second from a fortnight ago. Photo: Steve Hart.

Held this year at the Kensington track after the course proper at Randwick failed to recover from a recent track upgrade, the $100,000 Listed Inglis Christmas Cup (2400m) is shaping up as an interesting showdown this year.

Heading the field and weights on 59kg is the Joe Pride-trained Maluckyday.

In their heyday the now seven-year-old son of Zabeel ran second to the French-trained Americain in the 2010 Melbourne Cup.

It’s been a long time since the ageing gelding was at their peak however with Maluckyday not having won a race since the Lexus Stakes three years ago.

They come off a credible fourth however behind the Gai Waterhouse-trained Perth Cup chance Travolta in the Listed ATC Cup (2000m) at Rosehill two weeks ago.

Also coming via the ATC Cup are fellow Christmas Cup hopes including Hoylonny (2nd) and Secessio (3rd).

Hoylonny goes up from 57kg to 58kg and will jump from gate two with Peter Robl to ride and is one of three chances for Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller.

Waller will also saddle-up the in-form Secessio (barrier eight) who won their last start over the mile and a half during the winter, as well as Permit (barrier four).

Permit ran a disappointing eighth in the ATC Cup but gets the chance to bounce back here over more distance.

The other big name acceptor is then the Gerald Ryan-trained Martinvast.

The imported French galloper is on a short back-up having run a nice third at the same track over 1800m behind Solemn last weekend.

They will be fourth up for the season and look ready to step up to the 2400m here where they get a chance to be very competitive.

Rounding out the Christmas Cup field are then Gosford galloper Frozen Rope, French Gift and the Michael Moroney-trained Garud who will also be accepted for the Listed Werribee Cup (2600m) in Victoria on Sunday.

See below for the full Christmas Cup 2013 final field, barriers, jockeys and weights.

When you’re ready to lock in a better price on your next horse racing wager make sure you head over to Ladbrokes.com.au to access for all the hottest summer markets including those for Sydney on Saturday.

2013 Christmas Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Kensington Race 4 – 3:10pm (AEST) – 14/12/2013

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br Wgt Hcp. Rating
1 x56367x674 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Joseph Pride Jay Ford 6 59kg 99
2 26200×0012 HOYLONNY Chris Waller Peter Robl 2 58kg 97
3 229557×828 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 57kg 95
4 043421×133 SECESSIO (GB) Chris Waller Christian Reith 8 57kg 95
5 14135×8657 FROZEN ROPE Adam Duggan Tim Clark 5 54kg 89
6 345×323560 GARUD (IRE) Michael Moroney 1 54kg 89
7 253310×978 FRENCH GIFT Steve Hodge Ms Alex Stokes 3 54kg 74
8 543516×353 MARTINVAST (IRE) Gerald Ryan Damien Thornton (a) 7 54kg 74

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Lost And Running Heads 2021 Th...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results:...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results: Zaaki Wins Consolation Prize

Annabel Neasham‘s scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki returned to...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Res...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results: Everest Champion Nature Strip Wins Again

Nature Strip had been beaten as an odds-on favourite five times previously but...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Fle...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Headquarters in...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Wil...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Willowy Wins for Godolphin

The James Cummings-trained Willowy donning the iconic Royal Blue of Godolphin...

Horse Racing Today

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheez...

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheeza Belter For Team Snowden

Peter & Paul Snowden added to their impressive Group 1 tally this Brisbane...

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian...

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian Goes All-The-Way For Neasham

In a huge performance the front-running Numerian lead from barrier to box to...

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Day: ...

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival kicks into top gear today,...

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Resul...

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Alligator Blood Wins for Waterhouse/Bott Stable

Australia’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse finally secured her first...

Race Results

2022 JJ Atkins Winner Is Sheeza Belter For Team Snowden

2022 The Q22 Results: Numerian Goes All-The-Way For Neasham

Brisbane Cup 2022 Results: Irish Sequel Defeats Favourite Through Irish Eyes in a Photo

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Alligator Blood Wins for Waterhouse/Bott Stable

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022 Winner Apache Chase Gives Desleigh Forster First Group 1

Race Previews

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Odds: Sangster Winner Snapdancer Draws Wide

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

Huetor Dominates 2022 The Q22 Field & Betting Odds

2022 JJ Atkins Field & Odds Update: Sharp ‘N’ Smart Firming Favourite

Fields & Form

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

2022 Tattersall’s Tiara Field & Odds: Sangster Winner Snapdancer Draws Wide

2022 Stradbroke Handicap Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

Huetor Dominates 2022 The Q22 Field & Betting Odds

2022 JJ Atkins Field & Odds Update: Sharp ‘N’ Smart Firming Favourite