2011 Ballarat Cup – summary, ratings and tips

Rating out of ten – Strengths and Weaknesses and Unknowns.

1. ROTHERA Rating 7:

  • S: Loves wet ground, with leading top trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen.
  • W: Never won with 59kg, never raced over 2200m.
  • U: Never raced over 2200m or at Ballarat.


  • S: Can stay the distance.
  • W: Never won on a wet track, Unplaced in all 13 starts since arrving in Australia. Hasn’t won for over a year.
  • U: First start at Ballarat.

3 TINSELTOWN Rating 8:

  • S: Can stay the distance. Has won third up on three occasions and is third up today. Handles wet and dry.
  • W: An eight year old
  • U: First start at Ballarat.

4 PADDY O’REILLY Rating 7:

  • S: In form, likes wet tracks. Down in class. Trainer Robert Smerdon in form.
  • W: Drawn barrier 17. Can mix form.
  • U: First start at Ballarat.

5: BOOM N ZOOM Rating 5:

  • S: Runs the trip. Cranbourne Cup winner, down in class.
  • W: Not won on slow or heavy track. Back from 2600m to 2200m.
  • U: First start at Ballarat.

6.RED BUTTONS Rating 7:

  • S: Run the trip. Likes it wet, good draw.
  • W: Failed last start when Kyneton Cup fav. (previous form good).
  • U: First start at Ballarat.

7: DOMESKY Ratings 7:

  • S: Still lightly raced. Group 2 winner, Ran well last start, has placed at Ballarat, good draw.
  • W: Not won beyond 2100. Not won on a slow or heavy track. Only won two races.
  • U: nil.

8. FOXHAM Rating 6:

  • S: Good draw. Placed at Ballarat. Has won on slow track. Had excuses last start.
  • W: Not won beyond 1800m.
  • U: Unraced above 2050m.

9 STOLE Rating 6.

  • S: Placed in Group 2 last start. Good beyond 2000m.
  • W: Never won on a slow or heavy track. (Placed three times on slow). Mixes form
  • U: First start at Ballarat.

10. CHARTREUX  Rating 3.

  • S: Has won on slow, can run the distance. Good draw.
  • W: Failed lone start Ballarat. Recent form average. Hasn’t placed since April 2010.
  • U: Nil.

11: APPREHEND Rating 3

  • S: Can run the distance. Has won in the wet.
  • W: Poor recent form. Class factor. Failed lone start at Ballarat.
  • U: Nil.

12: MUSICAL HIT Rating 6.

  • S: Lightly raced on the way up. On minimum weight. In form.
  • W: Not won on slow or heavy track.
  • U: First start at Ballarat. Not raced beyond 2000m.

13: SEAN BAILE MOR Rating 6.

  • S: Lightly raced. Loves Ballarat (four wins), Runs the distance. Likes wet track.
  • W: Drawn wide. Faded out of race last start. Drawn wide.
  • U: Class factor.

14. NIPTIOUS Rating 4

  • S: Runs distance. Likes wet tracks.
  • W: Had 97 starts, Placed once in four Ballarat starts. Class Factor.
  • U: Nil.

15 ULUNDI Rating 8

  • S: Likes wet tracks, Good last two starts, Well weighted, Good draw.
  • W: Doesn’t win out of turn – Three wins in 20 starts.
  • U: First start at Ballarat. The 2200m – bred to get it.


  • S: Runs the distance. Likes wet tracks.
  • W. Class factor. Inconsistent.
  • U: First start at Ballarat.


Race 8 – 4:12PM Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup (2200 METRES)
Of $150,000.1st $90,000, 2nd $27,000, 3rd $13,500, 4th $6,750, 5th $3,750, 6th $3,000, 7th $3,000, 8th $3,000 LISTED
Handicap, Minimum Weight 53.5kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 18 + 4 EM


No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 X891X79901 ROTHERA Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 8 59kg 104
2 5X060X9600 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) Luke Oliver Jamie Mott 2 58kg 102
3 07F2631XL8 TINSELTOWN (NZ) Michael Moroney Ms Lisa Cropp 10 58kg 102
4 3411X99273 PADDY O’REILLY (NZ) Robert Smerdon Craig Newitt 17 56.5kg 99
5 31488X7140 BOOM ’N’ ZOOM Ken Keys Lincoln Coffey 11 56kg 98
6 4956X00426 RED BUTTONS Michael Kent Dean Yendall 3 55.5kg 97
7 109X573702 DOMESKY Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 6 55kg 95
8 123X062420 FOXHAM Tony McEvoy Ms Michelle Payne 1 53.5kg 89
9 40135X4002 STOLE (NZ) Brian Jenkins Ben Melham 14 53.5kg 89
10 8X000X6450 CHARTREUX David Hayes Stephen Baster 7 53.5kg 86
11 X080X09035 APPREHEND Tony Vasil Jordan Mallyon (a) 16 53.5kg 85
12 3X2053X441 MUSICAL HIT Ken Keys Dwayne Dunn 12 53.5kg 85
13 79126X1519 SEAN BAILE MOR Todd Balfour Jake Noonan (a) 15 53.5kg 82
14 9890X56183 NIPTIOUS Danny Curran Craig Robertson 9 53.5kg 80
15 631X581033 ULUNDI Pat Carey Chris Symons 4 53.5kg 78
16 1X20160X18 NOBLE DESTINY Todd Balfour Thomas Sadler (a) 5 53.5kg 66
17 9353424333 DORSODURO Kelvin Bourke Scratched 13 53.5kg 64

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