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
|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|
|7||LADY AVACAN||Sue Jaensch||3||54||100|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|27||EXALTED BEAUTY||Jim Smith||27||53||74|
|29||SANDHILL LAD||Barry Dunn||29||53||71|
|30||KINCAPLE (NZ)||Jim Conlan||30||53||68|