Rudy to carry top weight in Tattersall’s Cup

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Doomben Cup placegetter Rudy has been asked to carry the top weight of 59.5kg for the Group 3 $200,000 Carlton Mid Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Rudy, above, will carry the top weight in the Tattersall's Cup at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Rudy, above, will carry the top weight in the Tattersall’s Cup at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Rudy’s best finishing effort at Group 1 level was a third, three starts back, behind Sense Of Occasion and Star Exhibit in the   $650,000 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup (2000m) at Doomben on May 20.

At his next start the Helen Page trained six year old was beaten one and a quarter lengths when second to Single Gaze in the Group 2 $200,000 Pages Event Equipment Hire P J O’Shea Stakes (2200m) at Doomben on June 3 and then ran fifth to Chocante in the Group 2 $300,000 Evergreen Turf Brisbane Cup (2200m) at Doomben a week later.

Toowoomba trained Jumbo Prince is second in weight order with 57kg and is coming off a last start third behind Self Sense and Benzini in last Saturday’s Listed $175,000 Channel 7 Ipswich Cup (2150m) at Ipswich.

Team Hawkes have entered the consistent Tucanchoo who has been given 56kg for the Tattersall’s Cup after being placed at his last three starts in in the South.

The seven year old has had his distances gradually increased as he builds up to the 2200m distance of Saturday’s race and after running third over 1400m in a Flemington Handicap on May 20 finished second in a Handicap over 1800m at Rosehill on June 3.

Tucanchoo then ran his usual honest race to finish in the runner’s up stall in a 2000m Handicap at Rosehill again last Saturday.

The remainder of the nominated brigade are weighted on the 54kg minimum and include four runners from the Darren Weir stables, Neverland, Tick Tick Bloom, Gallic Chieftain and I’ll Fly Away.

2017 Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) weights

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 74×3435325 RUDY G 6 Helen Page 1 59.5kg 104
2 3x30x14303 JUMBO PRINCE H 5 Michael Nolan 2 57kg 99
3 21x729x322 TUCANCHOO (NZ) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 3 56kg 97
4 80582×6456 NEVERLAND M 5 Darren Weir 4 54kg 95
5 91130×5663 PEMBERLEY (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher 5 54kg 92
6 80800×7100 TICK TICK BLOOM M 6 Darren Weir 6 54kg 90
7 3742×96609 FELTRE G 6 Brian Smith 7= 54kg 88
8 x44121x381 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 4 Darren Weir 7= 54kg 88
9 5112411790 MORENDI G 4 Darren Graham 9 54kg 85
10 6422×02509 MY DIAMANTINE (NZ) M 6 Brian Smith 10 54kg 83
11 5620341831 WAR BABY M 5 Kelvin Hickmott 11 54kg 77
12 x11315x204 I’LL FLY AWAY (IRE) M 5 Darren Weir 12= 54kg 75
13 x807516636 MORE ENERGY G 6 Jason Coyle 12= 54kg 75
14 24413459×4 VIVA ESPANA (NZ) M 6 Wayne Walters 14 54kg 73

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


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