Tradesman among 2018 Caloundra Cup nominations

June 26, 2018

Tradesman among 2018 Caloundra Cup nominations

The Darren Weir trained Tradesman is among the twenty nominations for the 2018 Listed $175,000 Scott McMahon Electrical Caloundra Cup (2400m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Honey Toast, above, is among the nominations for the 2018 Caloundra Cup at the Sunshine Coast. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Honey Toast, above, is among the nominations for the 2018 Caloundra Cup at the Sunshine Coast. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Tradesman could be backing up for the third week in a row if Weir gives the go for a Caloundra Cup start ahead after winning the Listed $175,000 Channel 7 Ipswich Cup (2150m) at Ipswich on June 16 and then running second to the well supported Divine Unicorn in the Group 3 $200,000 Lazy Yak Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) at Doomben last Saturday.

Also among the Caloundra Cup nominations is the Chris Munce trained First Crush who found his best form stepping back up to a middle distance when beaten a lip last start by Tradesman in the Ipswich Cup which was his best recent run.

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has two nominations for the Caloundra Cup with My Giuliano and Tumultuous.

Both stayers are struggling to find form with their most recent efforts seeing them finish ninth, My Giuliano, and tenth, Tumultuous, in the Ipswich Cup.

Trainer Kris Lees has nominated his veteran stayer Doukhan who is coming off a last start second in the $100,000 Stayer’s Cup (3200m) at Randwick on June 9.

The Kiwi contingent is led by the Nigel Tiley trained Megablast who performed creditably at his first run at the Sunshine Coast with a last start third behind Egg Tart and Tradesman in the Group 2 $200,000 Bradford Access Insulation P.J. O’Shea Stakes (2200m) on June 2.

Also from the Shaky Isles is the Tony Pike trained Sacred Master who is coming off a last start ninth to Divine Unicorn in the Tattersall’s Cup.

Nominations for the 2018 Caloundra Cup (2400m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0149529003 ALL IN VOGUE (NZ) M 5 Barry Lockwood 90
2 115×557452 DOUKHAN (IRE) G 9 Kris Lees
3 3916313882 FIRST CRUSH G 6 Chris Munce
4 4×35421425 HIGH DEGREE M 6 Rochelle Smith 70
5 5x64522x55 HONEY TOAST G 7 Ben Currie 93
6 4994112591 I FEEL GOOD G 9 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 77
7 03×6397073 JUMBO PRINCE H 6 Michael Nolan 97
8 8x1948x163 MEGABLAST (NZ) G 6 Nigel Tiley 100
9 x521x84735 MISS DUBOIS (NZ) M 7 Matthew Dunn 82
10 83×5374274 MY DIAMANTINE (NZ) M 7 Brian Smith 88
11 211140×569 MY GIULIANO G 5 Chris Waller 89
12 1x7026x767 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 94
13 380x83x899 POP ’N’ SCOTCH G 7 Liam Birchley 74.5
14 2140x0x909 SACRED MASTER (NZ) G 6 Tony Pike 100
15 361x50x037 SAN TELMO G 7 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 82
16 446911×566 SERGEANT BLAST (NZ) G 5 Brian Smith 85
17 053481×047 SKULDUGGERY G 5 Damien Batters 65
18 77×3293244 SMART AS YOU THINK M 4 John McArdle 82
19 74×4419212 TRADESMAN G 6 Darren Weir 102
20 51318×8890 TUMULTUOUS G 4 Chris Waller 90

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