2010 JRA Cup Nominations

September 20th, 2010

Under the lights this Friday night Moonee Valley Racecourse will host a bumper twilight meeting headlined by four Group races including the $200,000 Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m).

This year the 2010 JRA Cup has attracted an impressive 26 nominations making this one of the best races to check out the odds on at Ladbrokes.com.au come the weekend.

Lloyd Williams has seven horses nominated in the JRA Cup – check out their odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

The large field of entries for the feature has to do with the Caulfield Cup qualification that the winner also receives.

The bulk of the JRA Cup nominees are heading towards a run in the 2010 Caulfield Cup on October 16 including seven Lloyd Williams-owned gallopers Alandi, C’est La Guerre, Imposing, Linton, Muir, Rundle and Zipping.

Of the Williams contingent Zipping is the only runner not nominated for a Caulfield Cup berth, the Australian Cup winner heading towards the iconic 150th Melbourne Cup on Tuesday November 2 instead.

Other notable nominees for Friday’s JRA Cup showdown include last year’s beaten Melbourne Cup favourite Alcopop who won the JRA Cup 12 months ago, last start Naturalism Stakes winner Rainbow Styling and the Bart Cummings-trained duo Precedence and Brightnight.

The 2010 Tatts JRA Cup final field of acceptances is announced on Wednesday September 22 and we will publish the list of hopeful horses moments after the release so bookmark this page.

The other three major Moonee Valley races on Friday night are the $500,000 Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) featuring the likes of Hay List and Reward For Effort,  the $200,000 Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) for three-year-olds and the Group 3 Champagne Stakes (1200m) where star fillies Chance Bye and Military Rose have been nominated.

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2010 Tatts JRA Cup Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Lee Freedman 100
2 ALANDI (IRE) Robert Hickmott 118
3 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 106
4 AVIENUS Mark Webb 100
5 BASALTICO (IRE) Bill & Symon Wilde 96
6 BELSCENICA Tony Noonan 95
7 BRIGHTNIGHT (NZ) Bart Cummings 68
8 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 108
9 CAPECOVER (NZ) Patrick Payne 105
10 CHARTREUX David Hayes 95
11 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 93
12 EMBLEM OF LIBERTY (SAF) Darren Weir 95
13 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes 100
14 HASTEIN (NZ) Mark Kavanagh 81
15 IMPOSING (GB) Robert Hickmott 82
16 LINTON Robert Hickmott 99
17 LORDS RANSOM Bill & Symon Wilde 105
18 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott 86
19 NAZABEEL (NZ) Richard Otto 62
20 PERSIAN STAR Robert Smerdon 100
21 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 101
22 RAINBOW STYLING (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
23 RIGHT FONG David Balfour 95
24 RUNDLE Robert Hickmott 78
25 THE EMBASSY (NZ) Chris Waller 91
26 ZIPPING Robert Hickmott 116