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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 …

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 …

Lack Of Races Sends Raeburn South

Lack Of Races Sends Raeburn South

10 Aug, 2011

Queensland Cup placegetter Raeburn will head south for the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival earlier than planned due to the lack of suitable staying races on offer in his home state.

The seven-year-old gelding has not had a run since his third placing to Tinseltown in the Listed Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm on July 9.…

Tinseltown Win Shows Melbourne Cup Credentials

Tinseltown Win Shows Melbourne Cup Credentials

11 Jul, 2011

Trainer Mike Moroney could target the Melbourne Cup with Tinseltown after success over 3200m in the Queensland Cup

As a rising eight-year-old it would be a monster of a task but Tinseltown has shown he could well and truly handle a crack at the 2011 Melbourne Cup with an excellent win over 3200m in the …

Tinseltown Out To Break Aussie Maiden

Tinseltown Out To Break Aussie Maiden

8 Jul, 2011

Great Britain import Tinseltown will be out to claim his first Australian win in Eagle Farm’s Listed Queensland Cup tomorrow.

The seven-year-old gelding has had five starts since arriving in Australia but has been unable to break his maiden.

The horse also suffered a bad fall in the Group 1 Sydney Cup in April, but …

Pattillo Envisages Queensland Cup Success

Pattillo Envisages Queensland Cup Success

7 Jul, 2011

Jockey Tony Pattillo and Art Success won the Group 1 Brisbane Cup at Eagle Farm in 2006

Jockey Tony Pattillo will take to the track to ride in this Saturday’s Listed Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm after a successful comeback from injury.

Eagle Farm is a track much-loved by the jockey, who won the Group …

Spechenka Wants Second Helping Of Cup Success

Spechenka Wants Second Helping Of Cup Success

4 Jul, 2011

Spechenka is looking for more cup success in the Grafton Cup

Grafton is the next town on the hit list for the Ben Ahrens trained Spechenka after he proved too good last time out in the Caloundra Cup.

The rising six year old is returning to career best form after a stop start series of …

Tinseltown Expected To Hold Off Viking Raid

Tinseltown Expected To Hold Off Viking Raid

30 Jun, 2011

Viking Hero will run without blinkers at the Sunshine Coast

When Viking Hero started his Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign a couple of months ago he looked a good thing to claim a couple as he progressed.

Unfortunately things haven’t panned out the way trainer Michael Moroney would have liked and he’s going to try something …