2011 Adelaide Cup Nominations – Morphettville Racecourse

March 8th, 2011

There have been 31 stayers nominated for the 2011 Adelaide Cup chasing the $400,000 prize pool over 3200m.

The Group 2 event could be headlined by King Diamond who had his second win in a row by claiming the Listed Roy Higgins Quality over 2600m last start at Flemington on Australian Guineas Day.

If he runs he’ll be a favourite especially considering he’ll only be allocated 54.5kgs for this race, a full four kilograms less than last start.

Runner up to King Diamond in the Roy Higgins, Vesper, has also been nominated and is in good form with a win in the Listed Victoria Gold Cup two starts back.

Capecover will be looking to defend his Adelaide Cup title but the eight-year-old will have to do it with a 57.5kg top weight.

Guyno is also likely to be popular with the punters coming off a second in the Perth Cup before back to back wins in the Mornington Cup and Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes last start.

Maunatrice will be at similar odds after winning four straight this season and only falling second last start to Guyno by the smallest of margins.

Lady Avacan was the third horse in a photo on the line in the Lord Reims so isn’t without hope either, despite the six-year-old still remaining win-less over 2200m.

Stay tuned to this website for a full race preview including final acceptors and form guides for the 2011 Adelaide Cup.

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2011 Adelaide Cup Nominations

No Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Handicapper Rating
1 CAPECOVER (NZ) Patrick Payne 4 57.5 105
2 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 5 57 104
3 FAST FUTURE (NZ) Russell Cameron 6 56 100
4 GUYNO (NZ) Lou Luciani 1 55.5 99
5 KING DIAMOND Mark Kavanagh 7 54.5 97
6 MAUNATRICE Darren Weir 2 54 101
7 LADY AVACAN Sue Jaensch 3 54 100
8 VESPER Robert Hickmott 8 54 95
9 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody 9 54 95
10 TIBOOBURRA TRAVIS Leon Wells 10 53 92
11 BIG TED Ivan Haggerty 11 53 90
12 SIMPLY ADORABLE Vaughn Sigley 12 53 89
13 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott 13 53 88
14 ZAUBERIN Russell Cameron 14 53 88
15 OLYMPIC WIN (NZ) Robert Smerdon 15 53 87
16 PERGOLA (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson 16 53 87
17 HE’S UNDER THE GUN (NZ) Michael Moroney 17 53 86
18 ART SUCCESS (NZ) Ciaron Maher 18 53 86
19 SADDLER’S STORY Robert Smerdon 19 53 83
20 SKYSTREAMER Tony Vasil 20 53 82
21 STREAKY FELLA Darren Weir 21 53 82
22 RAIN SHADOW Mark Kavanagh 22 53 78
23 SIR WALTER Kathryn Durden 23 53 78
24 MONTAHLIA (NZ) Michael Kent 24 53 78
25 OUR SERENA Pat Carey 25 53 77
26 STAKHANOVITE Gary Searle 26 53 76
27 EXALTED BEAUTY Jim Smith 27 53 74
28 MATEO Tony Noonan 28 53 72
29 SANDHILL LAD Barry Dunn 29 53 71
30 KINCAPLE (NZ) Jim Conlan 30 53 68
31 INTERAQ Neil Walsh 31 53 58