News About: 2011 Ballarat Cup

Domesky too classy in Ballarat Cup 2011

Domesky too classy in Ballarat Cup 2011

20 Nov, 2011

Trainer Mick Kent and jockey Brad Rawiller combined to win consecutive Ballarat Cups with backmarker Domesky today.

The two men, who won the 2010 edition with My Bentley, planned and executed a win based on reverse psychology.

It was commonly thought Ballarat was favouring leaders during the day and if true Domesky had little hope.…

2011 Ballarat Cup – summary, ratings and tips

2011 Ballarat Cup – summary, ratings and tips

20 Nov, 2011

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.

2. ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE Rating 2:

  • S: Can stay the distance.
Nolen sticks by Rothera in Ballarat Cup

Nolen sticks by Rothera in Ballarat Cup

20 Nov, 2011

Leading Melbourne jockey Luke Nolen has given today’s $150,000 Listed Ballarat Cup favourite Rothera the thumps up after rain softened the Dowling Forest track yesterday.

While the weather is fine at Ballarat, the track is rated a slow six.

Nolen, who stuck by Rothera when its trainer Peter Moody was ready to sack him, believes …

Rothera back up fine, Ballarat Cup trip a worry

Rothera back up fine, Ballarat Cup trip a worry

18 Nov, 2011

Rothera will step up to 2200m in the Ballarat Cup on Sunday

The Peter Moody’s stable concern that Rothera may not back up after eight days in Sunday’s Listed $150,000 Ballarat Cup (2200m) has little validity.

But the bigger concern is whether the son of Tobougg will run out a strong 2200m.

TABsportsbet have the …

Paddy aiming to be hometown hero in 2011 Ballarat Cup

Paddy aiming to be hometown hero in 2011 Ballarat Cup

18 Nov, 2011

Paddy O'Reilly (right) will look to become a hometown hero in the Ballarat Cup

Astute trainer Robert Smerdon’s will rely on TABsportsbet $9 chance Paddy O’Reilly to give him a second hometown victory in Sunday’s Listed $150,000 Sportsbet.com.au 2011 Ballarat Cup, (2200m).

Smerdon and his family have a long Ballarat history, but the race has …

Kent aiming for back to back Ballarat Cups

Kent aiming for back to back Ballarat Cups

17 Nov, 2011

Domesky is one of two runners in the Ballarat Cup for trainer Michael Kent

Cranbourne trainer Michael Kent is aiming for back to back wins in the $150,000 Ballarat Cup(2200m) on Sunday.

Kent, who won the 2010 Cup with My Bentley, runs Domesky and Red Buttons in the Listed event.

Domesky returned to something like …