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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 …

Rothera shocks trainer in 2011 Eclipse Stakes

Rothera shocks trainer in 2011 Eclipse Stakes

12 Nov, 2011

Rothera shocked trainer Peter Moody by winning the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown

Bolter Rothera shocked even his trainer Peter Moody  by winning the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at Sandown Hillsidetoday.

Moody had the six-year-old galloper booked to go back home to Queensland on Monday so unimpressed had he been with the lead up.

But …