JRA Cup 2012 – Nominations Announced

September 25th, 2012

A total of 30 horses have nominated for a run in the Group 3 JRA Cup at Moonee Valley Racecourse this Friday September 28, 2012.

Included in the 2012 JRA Cup nominations is Midas Touch, who has the number one ballot for race.

Midas Touch will be looking to turn his form around in the 2012 JRA Cup after failing to finish better than seventh in his four race starts this spring.

The five-year-old finished last in his first two starts this preparation, before placing tenth in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse behind Happy Trails.

Midas Touch has won two of his 17 race starts and has earned close to $300,000 in prize money.

The Galileo entire will be looking to win his first Australian start after being imported from Great Britain in 2011.

Precedence is also included in the 2012 JRA Cup nominations.

The seven-year-old has won seven of his 41 race starts and has earned more than $1 million in prize money.

Trained by Bart Cummings, Precedence won his last start in the $80,000 Adapt Australia Handicap at Moonee Valley Racecourse last start.

The Zabeel gelding is nominated for the 2012 Melbourne Cup and 2012 Caulfield Cup later in the spring racing carnival.

Pacino, Ironstein, Alcopop, Unusual Suspect, Sabrage and Fruehling are also included in the 2012 JRA Cup nominations.

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2012 JRA Cup Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 1 59kg 107
2 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott 2 58.5kg 106
3 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 3 58kg 105
4 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody 4 57.5kg 104
5 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 6 57kg 103
6 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 7 57kg 103
7 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 8 56kg 101
8 MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB) Jim Conlan 9 56kg 101
9 DANCE WITH HER David Brideoake & David Feek 5 55kg 103
10 APPREHEND Tony Vasil 22 54kg 86
11 AULD BURNS (GB) David Hayes 26 54kg 82
12 BIANMICK Michael Brady 18 54kg 90
13 CRABS (NZ) Chris Hyland 15 54kg 91
14 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) Michael Kent 23 54kg 85
15 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott 11 54kg 97
16 FRUEHLING (IRE) Anthony Freedman 20 54kg 87
17 GALILEO GOLD (NZ) Doug Harrison 21 54kg 86
18 GUNS AT FIVE (NZ) Peter G Moody 17 54kg 90
19 HEAVEN’S RICHES Robbie Laing 25 54kg 82
20 KING DIAMOND Peter G Moody 13 54kg 95
21 MISS ARTISTIC (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 10 54kg 97
22 PACINO Clinton McDonald 28 54kg 77
23 ROCK PRINCESS Chris Hyland 24 54kg 83
24 SABRAGE Michael Moroney 14 54kg 94
25 SAINT DESIR (GB) Tony McEvoy 27 54kg 82
26 SIERRA NEVADA (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 29 54kg 75
27 STORM BURST Peter G Moody 16 54kg 90
28 TOHUNGA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 30 54kg 74
29 ULUNDI Pat Carey 19 54kg 89
30 VAL CHAMP (ARG) Anthony Freedman 12 54kg 95