Nominations and weights have been released for the Group 2 Adelaide Cup, which is due to run at Morphettville racecourse on Monday March 12, 2012.
42 horses have been nominated for the race, including Grant William’s Western Jewel.
Western Jewel has won eight of her 29 race starts and has earned more than $520,000 in prize money.
The five-year-old mare finished fifth in the Listed Mornington Cup last start and won the Group 2 Perth Cup at Ascot last December.
Western Jewel has been allocated a weight of 54.5 kilograms for the 2012 Adelaide Cup and has been given ballot number 3.
Drunken Sailor is also included in the 2012 Adelaide Cup nominations, where he is set to carry 59.5 kilograms.
The seven-year-old gelding finished second in the Listed Mornington Cup on February 15 and is in top form going into the 2012 Adelaide Cup.
Drunken Sailor has won 10 of his 41 race starts during his career and is currently trained by Michael Moroney at Flemington after making the permanent move from the United Kingdom.
Norsqui, Hanks and Viking Hero are also included in the 2012 Adelaide Cup nominations and weights.
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2012 Adelaide Cup Nominations & Weights
|1||DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE)||Michael Moroney||1||59.5kg||108|
|2||TITCH (NZ)||Kevin Myers||2||57.5kg||102|
|4||ROI D’JEU (NZ)||Shaune Ritchie||5||55kg||95|
|5||CROCODILE CANYON (NZ)||Kevin Myers||6||54.5kg||94|
|6||FIELDMASTER (NZ)||Patrick Payne||9||54.5kg||93|
|7||HANKS||Peter G Moody||7||54.5kg||93|
|8||VIKING HERO||Michael Moroney||8||54.5kg||93|
|9||WESTERN JEWEL||Grant Williams||3||54.5kg||99|
|11||SADDLER’S STORY||Robert Smerdon||12||53.5kg||91|
|12||ALL OUT WAR (IRE)||Michael Moroney||36||53kg||66|
|14||BEAUTIFUL SOUL||Daniel Clarken||28||53kg||71|
|15||CLUB ROYALE||Lee Creek||17||53kg||85|
|16||DASHING MOULAH||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||42||53kg||54|
|18||ENCHANTING WATERS||Michael Sell||16||53kg||85|
|19||GOLDEN CALIBRE||Dan O’Sullivan||40||53kg||60|
|20||HE’S HOT TO TROT||Mick Whittle||23||53kg||76|
|21||HIPHOPOPOTAMUS (NZ)||Michael Moroney||24||53kg||74|
|22||IRISH RHAPSODY||John Hickmott||19||53kg||81|
|23||KEEP CONTROL||Darren Weir||18||53kg||81|
|24||LONDON STRIPE (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||21||53kg||78|
|25||MONTGOMERY (NZ)||Colin & Cindy Alderson||14||53kg||89|
|26||MR RIGGS||Robbie Griffiths||25||53kg||74|
|28||NEVELE TOL||Gary Searle||32||53kg||69|
|29||PERSIAN STAR||Robert Smerdon||11||53kg||91|
|30||SEAN BAILE MOR||Todd Balfour||20||53kg||80|
|32||SPARKLING VICTORY||Joe Lockyer||39||53kg||60|
|34||TAKE OUT||Ron Daniel||35||53kg||68|
|35||TANAH LOT (NZ)||Colin Little||27||53kg||72|
|36||THE SOUTHERN (NZ)||Colin Little||34||53kg||68|
|37||TUSCAN FIRE||Dan O’Sullivan||30||53kg||70|
|38||UNCHAIN MY HEART||David Hayes||13||53kg||89|
|41||WARRINGAH (GB)||Daryl Archard||33||53kg||69|
|42||XAAR BEST||Mark Stephenson||31||53kg||70|