Tradesman headlines the 2018 Ipswich Cup nominations

June 11, 2018

Tradesman headlines the 2018 Ipswich Cup nominations

Last start P.J. O’Shea Stakes runner up Tradesman headlines the nominations for the Listed $175,000 Channel 7 Ipswich Cup (2150m) at Ipswich on Saturday.

Ecuador, above, is among the nominations for the 2018 Ipswich Cup at Ipswich. Photo by Steve Hart.

Ecuador, above, is among the nominations for the 2018 Ipswich Cup at Ipswich. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Darren Weir trained Tradesman is one of seventeen stayers nominated for Ipswich’s premier race during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

Tradesman was a winner for the Weir stable in the $40,000 I Am Warrnambool Handicap (1700m) during the 2018 Warrnambool Cup Carnival before being outclassed when ninth to Comin’ Through in the Group 1 $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben on May 19.

The former West Australian galloper then found some better form with a second to the Chris Waller trained Egg Tart in the Group 2 $200,000 Bradford Access Insulation P.J. O’Shea Stakes (2200m) at the Sunshine Coast on June 2.

Waller is well represented in the Ipswich Cup nominations with Dagny, My Giuliano and Tumultuous.

Dagny has found winning form at the right time with a last start victory in the $100,000 Eremein Handicap over 1800m at Rosehill while My Giuliano and Tumultuous have been out of the placings at recent outings.

Mornington trainer John McArdie has nominated Smart As You Think for the Ipswich Cup and the mare has been around the placings with a third and a second at Flemington over 1620m and 2000m before her last start fourth in the P.J. O’Shea Stakes.

Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott has entered Ecuador who is coming off a last start ninth to Hopfgarten in the Listed $100,000 The Wayne Wilson (1600m) at Doomben and is struggling to find his best form.

Eagle Farm trainer Chris Munce has two nominations for the Ipswich Cup, three year old Lucky Jackson who a winner two starts back over 2200m at the Sunshine Coast and First Crush whose best recent run was three starts back when third in the $100,000 Toowoomba Cup (2000m) at Toowoomba on April 7.

Nominations for the 2018 Ipswich Cup (2150m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0014952900 ALL IN VOGUE (NZ) M 5 Barry Lockwood 89
2 80043356×3 COURT’S STAR G 6 John Wilcock 73
3 4321x4x841 DAGNY (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller
4 8248×22269 ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
5 26513×4707 EMPHASIS G 5 Richie Stephenson 92
6 2391631388 FIRST CRUSH G 6 Chris Munce 87
7 44×3542142 HIGH DEGREE M 6 Rochelle Smith 70
8 x122x36019 LUCKY JACKSON G 3 Chris Munce 66
9 5x521x8473 MISS DUBOIS (NZ) M 7 Matthew Dunn 82
10 6211140×56 MY GIULIANO G 5 Chris Waller 90
11 6446911×56 SERGEANT BLAST (NZ) G 5 Brian Smith 85
12 2053481×04 SKULDUGGERY G 5 Damien Batters 65
13 106x17x425 SKYTREK G 5 Barry Lockwood 76.5
14 277×329324 SMART AS YOU THINK M 4 John McArdle 82
15 7×64538244 STRIKE SIKA G 4 Trevor Thomas 51
16 x374x44192 TRADESMAN G 6 Darren Weir 98
17 351318×889 TUMULTUOUS G 4 Chris Waller 92

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